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Category: Electronic
July 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Shabazz Palaces pushes boundaries again| New recordings

Shabazz Palaces, ‘Lese Majesty’ (Sub Pop) “Focus” is the first word uttered on Shabazz Palaces’ second full-length, “Lese Majesty,” an expectedly dense and boundary-pushing follow-up to its 2011 future-rap opus “Black Up.” It’s a fitting word for a record in which everything demands a closer listen or further consideration, from its lyrics to its track names…

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Comments | More in Electronic, R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: Lese Majesty, New Recordings, Shabazz Palaces

June 28, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Paradiso 2014 off to an earthshaking start | Concert review

Seattle Times contributor Terry Wood reports: GEORGE, Wash. — Day One of Paradiso, the electronic dance music festival hosted for a third straight year Friday and Saturday at the Gorge, was awash in earthshaking beats and PLUR — Peace, Love, Unity and Respect, the founding credo of a growing musical movement that has evolved out of…

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Comments | More in Dance, Electronic | Topics: Bassnectar, Paradiso 2014

June 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Robyn and Röyksopp: robot pillow talk & more at Marymoor | Concert review

(Maddie Meyer)

Robyn, a Swedish pop musician, performs with Norwegian electronic group Royksopp at Marymoor Park. (Photo by Maddie Meyer / The Seattle Times)

Photo gallery:  Robyn performs at Marymoor Park

The trajectory of most concerts is pretty straightforward. A band intersperses old material with the new, and then plays its most popular song somewhere near the end of the show. It’s as much a part of the live-music experience as crowds and overpriced beer.

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Comments | More in Electronic, Rock/Pop | Topics: Concert Review, Marymoor Park, Robyn

June 26, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Kraftwerk plays Paramount, its EDM progeny, the Gorge | Concert preview

(Peter Boettcher Photography)

(Peter Boettcher Photography)

Electronic music is so ubiquitous today that EDM (electronic dance music) fans may not appreciate how revolutionary the music was in the early ’70s.

German group Kraftwerk pioneered the sound, releasing the mesmerizing album “Autobahn” and its title track in 1974.

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Comments | More in Electronic, Festivals | Topics: Concert Preview, EDM, Kraftwerk

April 25, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Electronic producer Shlohmo still out in front | Concert preview

Twenty-four-year-old Los Angeles producer and WeDidIt collective founder Shlohmo (real name Henry Laufer) has been making innovative electronic beats since 2009, but in recent years his signature downtempo atmospherics, skittering percussion and R & B samples have become the popular standard for modern instrumental production.

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Comments | More in Electronic | Topics: "Laid Out", "No More", Concert Preview