Tag Archives: UK

August 15

Bonobo – True Master of Downtempo

This post is dedicated to man, who should have deserved to be on this blog way earlier than many other performers on the Lane. The roots of the multi-talent Simon Green, aka. Bonobo, go way back to the year 1999 when his debut album “Animal Magic” hit the market – a pioneer of the downtempo […]

April 02

the Other Tribe – I dare you not to dance!

…welcome back at the lane after a break I actually feared it could have signified the end. However, I felt the urge to return for a band I initially had problems to even categorize. Five young guns from Bristol, all colored up, wearing feathers and silly hats. Now I’m not talking about Culture Club, Empire […]

September 16

St. Lucia – A Caribbean daydream

As an active music blogger I’m always overwhelmed with acts such as St. Lucia as due to the little information available they feel so wonderfully unspoiled and maiden. In fact the man behind the project, Jean-Philip Grobler, is already producing music since his 11th year of age. Grobler, originally from Johannesburg Africa, found his musical […]

September 05

Late Night Alumni – Cold served, at midnight please!

LNA is one of these bands you wanna say “Ahhhh yeah I knooooow them…” when in fact many people, still, really don’t. The reason for the aha-reaction is the perfect blend the band actually represents. Late Night Alumni, for me, is like a modern business concept each and every member has his/her clear role and […]

August 29

Washed Out – Lo-Fi Chillwave

Washed out, aka Ernest Greene, was known of collaborating with the band Bedroom before deciding to go separate ways. The reason for the split-up was the different direction of music the two projects had in mind – Greene decided to focus more on calm Chillwave tunes. After secluding himself from the world (by writing profound […]

July 21

Gold Panda – pretty “melodic” Minimal

It’s always rumoured that if you’re abroad for longer time you start to adjust to the respective culture. Well after listening to Gold Panda I think we can answer this question with a big fat YES. Derwin Schlecker, originally born in Peckham UK, lived in Japan and graduated in Oriental and African Studies before eventually […]

July 11

Two Inch Punch – melodic influenced Minimal

Two Inch Punch, also known as TIP, has earned increasing reputation after covering Metronomy’s “the Look”. At first Ben Ash was reproducing and remixing various great songs of other bands before actually putting out his own tunes. His music does not affiliate with other remixes that easily as he considers himself as a frustrated Soul/RnB […]