If you are able, please donate to Max Ink to help us navigate the Pandemic. We will see you on newstands when the Live Music scene is back in action!
  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

    Reviews From: International
    Tikki Masala  - Jīvasūvarī

    Tikki Masala - Jīvasūvarī

    Tikki Masala
    Jīvasūvarī
    Label: Masala Records

    Much like the deep flavors exhibited by the sauce that inspired the band name, this psychedelic candescence of hypnotic ethnic electronica is infused with classical Indian instruments including Sitar, Tabla, Santoor, Sarod, Flute, Tanpura, and Harmonium. Jīvasūvarī means to bring forth a living child in Sanskrit and this release which is activated by contemporary beat magic and underplayed by authentic Indian classical music is viewed as the birth card of the creators beautiful child. What a dish! (10)

    Tikki Masala Facebook

    Datsik - Master of Shadows

    Datsik - Master of Shadows

    Datsik
    Master of Shadows
    Label: Firepower Records

    Ninja dubstep DJ and producer Datsik is back on the attack with a fast punching EP set to take the scene by storm!  This high velocity release features collaborations with Excision, Dion Timmer, Virtual Riot, Ganja White Night and J Phelpz, so there is a lot of range and diversity within the spotlight. A great way to set your spring on fire! (9) Don your kimono and come experience his Ninja Nation tour on 3/13 at Orpheum Theater in Madison, WI with Space Jesus, Riot Ten and Carbin.

    Datsik WebsiteDatsik FacebookDatsik Wiki

    Opiuo - SYZYGY 01

    Opiuo - SYZYGY 01

    Opiuo
    SYZYGY 01
    Label: Slurp Music

    This 5 song EP has reinvigorated my love for the New Zealand born DJ, Opiuo! Offering a varied selection of his award winning electro funk styles and swampy bass beat approaches, it serves as a great launch for his summer US tour, specifically his appearance on 4/21 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado which will feature an exclusive live performance with a 20-piece orchestral set, the Syzygy Orchestra.

    Opiuo WebsiteOpiuo Facebook

    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.

    Ginkgoa WebsiteGinkgoa Facebook

    Opeth - In Cauda Venenum  

    Opeth - In Cauda Venenum  

    Opeth
    In Cauda Venenum  
    Label: Nuclear Blast

    Delightfully delicious, dynamic and intense musical drama from Sweden’s one and only Opeth! Their 13th release is a double, offering these 10 engaging and enrapturing progressive rock and metal compositions sung first and foremost in Swedish, but then also including with English accompaniment. Every listen unveils new layers of breathtaking delicacy, interesting interludes and amazing musicianship. Bravo!

    Opeth WebsiteOpeth Facebook

    Babymetal - Metal Galaxy

    Babymetal - Metal Galaxy

    Babymetal
    Metal Galaxy
    Label: Cooking Vinyl

    Nothing short of a fascinating anomaly in the world of music, the chart topping (recently #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart) Japanese group Babymetal mixes the vocals and choreographed movements of a trio of cutesy teeny bopper type girls with anthemic, super heavy, metal music. This release is a loose concept album about being dispatched to distant parts of the universe. After headlining performances at many prestigious festivals around the world, who knows which part of the universe they will explore next?

    Babymetal WebsiteBabymetal Facebook

    Shpongle Static - Live at Ozra 2019

    Shpongle Static - Live at Ozra 2019

    Shpongle Static
    Live at Ozra 2019
    Label: Twisted Records Ltd

    If you were wondering if the name meant this was the phenomenal fusion of two visionary musical talents, SHPONGLE (Simon Posford) & EAT STATIC (Merv Pepler), you would be correct! Cross pollinating their globally appealing psychedelic electronic music is certainly a treat and if you were lucky enough to attend this legendary Psychedelic Trance festival in Ozra, Hungary you could have seen it take place in front of your eyes. For the rest of us though, this landmark release will tell the tale of their combined sonic wizardry.

    Shpongle Static WebsiteShpongle Static Facebook

    Dub Fx - Roots

    Dub Fx - Roots

    Dub Fx
    Roots
    Label: Convoy Music Group

    Ben Stanford is Dub FX, a Melbourne born street performer, beat boxer and looping artist extraordinaire who exhibits strong poetic lyricism while exploring social, political and spiritual topics. Roots is more of an eclectic reggae album than an experimental loopy electronic release like his prior ones. He hits the dub hard, but amid the relentless bubble rhythm, he journeys through hip hop, soca and more on the way to Roots.

    Dub Fx WebsiteDub Fx Facebook

    View More

    Viewing Page 12 - of 12

    ‹ First  < 10 11 12