Thoughts: Flume, ‘Skin’


Flume flexes his tremendous musicianship and production skills on well-rounded, eclectic sophomore LP, SKIN.

Cash Cash,‘Blood, Sweat & 3 Years’(Review)


Depth certainly isn’t the M.O. of dance/electronic music. Depth isn’t the M.O. of Cash Cash either. It doesn’t need to be. The DJ/production trio have hits, and in dance music, isn’t that all that really matters?

Thomas Rhett, Tangled Up – Review


Thomas Rhett Totally ‘Kills It’ on Tangled Up – #Winning Thomas Rhett • Tangled Up • Valory • Release Date: September 25, 2015 “And this is the verse where you don’t know the words / and you don’t give a damn cause it feels good.” Right on Thomas Rhett – right on! On album number…

Dillon Francis, ‘This Mixtape Is Fire.’ – Review


Dillon Francis’ Mixtape proves sound and enjoyable, not necessarily ‘fiery’ Dillon Francis • The Mixtape Is Fire. • Columbia • Release Date: August 14, 2015 It takes a confident man to praise his own album within the title. Apparently DJ/producer Dillon Francis is a very confident man. Give him credit; there are plenty of moments…

Review: Zedd Delivers Pleasant Sophomore Album With ‘True Colors’


Zedd • True Colors • Interscope • US Release Date: May 18, 2015 Cutting straight to the chase, Zedd’s sophomore album True Colors is an enjoyable, pleasant listening experience. The pleasantry that it is, that characterization alone doesn’t necessarily make True Colors particularly distinctive per se; many songs run into one another. That isn’t to…

Review: Rickstar Captivates With His Funk-Pop on ‘Under The Influence’


Rickstar • Under The Influence • Release Date: August 4, 2014 In the entertainment world, there’s always talent that hasn’t received the attention it deserves. It’s sad of course, but the music industry is a beast – even more so given the enhanced competitiveness and cooling album sales. Even so, “when you got it, you…