Justin Hampton

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  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    If anyone alive could bring legitimacy to the sound of your average nightclub, it's progressive house mainstay Paul Van Dyk. Though the German producer has frequently and publicly repudiated the term, his work helped validate trance music with an ...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    Considering the uneven and, occasionally, unintentionally hilarious results of conceptualism, one should expect Matmos to choke on flatulent gusts of pretension every time it cranks out an LP. But Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt have gleefully mana...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    It's barely a minute into Mogwai's fourth LP before we get a breathtaking glimpse of all that makes the group stand out from its postrock brethren. After a plaintive guitar passage kicks off "Hunted by a Freak," the song suddenly ascends to the he...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    The Belgian-born Natacha Atlas has been impressing the rest of the world since the mid-Eighties. Her forlorn, aching vocals on solo LPs like Halim and Gedida have graced the recordings of artists as varied as Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Page and Robert P...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    Ever since Björk and Beth Orton made it safe for female singer-songwriters to explore electronica, an aural land-grab of sorts has now ensued as different acts stake their own piece of emotional territory. Australian native Tania May-Bowers f...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    Once an electronica act has established an international career, things can get a bit dull if one doesn't take some chances every now and again. Groove Armada, for one, has achieved such a strong reputation for lush Xanax-padded space ballads ("At...