NAVVI - Omni LP on Hush Hush Records
Summer in Seattle is a magical time of year. The marine layer that hovers over the city gives way to the sun and the foliage catches the sunlight at an angle that radiates green in a color so vivid, it seems like it can only be found there. Seattle is home to NAVVI, the duo consisting of Kristin Henry & Brad Boettger, whose sound feels like the dying light of

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It starts with a heartbeat. Then two synthesizers and a percussive element come into the mix. Enter the vocals – you’re hooked. Denite’s song “Berlin” is a lesson in popular dance music composition. “Berlin” features ample melodic hooks, carefully considered harmonies, skillfully designed sounds, and memorable percussion rhythms. Denite has even managed to sing bleak lyrics over the distinctively upbeat instrumentals. “Berlin” has every qualification for what makes a song

A broken pitchfork
Pitchfork is a well-respected online music magazine. The publication was founded by Ryan Schreiber in 1995 and covers a swath of music. Yet even reputable sources of information can lack foresight. Pitchfork’s degrading reviews of Daft Punk’s Discovery in 2001 and Daft Club in 2004 are evidence that Pitchfork dropped their crystal ball, it shattered, and they lost much of their credibility as a tastemaker. Schreiber’s review of Discovery was well

Bjarki
The sixth release from lauded Russian label трип landed a monster coup by releasing a vintage track by AFX (fka Aphex Twin). Fans of Aphex Twin will find a lot to love on the opening track of When I Was 14, released last week. A tinny percussive loop with elements of cloppy mechanical detritus, reminiscent of late 90s Warp and Rephlex tracks, propels Icelandic producer Bjarki‘s “Bæpolar” which is topped

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A quick tempo and a heavy beat march Jay Zoney’s “Workhorse (Original Mix)” onward. The Vancouver based techno DJ/Producer created a fierce, almost militaristic track in this Eternal Drive Recordings release. The tone of the track is set by a warehouse-style kick drum that goes straight for the jugular. Percussive and other effected elements add to the intensity throughout the track. Prepare yourself before listening – “Workhorse (Original Mix)” is