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Calvin Harris’ ‘Feels’ Feeds Off of Pharrell’s Energy and Very Little Else

Sometimes for Calvin Harris, something as simple as retracing your steps, or the steps of his pop ancestors, can be enough to maintain a hot streak only matched Continue reading Calvin Harris’ ‘Feels’ Feeds Off of Pharrell’s Energy and Very Little Else

Gabriel Gassi is a Pop Polyglot on ‘Heartbreaker’

Earlier this year, Vendor managed to secure an interview with the promising Swedish musician Gabriel Gassi, who revealed a lot about his various influences and approach in production. But more Continue reading Gabriel Gassi is a Pop Polyglot on ‘Heartbreaker’

Calvin Harris is the Ultimate Tinker Man on ‘Rollin’

Considering his recent artistic output, it’s fair to say that Calvin Harris is pop’s renaissance man of the moment. As the staunchly bro-masculine EDM movement continues to Continue reading Calvin Harris is the Ultimate Tinker Man on ‘Rollin’

LCD Soundsystem Share Two New Tracks, ‘Call The Police’ and ‘American Dream’

The titles of LCD Soundsystem’s two new tracks, ‘American Dream’ and ‘Call the Police’ tie rather aptly into James Murphy’s biography; two trustworthy notions that have Continue reading LCD Soundsystem Share Two New Tracks, ‘Call The Police’ and ‘American Dream’

‘Where U Iz’ is Fatboy Slim at his Nostalgic Best

Fatboy Slim’s fingerprints are still all over modern dance music, playing an integral part in the genre’s crossover to the mainstream. But over the last decade Slim’s output has been

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Arcade Fire’s ‘I Give You Power’ is your New Favourite Political Anthem

Yesterday saw the return of Gorillaz with their political track ‘Hallelujah Money’ and now, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Arcade Fire have shattered four years of silence with their own political lament ‘I Give You Power’. Continue reading Arcade Fire’s ‘I Give You Power’ is your New Favourite Political Anthem

Maggie Rogers Achieves a Danceable Authenticity with her Wistful Crossover ‘On + Off’

Exposure via virality has become the norm in the current cultural climate, especially for emerging musicians. Normally these musicians are seeking out attention deliberately through Continue reading Maggie Rogers Achieves a Danceable Authenticity with her Wistful Crossover ‘On + Off’

Spoon’s ‘Hot Thoughts’ Grooves with a Mechanical Precision

Spoon’s music is often marked by this opacity that stretches to fit a host of rock sub-genres. Classic and indie are wholly obvious and even the volatile attitude Continue reading Spoon’s ‘Hot Thoughts’ Grooves with a Mechanical Precision

W:/ 2016ALBUM/ Review: deadmau5’s Devilishly Outspoken Personality Fails to Seep into his Eighth Album

With the depletion of EDM’s popularity over the last few years, the self-loathing and self-critical deadmau5’s continued appeal seems more and more like some cruel, ironic joke. Fewer and fewer people stick around for the Continue reading W:/ 2016ALBUM/ Review: deadmau5’s Devilishly Outspoken Personality Fails to Seep into his Eighth Album

Justice: Woman Review – The French Duo Drop the Demolition Disco for a Disappointing Safety D.A.N.C.E.

If I shouted ‘French house’ or ‘French dance music’ at you, nine times out of ten the first act that’ll pop into your head will be Daft Punk- which is completely understandable. French house’s second fiddles Justice will most likely account for the Continue reading Justice: Woman Review – The French Duo Drop the Demolition Disco for a Disappointing Safety D.A.N.C.E.