In no particular order, here are the albums released in 2010 that I enjoyed most… Onra – Long Distance [All City] (listen) This was hands down my favourite, most listened to album of 2010. Seems I’m not the only one - it’s been appearing on many a ‘best of’ list all over the ‘net. Check [...]
HOT SAUCE returns to throw down another ASSEMBLY party… still served with warm vibes and extra bass! More info here.
1. Roman Fluegel – How To Spread Lies (Dial) 2. Ripperton – At Peace feat. Christina Wheeler (I:Cube Tape Mix) (Green) 3. Marco Bernardi – Innocense of Pleasure (Royal Oak) 4. Iron Curtis – Stranded (Sudden Drop) 5. San Soda – Let’s Go (We Play House) 6. Minilogue – Jakata B (Minilogue) 7. Obsolete Music [...]
HOT SAUCE turns up the heat with a new party series: ASSEMBLY! More info here.
Pulshar are Barcelona based duo of producer Pablo Bolivar and composer/singer/visual artist Aphro. Their new album Inside, on Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich’s fine Desolat label, is a hauntingly beautiful dubbed-out affair that should be listened to in its entirety. Some albums are best to be heard rather than described. Listen here to all 12 [...]
Every late May/early June I eagerly zip up to Montreal to my favourite music festival – MUTEK! This year Ruckus and I made the trip not only as fans, but as Juno Plus press accredited music journalists. With our laminated all -access passes hanging around our necks close to our hearts, we set out to conquer 4 [...]
My new review for Tiga’s “Gentle Giant” remixes EP is out at Juno. — Tiga’s sophomore album Ciao! already boasts impressive names on writing and production duties with the likes of Soulwax, Gonzales, Beck and James Murphy. The latter co-wrote and produced the sincere original “Gentle Giant”, sounding reminiscent of the Pet Shop Boys or even [...]
Based in New York City (by way of Chile), Nicolas Jaar first started making music at the age of 14 and had his first official releases out on Brooklyn label Wolf + Lamb at the tender age of 17. Now, still only 20, and with a handful of releases under his belt, the young producer [...]
Born in Hong Kong but raised and based in Toronto, Basic Soul Unit is Stuart Li, a producer and DJ who’s been honing his craft since 2003. Gaining increasing widespread attention, particularly in Europe, Li is definitely one to watch. His releases have appeared on a plethora of well-respected labels: Ostgut Ton, Philpot, Left Of [...]