Mag 24 2009, 1:16Groundation These guys are an excellent and original roots reggae band. They maintain the roots reggae sound but inject odd time sigs, nice horn lines, and some funky rhythms.
Mag 14 2009, 20:31Ricardo Villalobos
Minimal techno and microhouse. I dig the sounds, the sparseness, it doesn't make demands on the listener, but if you listen closely Ricardo is always rewarding. Easy to listen to while doing other things, like writing journal entries.
Mag 11 2009, 20:10Arcana
Most of my journal entries have been about electronic music, but this track is epic and inspiring.
Apr 8 2009, 4:41New Star in the Sky
Air has a great laid back vibe. Air makes approachable music, everyone seems to like it. This tune has some great usage of Vocoders.
Apr 6 2009, 19:40Not Exactly
Deadmau5 is making waves, he seems to be one of the most popular DJs/remixers out there right now. His productions tend to be minimal/house and have some very creative transitions.
Apr 6 2009, 19:32Body Laguage (Interpretation)
Booka Shade has been around for a while for a reason, a constant stream of great tracks.
This track has a minimal feel. There is space around all the elements, it is not overly complicated, there isn't a 4 on the floor kick drum. The reggae vibe of this tune is not typical in the minimal style but works really well.
Apr 3 2009, 18:04Vic Acid
Tom Jenkinson's work as Squarepusher in intense. Editing is the focus, intricate, and interesting. He took the standard Drum and Bass style groove to new heights.
Apr 3 2009, 18:004
Richard D James has reinvented himself many times, but you hear his signature in every style he tries. Complex grooves that must take forever to put together.
Apr 3 2009, 17:55Do It Again
Like much electronic music this song uses short interlocking motifs to create more complicated textures. Simple ideas are reused with production variations and in various combinations.
Apr 3 2009, 17:54Halcyon + On + On
This has been remixed and used in numerous films including Mortal Kombat and Mean Girls. Trance music, with it's laid back, background-music quality, works well with picture. This song is long and evolving, try listening to it while doing something else. Not all music demands constant attention, let your unconscious enjoy it while you focus elsewhere.