CollectionDX Network

Category Archives: Electronic

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DAVIDGE

Yesterday we unveiled our review of Slo Light, the debut solo album by Massive Attack collaborator Davidge.  As promised, today we’re presenting our exclusive interview with the man himself. Did you write the songs on Slo Light entirely by yourself and then find people to sing them or did you write them with...
Read more

Stone Cold Fox Premiere ‘January’

We’re really into this electro-pop-rock hybrid right now…  It’s damn catchy and it gets better and better each time you listen to it! PRESS RELEASE: Stone Cold Fox is an Indie Rock Band from Brooklyn, New York.  Comprised of members from California to Maine, the band’s inception was a fairy tale that only Brooklyn could...
Read more

REVIEW: THE GLITCH MOB: LOVE DEATH IMMORTALITY

The Glitch Mob are an electronic music trio consisting of Edward “edIT” Ma, Justin Boreta and Josh “Ooah” Mayer. Their 2010 debut, Drink The Sea, did fairly well, giving them a rather large fanbase, especially in the EDM underground, and more than a handful of favorable reviews. Alas, it did not make a...
Read more

VIDEO/REVIEW: THE CHAINSMOKERS: “#SELFIE”


The Chainsmokers have done some of my favorite remixes during the past year or so, including massive remixes of BANKS' "Change," The Killers' "Miss Atomic Bomb," Icona Pop's "Girlfriend" and Say Lou Lou's "Julian." They even have a pretty epic official, label-commissioned remix of Ellie Goulding's "Goodness...
Read more

THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW: POLLY SCATTERGOOD

Interview by Michael McCarthy There isn’t much that one could say about the immensely talented Polly Scattergood that I haven’t said already.  After all, I gave her new album, Arrows, a very positive review HERE and named it my favorite album of the year HERE in my Best of 2013 list.  So, it...
Read more

#albumoftheday REVIEW: ROSE ELINOR DOUGALL: FUTURE VANISHES

Rose Elinor Dougall is perhaps still best known as a former lead vocalist of The Pipettes. But she has kept rather busy as a solo artist since leaving the popular girl group in 2008, releasing some very well-reviewed singles, such as “Start/Stop/Synchro” and “I Know We’ll Never,” as well as a much-beloved album,...
Read more

LOVE IS POP’S 60 BEST ALBUMS OF 2013!!!

by Michael McCarthy When I say that these are the “60 Best Albums of 2013,” I’m just saying that these were my favorite albums this year. I’m simply entitling this piece “60 Best Albums of 2013” instead of “60 Favorite Albums of 2013” because everyone always uses the term “Best Of,” not favorite....
Read more

REVIEW: DAVID LYNCH: THE BIG DREAM

David Lynch’s 2011 debut, Crazy Clown Time, was a vocoder-hater’s worst nightmare.  And it wasn’t for people who weren’t into meditation either.  But for any fans of Lynch’s films who’ve ever wondered what the melodies and monologues inside of his head actually sounded like, it was a fascinating listen, even if it was something they...
Read more

#albumoftheday JOSHUA WORDEN: ALWAYS THIS

I always find it interesting when a musician was trained in a certain style, or with a certain instrument, but then they go and take that knowledge and apply it to something totally different. Such is the case with Atlanta, Georgia’s Joshua Worden, who was trained in jazz guitar but makes music that’s...
Read more

SINGLE SPOTLIGHT: SPC ECO: DELUSIONAL WASTE

If you liked electronica, as everyone was calling it, back in the ’90’s then chances are you were a fan of Curve. If I had to describe the duo from London today I would call them electro-pop with an edgy slice of alt rock and a hint of industrial thrown in for good...
Read more

#albumoftheday Aniaetleprogrammeur: The friendly expectations of the stars

Although they’re Berlin-based today, Aniaetleprogrammeur (pronounced: Ania et le programmeur) were formed in Paris in 2005. The trio consists of Hanrigabriel (direction/guitars/vox/synths), Tata Christiane (synths/machines) and Valquire Veljkovic (lights/synths/bass). (I recently reviewed Valquire Veljkovic’s fascinating side project Deer Howling.) They are a “multidisciplinary art collective” involved in music, fashion design (with the brand...
Read more

SELENA GOMEZ: STARS DANCE, A TRACK-BY-TRACK REVIEW

Stars Dance is Selena Gomez’s highly anticipated fourth album. It’s also her solo debut, following three albums with her band The Scene. The album’s first single, “Come & Get It,” was released on April 8, 2013 and made it all the way to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her...
Read more

#albumoftheday DEER HOWLING: YEARHAND

Deer Howling is the “little secretive” side-project of Valquire Veljkovic of the obscure electro-pop band ANIAETLEPROGRAMMEUR. (You may have heard their remixes of songs by Velvet Condom and Noblesse Oblige. If not, check them out on their site: http://www.aniaetleprogrammeur.com/) Val tells us: “The roots of this project are in mid 90s acid techno...
Read more

#albumoftheday EMPIRE OF THE SUN: ICE ON THE DUNE

Daft Punk will undoubtedly be this year’s most successful electronic music duo (even if much of their latest album was produced with live instruments), but Australia’s Empire Of The Sun won’t be kept down under on the charts for much longer if there’s any justice in this world of pop. Just listen to...
Read more