Howdy – Daniel the friendly RPM director here to once again bathe you with the synth-y, dulcet tones of wonderful, wonderful charts. I do love information. Continue on for a little ditty about whats new, and whats been popular in the electronic music department at KZSC!
First, the weekly adds:
1. The Discovery album is by far and away the new album that I am most excited about. Check out my previous post on the matter wherein I wax poetic about the album’s strengths; no need to repeat here what is easily said there. Go on! Click!
2. Clark – Totems Flare is an experimental/grimy/minimalist electronica artist out of Berlin. Very out there, scary at times – but at the same time it possesses certain danceable qualities. Keep an ear for it on the radio waves.
3. Milke – Maybe I’m Crazy is some new electro pop coming out of Britain, which I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with.
4. Josh One – Tolerance is another electro artist who aims to bring the genres of hip hop and electronica together - a fusion that is telling of the two genre’s shared histories. Good stuff, to be sure.
And now, the weekly charts:
|3||REBOTINI||Music Components||Le Plan|
|4||MOBY||Wait For Me||Mute|
|6||ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS||We Are To Answer||ESL-Switchstance|
|7||MISS KITTIN AND THE HACKER||Two||Nobody’s Bizzness|
|8||PETER PROJECT||Peter Project||Fuzzy Logic|
|9||MAJOR LAZER||Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do||Downtown|
|10||FRITZ HELDER AND THE PHANTOMS||Greatest Hits||Nelstar|
Lots of movin’ and shakin’ on the weekly charts, with single-word names dominating the top four spots. Grafton Primary‘s authentic blends of 80′s-inspired synth-pop is creeping on up while Bibio‘s laid-back folk/IDM/downtempo/pop experimentation and Tiga‘s insane, club-worthy beats battle it out for number one (it came close!) Chart newbie Rebotini (whose album, Music Composition, gives credit to synthesizers, rather than people, for their part in creating songs) makes a strong debut this week, forcing Moby‘s Wait For Me to take a step back for a while, but don’t worry – all of these records are receiving regular spins from our DJs and will continue to wage war in the weeks to come. Some other movers are Ancient Astronauts and Peter Project, both of which feature downtempo/hip-hop fusion elements – they’re slowly approaching the top spot action. Newcomer Fritz Helder and the Phantoms, charging in with the deep-house beats also enjoyed some new found airtime this week along side Major Lazer.
Thats all from me this week! I now return to my secret hideout wherein there is much gnashing of tooth and biting of nail as I begin to anticipate next week’s batch of new music!