• Grime and All Its Friends: A Seasonal Summary

    June 12, 2015 Ben

    It’s been a glorious year for those of us following the glowing and growing grime game. With the gravitas of the internet hype machine behind it, grime has become the go-to descriptor for a swath of sounds only tangentially related to the genre (why do you think I put grime in the title?). This spring has…

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  • Yamaneko – Pixel Wave Embrace LP – Aquatic Grime

    November 24, 2014 Ben

    Nothing gets my nostalgia flowing like water level soundtracks. As the new age serenity of “Dire, Dire Docks” and “Aquatic Ambiance” laid the groundwork for all my future electronic dalliances, it’s no surprise the subaquatic soundscapes of Yamaneko take me somewhere special. Taking inspiration from new age- and meditation tapes as much as from grime, Yamaneko’s debut Pixel Wave…

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