SOHN – Tremors

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

serious, dramatic, dark electro pop

Moods

sexy scandinavian

Thoughts

Enjoyable pop with some interesting ideas. I guess I like this, the album all kind of blends together through very similar and basic electro production. It's slick no doubt but a little dry and impersonal with vague lyrical themes. Reminds me of apparat.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/S-O-H-N-Tremors/release/5559093

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlLJcbK7Xiw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AslPYSm7jfg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0AX03wZH90

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9btsq496hkQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWpvoylTLO8

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Greyscalesound – Hologram

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

hip trapping with elements of vaporwave and hip hop mixed in

Moods

2020 Urban city headphone music

Thoughts

Engaging and accessible due to a forward energy. Trap at its heart, he flirts with modern electro styles but never commits, leaving this fresh and varied.

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https://www.discogs.com/Greyscalesound-Hologram/release/6393753

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

DJ Dodger Stadium – Friend Of Mine

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

Jacked up Chicago house

Moods

Sweaty

Thoughts

I'd say the best DJDS album to check out.

This is pumping with energy, like Chicago's answer to Daft Punk’s Homework. Songs will have a looped lyric but that's the extent of vocals, focus is primarily on the club-like productions.

As an album it's a bit much to listen to straight through as an album, feels like these tracks works best as singles. Overall the album builds to a high finish with suggested tracks 'the dust' and 'friend of mine’ capping things off.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/DJ-Dodger-Stadium-Friend-Of-Mine/release/5863560

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi11LVYL8g4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya5pK1rOKaU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV4Gk4I-VX8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhJqVQ7vXyM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa6B2UbASIo

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Jim-E Stack – Tell Me I Belong

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?
Hip energetic electro

Moods
Friday

Thoughts
Variety is this albums appeal. Tracks rely on heavily repeated vocals and rhythmic bits to great effect, felt very inspired by the classic breakbeat aesthetic of the second track. ‘Reassuring’ utilizes a downpitched vocal sample, creating a bumping homage to early James Blake. His percussive sense comes out on the 2nd half in the form of an appealing rhythmic bounce.

This is good to great, accessible and catchy. I enjoy it just as much on repeat listens but wonder if the straightforward songwriting will holdup as an album or make these tracks more fit as singles for mixes.

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https://www.discogs.com/Jim-E-Stack-Tell-Me-I-Belong/release/6907279

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Juju & Jordash – Clean-Cut

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
Experimental club techno

Moods
Dark dank club

Thoughts

Would love to see them live. Definitely some good moments on the album but overall too much.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Juju-Jordash-Clean-Cut/release/6402704

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Grand River – Wers

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?
Hip sexy modern electro.

Thoughts
Good borderline generic electro. I like what’s she’s doing and has a good ear for a trendy accessible bounce here. Has a fun summer vibe.

More Info
https://www.discogs.com/Grand-River-Wers/release/8160913

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Esprit 空想 – Virtua​.​zip

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

What’s it sound like?

Vaporwave with a steady hip-hop, boom bap, backbeat.

Thoughts

Feels like vaporwave is going club which I enjoy. An accessible album with short songs that give it a mix like feel. Hard to call them songs at all, seems he figures out something that works, loops it a bit then onto the next.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Esprit-%E7%A9%BA%E6%83%B3-Virtuazip/release/9050714

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Skipp Coon – Miles Garvey

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

What’s it sound like?

Vicious militant protest raps

Thoughts
Skipp’s taking aim at inequality, both financial and racial. While his raps are good the beats are exceptional, some of my favorite recent productions.

The songs are on the shorter side but it works well as an album, making for concise poignant verses.

Impressive.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Skipp-Coon-Miles-Garvey/release/9841258

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Greeen Linez – Izu King Street

⭐⭐⭐

Vaporwave inspired electro with a constant ‘house’ bump. This is probably their best and most accessible album so far.

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https://www.discogs.com/Greeen-Linez-Izu-King-Street/release/5999493

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Colin Vallon Trio – Le Vent

⭐⭐

Too somber and serious for my taste, I found it lacked any semblance of groove. That said an impressive ability is on display and I plan to check out the trios 2017 album which was well reviewed.

More Info:

https://www.discogs.com/Colin-Vallon-Trio-Le-Vent/release/5446568

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