July 31, 2019
The man, the myth, the legend: Adam Ant was the reason I got into music in the first place. You've heard that one before? Well, hear it again.
June 26, 2019
The Pop Group emerged from Bristol in 1977, its members steeped in the raw funk and reggae bedrock of the city's storied musical landscape even before they'd recorded a note.
May 25, 2019
The idea is that the 1980s are the decade when the liquid, telepathic grooves of funk and krautrock melt into dance music's sprawling electronic trip.
May 9, 2019
This rolls up the whole Terminal Vibration vision into an unmissable two-part mix, featuring a killer selection of 30 Riddimatic Traxx From The Wild Side Of The 1980s.
February 28, 2019
SA-RA Creative Partners are the greatest crew of the 21st century, with a discography that plays like the textbook definition of machine soul.
February 25, 2019
Where does machine funk intersect with post punk? The chrome-plated technicolor world of machine soul. It's arguably the most vital form of popular music (still!)...
February 23, 2019
In the hazy shadow of r&b's ultraviolet hip hop inflections, its mirror image lingers like a haunting moment still hanging hazy in the air.
February 17, 2019
If there's one figure who stands above all else as house music's singular visionary iconoclast from year one, then it must be Jamie Principle.
February 10, 2019
Every now and then one stumbles upon an utterly beguiling record that somehow sounds both intimately of-its-era and utterly out of time. This is one of those records.
January 22, 2019
If we're talking machine soul, there's absolutely no getting around the man. There's r&b before Timbaland and r&b after, with a seismic shift in between that hinges on the axis of his vision.