Chris Fore

  • MUTEK Montreal 2013 Preview

    2013 is the fourteenth year of the international electronic music festival MUTEK, this time being held in Montreal, Barcelona, and Mexico City. The Montreal edition is five days of highly anticipated live performances alongside digital art exhibits that will showcase cutting-edge sounds and ideas from some of the world’s...
  • Maps – “A.M.A.”

    Maps, aka James Chapman, is set to release his third album, Vicissitude on Mute, and the lead single is a dark, digital romp called “A.M.A.”. It’s a cool blend of futuristic Motown and something out of the Ladytron vault, featuring fuzzed-out synth waves and an ominous percussion track that...
  • Together Festival 2013

    Together Festival 2013 Preview

    Boston’s Together Festival is a unique cluster of events that blends modern music with technology, and now in its fourth year, it steamrolls ahead with another eclectic, highly relevant lineup over several days and venues.  The festival focuses on cutting-edge electronic music, featuring several international stars of the genre (Four Tet,...
  • Airbird & Napolian – “In The Zone”

    Your summer playlist will be incomplete if it doesn’t include this track. “In The Zone”, by Airbird (aka Joel Ford) and Napolian (aka Ian Evans) is a hazy, slow, chill-funk jam sweetened by feathery vocals from Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone). The full-length is expected in winter, but...
  • Shout Out Louds – “Illusions” (Prins Thomas Discomiks)

    Sweden’s Shout Out Louds are back this summer with their new album, Optica. It features the first single, “Illusions”, the highly danceable ’80s-pop romp that glows with a perfectly light summertime vibe. Meanwhile, popular Norwegian DJ Prins Thomas has remixed the track, and turned it into a smooth, grooving,...
  • Club 8 – “Stop Taking My Time”

    Sweden’s Club 8, the duo of Karolina Komstedt and Johan Angergård (QRO Interview), is back in May with their eighth album, Above the City. It’s sure to deliver more highly-refined melodies composed of Komstedt’s milky vocals and Angergård’s perfectly-crafted pop alchemy. If “Stop Taking My Time” is indication, the...
  • n55 – “Eclipse”

    Electronic duo, n55, has just released an exciting new EP called Eclipse that shows off serious talent via their blend of trip-hop, house, and digital soul rhythms. “Eclipse” rolls smoothly along shuffling percussion and blends several synth riffs, including a vibrant, pixelated fanfare. The EP also features a bouncing,...
  • Kisses - Air Conditioning

    Kisses – “Air Conditioning”

    Los Angeles-based duo, Kisses, gives a knife twist to electro-pop on their upcoming second full-length album, Kids in LA. Featuring eerily calm tracks like “Huddle”, “The Hardest Part”, and “Air Conditioning”, the album has a mysteriously dark vibe, like The xx doing the American Psycho soundtrack. The duo’s cool,...
  • Bombino - "Azamane Tiliade"

    Bombino – “Azamane Tiliade”

    Straight out of Niger, Omara “Bombino” Moctar brings some rough, gritty, hip-shaking rock riffs to the scene thanks to all kinds of help from The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Bombino’s debut album, Nomad, has all kinds of fun left-field crossover appeal, as “Azamane Tiliade” excitingly blends Rust Belt rock...