Reviews

Coachella 2017: Music, Jedi, and a Sad Potato Chip

Coachella 2017: Music, Jedi, and a Sad Potato Chip

Rather than a self-serving play by play of my weekend bouncing around Empire Polo Fields from show to show, “I saw DJ Shadow and he killed it, and then we went to see Little Dragon, and she looked and sounded amazing, etc.” For the record, he did kill it and she was amazing, but nobody wants […]

By May 6, 2017 30 views 0 Comments Read More →
Party at Matoma’s Place: An Interview

Party at Matoma’s Place: An Interview

It couldn’t have taken Matoma’s manager more than a few minutes to retrieve me from the hotel lobby, but it turned out that was all the time it took for him to pass out on the hotel room’s little loveseat. Matoma is currently on a bus tour of the US, dubbed the “Party At Your […]

By October 15, 2016 65 views 0 Comments Read More →
Life Advice from Lost Kings

Life Advice from Lost Kings

If you got anywhere even close to Soundcloud today, you’ve probably already heard “Phone Down” by Lost Kings, likely a few times. However, it’s just as likely that you let it play all the way through each and every time. With a dancehall vibe and help on vocals from Emily Warren, the track is instantly […]

By October 11, 2016 19 views 0 Comments Read More →
Disclosure Drop Masterful New EP ‘Moog For Love’

Disclosure Drop Masterful New EP ‘Moog For Love’

I’m tempted to say “The boys are back,” despite the fact their sophomore LP came out just last September. But this isn’t just more music from Disclosure; these three songs are a continuation of the magic that was ‘Settle.’ The Howard brothers didn’t give the hype train very long to get going, having debuted the lead […]

By June 15, 2016 33 views 1 Comments Read More →
Review: Galantis | Pharmacy

Review: Galantis | Pharmacy

On June 8th, 2015, I was rewarded with the fruits of a long, long wait. I finally got what I’d been waiting on since October. Of 2013. Pharmacy, the new LP from the Swedish duo Galantis had an incredible build up. Their journey technically began with an oddball collab with A-Trak titled “Jumbo,” but they […]

By June 20, 2015 238 views 0 Comments Read More →
SoySauce: Give me your Lunch Money

SoySauce: Give me your Lunch Money

It’s not everyday that you come across socially conscious and musically talented producers, nor is it common for the message of a release to threaten to outshine the music. But then, SoySauce aren’t your everyday producers, and “Lunch Money” isn’t your everyday release. SoySauce is a relatively new collaboration between producers SoyBoy and Royal. You may […]

By May 22, 2015 53 views 0 Comments Read More →
Rustie: Green Language

Rustie: Green Language

Sophomore albums are often a toss-up, especially for somebody so quickly met with as much success as Rustie, a break-out album followed by a landmark BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and even a summer mixtape for NPR. Green Language may be more subdued than Glass Swords, but it also feels more organized, somehow more deliberate. […]

By September 2, 2014 968 views 0 Comments Read More →
KOAN Sound- Dynasty EP (Review)

KOAN Sound- Dynasty EP (Review)

Here at the EJ office, we mark the calender for KOAN Sound releases.  The Bristol duo captivated our attention from the very first tracks we heard- the attention to detail and height of their craft makes it almost an understatement to consider their efforts music production.  We like to think of Will Weeks and Jim […]

By April 3, 2014 473 views 0 Comments Read More →
Opiuo- Meraki (Album Review)

Opiuo- Meraki (Album Review)

The EDM news community is rife with overstated releases.  In an industry where the ease of production has made DJ’s and producers abundant as stars in the sky, we see a lot of sensationalist language accompany mediocre tracks, as bloggers stretch truth in order to draw attention to their homepage.  The fact remains that although […]

By March 31, 2014 1,036 views 1 Comments Read More →
Review: Big Gigantic “The Night is Young”

Review: Big Gigantic “The Night is Young”

I think in any other musical context, I would be completely turned off by Dominic Lalli’s sax work.  If you strip away everything but the sax from the first song, “Clvdburst,” it could easily transition into an up-tempo smooth jazz ballad.  The fact that he takes something like that and makes it into something bigger, […]

By February 28, 2014 247 views 0 Comments Read More →