"EDM is growing big and spreading fast" according to the PR coming with this. Sadly, shouts of "GO!" over a hackneyed mess-up of vapid synths, big room cheese-tech chart-crossover crescendos and 'see them a mile away' drops on this sorry effort probably reflect the popular face of dance music more than anything else right now. There's no joy in slagging a tune off, but if it's sent out for review an honest opinion is all you can expect.
Around 20 years ago David Icke was literally the most ridiculed man in the UK after the TV sports reporter-turned-Green political activist had an 'awakening' that led him to come out as a kind of '90s Timothy Leary spiritual guru. Now his eight-hour stage presentations fill Wembley and his website is one of the most popular in the world. Here he relates some of his ideas, set over an old skool trippy ambient/electro backing courtesy of Space Christ.
Australian producer Fantastic Man has already been fantastic for Brooklyn's Let's Play House — last summer in fact — and here he is again, parading his effortless fantasticness like a strutting peacock that has somehow mastered the use of virtual studio technology. 'Heartbreaker' has echoes — if not samples of — Electrik Funk's classic 'On A Journey', but slickly augmented with an expanse of sound best experienced eyes closed on a hot dancefloor without a roof. Over, both 'Zero' and 'Keep Out' maintain a seriously high level of quality control. Once again, sir, bravo.
An outing on Turbo and a collaboration with Harvard Bass have gained him praise from the likes of Brodinski, Gesaffelstein and Tiga, and now Pilo from Los Angeles has signed to BNR in Berlin. A Transatlantic crossing showcases his sound, which slips in easily with BNR's forward-looking techno/house overview. The lead track takes a while to get going, but is followed by highlight of the set 'Street Related' which sounds really fresh.