Posts tagged "Friday Five"

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Autechre, MBV, and Listening in Irreal Time

Autechre's latest album, Exai, unexpectedly appeared for sale on Bleep and iTunes today, nearly a month before its previously announced release date; call…
By: Philip Sherburne / February 8, 2013

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Confused House, Caustic Bass, and Secret Circuitry

So, apparently, a bunch of EDM industry bigwigs have founded something they're calling the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), which they…
By: Philip Sherburne / February 1, 2013

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Joakim and Kindness Are Everyone

Putting together this week's roundup got a lot harder once I heard the news about DJ Koze's new album, Amygdala, a 78-minute opus featuring contributio…
By: Philip Sherburne / January 25, 2013

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Adult Raving with Montreal’s Grown Folk

After a few weeks of loosely themed columns, this week's Friday Five goes back to the grab-bag approach. Out of the untold hours of promos,…
By: Philip Sherburne / January 18, 2013

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Lo-Def Jams

I still remember the day I first heard Jesus and Mary Chain's Psychocandy, in a record store in Portland, Oregon. It was 1985, I was 14…
By: Philip Sherburne / January 11, 2013

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Theo Parrish/Carl Craig Revisited

Now that Skrillex has gone and given us his best Burial impersonation, all bets are off for electronic music in 2013. For the…
By: Philip Sherburne / January 4, 2013

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: LPs to Hear Before Year’s End

Woe be to the artist who releases an album in late November or, worse, December. With critics and retailers hell-bent on year-end recaps those end-of-year…
By: Philip Sherburne / December 7, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Remembering Pete Namlook

It's been a sad week in electronic music. On Monday, London's Martin Dawson died, 10 days after suffering an aneurysm in his studio. And yesterday,…
By: Philip Sherburne / November 16, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Unsound Festival in Review

There was no shortage of highlights at last month's Unsound festival in Krakow; across eight days and nights of performances from nearly 100…
By: Philip Sherburne / November 9, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: At the Fringes of the Fringes

Scott Wilson has a new column on Juno Plus devoted to "outsider dance," in which he suggests that the margins of dance music…
By: Philip Sherburne / October 26, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Keep It Simple, Charlie Brown

I rarely have explicit themes in mind for the Friday Five when I begin putting together each column, but they still have a way of…
By: Philip Sherburne / October 12, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: The Lost Ambient Weekend

My partner is out of town, it's grey and rainy here in Berlin, and I spent two hours trekking to and from an interview o…
By: Philip Sherburne / October 5, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Ricardo Villalobos, Robert Hood, & More Albums Worth Your Time

There's nothing like four days of crappy hotel internet to drive home the fact that the music industry churns out way too much product these…
By: Philip Sherburne / September 28, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Damaged Beats from Blawan and Theo Parrish

After a short break, the Control Voltage Friday Five is back! Appropriately, today's selection is all about letting off pent-up energy, from Blawan's sly sadism…
By: Philip Sherburne / September 21, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: The Only Carly Rae Jepsen Remix You Need to Hear

Recent mainstream coverage and exploitation of so-called "EDM" — like Forbes' list of the top-earning DJs; an accompanying featurette where the…
By: Philip Sherburne / August 3, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Sherman Hemsley’s Proto-Swag

Sherman Hemsley, best known for portraying George Jefferson on the television show The Jeffersons, died earlier this week. Hemsley twisted a white-created cipher of a…
By: Brandon Soderberg / July 27, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: A Steve Reich Renaissance

Steve Reich's influence on electronic dance music runs deep. It goes back, at least, to the Orb's 1990 track "Little Fluffy Clouds," which laced a…
By: Philip Sherburne / July 27, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Fringe Music From the American Underground

America hasn't produced many viable electronic-music scenes in the past decade or so — that is, local or regional communities with their own sound, like…
By: Philip Sherburne / July 20, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Has Gunplay Gone Pitbull?

Heads up to anybody who was entertained by my interview a few months back with underground comics dude and Lil B cover artist Benjami…
By: Brandon Soderberg / July 6, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: 2012’s Most Anticipated Dance Track, Joy Orbison’s ‘Ellipsis’

Coming back from vacation means catching up on promos, collecting all the mail-order packages that arrived in my absence, and, why not, dropping whatever remaining…
By: Philip Sherburne / July 6, 2012
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