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Cut Copy Elevate the Cycle of Rock and Dancenew

If there's one thing music fans don't want to do anymore this decade, it's stand in a room and watch people play instruments. They want to dance. Thank the Australian electro-pop/whatever outfit Cut Copy.
Boston Phoenix  |  Luke O'Neil  |  04-05-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Cold Cave: 'Love Comes Close'new

On Cold Cave's debut, the music works as minimalist dance pop, but everything about the way it's contextualized is awful. The title song, essentially a morbid exaltation of love and death set to disco beats, nicely distills the band's lack of imagination.
Tucson Weekly  |  Sean Bottai  |  12-10-2009  |  Reviews

Evol Intent Ruptures the Walls of Drum 'n' Bassnew

These three guys originally from Atlanta produce and play galvanic, kinetically de-tuning, glitch-hop-tinged drum 'n' bass, influenced by everyone from N.W.A. to Squarepusher. And they are popular in a genre that doesn't get much press but that is loyal and long-running.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Tony Ware  |  12-01-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

After DJ Nights and Day-Glo, the Band-Band Makes a Comeback in Baltimorenew

This "new" breed is influenced by groups as disparate as uncompromising postpunk band Shellac, psych-pop favorite Animal Collective, and Baltimore's own art-aggro trio Double Dagger, but they don't sound like them, or, for that matter, each other. And they're churning out a sound as exciting and unbound as early Dan Deacon-in-a-warehouse -- as un-retro as the Wham City scene, but working with the DNA of far more deeply rooted music.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Michael Byrne  |  09-08-2009  |  Music

Chrissy Murderbot Has Dance Music in His DNAnew

Under that plaid blazer is one of the midwest's sharpest dance-music vectors.
Chicago Reader  |  Miles Raymer  |  08-24-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Daedelus Embraces a Quiet, Close-Listening Approachnew

Since his 2001 debut, the prolific Santa Monica native has sampled literally thousands of records for his own releases, but his producer's work ethic has yet to translate into the lifeless tracks that run rampant in the computer-music scene.
The Georgia Straight  |  Martin Turenne  |  06-22-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Dance to the Decades with 1990snew

This homage to the 1980s is uneven, but worth spinning before hitting the clubs.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jarret Keene  |  05-07-2009  |  Reviews

Bassnectar Gets Funky with Electronicanew

Bassnectar is ferocious dance music as thick as peanut butter, with a bottom end that'll rattle your toenails; a sound so visceral that you feel it as much as hear it. "It's got this kind of heavy aggressive undertone in the bass frequencies," says Bassnectar creator Lorin Ashton.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Grant Britt  |  10-29-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Lindstrom's Dance Fever Cooldownnew

Dance-floor types who get the blues from IDM will need to pop a Paxil while listening to Where You Go I Go Too, which is smarty-pants all the way.
Washington City Paper  |  Shannon Zimmerman  |  08-18-2008  |  Reviews

Hercules and Love Affair Storm the Stage with Disco Deliverynew

The exuberant, self-titled debut album from Hercules and Love Affair, the heroically named dance-music project led by longtime New York DJ Andrew Butler, lives up to the lofty expectations its mythical moniker entails.
New York Press  |  Amre Klimchak  |  08-07-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

MSTRKRFT Heralds the Return of the Big Beatnew

Few of today's big-beat revivalists hew closer to the Chemical Brothers' model than Canada's own MSTRKRFT, a production duo comprising Jesse F. Keeler and Alex Puodziukas (aka Al-P).
The Georgia Straight  |  Martin Turenne  |  07-25-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

'The Slip': The Catchiest Thing Trent Reznor's Ever Donenew

Reznor's as much put-on as prophet nowadays -- the Debbie Downer of punk-pop-a-disco dishing out woe-is-me-isms when you can tell, well, he really just wants to dance.
Dallas Observer  |  Robert Wilonsky  |  05-19-2008  |  Reviews

South Rakkas Crew Balance Hipster Hype with Dancehall Reggae Respectnew

One minute they're putting out riddim records featuring some of the biggest names in reggae and the next they're dropping futuristic dancehall electro on Diplo's Mad Decent label.
NOW Magazine  |  Benjamin Boles  |  05-12-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Robyn Repositionednew

People on this side of the pond are finally catching on to the reinvented Swedish future-pop darling; her latest album is getting a proper release here after much hype and blog love from the likes of Perez Hilton and hipster music sites like Pitchforkmedia.
NOW Magazine  |  Evan Davies  |  05-02-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Ellen Allien Embodies the Sound of Her Citynew

Allien was born in Berlin. She lived in London for a year, but returned to Berlin with enthusiasm for acid house at a time when there was exactly one club catering to the new style of electronic music.
The Portland Mercury  |  Ava Hegedus  |  05-01-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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