Somewhere between reinventing the electro-pop wheel for labels like Ghostly and Morr, co-founding his own imprint, Suction Records, and giving a little of his precious time to side projects, ten years have passed for Jason Amm, the Zimbabwe-born, Toronto-based producer known in the music world as Solvent. Read more »
A veteran of the ’90s trip-hop scene, Manchester-based Mark Rae’s previous work in the duo Rae & Christian meshed rich soul vocals with polished hip-hop and downtempo beats. The duo’s ’98 album, Northern Sulphuric Soul (Grand Central), was well received and mentioned alongside acts like Massive Attack, Portishead, and Mr. Scruff. We hadn’t heard much from Rae since 2001’s Another Late Nite DJ mix compilation. Read more »
Musings: Ultimate Mortal Kombat (Nintendo DS)
You know, there was a point when my life consisted of only three things:
1. Working at a Chinese restaurant that masqueraded as a Japanese restaurant in a Florida mall.
2. Going to a kung-fu class, in which I regularly broke some body part (noses, nuts, etc.).
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Modular Records’ resident indie-rockers Softlightes don’t stop at playing all-ages parties and releasing killer dance records. For this holiday season, the Los Angeles-based band is assuming the role of do-gooder with its “Last Christmas On Earth” digital single. Set for release on December 11, the track’s proceeds go directly to the Australia-based non-profit Earth Hour. Read more »
You can hate on minimal and deep-house all you want, but you’d be depriving yourself of the bliss that is Martini Bros.' latest 12", “From Buleaux.” Comprised of Alex Smoke-esque synths, and lots of sinister breaks and buildups, the guys’ latest single finds them experimenting with elements of noise, trance sounds, and brooding, affected vocals. Want to really freak out a club full of kids? Throw on the Konrad Black remix and bask in the glory.
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