Dominic Umile

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  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    Michna's meticulously prepared latest album, Magic Monday, is a weave of erratic sampled snippets, live instruments, and programmed beats folded into one continuous track list. The Secret Frequency Crew member and active New York DJ (alias: Egg Fo...

  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    The hip-hop disorder that sampling producer/arranger duo The Herbaliser (Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba) loaded onto the FabricLive 26 compilation two years ago stands in sharp contrast to the pair's previous LP's spy-film grooves. It was a clear sig...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    Fabric mixes often include a production or two by the DJ at the disc's helm. But on Fabric 36, Chilean-born, Germany-based techno/house DJ/producer Ricardo Villalobos dismisses the idea of featuring any other artist on the track list. Instead he h...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    Founder of the UK's Roll Deep crew — a grime outfit that counts Dizzee Rascal among its alumni — producer/MC/"godfather of grime" Wiley announced early this year his retirement from the mike. At that point, the British release of his P...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    After expanding its head count, L.A.'s hippified West Indian Girl cooked up loose, electronically augmented rock for 4th & Wall, its sophomore album, following a departure from Astralwerks Records. Founders Robert James and Francis Ten fleshed out...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    A casual listen will obscure the stronger aspects of Delaware-born/Philly-based Hezekiah's work on I Predict a Riot, the producer/MC's second LP. The word riot generally indicates that the contents therein would boast boisterous, screeching beats ...