Aw yeah, here we are at last. Ever since starting this site two years ago, I’ve deeply enjoyed the excuse it’s provided me to go absolutely HAM on compiling my favorite records of the year and for my third edition, I continue my own tradition of an ever-ballooning listicle charting the tracks, twelves, EPs, albums, and reissues that never seemed to leave my tables or my Bluetooth speakers (man, I hate Bluetooth so goddamn much…Bring The Cords Back!) It would appear that my lists are also growing at an exponential rate as I will be doubling my round-up once again this year, with four different listicles planned. Now, whether I complete those before I burn out is anyone’s guess. With so many notable releases out there, I’ve found myself grouping many of them around labels, genres, and other themes that make too much sense to me but might not scan as “obvious” to everyone. Oh well. Onward!Read More
Forty-two years ago, when I achieved the first successful wireless transmission in Pontecchio, I already anticipated the possibility of transmitting electric waves over large distances, but in spite of that I could not hope for the great satisfaction I am enjoying today. For in those days a major shortcoming was ascribed to my invention: the possible interception of transmissions. This defect preoccupied so much that, for many years, my principal research was focused on its elimination.
Thirty years later, however, precisely this defect was exploited and turned into radio—into that medium of reception that now reaches more than 40 million listeners every day.
-Guglielmo MarconiRead More
For as much as I’ve been digging digitally lately, since getting my turntables and the records I was able to get back to Ohio set up—eternal thanks Jason and Dan for housing the rest + my drums and books—I’ve been far more content to just share music than write about it. Considering that the lowkey bizarro Tomi Kama two-tracker has gotten a surprising amount of attention compared to the other two Livity releases this year (both fucking amazing as well), it felt only right to pair it with another new name in UK body music: Truska. Let’s dive in!Read More
Not being known for brevity, this whole year-end list stuff is taking a little longer than expected. But I at least have my list of around twenty tracks that I've fallen in love with this year and are some of the best. Are they they best? No, no list is the best, girls and boys. They're all varying degrees of good and crappy, so join me as I try to suss out some of the year's best tracks that you may not have heard (though you definitely have heard at least a few!)Read More
OK, so this was a bit of a journey to write. What started off a quick review I wrote on Monday kept gnawing at me to go further and ended up doing just that by putting together a drop-focused history of dubstep, a look at Bristol's Sound System legacy, and some thoughts about Peverelist's role as the city's bass powerplayer (lol). Oh, and there's a review of Ausu's new "Hallucinator" b/w Sendak" and Simo Cell's upcoming Gliding. I can't promise there won't be further edits, but can say that you probably won't notice them at this point. (mumbles bad Kanye joke to self, goes to tweet it anonymously.)Read More