REVIEW ➮➫➬➭ SEAPUNK
STARRING ➭➫➬➮ •ultrademon•
Probably we will not be here if Ultrademon didn’t existed. The whole seapunk wave has one certainty that Albert Redwine was the year zero.
The big effort has finally arrived and albert decided to call his debut album “SEAPUNK” probably to clarify, one time for all, his idea of #seapunk as a music genre . I decided to listen to this album switching off all the hype that this massive imaginary generated in fashion, pop and internet culture this year, taking albert as an EDM producers and nothing more.
I had great expectations from the album because i personally think of Ultrademon as one of the great composers of our generation for his originality and his ability to surprise.
The opening track “Chatroom with enya” is a manifesto, a retro deep house track with samples of interviews and statements about #seapunk.
“Dreamo” is a dreamy downtempo song that represent the entrance to the world of redwine and introduces you to “Dolphin”, where dolphin chirping surrounds an experimental plur beat with the typical elements of the producer: wobble bass, drip synths and hithat madness.
“From birth” is also a very interesting track with an hip hop beat is combined to a string bass lines. “The bayou” and “Post Solstice” are the highlights of the album! : the first one is unclassifiable crazy experimental track with a downtempo beat and a deep wet bass that goes from1/8 to 1/32, big rave synth explosions and water xylophones; the second one is an emotional instrumental ballad for your post-physical life. The album at this point enters in his uptempo dance phase with “Yr own personal demon”, “Shoved” and “Bahrain” highly influenced by the 90’s hi-nrg and euro-dance. There’s also space in “Spun” for the techno influences to demonstrate the incredible culture and versatility of Ultrademon. “1996” closes the record in a perfect way, back to the baltimore/jersey club roots of coral records.
THIS ALBUM IS AN ULTIMATE PORTRAYAL OF THE INTERNET CULUTRE.
9.0 ☺/10.0 ☺
The album is out today ON:
REVIEW ➮➫➬➭ RECOLOR
STARRING ➮➫➬➭ 813
The new emerging UK label Activia Benz is making noise from the underground after the release of the excellent Urnite ep by DEECH. Now the label presents us the brand new ep by 813 from Moscow, going on with his distinctive sound, maximal #vaporwave bass music with strong esoteric and crunk influences: sick tunes with strong personality but listening to “Crystal Raw” for example you can catch strong similarities with Cosmic Revenge.
“Elastique” is the killer beat, drop it on the dancefloor to start a RAVEolution.
“Charger” is tropicalia gangsta bass soundtrack of a summer drive.
“Frosty Morning” is a delicious downtempo track, 80’s flavored like almost the rest of the record, and “256 color” is slightly different from the other songs, straight kick, Marble sound. RECOLOR ep is out now via active benz bandcamp and on venial from the 5th of march. ENJOY
8.0 ☺ / 10.0 ☺
REVIEW ➮➫➬➭ FREAK ANDY EP
STARRING ➭➫➬➮ Myd
MYD! Member of the most exciting new school of dance music in the world today, Club Cheval, along withCanblaster, Sam Tiba and Panteros666, releases his brand new ep.
Solo projects of this four geniuses have always made me dance almost every night in the past two years and this ep is the proof that Club Cheval members are the most talented producers, togheter or not.
“Freak Andy” is the darkside of Myd if compared to his previous works (like Octodip EP) with a strong influence of the new techno wave becoming more and more popular with the excellent works of Bromance Records and MARBLE REC. (god bless).
“Myd’s long-term ambition would be to build new standards for mainstream dance music”. LET’S DANCE TO THE FUTURE.
Out now on itunes!
8.5 ☺/10.0 ☺
STARRING ➮➫➬➭ iTAL tEK
Is out now on Civil Music the new stunning ep by the brighton, uk based talent Alan Myson.
Four original tracks exploring footwork’s rhythmic palette, plus remixes from Deft and Throwing Snow. With 3 albums for Planet Mu to his name Alan Myson has been evolving his dextrous dancefloor electronica, techy IDM-driven dubstep, glitch-hop & post-dubstep forms for approaching a decade. Adept at shrugging off the constraints of genre identification, Hyper Real further reveals Myson’s stylistic slipperiness. Inspired by the febrility and tension/release of Chicago Footwork rhythms - and continuing where his recent long player for Planet Mu, ‘Nebula Dance’, left off - Hyper Real EP sees Ital Tek again morphing the rhythmic geometry around 160BPM and further advancing his instinctive, deep and melodic arrangements, dramatic drum work & impressionistic synths to make for one of the most engaging incursions to the footwork to date.
8.0 ☺ / 10.0☺
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REVIEW ➮➫➬➭ 2 MUCH HIGHER
STARRING ➮➫➭➬ Clicks & Whistles
Clicks and Whistles 2 Much higher brings in elements of footwork, break beats, and tribal, with dreamy samples and synths. these tracks manage to suck you in like the ocean’s current, With each song building upon itself and fast paced breaks that will get dance floors moving. Also featured in this ep is a remix by XI, a dark trap version of 2 Much Higher that goes deep.
8 ☺ / 10 ☺
REVIEW ➮➬➫➭ PACIFICA ( Modular People )
STARRING ➮➬➫➭ The Presets
Ok it’s a bit difficult to write an objective review of one of my favorite band ever. This is a review by a fan that tries to convince you that The Presets, at their third album, are one of the most relevant band in the electronic music in the world today. A fundamental upgrade has been made from the previous records “Beams”, the indie dance phase, and “Apocalypso”, the mainstream breakthrough both in Australia and England: “Pacifica” is a definitive collection of the electronic music that touched the band touring all over the world in the past 3 years. There’s a variety of styles and sonorities that can be identified each one in a city scene, especially euro cities scene, merged togheter with the typical presets ingredients: the emotional voice of Julian Hamilton, and the distorted unexpected techno rave riffs.
9.0 ☺ / 10 ☺
REVIEW ➮➫➬➭ THE PALACE GARDEN
STARRING ➮➫➬➭ Beat Connection
The seattle-based Beat Connection amused us the past year with that long EP, Surf Noir, containing “In the Water” and “Silver Screen”, true underground hits. The Palace Garden is their debut album, Tom Eddy their new vocalist and now they are a proper band. The 12 tracks are funky, fresh, tropical pop songs well produced and arranges. The results are intresting when the rhythm gets slower like in “Invisible Cities” ♥ and when the lights get darker like in “Think feel”, our fav ♥ ♥ . The happy groovie songs are a mixture of Friendlyfires/Fools gold/Young Empires maybe too much heard. Easy listening, but in the summer that’s ok right? like books..THE ALBUM IS ON MY IPHONE, PLAYLIST CALLED TROPICOOL/JOGGING.
7☺ / 10☺