March 25, 2019
The focus here is reggae, specifically its routes into dub, dancehall and trip hop as the decade unwinds toward the nineties and beyond.
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.
December 17, 2018
One thing that's become apparent through the various stations of this whole Terminal Vibration saga is that the music grows decidedly more electronic...
December 5, 2018
This time of year — when late autumn begins giving way to the dawning chill of winter — often takes me back to the year 2001, a swirling vortex of electronic jazz and machine soul.
November 29, 2018
A selection of random access memories of those beatnik denizens residing comfortably at the interface of rock and jazz in singular fashion.
September 30, 2018
Over in the space of twenty-five minutes, this four track EP hits you like a vintage soul album in miniature (albeit shot through with a healthy dose of Future Shock).
August 23, 2018
Seeing as we've moved into the dog days of summer, the moment seems right to bring back the Motion series. This selection happens to include some of my all-time favorite techno music.
August 16, 2018
There's just no getting around Mrs. Franklin's greatness. That voice. She could pour everything she had into one sustained note and then keep right on going...
July 25, 2018
Rewiring their funk up to the machines, Kleeer spit vector grooves out across the globe's post-disco dancefloors and laid out blueprints for the future.