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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

    Reviews From: Year 2018
    Ginkgoa - One Time

    Ginkgoa - One Time

    Ginkgoa
    One Time
    Label: Self Released

    What happens when invigorating electro swing gets infused with trap, house and future bass sounds? In such a space, a myriad of tempting time tried dance crazes fly together in an explosive experiment of sound and energy. This France-based duo further enhances the mix when vocalist and front-woman Nicolle Rochelle unleashes her talents. Irresistible! Appearing 7/14 & 7/15 at LaFete De Marquette. Appearing 7/14 & 7/15 at LaFete De Marquette.

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    The Glitch Mob - See Without Eyes

    The Glitch Mob - See Without Eyes

    The Glitch Mob
    See Without Eyes
    Label: Glass Air

    This Los Angeles trio of artists, Boreta, edIT, and Ooah have produced seminal elements of the electronic sonic experience since their beginnings in 2006. It has been 4 years since their last acclaimed release (their 2nd LP, Love Death Immortality, debuted #13 on Billboard 200 album chart and No. 1 on iTunes electronic chart). Driven now by their own label, Glass Air, their sound remains recognizable, but with a fair amount of experimental elements among their signature punctual electro synths and swollen bass lines. Showing off several great collaborators, including REZZ, Illenium, and Tula, the release has many facets to explore. I am excited to see them at The Sylvee in Madison, WI on 10/10!

     

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    Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician

    Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician

    Melvins
    Pinkus Abortion Technician
    Label: Ipecac Records

    Formed in Aberdeen/Montesano, WA in 1983, the Melvins have been spewing weirdo wisdom and sludgy psychedelic shenanigans ever since. Featuring both Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Butthole Surfers’, Jeff Pinkus on bass this time around brings new elements to the surface. Pinkus Abortion Technician is a solid foray into the twisted minds and rhythms of this ongoing phenomena. Come see the King Buzzo crew with me on 7/30 at High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI. (8)  www.themelvins.net

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    Brownout - Fear of a Brown Planet

    Brownout - Fear of a Brown Planet

    Brownout
    Fear of a Brown Planet
    Label: Fat Beats Records

    After two awesome retooled Black Sabbath themed releases, this 9-piece award winning Austin, TX offshoot of Grupo Fantasma, brings us a heavy Latin funk and soul tapestry of blazing grooves and horn filled rhythms in this play on Public Enemy’s 1990 hip-hop classic Fear of a Black Planet. Woot!

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    Pogo - Ascend

    Pogo - Ascend

    Pogo
    Ascend
    Label: Self Released

    Our social media filled lives are filled with snippets and samples, but few utilize them the way that Pogo (aka Nick Bertke) does. His work is highly sought after and viewed (well over 100 million views on YouTube). Ascend continues his legacy with 14 tracks of catchy, kitschy, creative creations that expound upon his already amazing vision.

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    Globular - Entangled Everything

    Globular - Entangled Everything

    Globular
    Entangled Everything
    Label: Entangled Records

    Strap on your psychedelic space suit and get ready for a ride! This successfully Kickstarted release shows off Globular’s increasing adeptness at producing flows of swirling, whirling, smooth, high flying electronica. New burbles and bubbles are born and freed through every mind expanding track on Entangled Everything.

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    The Sword - Used Future

    The Sword - Used Future

    The Sword
    Used Future
    Label: Razor & Tie

    What began as groovy galloping guitar driven stoner rock has taken nods towards classic heavy rock and added bluesy brambles to their vintage mileage as this Austin, TX band rides across endless highways headed towards often psychedelic horizons with a used future destination.

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    Living Light - The Great Attractor

    Living Light - The Great Attractor

    Living Light
    The Great Attractor
    Label: Desert Trax

    After perfecting her keyboarding craft in the pioneering live electronic hybrid Psylab, Eartha Harris created the Living Light project in 2012. Several years and releases later, in between playing at festivals around the world plus teaching nutritional workshops and yoga classes, she brings us The Great Attractor, a delightfully dreamy psydub offering that bounces global beats amid multitudinous layers of consciousness infiltrating psychedelia and soothing succulent star struck melodies.

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    Red Baraat - Sound The People

    Red Baraat - Sound The People

    Red Baraat
    Sound The People
    Label: Rhyme & Reason Records

    Bhangra beat music has many avenues to choose from and the crazy twists and turns that this now 6-piece outfit infuses it with is undeniably spectacular. Their brassy global perspective and experimentation continues to push the musical boundaries of psychedelic, jazz, hip-hop as well as what can be accomplished on individual instruments. (9) Appearing with Tribu Aharu and Charanga Agoza’ on 8/16 at Central Park in Madison, WI.

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    Yellow Claw - New Blood

    Yellow Claw - New Blood

    Yellow Claw
    New Blood
    Label: Barong Family

    Thanks to their famed bass-heavy productions and riotous performances, this Dutch producer/DJ duo known as Yellow Claw (Jim Taihuttu and Nils Rondhuis) have moved to headlining festivals around the world this year. Released on their own Barong Family label, this 14 track release offers a full musical palette ranging from hip hop blasters to frenzied anthemic ragers to moody downtempo offerings, all with special guests. Although bouncing all around the world, you can catch em live on 9/2 at North Coast Music Festival in Chicago, IL

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    David Starfire - Primal

    David Starfire - Primal

    David Starfire
    Primal
    Label: Amrita Recordings

    Los Angeles based producer David Starfire certainly has a talent for creating enthralling world beat based electronica! This EP which features guests SOOHAN, and Patrick D, plus a collab with Justin Terranova, stylishly transports you across a wide musical terrain with invigorating beats and anthemic refrains. More please.

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    Underworld & Iggy Pop - Teatime Dub Encounters

    Underworld & Iggy Pop - Teatime Dub Encounters

    Underworld & Iggy Pop
    Teatime Dub Encounters
    Label: Caroline International

    An unlikely coupling that pops before sputtering. As Iggy spouts surreal soliloquies and reflective prose, Underworlds creates a polished cache of catchy electronica. The concept is novel yet cantankerous, and not historical, just current spontaneous creativity from this pairing, flowing as it will into unlikely places.

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