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Discover: immi (Mayu Nakazawa)

[This article is a second version of a 2021 post I made about immi, with a lot of corrections] immi (Mayu Nakazawa) is a Japanese electronic artist who made her debut in 2007 with the single Cosmic Pink. immi takes listeners on a musical journey through a mix of genres – tech house, electro-funk, disco, rock, and even a bit of trance, EDM and r&b. … Continue reading Discover: immi (Mayu Nakazawa)

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Discover: Sublab + MTV Dancefloor Chart playlist

Around the year 2000, what really brightened up my Friday evenings was MTV’s Dancefloor Chart, an all-club-music selection show mostly consisting of house, trance and “dance-pop” tunes (but with Eurodance, Britpop, Italo disco and tekfunk also present). The best among a slew of MTV Europe “dance” shows (Party Zone, MTV Dance and Club MTV), Dancefloor Chart and its subsequent CD releases saw the rise of … Continue reading Discover: Sublab + MTV Dancefloor Chart playlist

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Heard It On: millennium parade – Secret Ceremony/No Time To Cast Anchor (Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 season 2, dir. Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki) + SAC_2045 Ending Explained

Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 is a sequel to one of the most influential and beloved anime series of all time, Ghost In The Shell: Standalone Complex. Kenji Kamiyama’s alternate take on Mamoru Oshii’s seminal 1995 film is, after Serial Experiments Lain, simply one of the most ambitious anime projects ever. Building upon Oshii’s setting of a near-future Japan which has seen technological advances such … Continue reading Heard It On: millennium parade – Secret Ceremony/No Time To Cast Anchor (Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 season 2, dir. Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki) + SAC_2045 Ending Explained

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Discover: Laurel Halo’s King Felix EP, Science, AI and Post-Humanism

Laurel Halo is our highlight in the Discover series today. She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a pioneering electronic artist influenced by the music of Detroit and Berlin. Her first ever release was the King Felix EP in 2010 and hinted a themes such as post-humanism, technology, star-crossed lovers, and cyborgs. Borrowing concepts from physics and mathematics, the EP formally introduced the … Continue reading Discover: Laurel Halo’s King Felix EP, Science, AI and Post-Humanism

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Live Performances We Recommend #3: HANA. Qrion. Soccer Mommy. Daniela Andrade. Caroline Polachek. Ringo Deathstarr.

Following our original live performances post back when we started this site, here are six more awesome performances for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home: HANA for Femme House Livestream (March 13, 2021) HANA might be best known for collaborating with Grimes on her We Appreciate Power track, and for being one half of the AC!D Reign Chronicles, but these are not … Continue reading Live Performances We Recommend #3: HANA. Qrion. Soccer Mommy. Daniela Andrade. Caroline Polachek. Ringo Deathstarr.

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Discover: Independent Music Labels #1 (Chamomile. Luminelle. Hardly Art. Sinderlyn)

An independent music label is, in layman’s terms, an entity outside the umbrella of “The Big Three,” those being Sony, Warner, and Universal. An indie label’s job is a difficult one, working to foster creativity and promote its talent, which are typically underrated, lesser-known artists and music. This is generally an uphill battle in both making a name for itself and its roster, all while … Continue reading Discover: Independent Music Labels #1 (Chamomile. Luminelle. Hardly Art. Sinderlyn)

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Discover: KRANE

Collaboration is the key to artistic growth. Prolific electronic producer KRANE understands this better than anyone, and he has released no less than three collaborative albums, seeking, in his own words, “to cultivate a community of producers to collaborate on tracks with” and “to get back to (…) roots, remain experimental and just focus on the music and have fun.” KRANE is a US producer … Continue reading Discover: KRANE

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Album Review: Foxes – The Kick (2022)

British indie pop artist Foxes is no stranger to iconic singles: Youth and Body Talk are veritable earworms, each benefiting from clever songwriting and a production quality that elevate them beyond standard “Top 40” pop tunes. “Youth” has seen a stunning remix by Adventure Club, while “Let Go For Tonight” has received the treatment from our favorite drum’n’bass act, High Contrast. The singer collaborated with … Continue reading Album Review: Foxes – The Kick (2022)

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Music News (29 March 2022): Let’s Eat Grandma. Hyd. Innellea. Rone. Eartheater.

Let’s Eat Grandma share magical train window video for “Levitating” If you take long train journeys, you might have been, at some point in your life, mesmerized by the train window next to you. The quick succession of a constant stream of images of faraway objects and miniaturized beings tends to reduce the boredom and stress levels, and there’s something fascinating about the opaque surface … Continue reading Music News (29 March 2022): Let’s Eat Grandma. Hyd. Innellea. Rone. Eartheater.

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Discover: Robot Koch & Delhia de France

Robot Koch is a German producer whose music has been described as “an intriguing dialogue between technology and nature, futuristic sound design and organic orchestration”. Delhia de France is a producer, singer and songwriter also hailing from Germany, a self-professed lover of darkness and “vulnerable feelings that dwell deep within”. Whenever these two artists meet, magic happens: their collaboration spans the length of almost a … Continue reading Discover: Robot Koch & Delhia de France