Like great electronic album artists before him such as the Chemical Brothers, Future Sound of London, and Underworld, Daniel Avery has crafted a coherent, confident and ambitious album. And like the best work of those bands, his Drone Logic (out this week) defies easy categorization because it incor ... More >>
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A dracula is the image most frequently equated with Trouble and Bass founder and DJ Drop the Lime. "It's because I'm a night owl, always showing up everywhere," says Luca Veneziaand he's a New York night owl at that. Born and raised downtown to artist parents, Venezia has lived through three ... More >>
Kraftwerk fever might have ruffled many of you the prickly way, what with the Great Unobtainable Online Tickets Ruse blighting the band's series of eight chronological album-by-album shows at MoMA this week. But let's look on the bright side! Over the years the Dusseldorf dance merchants have churne ... More >>
Smell that money burning. This concludes Sound of the City's year-end roundtable, a conversation about pop music in 2011 between Tom Ewing, Eric Harvey, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray, and Katherine St. Asaph. Read it all again. Thanks for the handoff, Nick, and thanks to Katherine, Tom and esp ... More >>
Washed Out, Grimes, Blood Orange The Bowery Ballroom Monday, July 11 Better than: Trillwave? To any musician with an audience, it's been clear for agesprobably dating back to when Dylan went electricthat to change your entire instrumental vocabulary is one of the biggest risks you c ... More >>
I mean they're so cool that they're actually uncool, which is very cool. Got it? See, the British electronica duo did the pulsing soundtrack for the arty action-slash-coming-of-age flick Hanna by director Joe Wright (known for Pride and Prejudice and Atonement). At the premiere last night ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We'll be here all week! The most important artist of 2010.Hi everybody! To ... More >>
All hail A Thousands Suns, the finest dystopian fusion a major label can buy
Ah, Labor Day weekend. Your last chance to wear white pants and white sandals (though my best friend tells me they're awful all year round). As for your weekend partying, skip the beach -- summer isn't over until the 22nd, so you still have time. Instead, welcome back NYC's nightlife and stay ... More >>
This rave starts at sun-up
Not-minimal remixes provide not-overwhelming joy
Juicy dance veins and chic lobby minimalism from DFA
Two electronic chanteuses go their own way, one in the wayback machine, the other into a broken-beat future
The Rapture Is Coming
Dance Music Accesses an Unseparatist Pop Sensibility
Dance in the Shadow of Disaster
Spring Heat in New Yorks Small Spaces
DJ Music Builds Its Way Out of the Velvet-Rope Underground
Is Trance the Future Top 40?
Who Are the Postmodern Mods?
Good old-fashioned movie music is as healthy as it ever was
Why Jingles Died and Licensed Pop Rules