TR-808

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 20, 2018

Summer in full swing, electronics in the system, the bug in the bassbin. Triggered breakbeats and rhythm boxes in full effect. "Theme From Hot Burst" by Yage.

Model 500 – Deep Space

June 30, 2018

With Deep Space, his debut album, Juan Atkins lays the blueprint for the chrome-plated sounds of machine soul: the art form of the 21st century.

Warehouse Weatherall XXX

June 8, 2018

The legacy of Andrew Weatherall looms large over dance music's history. What follows is a semi-historical narrative woven around 30 of his records.

Oak Park Strut

June 5, 2017

Pieces of the crew were down at the Blacklight Joint the other night, chillin' with Do'shonne and Slye, drafting up the blueprint for the future.

Soul Machine

April 11, 2017

I recall wandering the vast corridors on an indoor mall only to find a record shop nestled in one of its murky corners.

’45

April 5, 2017

I recall wandering the vast corridors on an indoor mall only to find a record shop nestled in one of its murky corners.

Another Palm Grove

February 23, 2016

And I was in another palm grove on another palm grove. It was the surface of some planet, an orb among the stars, shrouded in the haze of some dream I can't remember...

LA14

March 31, 2015

The five years between Straight Outta Compton and The Chronic were probably the most important stretch in the development of a distinctive West Coast hip hop sound.

The Parallax 100

January 5, 2015

This list represents my absolute favorite 100 records of all-time.