Album Title: Revolution
A backside gyrating Revolution has been unleashed on the masses that is set to cause serious spinal injury on the dance-floor. In his typically idiosyncratic manner, Diplo’s revolution effortlessly meanders through all mother-twerkin EDM genres including a ubiquitous infusion of hip-hop. Unlike the groundbreaking album Express Yourself, Revolution’s genre hopping lacks cohesiveness and the ability to blend each track to it’s predecessor resulting in a bass filled mess on the senses. An unadventurous and dilettantish release from the American that fails to impress the always-hungry-for-something-new UK dance scene I represent.
1. Biggie Blunce - feat. Angger Dimas & Travis Porter
2. Revolution - feat. Imanos & Faustix & Kai & Travis Porter**
3. Crown - feat. Mike Posner & Boaz van de Beatz & RiFF RAFF
4. Rock Steady - feat. Action Bronson & RiFF RAFF & Mr MFN eXquire
5. Revolution - (feat. Imanos & Faustix & Kai) [Boaz van de Beatz Remix]
6. Biggie Bounce - (feat. Angger Dimas & Travis Porter) [TWRK Remix]
Album Title: Wild Light
Wild Light is easily the finest work that 65DaysofStatic have produced to date. A meticulously carved, post-rock reverberation that ventures far beyond any resonating sounds from this galaxy. The grandiose guitar peaks fused with a futuristic digital backdrop gives each track a blistering sense of unpredictability and complexity which allows the listener a new insight into it’s sophistication with every listen. Starting with Heat Death Infinity Splitter, Wild Light holds a meteoric weight throughout that almost single-handedly drives the direction of a unique genre. Post-Rock annihilation that would turn your milk sour.
1. Heat Death Infinity Splitter**
3. The Undertow
5. Sleepwalk City
7. Unmake the Wild Light
8. Safe Passage
Artist: London Grammar
Album Title: If You Wait
The burden of releasing a debut album under the shackles of ‘most anticipated’ fell upon a hotly tipped British trio by the name of London Grammar. The group use a blend of desolate emotion fused with indie-rock similar to the likes of The xx or Daughter.Headed by strikingly haunting vocals, Hannah Reid’s technically gifted voice commands and drives the album through stylish backdrops and ambient chords. The album as a whole is well produced and reflects a great first year for the group, with tracks such as Wasting My Young Years and Hey Now reaching the levels expected of this young trio. Another highlight of the album being French house artist Kavinsky’s Nightcall being stripped down to nothing but spellbinding vocals which can only be described as gorgeous and transcendent. There is much to be built upon however, with a few tracks often lacking enough emotional urgency to marry the vocals to the melodies behind in a way that Daughter or Florence Welch can.
1. Hey Now
2. Stay Awake
4. Wasting My Young Years**
8. Metal & Dust
11. If You Wait
Artist: Arctic Monkeys
Album Title: AM
For those of you that thought the Arctic Monkeys had become thawed out regular monkeys, you’re in for a real treat! AM is an album with lead singer Alex Turner back to his cheeky-chappy, lad about town lyrics accompanied by heavy guitar solos and loud drum kicks. The album crux is very quickly established and the listener is taken on an emotional journey through the working-class stages of a faltering relationship. The opening tracks set the tone of the break-up, with Do I wanna Know and R U Mine offering up a powerful sense of anger, remorse and regret. This quickly turns into the softer melodies of Mad Sounds where the extended guitar solos end but the sonorousness is never lost, remaining deep and thoughtful throughout. AM is a truly great album, one I thought was well out of reach since Suck it and See, well played boys.
1. Do I Wanna Know?
2. R U Mine?
3. One For the Road
5. I Want It All
6. No.1 Party Anthem
7. Mad Sounds
9. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
10. Snap Out Of It
11. Knee Socks
12. I Wanna Be Yours
Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr -Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat
"So there was this DJ who was like KICKING OFF, I don’t know what he was doing, But it was SICK man, like, he was like, Hands in the air, Like penis out, Like fucking… So like this clown started covering us in.. silly string, And we were all like writhing around on the floor… At least I though were were. And then this cat walked in, you know, not like a cat, like a feline cat, Like a real, like you know, like, you know what I’m saying dog, Like cats & dogs, it was raining. It wasn’t raining. We were Raving.
One man’s trip is another man’s dance track..
RL Grime - Shells
It’s been a huge year for the skinny-white-boy producers of the world and it only gets bigger with RL Grimes newest release on FOOLS GOLD Records. His latest E.P. entitled High Beams is a showcase of every weapon in the young producers armory. From the assertive siren synths shown in Shells to the low end rattlings of CliqCliq that would have every SLUT in sight twerking to the floor. The E.P. I am happy to admit, wouldn’t have me rushing to the bar on it’s appearance, which my BOYS know all too well as an indication of boredom. FUCK NO, the E.P. is hard evidence that good trap albums won’t just drown in the ever expanding ocean of electronic music.
Martin Garrix - Animals (Original Mix)
Take a ride on this mechanical bull, shiiiiiiiit..