Welcome to TheBlend - [x] Discover new music and listen online with Spotify. Bringing you albums and reviews from selected sites across the web. More...
Insound review
22.07.14

Will to Be Well is the new studio album by Dalhous, their second for Blackest Ever Black. This double LP reflects writer-producer Marc Dall's continued interest in the life and...

Spotinews recomendation
05.07.14

Evening. From last month: the excellent new album by Inigo Kennedy. Genre: electronic. Read this review and enjoy! Inigo Kennedy – VaudevilleFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Clash review
03.07.14

All hustle, no muscle? Of course not...

The Quietus review
16.07.14

"It's a lot like Gorillaz, where the art is at the forefront of it and, just like us, Damon sits behind the scenes," said Jungle's Josh Lloyd-Watson to Clash earlier this year...

NME review
07.07.14

The elusive London duo's debut is a surefire summer party-starter but comes with a subtle dark side

Insound review
24.06.14

Black Frames is a creation from two major life transitions for Dave Aju, namely the end of a long-term relationship combined with a move away from his hometown of San Francisco...

Clash review
18.06.14

An awesome soundtrack for our eventual demise…

Clash review
16.06.14

This third album marks a fine return indeed...

NME review
25.06.14

Washington producer delivers jumpy beat-driven third album

Spotinews recomendation
19.06.14

Hey again. I’m going on vacation. This means there will be a lot fewer blog updates over the next two weeks. Anyway, here is the new album by Martyn. Genre: electronic. Read some...

The Quietus review
13.06.14

CI, in case you were wondering, stands for Corporate Identity, and it's a term used by people with real jobs who live real lives. You might have read about them, or seen them...

NME review
11.06.14

Headphone-friendly techno in tribute to late director Derek Jarman

Insound review
10.06.14

Having received wide critical acclaim for his remixes of Bonobo and Andreya Triana, and award-winning DJ mix for Ninja Tune's Solid Steel series, Alex Banks spent two years in the...

Clash review
12.06.14

Precocious production newcomer delivers a fine debut…

Spotinews recomendation
10.05.14

Evening. This sweet album by Christian Löffler was added to Spotify late last month. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Christian Löffler – Young AlaskaFiled under: 2014, Electronic

The Quietus review
02.05.14

Coming from one of the most talked-about, respected artists in underground house and techno, an eight-year wait for a debut solo full-length seems an awfully long time to put off...

The Quietus review
27.03.14

From the vantage point of 2014, it's difficult to overemphasize Donato Dozzy's influence on the last five years of ambient techno and ambient music in general, particularly with...

Insound review
11.03.14

Eeprom stands for Electrically-Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. It keeps vital data safe in electronic devices and can be read an infinite number of times. He left for...

Insound review
11.03.14

Intimate and fragile, yet all the while joyful, witty and immediate sophomore LP.

XLR8R review
05.02.14

When LOL Boys went on indefinite hiatus towards the tail end of 2012, it was genuinely disappointing. The duo's Changes EP, which had been released only a month prior, had...

Insound review
04.02.14

Boys Noize (Alexander Ridha) announces Out of the Black - The Remixes . The album includes unreleased remixes from Audion (Matthew Dear), Oliver, Jimmy Edgar, Housemeister, and...

The Line of Best Fit review
24.01.14

A seventy minute sustained gaze into the dark, uncomfortable at first until the eyes adjust, the patterns take shape and those shadows start to dance.

Under The Radar review
20.02.14

While many artists tend to spend their careers beefing up their sound, Darren Cunningham takes the opposite approach. As Actress, the London-based producer's music-if you can even...

The Quietus review
31.01.14

Just over a year ago, I found myself having a conversation outside a relatively fashionable pub in Bethnal Green – not really a situation I relish; I'm one of those young-old...

NME review
30.01.14

Darren Cunningham's bleak, unsettling and possibly final album blows dance genre conventions apart

Insound review
28.01.14

London electronic producer Actress has announced a new album, Ghettoville . The triple-LP release is out January 28 via Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune. Ghettoville follows 2012's R.I.P...

