Dorian Concept

Dorian Concept

Dorian ConceptWords by Paul Cumming“I’m sorry if you’re sad Hal. You seem sad.”“I smoke high-resin Bob Hope in secret by myself down in the Pump Room off the secondary maintenance tunnel.” – Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace.Listening to the music of Dorian Concept is a lot like getting quietly high. His newest album, Joined Ends […]

Clean Bandit

clean bandit

<span></span><br /><em><strong>Clean Bandit</strong></em><br />Words by Paul Cumming<br /><br />Almost everything written about Clean Bandit begins as a mistranslation. Even the band’s own name is an English approximation of a Russian insult. But it’s in descriptions of the band’s music where things can get truly lost. Unlike the explanations that surround them, Clean Bandit doesn’t see […]

Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne

<span></span><br /><em><strong>Jess Glynne</strong></em><br />Words by Paul Cumming<br /><br />I can almost guarantee that by now you’ve heard the voice of Jess Glynne—even if you can’t quite place where. Let me see if I can remind you. It was probably late at night on a sweltering dance floor, two hours and four drinks already expended and […]

Samuel Proffitt

Samuel Proffitt

Samuel ProffittBy Paul CummingAs electronic wunderkind Sam Driver stepped back from the dance floor, the music of his newest project, Samuel Proffitt, grew like a lengthening shadow. And now, with his debut EP Blue Notebook No. 10 poised for release, the dark—in all its intrigue and luster—has almost arrived.Samuel Proffitt is an exploration of electronic music’s […]

PRELOW

PRELOW

PRELOWBy Paul CummingThere’s a particular untranslatable Japanese phrase that I think we should all get down on here. The phrase is “Mono no Aware,” which encapsulates the emotions felt while experiencing universal transience and changing seasons. It may have no coherent English translation, but in the music of PRELOW, it certainly has a soundtrack. As […]