Dominic Umile

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  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Michna's meticulously prepared latest album, Magic Monday, is a weave of erratic sampled snippets, live instruments, and programmed beats folded into one continuous track list. The Secret Frequency Crew member and active New York DJ (alias: Egg Fo...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    In ten distinctive but complementary entries, Berlin's ~scape label explores an increasingly obvious link between dub techno and the U.K.-born attributes of dubstep on Round Black Ghosts. Label co-owner and celebrated electronic artist Pole helped...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    A blur of slow, gaping chords literally smothers the vocal tracks on Grouper's Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill. An organ produces only lethargic tones on the album, and plentiful acoustic guitars run reluctant and warm. Sole member Liz Harris ensur...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    For a while, the groundbreaking work credited to early Tommy Boy Records alumnus Steve "Steinski" Stein felt destined to elude mainstream acceptance forever. While classic Tommy Boy hip-hop gets mined for celebratory collections on a regular basis...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    In a fond tribute to his hometown, producer Ramon "Radius" Norwood dedicates each of the 11 instrumental entries on Neighborhood Suicide to an area in the Windy City. Unless you're Radius, his productions won't paint a portrait of Chicago for you,...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    The hip-hop disorder that sampling producer/arrangers the Herbaliser (Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba) loaded onto the FabricLive 26 compilation two years ago stands in sharp contrast to their previous LP's spy-film grooves. It was a clear sign that t...