Although the title of Canadian turntablist Kid Koala's debut album cites the repetitive strain injuries that plague battle DJs who spend most of their waking hours practicing, the music inside is most definitely not the work of someone showing off his battery of arcane scratches. Where most turntablists are out to wow you with their prowess behind the decks, Kid Koala impresses you with sheer force of personality. With its high-spirited demeanor and the madcap hi-jinks, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the sound of someone in love with records — and not just what he can do with them.
By Louis Pattison on 10.21.14 in News
Where in the past, The Bug’s Kevin Martin has been best known for bringing the noise, his new album Angels & Devils does more than batter bass-bins. Taking a dualist approach, the album’s first half is on a more dreamy,...
By Garrett Kamps on 10.20.14 in Reviews
Austria's Dorian Concept, aka Oliver Thomas Johnson, first caught attention via YouTube clips that depicted him manipulating synth textures in real time on a Micro Korg (he received more than a million views). His nimble...
By Andy Battaglia on 08.25.14 in Reviews
Many electronic-music producers can make sounds seem monstrous and big, but precious few can do so with subtlety and nuance. Kevin Martin, aka the Bug, has been alchemizing such conflicting properties since the early 199...
By Andrew Parks on 08.12.14 in Features
Digging in to the real-life stories behind FaltyDL's consistently inconsistent back catalog.