TRACK REVIEW: Jessie Ware – Imagine It Was Us

jessie ware imagine it was us

  Written for DIY There are only two kinds of people in the world, ‘Wildest Moments’ people and ‘110%’ (or ‘If You’re Never Gonna Move’) people. Now ‘Wildest Moments’ people can like ‘110%’ and ‘110%’ people can like ‘Wildest Moments’, but nobody likes them both equally. Such was the division of sounds – and labour … Continue reading

TRACK REVIEW: Phoenix – Entertainment (Blood Orange Remix)

phoenix entertainment blood orange mks remix

Written for DIY Erstwhile Test Icicle and Lightspeed Champion Dev Hynes has, by some fortuitous turn of events, ended up as the new hot pop producer, like Timbaland with an eighties fixation. With that in mind, he’s a perfect fit for nostalgic cool of French rockers Phoenix – and look! He’s brought along the original … Continue reading


low invisible way so blue

Written for DIY ‘The Book of Mormon’ isn’t the only thing the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has done for us lately – although I hear it’s very good (that’s what all the posters on the Tube say, anyway). They deliver us from evil, and to a new Low song – married … Continue reading

TRACK REVIEW: AlunaGeorge – Attracting Flies

alunageorge attracting flies

Written for DIY Talk about taking chances – naming a song ‘Attracting Flies’ is just asking for trouble if the track itself ends up being a bit like, well, dog muck. But then, AlunaGeorge aren’t the worrying sort, and why should they? Good as their top 10-bothering single with Disclosure is, it’s nice to see … Continue reading

TRACK REVIEW: Wih’lo – Unbreak

Wihlo unbreak

Written for DIY We might not have a clue how to pronounce his name, but we’re definitely not short of things to say about this 19-year-old Chicago producer. With more than a hint of Mount Kimbie – albeit Mount Kimbie if they could relax for just a second (or rather, six minutes), those hissing, skipping … Continue reading