Top 100 Releases of 2016: 50-01

Read Part 1, 100-51, HERE for a good look before heading down this road! All info, premise, and honorable mentions will be there. Now let’s go on with my top picks of this year. Continue reading “Top 100 Releases of 2016: 50-01”

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Album Review: Boleros Valses y Mas by Frankie Reyes

(Image courtesy of Stones Throw Records.)

The Californian-based musician, Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker, strips down the sound to a single Oberheim synthesizer on his new project as Frankie Reyes. Minimal and pure of heart, Reyes’s interpolations of classic Latin standards thrives so vividly on this twelve track album wonder.
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Album Review: 3D: Die a Hero by 3D Blast

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Sampled funk and soul may have gone stale after all these years of future funk squeezing out every possible ounce of fun from it, but 3D Blast aims to be smarter and bigger than its peers. The results are one of the funnest and bombastic listens you’ll hear!
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Album Review: Welcome to the Internet by James Flamingo

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There’s something magical and bubbly coming from the collage-frenzy whirlwind of James Flamingo. Riding on the coattails of the squeaky clean, modernist sounds of the young metrosong genre, Welcome to the Internet is a welcome visual novel of modern plunderphonics and the state of the internet at large!
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Album Review: 25 25 by Factory Floor

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UK dance club sensation Factory Floor make a remarkable return after a slew of live shows from their hypnotic debut, Factory Floor, and the duo (formerly a trio after Dominic Butler left) are ready to follow up with another bizarre release, this time on the most extreme minimalism ever heard yet! Does 25 25 live up to the hype? Continue reading “Album Review: 25 25 by Factory Floor”