paul blackford

Paul Blackford

This is one of those times where listening to a producer who has such a diverse range of influences is so satisfying. Paul Blackford manages to tie it all together with such precision that listening to his Deploy Strategic Reinforcement is totally pure and a fresh change. When you hear for the first time his […]

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Snuggle Up with Sweater Beats

Sweater Beats is a name that started popping up on quite a few festival lineups in the past year, as well as in various remix packages from an increasingly more prominent list of electronic producers. His originals and remixes have also been buoyed by the social media savvy, co-promotional reposting tornado on SoundCloud and Hype […]

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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 […]

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KOAN Sound [Interview] Soundgarden Hall, Philadelphia

When we’re talking sound design, musical aptitude, and overall production quality in electronic music, few artists stand next to KOAN Sound. Years ago, when a roommate first ran “Sly Fox” for me, something snapped in my head and I left “home” in hip-hop to start covering electronic music. Ever since, I’ve tracked KOAN’s activity and made several […]

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Interview: In the Big Room with Dannic

View this post on Instagram Great start of the tour last night at REV Minneapolis! You guys rocked! 🙌🏻 A post shared by Dannic (@dannic) on Aug 1, 2015 at 12:03pm PDT As a producer (in the traditional sense) Phil Spector crafted a production style called the “wall of sound,” which uses recording techniques and […]

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Opiuo Interview- Meraki and World Tour

In the weeks since the release of Meraki, the second album from New Zealand glitch virtuoso Opiuo, the EDM blogosphere has abounded with positive reviews.  As a typically harsh critic who doesn’t mince words, I’ve been going through somewhat of an identity crisis in my responses to Meraki, having to forgo nay-saying for the high-flown […]

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