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LWE Reviews VIA Fest 2013

LWE contributor Lauren Cox provides her run-down of the fourth annual VIA Festival in Pittsburgh, PA.

Little White Earbuds June Charts 2012

01. Unknown artist, “Spotlight” (Pittsburgh Track Authority Remix) [Spotlight]
02. KiNK, “Hand Made” [Rush Hour Recordings]
03. The Black Madonna, “Exodus” [Stripped & Chewed]
04. Steve Kasper, “Unvexed Dub” [Uncanny Valley]
05. Awanto 3, “Pregnant” [Dekmantel]
06. Real Cool, “What About Our Weekend Adam?” [Geography Records]
07. Roman Flügel, “Girls With Status” [Live At Robert Johnson]
08. Joy Orbison, “Ellipsis” [Hinge Finger]
09. Outboxx, “Astro Girl” [Immerse Records]
10. Trevino, “Backtracking” [The Nothing Special]

KiNK & Neville Watson, A Saturday In November

KiNK & Neville Watson’s latest for Hour House Is Your Rush, featuring Kim Ann Foxman, continues in the vein of retro-but-not-derivative house of tracks like “Inside Out.”

LWE’s Top 25 Tracks of 2010 (15-11)

KiNK & Neville Watson, Metropole

KiNK & Neville Watson’s return to Hour House Is Your Rush includes both familiar and more novel sounds from the pair.

Matt O’Brien, Remixes From The Periphery

Matt O’Brien’s Remixes From the Periphery brings together some of the past and present leading lights of techno and house, which in many ways neatly sum up O’Brien’s approach to music-making.

KiNK, Rachel EP

After listening to the track “Existence” from KiNK’s Rachel EP for Ovum Recordings, I found myself slightly appalled. Essentially it’s a rework of “Changes of Life,” a 1992 cut by Jeff Mills, done as a tech-house wind up. Fitted with a new set of filters, delays, and freshly phased drum rolls, “Existence” dices up that signature piano riff to closely resemble its exemplar but remain just different enough to warrant being called its own.

Various Artists, Halal Prepared Vol. 1

In Islamic parlance, food that’s been prepared in accordance with Sharia law is designated as halal, similar to the Jewish distinction of kosher foods. So by naming its seventh release Halal Prepared Vol.1 London-based Boe Recordings sends a strong signal regarding the level of respect it affords to house music’s underground fore-bearers and traditions. Yet the three tracks on offer here from KiNK, Iron Curtis and Ladzinski are reverent rather than than obedient — clearly influenced by seminal house releases but more than devotional works of blind faith. It’s likely the critical difference that could earn this EP a place in record buyers’ baskets while its strictly traditional peers huddle on the shelves.