Posts by Robert Bates (@rewbates )

Subjective – 'Act One: Music for Inanimate Objects' review


Act One: Music For Inanimate Objects Sony


Yesterday's Tomorrows Wolf Music


33 33 Editions Mego

DJ Harvey

The Sound of Mercury Rising Pikes

How LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver defined an era

After the release of American Dream, Robert Bates looks back at Sound Of Silver, itself ten years old this year, and declares it LCD’s masterpiece

Carl Craig

Versus InFiné


Automaton Virgin EMI

Nathan Fake

Providence Ninja Tune

People Just Do Nothing New

Robert Bates examines the current trend of parody DJs and questions why we’re increasingly choosing pastiche over reality

Dinosaur Jr.

Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not Jagjaguwar


Operator Last Gang

Various Artists

Selectors 001 – Motorcity Drum Ensemble Dekmantel

Rest in Power:
A personal reflection
on a lifetime of Prince

This is not an obituary. As I type a thousand dilettante hacks from a thousand bland newspapers will be mining Prince Rogers Nelson’s Wikipedia page

Iggy Pop

Post Pop Depression Loma Vista


DJ-Kicks !K7

Andrew Weatherall

Convenanza Rotters Golf Club

Fatima Yamaha

Imaginary Lines Magnetron Music

Mano Le Tough

Trails Permanent Vacation

Jeff Mills:
Light from the Outside World

Mills’ recent show at The Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Light from the Outside World, was another attempt to bring techno into different spaces

Floating Points
pulls free from crate-digger cliché

Sam Shepherd is steered by a sense of musical adventure that is only matched by his sense of humour. We speak to him on exclusivity, vinyl and ‘Elaenia’

Various Artists

Trevor Jackson's Science Fiction Dancehall Classics On U-Sound

Various Artists

Musik For Autobahns 2 Rush Hour

Worldwide Festival

Séte, France 6 July


Hunch Music Rush Hour
Giorgio Moroder Deja Vu

Giorgio Moroder

Déjà Vu GM Music
Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Bush Columbia

Jamie xx

In Colour Young Turks

Cerrone: The True Ambience Of Disco

From cult disco hero to reality show judge

Session Victim

Crack Magazine receive hundreds of press releases a day. Many of these trumpet the ‘authenticity’…

Delineating the funk with George Clinton

Demystifying the past with the Parliament Funkadelic hero