Terror Danjah POWER GRID
Reviewed by Robin Howells Source: (The Quietus)
What must a life in grime entail? One constant, it would seem, is the struggle for any artist to find a long-term, profitable niche. We've seen some speculate on a foothold in the charts; for a few, like Boy Better Know MC Skepta, the real answer is to knuckle down into the role of plucky entrepreneur.
Among grime producers, as opposed to vocalists, there are murmurs that now is the time independently to find a way forward. DJs such as Rinse FM's Elijah and
Oriol Night & Day Review
Reviewed by David Stubbs Source: (BBC Music)
The latest signing to Mike Paradinas’s Planet Mu label expands the mould of that imprint. Like his sometime CDR label contemporaries Floating Points, there isn't an abrasive bone in Oriol’s musical body. Clocking in at a good old-fashioned sub-45 minute mark, Night & Day is smooth to the last, while always smartly swerving well clear of blandness. It’s a reimagining of a halcyon, colourful era of jazz and funk grooves, an era the Spanish-Trinidadian,
Solar Bears She Was Coloured In
Reviewed by Unknown Source: (20 Jazz Funk Greats)
“See, this album you are playing now sounds like it could have been made by some French crazies in the 1970s, when prog became that all-encompassing juggernaut that vomited liquid shards of over-nourished human psyche all over the place, it was kind of gross and eventually tiresome. But while the going was good, I swear, it was the most exciting of times. You took one of those records from its floridly decorated sleeve, slipped it on, leant back and breathed deep,
Oriol: Night And Day [ZIQ275]
Reviewed by unknown Source: (Viny Zilla)
About once a year MGMT release an album in which is crowned “the one” to listen to during the summer. Well not this year: enter Oriol.
“‘Night and Day’ connects the dots between his musical tastes, from the 70’s fusion and experimentation of Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder to the lush house of Theo Parrish, Larry Heard and Recloose, into drum and bass and dubstep, he rewires these influences into something that’s totally exuberant and fresh, a
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