XLR8R review
27.01.14

To his credit, Darren Cunningham has remained a truly uncompromising and incomparable artist since introducing the world to his Actress moniker in 2004. His vision of what dance...

Resident Advisor review
22.01.14

Ricardo Tobar's music has always settled in that heady nexus of gritty noise, shoegaze and ephemeral techno one might call the Border Community Zone, which explains why Holden's...

NME review
16.12.13

‘Illumination’ is the product of years perfecting how to make thousands of bodies dance to leftfield sounds

Resident Advisor review
06.12.13

Dream Ritual, A Sagittariun's debut LP, is a perfect counterpoint to one of the year's other great albums, Special Request's Soul Music. While Woolford's breaks bottled up the...

Spotinews recomendation
13.12.13

Hello there. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes this new album by A Sagittariun. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! A Sagittariun – Dream RitualFiled under: 2013, Electronic

XLR8R review
05.12.13

There are two ways that the title of IVVVO's latest EP can be read, and both reflect his aesthetic. Light steals across the surface of these tracks like sunlight glints on a large...

Spotinews recomendation
23.11.13

Morning. This new album by Gesaffelstein was added to Spotify some weeks back. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Gesaffelstein – AlephFiled under: 2013, Electronic

Clash review
04.12.13

A debut LP to make everyone run for cover...

The Quietus review
02.12.13

The first time Gesaffelstein bothered my consciousness was when I was sent a promo single of his track 'Pursuit' earlier this year, accompanied by a press release that contained...

Resident Advisor review
20.11.13

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be in the Snuff Crew camp. The masked duo's past releases on the likes of Killekill and International Deejay Gigolos were raw recreations of early...

Resident Advisor review
15.11.13

It's safe to say we don't think of Ron Morelli as a producer first and foremost. He's the brains behind L.I.E.S., the New York label that's helped steer the course of underground...

Resident Advisor review
14.11.13

When dubstep in America started bleeding into trap, Sander Dennis was the man making sense of it all. Last year's ubiquitous "Regis Chillbin" was a perfect blend of hip-hop and...

Spotinews recomendation
12.11.13

Evening. From a very recent update: the new album by Recondite. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Recondite – HinterlandFiled under: 2013, Electronic

Resident Advisor review
19.11.13

Judging from his music, Recondite is a melancholy guy. Starting out with delicate deep house on his Plangent label, moving onto the saddest 303 you've ever heard with On Acid and...

XLR8R review
13.11.13

Though relatively new as a producer, Recondite (a.k.a. Lorenz Brunner) quickly began turning the heads of minimalist dance-music fans once his first singles began to appear in...

Resident Advisor review
12.11.13

House music can express the whole spectrum of human emotion. It can also—despite the clichés of so much uplifting house—convey joy at being alive while remaining enigmatic...

Spotinews recomendation
17.11.13

Morning. It’s a beautiful day here in Sweden and I will soon go for a run in the sun. But first, here is the recently added new album by Axel Boman. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Axel...

XLR8R review
12.11.13

Sweden's Axel Boman first gained serious attention with his 2010 track "Purple Drank," which was released on DJ Koze's Pampa label. He's since gone on to establish himself as a...

Resident Advisor review
11.11.13

Over the last six years, Emptyset have evolved from a minimal techno act into pioneers of a sound somewhere between techno, dubstep and noise-based sound design. Paul Purgas and...

XLR8R review
19.11.13

Over the course of its career—which has included three full-lengths and numerous EPs thus far—Emptyset has repeatedly raised the question of just how far minimal techno can be...

The Quietus review
15.11.13

Both on paper and from their very first records, Emptyset have been worth watching since the beginning. Emerging in 2007 on the little-known Future Days label making stark...

Resident Advisor review
06.11.13

It would be easy to lump in My Favorite Robot with Art Department and their label, No.19 Music: both are based in Canada, both started in 2008, both have, on occasion, released...

Resident Advisor review
05.11.13

Electronic music is currently awash with producers keen to generate unpredictable imperfections in their work. One-take, no-overdubs sessions using hardware (not computers), "live...