Jace Hijazi

Hello again, and welcome to the second instalment of this spotlight series on some things you probably missed from last year. Today I bring you Kodak to Graph, the stage name of electronic producer Michael Maleki. Kodak to Graph – Isa [Chillhop/Trap/Ambient] My first encounter with Kodak was mere fortune. I was catching a Slow […]

  Anya Wassenberg

Buy the Single/Name Your Price Eminently danceable and ultimately intriguing, “Road Movie Star” is the new single from VEiiLA, the Russian electronica duo. The song has a great spooky groove that swells from mild to a kind of haunting anthemic vibe at the chorus. The vocals show a good range from little girl vulnerable to […]

  Vincent Perretti

M.I.A.’s videos have always been something to note. Her videos for “Born Free” & “Bad Girls” both brought a lot of attention to issues both personal and political. She doesn’t give a damn about what you think; she’s here to go hard and be a feisty spark in the scene. “Bring the Noize” focuses more […]

DVA marks the sophomore release for the classically trained electronic singer/songwriter Emika. I went to the DVA listening party at The Standard Hotel’s breathtaking skyline bar Le Bain in New York where Emika performed in DJ mode. When I arrived the atmosphere was casual, the music was at a volume that made for good conversation. […]

  Nick Christophers

As we move into 2013 it is evident that every facet of the entertainment industry has changed dramatically. For the film industry, making films by traditional means has been replaced by computer images or graphics. The same can be said for the music business where computers have become a positive and a negative. A positive […]

  Mike Strizic

Scottish folktronica outfit Molly Wagger gained quiet but consistently positive recognition for their 2011 debut, Flambeaux.  The record is a heady brew of subdued electronic texture and warm, rich emotion; certainly, it is more than deserving of its various accolades and remains criminally underplayed the world over.  The voice of singer Charlie Denholm warranted favourable comparisons with The Beta […]

Chills run up and down my spine. My ego says “fuck this man, I’m out of here”! The pressure builds in my ears as the instrumental drones of Insect Ark’s latest single “Symbols” drives its subtly uneasy pulse through the core of my soul. The layers of lap steel guitar create a sense of doom […]

  Matt Dodge

I don’t like electronic music. You can call it house, electronica, dance, synth, trance, or whatever else you want. The point is, it’s just never been something that appeals to me. As a result, when somebody brings up Daft Punk, the two things the pop up in my head are a cartoon music video with […]

  Mike Strizic

Mount Kimbie and Squarepusher- DANFORTH MUSIC HALL, Nov. 2 Staying relevant is difficult for modern musicians.  Ubiquitous online scrutiny coupled with the limitless ability to release and re-release material has created a musical landscape where rapid change is not only expected, it is demanded; this is particularly true of electronic acts.  Genres and sub-genres emerge, embellish […]