Posts tagged "dance tracks of the week"

Dance Tracks of the Week: DJ Marfox Throws a ‘Lucky Punch’ for Lit City Trax

DJ Marfox, Lucky Punch EP (Lit City Trax) When Planet Mu's Mike Paradinas put together his recent "Trancework" mix — a set of footwork remixes…
Philip Sherburne / May 2, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: Blondes ‘Rewire’ Techno Four Different Ways

Blondes, Rewire (RVNG) With last year's Swisher, New York's Blondes took a metaphorical scrap of sandpaper to the sound they had established a few years…
Philip Sherburne / April 25, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: Radio Slave Goes Sleepless for Boddika’s Nonplus Label

Radio Slave, "Don't Stop No Sleep" (Nonplus) It's odd to see Radio Slave turning up on Boddika's Nonplus Records, but "Don't Stop No Sleep" makes…
Philip Sherburne / April 18, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: The Central Executives Take ‘A Walk in the Dark’

The Central Executives, A Walk in the Dark (Golf Channel) Whoever the Golf Channel label's Central Executives are, they have an exceptionally clear vision of…
Philip Sherburne / April 15, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: Glasser Soars on ‘Shape Remixes’ from Deetron, Hyetal, Visionist

Glasser, Shape Remixes (True Panther) Funny the difference six months can make. Glasser's Interiors didn't really stick with me when it was released back in…
Philip Sherburne / April 4, 2014

Evian Christ’s ‘Waterfall’ Will Scare the Be-‘Yeezus’ Out of You

Evian Christ, Waterfall (Tri Angle) Maybe it was all his stylist's doing, but Joshua Leary — Evian Christ to us — didn't come across as…
Philip Sherburne / March 13, 2014

London Grime Thrives on ‘Boxed Vol. 1,’ and More Dance Tracks of the Week

Various, Boxed Vol. 1 (Boxed London) Boxed Vol. 1 is a free compilation put together to celebrate the first anniversary of the roving London grime…
Philip Sherburne / March 6, 2014

Coldplay Go Moonlighting in the Balearic-Techno ‘Midnight,’ and More Dance Tracks of the Week

Coldplay, "Midnight" (Parlophone) SPIN's Dan Reilly has compared Coldplay's new single to Bon Iver in his log-cabins-and-vocoders phase, which isn't too far off the mark.
Philip Sherburne / February 27, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: The Martinez Brothers Enter the D.A.I.S.Y. Age

The Martinez Brothers, WARHOL*BASQUIAT*2 (mixtape) The Martinez Brothers were just 13 and 18 when they put out their debut single, "My Rendition," on Dennis Ferrer's Objektivity…
Philip Sherburne / February 20, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: French Techno Titan Laurent Garnier Bangs the Box, Chicago-Style

EeOo, Workout EP (Unknown to the Unknown) Might be a good idea to keep some Dramamine handy for this gut-wrenchingly turbulent new EP from EeOo,…
Philip Sherburne / February 13, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: El Guincho Joins John Talabot’s Hivern Label as Tranc.es

Tranc.es, Tranc.es 4&5 (Hivern Disc) From John Talabot's Hivern Disc label comes a new act named Tranc.es, making not trance but choppy, cut-and-paste house music…
Philip Sherburne / February 6, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: Mr. Oizo Recruits Marilyn Manson to Mock Your Dance Moves

Mr. Oizo feat. Marilyn Manson, "Solid" (Because Music) Critics haven't been exactly kind to Quentin Dupieux's 2013 film Wrong Cops, the follow-up to his 2010…
Philip Sherburne / January 30, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: Excision and Downlink Combine Queen, Hardstyle, and ‘Jock Jams’

Bok Bok & Tom Trago, Night Voyage Tool Kit 2 (Night Voyage) When Bok Bok and Tom Trago first teamed up in 2011, it seemed…
Philip Sherburne / January 23, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: Four Tet Dusts Off a 2-Step Rarity That’s Still Ahead of Its Time

Charlotte OC, "Hangover (Moodymann Remix)" (Stranger Records) Detroit's Moodymann (née Kenny Dixon Jr.) is one of house music's most imitated producers, but a new remix…
Philip Sherburne / January 9, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: SBTRKT, Jessie Ware, and Sampha Ring in 2014 With ‘Runaway’

SBTRKT, "Runaway" (unreleased) It opens with a series of harp chords (the first of which sounds uncannily like the single-stroke jingle the New York Times…
Philip Sherburne / January 2, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: Seven Davis Jr. Will Funk Up Your World

Seven Davis Jr., "Controversy" (IZWID) Back in August, NPR's Sami Yenigun proclaimed that "One," by the Los Angeles-based, Houston-born musician Seven Davis Jr., was his…
Philip Sherburne / December 26, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Burial’s ‘Rival Dealer’ Sounds Almost Optimistic

Burial, Rival Dealer (Hyperdub) Burial's greatest strength has always been his greatest weakness as well: He transmits such an overwhelming sense of sorrow that there's…
Philip Sherburne / December 12, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: DJ Koze and Matthew Herbert Make Magic Together

DJ Koze, Amygdala Remixes (Pampa) "It's magical / It's magical / It's magical / It's magical." Bold words — especially when you open with them,…
Philip Sherburne / December 5, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Maxmillion Dunbar Flips Lids With His Heady ‘Woo Daps’ Mixtape

Maxmillion Dunbar, Woo Daps Mix Tape (RVNG Intl.) Maxmillion Dunbar is the Dude we've been waiting for: a full-bearded, big-hearted Zen stoner whose curious, idiosyncratic…
Philip Sherburne / November 21, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Azari & III Are Techno Purists After All

Azari & III, Lost Express (Get Physical) There aren't many acts that have traversed an unlikelier path through dance music's underground, middleground, and overground than…
Philip Sherburne / November 14, 2013
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