David Mittleman

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  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    The title of this superb anthology of rare furious grooves from Florida speaks for itself. There are tons of righteous soul, hard-kickin' drum breaks, James Brown-influenced grooves, and a whole lot of unheard funky goodness. For those new to the ...

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    Depictions of futuristic music in popular culture are often either cheesy and childish (think the first Star Wars movie or television's Buck Rogers in the 25th Century) or uninspired commercial trance and techno (think the Matrix trilogy). What ha...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    The Now Sound Redesigned, a remix tribute to the Sixties soft-psych group the Free Design, is an opportunity lost. The soft vocal harmonies would seem a lush foil for hip-hop's hard beats and streetwise rhymes, but the album fails to properly nego...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    If German goddess Ellen Allien set out to dissolve techno's rigid edifice on her third full-length album, Thrills, she more than accomplished her goal. While highly danceable head-bobbing beats abound, dissolute tracks such as "Cloudy City" float ...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    After two years of hibernation, Four Tet returns with Everything Ecstatic, a manic and unhinged album of free-jazz blowouts and psychedelic, Terry Riley-inspired "all-night flights." Long gone are the soporific sped-up acoustic guitar and gamelan ...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    With Pushin On, the second album from Quantic Soul Orchestra, Will "Quantic" Holland ups the ante on breakbeat culture. The only thing that gives away the fact that the album was recorded in 2005 instead of 1969 is its lack of vinyl crackle. Holla...