Monday, 11 October 2010


There are a lot of beat masters knocking about, but which beat master can you really trust? Probably all of them, beat masters are nice people. But Toro Y Moi is one of those musicians that has mastered a beat of his own. His style is deep within the confines of electronic music, but he is doing all kinds of crazy things with electronic beats. But enough about the beats. The feel of his music is of a chilled out vibe, and so he has been roped under the chillwave genre. But he has already promised a guitar album coming up in the pipeline. Toro Y Moi provides almost constant interesting new ideas, he has already progressed with his live show, switching from the laptop to the full in your face band. So live, his wonky dance tunes can really come to life. Anyone who digs dance music that is almost as far from convention as possible should plug into Toro Y Moi. And if you like your dance music more straight forward, he even provides that through his repetition heavy side project Les Sins. Damn!!! Dance to a different kind of beat (master).

For Fans Of:

Les Sins, Washed Out, Baths

Thursday, 7 October 2010


Sometimes bands can get too wrapped up in their image or their arty farty style. They forget what makes music so great in the first place, which is a great uplifting song. The Vaccines haven't forgotten what makes songs good, they know exactly what does the trickity lick. Big chorus sung with heart and feeling? Check. Guitars. Check. The divine structure of a simple song. Check. They make awesome songs. If you don't believe moi, check these bad boys out fo size yo fo: "Blow It Up", "If You Wanna" and "Wreckin Bar". Pidgeon hole them into whatever hole you see fit, but you can't deny the coolness of their songs. Super fly AND super fine. FIST PUMP TO THE SKY!

For Fans Of:

Surfer Blood, The Drums, Best Coast