Yes, I still listen to Electronic Music

As evidenced by the lack of new music reviews on the front page of late, I’ve been spending (too much of?) my time immersed in older music for the book I’m writing on the history of the various New York music scenes. Throw in the fact that I’m living in the country these days and it would seem all too easy to fall out of touch with, especially, the ever-underground, always-changing, small-production electronic music scene.

Sometimes all you need is a good kick up the rear. (And a Broadband connection.) The combination of the sound systems out at Burning Man and the phenomenal Underworld show in Central Park served to reinvigorate my enthusiasm for this music – which is as wide and varied as any other genre you’d care to name. Thanks to the Internets, I’ve thrown myself back into a few of my favorite Podcasts, made note of Pub recommendations and taken to jotting down other tracks that have been doing it for me. All in all, it’s enough to make me want to get out and DJ again. Here’s some of what’s been twisting my melons, man, beginning with the great video for Ceephax Acid Crew‘s ‘Trolley Service,’ in which one of the act’s mum’s introduces us to the very techno concept of Face Dancing. Thanks to Riot Nrrrd in the Pub for the recommendation.


From the Electronic Music Podcast (at least three free songs a week)

Fat Hooks – Odd Nosdam
Think Tank – Primordial Cocktail
M̼m РDancing Behind My Eyelids
Air Bureau – Let Me Know
Windowwalkers – Jaybrown
Kicksville – Homage To A Subversive
From KEXP’s Music That Matters Decibel Festival special preview

Claude Van Stroke – Who’s Afraid of Detroit?
Olan by Alo – darter disco
DJ T – Philly
Strategy – Running On Empty
Rafael Anton Irisarri – A Thousand-Yard Stare
And a special nod to a classic KEXP Song of the Day

Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip – Thou Shalt Always Kill
(Can anyone tell me more about this act or this track? I love the lines

“Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music”

From DJ Shaggy’s excellent pod-casted radio show Shortwave Sessions
Audiofly X – Don’t Panic Till I Say So
Evol Intent – Flipside
Hexstatic – Roll Over
Ran Shani – Sunshine
Mode Selector – Let your Love Grow
Alloymental – I Am
Ignatious – Trappings
Joachim J – Camellia
Matthew Dear – Porn Porn
Deadmau5 – Faxing Berlin
Apparat – Arcadia
Jape – Floating (Prins Thomas 0.75 Remix)
I also subscribe to DJ sets that come from A Brooklyn Life and Ibiza Voice, each of which sends me over an hour’s live mix a week, and have been grooving particularly hard on Omnidrive‘s Electro Lullipot mix from the former and Timo Maas‘s live spring-time mix from the latter.

Thanks to all Podcasters and enthusiasts. This dance is on me.

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