Peggy Gou Once (12” EP) Ninja Tunes South Korean-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Peggy Gou is making (sound) waves within house music and electro – those faceless, anonymous beat-filled genres where the best music can seem so fleeting but the truly timeless tunes have that something special: the right hook and groove; personality.
We rented it for a start – a small house on Holloway Road and a piece of history. Old George, who lived a few houses down and whose father had famously lived well past a hundred, told me that Winston McCarthy had grown up in our house and it had also been a shop at […]
Hugh Laurie singing Dr. John is like John Key serving a romantic dinner – however well-intentioned you just can’t feel comfortable with the end result. That was (part of) what I said in my review. And I really enjoyed the show actually. A surprise, because Hugh Laurie, charming though he is, was excruciatingly bad to hear […]
Theo Parrish Footwork Sound Signature Ahead of the full-lengther here’s a new 2-track EP from Theo Parrish. Only two tracks – but 20 minutes of groove; that makes it worth mentioning – Parrish has roots in Chicago’s early house scene and Detroit’s classic techno feel and he combines those separate vestiges to make is own […]
Vermont Vermont Kompakt Germany You might know Danilo Plessow from his Motor City Drum Ensemble moniker. You might know , both are talented house music producers. Together they are Vermont – and this self-titled album project is a calming and lovely late-night/early-early-morning set of ambient ideas that has very little to do with house music […]
Disclosure Settle Interscope Records/Universal Disclosure is a British electronica duo, brothers Guy (22) and Howard (19) Lawrence. I mention their ages because – well – I’m impressed with the range of sounds on this album, their debut. There’s a depth here that shows the brothers have embraced enough about music and technology from their lifetime […]
Hugh Laurie Didn’t It Rain Warner Bros. It would be so much easier if this album was really good or almost necessary – but it is neither. It’s well-intentioned, in fact it’s positively bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and the playing is slick (probably too slick), the arrangements are precise, the song selection is smart. So ducks […]
Letherette Letherette Ninja Tune/Border How’s the hype around that new Daft Punk album treating you? Well, if you’re hanging out for something Daft Punk-ish then this, the self-titled debut album from Wolverhampton duo Letherette should tick enough of a box. The debt to Daft Punk is obvious and acknowledged – but for the most part […]