Monthly Archive: March, 2014

Ambassadeurs – Rain (single) (self-released)

As a precursor to the release of his debut album later this year, Brighton’s Mark Dobson – p/k/a Ambassadeurs – has shared a new track, Rain, which is currently being offered as a… Continue reading

Jamie xx – Sleep Sound (single) (Young Turks)

While we all (im)patiently wait for news on a Jamie xx album, his sporadically released singles continue to captivate and enthrall. While The xx are nearing the end of their residency at New… Continue reading

Holly Walker – Now That I Am Nothing (single) (self-released)

Every now and then you come across an artist and you immediately and instinctively “know” they’re destined for greatness. Holly Walker is one of those artists. The London-born singer/songwriter is a classically trained… Continue reading

Shawn Michaels & Steve Radosavac (feat DJ Roland Clark) – State Of The Union (EP) (Itchy Records)

Detroit house residents, Shawn Michaels and Steve Radosavac, are gearing up to release a 3-song EP, State of The Union, at the end of the month. Pure and simple, the EP’s title track is an old-school… Continue reading

SecondCity – I Wanna Feel (single) (Ministry of Sound Recordings / Speakerbox)

You’re going to be hearing the name SecondCity a lot this year. Born in Chicago and raised in the UK, over the past twelve months Secondcity has quickly established himself as one of… Continue reading

Cursor Major – Interloper (EP) (Bellicose Records)

Though some may recognise Andy Norton from the John Peel-championed act The Crimea, 2014 sees him front retro-wave rousing pop group, Cursor Major. Earlier this week, Cursor Major was named ‘New Band of… Continue reading

Howie B – Ganzi (single) (HB Recordings / PIAS)

Next month,  legendary producer, artist, and songwriter Howard Bernstien – p/k/a Howie B – will be releasing his seventh album entitled, Down With The Dawn. Earlier this year we reviewed Frankies City –… Continue reading

Eric Prydz – Liberate (single) (Pryda)

There’s many sides to the music of Eric Prydz. While always retaining his unmistakable sound, there’s the Kraftwerk-esque, arpeggiated-synth work of Glimma and Emos, the big-room sounds of Lycka and F.A.T., the chill-out… Continue reading

Tycho – Awake (album) (Ghostly International)

At the top of the year, we reviewed Montana – the first single from the upcoming Tycho record, Awake. A colorful and melodic number, Montana saw Tycho toss aside the keyboard arpeggios and hip-hop flavoured beats of the… Continue reading

Ponychase – Parade of Youth (album) (self-released)

Synthpop isn’t likely to be the first thing one thinks of when thinking of Nashville, TN but Ponychase are well on their way to changing that. The name Ponychase was the pseudonym given to… Continue reading