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Updates from the RPM Department

Greetings, KZSCers!

There’s a lot going on in the RPM department right now. We’ve been flooded with so many great releases in the past few weeks that some may have flown under your radar. Here’s a roundup of best releases has received as of late:

Tensnake – Glow: Ranging from house to disco and taking sonic queues from the likes of Disclosure and Daft Punk (even going so far as to feature Nile Rogers on a track!), Tensnake delivers 16 tracks of hip-shaking goodness for your worthy ears. I am sure it will be throughly rinsed out on KZSC’s electronic shows.

Patten – Estoile Naiant: On the more experimental, ambient side of the electronic palette, Patten has created a lush maze of sound to sink into. Using elements of drone, techno, drum and bass, and found sounds, Patten creates a deep sonic universe in which you can easily immerse yourself in.

Thomas White – Ariose EP: Built for the club, Thomas White’s Ariose EP turns up by combining trapped-out percussion and hard-hitting bass with smooth chords and range of unique samples. This is absolutely one to play loud!

I also thought I’d include one last one from up-and-coming 17-year-old producer Dolphin Tears; some classic Jersey Club:

Considered your itch for new music scratched, KZSCer’s! Until next time!

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New RPM in Mid-January

How are you doing with 2014 so far? Here’s how new releases look in electronic/RPM music at KZSC:

1 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
2 POLICY Postscript 100% Silk
3 BURIAL Rival Dealer Hyperdub
4 SPECIAL REQUEST Soul Music Houndstooth
5 DAEDELUS Drown Out Anticon
6 CASHMERE CAT “With Me” [Single]
7 IMAMI Madhouse [EP]
8 MAT ZO Damage Control Astralwerks
9 CRYSTAL METHOD The Crystal Method Tiny E
10 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance

A “Fast 5″ to watch for:

1 CRYSTAL METHOD The Crystal Method Tiny E
2 PROSPERO Between Spinning Nothing
3 BLIND SCUBA DIVERS Blind Scuba Divers [EP] Lava
4 BURIAL Rival Dealer Hyperdub
5 VARIOUS ARTISTS Nublu Sound 2 Nublu
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Early December’s Spins-RPM

Call it RPM, call it Electronic Music…whatever you call it, here’s what we’re calling early December’s Top 10:

1 M.I.A. Matangi N.E.E.T.-Interscope
2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
3 LAUREL HALO Chance Of Rain Hyperdub
4 D33J Gravel Anticon
5 IMAMI Madhouse – EP Apothecary Compositions
6 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance
7 CFCF Outside paper bag
8 JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND Glow Warp
9 RECONDITE Hinterland Ghostly
10 DJ RASHAD Double Cup Hyperdub

Watch out for these…they’re new and getting lots of attention:

1 DAEDELUS Drown Out Anticon
2 ZERO ONE SOnar Waveform
3 ENCAPSULATE Fetal Position Waveform
4 SECOND SKY “Purpose” [Single] Rhythm and Culture
5 MAT ZO Damage Control Astralwerks
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November RPM Charts

Top 10:

1 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
2 RANGE Nonfiction Donky Pitch
3 BOOKA SHADE Eve Embassy Of Music
4 MOUNT KIMBIE CSFLY Remixes [EP] Warp
5 DECO Timescales Deceast
6 SPECIAL REQUEST Soul Music Houndstooth
7 SHIGETO No Better Time Than Now Ghostly
8 ALUNAGEORGE Body Music Vagrant
9 JAMES BLAKE Overgrown Republic
10 ALLUXE Nomad Electronic Creatives

Top 5 Adds:

1 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance
2 KRAAK AND SMAAK Chrome Waves Jalapeno
3 ELIZABETH ROSE EP2 Inertia
4 SON LUX Lanterns Joyful Noise
5 RECONDITE Hinterland Ghostly
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Mid-October New RPM Sounds

Just before the Halloween parties begin, here’s a list of 5 new and spinning releases on KZSC electronic music/RPM shows:

  1. SOUNDS FROM THE GROUND / Tribes (Upstream)
  2. ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER / R Plus Seven (Warp)
  3. MOBY / Innocents (Mute)
  4. VITALIC / Fade Away Remixes (Different)
  5. NIGHTMARES ON WAX / Feelin’ Good (Warp)

Check out the new days, times & shows featuring electronic music this fall on KZSC…and don’t forget to donate during our Pledge Drive!

DEPECHE MODE DELTA MACHINE

Depeche Mode’s new CD “DELTA MACHINE”

Depeche Mode’s new CD “DELTA MACHINE” has the group back with the electro-grundge sound that harkens back to their mid ’90s material. The group now features a full-time drummer and Martin seems to play guitars most of the time.

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‘Welcome To My World’ opens the album with heavy beats and an ominus soundscape.

The first single release ‘Angel’ is as heavy with lots of clicks and buzzing chirps.

‘Heaven’ is the second single that features duets with lead singer Dave Gahan and lyracist Martin Gore.

‘Broken’ is a likeable mellow tune with a sinister electro beat.
“You can’t fake it, I can feel it, You were broken from the start”

‘Should Be Higher’ opens like a rush of fresh air at a slow pace with a big bass drum beat with a progressive drive.
“Your lies are more attractive then the truth”

‘Soothe My Soul’ is the third single release and perhaps my favorite and it’s danceable. A lusty song about knocking down doors and getting what ya need.
“There’s only one way to soothe my soul!”

‘Alone’ is a hypnotic track about looking back at past love and circumstance.
“I was there when you needed me most…”

On a scale of 1 to 10, lamest to greatest, I give Delta Machine a 7.
Will it be a classic? Probably not.
Would I listen to it again? Yes.

Depeche Mode play live at Shoreline on Thursday, September 28th with Crystal Castles opening.
For a great live preview performance, search for the Depeche Mode “Live On Lettermen” 2013 webcast!

-DJ Danny “On The Radio”

“Living In The ’80s”