20 Jun
Our Q&A with Minneapolis band Poliça's angelic voice

Give You the Ghost is the debut album by Minneapolis-based band Poliça, which formed June 2011 and released their first two songs, “Wandering Star” and “Lay Your Cards Out”, shortly thereafter (see our “Wandering Star” Video post here). Having taken part in GAYNGS, the synth-disco-pop super group, producer Ryan Olsen and singer/songwriter Channy Leanagh teamed up […]


18 Jan
The Weeknd's "Initiation" producer drops first solo effort

It’s no secret we love The Weeknd here — we put his Thursday mixtape as #2 on our 2011 Year In Music retrospective. Now The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, releases the first album from the man who produced the Echoes Of Silence mixtape cut “Initiation”. DropxLife’s 9-song instrumental Further mixtape recalls much of the atmospheric, bass-oriented, reverb-drenched […]


4 Nov
Hazy aural melancholia to take the late ride home with

Hailing New Genre Alert: for those unfamiliar with the term “Night Bus”, in regards to music, it is meant to qualify that which would make the perfect soundtrack to watch the world flash by your eyes whilst taking the Night Bus. Hazy moog synths, vocals washed out heavily in reverb, general dope melancholia. Montreal producer […]