In (mild) Defense of Monoloc’s “Drift” [CLR]

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Recently, Resident Advisor (whom I have a healthy level of respect for, especially given that I’ve started contributing articles) posted a rather scathing review of Monoloc’s new album Drift, accompanied by a disheartening 2.5 star review. I felt that this album deserved more credit, and so I thought I’d rant on that topic for a quick second.

Review: Claudio Masso – Timeless Vibes EP

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The eponymous single from this EP is defined by its grooving bassline. For DJs, this driving foundation will make this track a go-to for building energy levels. Crisp, clean sound design gives the track a machined feel, with synthetic acid-and-helicopter “accent noises” dispersed throughout. Overall, I’d say this track gives off a “taking acid at a sweaty warehouse rave” sort of vibe that’s all the fun, without the cliches.