Watch Little Dragon’s video for “Lover Chanting”

The Swedish electronic band Little Dragon is back from a two-year hiatus to release its new music video for single “Lover Chanting.” What’s a catchy song is an even better music video, combining elements of first-person video gameplay in which the main character winds up at a concert that looks like something out of Star […]

Mezzanine: ‘The album that still sounds like tomorrow’

Music writer Michael A. Gonzales penned a dynamite article celebrating the 20th-anniversary release of [easyazon_link identifier=”B00FMF3R76″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Mezzanine[/easyazon_link] from UK band Massive Attack. Mezzanine is an album best listened to loud, preferably on earphones, to properly hear the layers of weirdness and rhythms, a soulful sound collage that was miles away from the “Parklifes” and “Champagne Supernovas” of their […]

What is Orbital’s best track ever?

For some Friday fun: The 90s electronic duo Orbital asked their fans on Twitter what their best ever track was? The first track that came to mind was the glimmering tune ‘[easyazon_link identifier=”B0018AO1DI” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Satan[/easyazon_link].’ But one can’t forget these other great tunes as well. In retrospect, I should’ve listed the English band to as […]

Christoph de Babalon – Could We Be?

The greatest DJ of all time John Peel played his music before ‘breakcore’ existed as a recognized genre. Thom Yorke of Radiohead once called his music ‘menacing.’ He opened for Radiohead in 2001. Christoph de Babalon AKA Jan-Christoph Wolter is an electronic music producer from Hamburg, Germany. His discography is exhaustive, but he hasn’t always […]

Smith & Mighty – Evolve

I remember buying this random disc in Palo Alto, California while at summer camp in high school. I had probably read a review about it in an issue of URB Magazine, which was one of my primary 90s go-to sources for discovering fresh underground music. In the CD age, everything was a $14.99 crapshoot. You really never […]

Shugo Tokumaru – Bricolage Music

    Shugo Tokumaru is a Japanese singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s basically a one-man show. But you don’t need to understand his native Japanese to dig his euphoric melodies, such as the jubilant track ‘Bricolage Music’ which pops and claps in a fidgety rhythm before breaking open to a balearic jam at the two-minute […]

Yasmine Hamdan – La Ba’den

Yasmine Hamdan is a Parisian-based electronic musician who grew up in war-torn Lebanon. While’s she gained a reputation in the Middle East as an underground artist, her latest solo record [easyazon_link identifier=”B01N7Z9ZVH” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Al Jamilat[/easyazon_link] plans to unleash her to a broader audience. The track ‘La Ba’den’ offers dreamy electronic Arab vibes. Compelling stuff. + Listen to her […]

Liam Bailey – When Will They Learn

Liam Bailey is a soul and reggae artist from Nottingham, England. He’s collaborated with drum n bass producers Chase and Status and Shy FX, as well as Amy Winehouse and more recently, Gorillaz. The reggae-infused track ‘When Will They Learn’ originally released on vinyl in 2011 but got a rerelease in 2013 on Magic Records. An […]