Left Hip

Matias Aguayo - The Visitor

Born in Chile, Matias Aguayo spent many of his formative years in Cologne, and in that time worked with heavy hitters like Kompakt head honcho Michael Mayer. He eventually found himself drawn back to South America and spent time in Buenos Aires, and now splits his time between Paris and Argentina where he's busy in all facets of electronic music and has organized a series of outdoor parties known as bumbumbox in various South American cities. The Visitor illustrates the influence of b...

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest

Boards of Canada are a peculiar phenomenon. They put out one of the best records of the 90s with their stunning classic Music Has A Rights To Children. It was perfect; a masterpiece; a wholly new sound, that to this day remains mostly all their own. The album spoke to a generation. And yet as deeply in command of their craft as they clear were in making it, one has to wonder how they've failed to continue to innovate and inspire in the way that they did with that recording. Yes, they did put ...
Concert Review

Pantha Du Prince - Mutek Night 5 - June 2, 2013

Mutek Montreal 2013 wound to a brilliant close with a series of extraordinary events. For me the day's music started off with Piknik Elektronik and one of my favourite producers, San Proper. The Amsterdam producer and DJ did not disappoint with typically amazing music and truly bizarre stage banter and swagger. As soon as San Proper finished up, I rushed over to the Symphony Hall to hear an unplanned second fill-in set from German pianist Nils Frahm and then the main event, Pantha Du...