Review: Kasper Bjørke – After Forever


On his new album, the Danish producer abandons his 70s disco-inspired sound, moving to arty synth pop territories with bits of New Wave, pop, and kraut rock instead. “After Forever is good for dark, sad dancing,” says Kasper. “I feel like I really went somewhere else on this album, to a place where I haven’t been before. Out of my safety zone and into a darker space.” Built … [Read more...]

Hiroaki Iizuka – The Run (THEM001)

THEM 001 - The Run

'The Run' is the first record from THEM, a London party crew who like the bassier side of techno and putting on parties that make you think the someone’s started an earthquake on the dancefloor. ‘Born from video nasties (see the album art), warehouse raves, ghosts and the dark’, they say on their Facebook page, which I have no reason to doubt, having only a distant memory of … [Read more...]

Late Night Tales – Mixed By Franz Ferdinand


We always get excited when new LNT releases pop in our mailbox, and if you're familiar with the series and its concept you'll know why. Covering the latest compilation are Scotland quartet Franz Ferdinand, who deliver an eclectic mixture that shifts from CAN to James Brown and from Lee 'Scratch' Perry to Serge Gainsbourg. Any good? You bet! As on every LNT release to date, … [Read more...]

Doomwork – Life Element


The pleasureable sensation of introducing ''Life Element'' by Doomwork is all mine; the Italian duo  made up of Alessandro and Claudio have been blazing around the Techno scene for sometime now. However their work is new to my ears but boy, do they have my thumbs up with this spanking release on the luscious Sudbeat label. However their work is new to my ears but boy, do they … [Read more...]

Danny Tenaglia – Balance 025


Few compilations have been as hyped as this one, but that’s what you get when you tie one of house music’s biggest DJs to one of house music’s biggest brands. Balance 025 follows six years after the New Yorker’s last compilation and provides a sizzling snapshot of his current music vision, which lies somewhere between house, progressive and techno. The question on everyone’s … [Read more...]