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The Weekly Review of Dance Music is world famous for reviewing dance music on a weekly basis. This week's Weekly Review of Dance Music is no different because I'm sat here in my Northolt HQ at the kitchen table listening to a hastily air-mailed Pittsburgh Track Authority 12" dub plate here, checking out a tape from Mosca that he had couriered to me by motorcycle there and watching a super, uber, crazy and hella cool music video by Richard Fearless on my brand new 128" plasma screen above the sink, whilst the kettle rattles away in the background and half a dozen Tonkettes prepare my bubble bath.

I love being the managing director of a hugely successful, award winning blog.


Mosca is a moody-looking fucker who stands around in the dark being photographed in sportswear AND knitwear, and that's why I like him. He also makes tunes that sound great in dark basements and warehouses when you're wearing tracky tops and, if you're into sweating, knitwear. No Splice No Playback is the first release by Mosca on the new label he's started, Not So Much. I don't know why he's called his label what he called it or why he called the first release what he called it, all I know is that the two tracks on No Splice No Playback are fucking brilliant.

The word 'suckle' makes you think of lickle babies drinking milk out of their mommy's boobies doesn't it? It does though, doesn't it? It just does. Not for much longer; listen to Suckle by Mosca and you'll forever associate the word with six and a bit minutes of dark and sexy techno that could easily sit in the background of an attic level in Resident Advisor 3: Nemesis on the Playstation 2, in a good way.




Vinny made me step away from my ironing board to close my eyes and wonder if I was actually stood in a Shepherds Bush basement, gently wading from side to side, surrounded by strangers, ketted up, pilled up, poppered up and quietly gurning to myself. A warm Italian hand running slowly up the nape of my neck, holding it there before making circles on the back of my head as I lose myself further to a relentless, oft-bleeped rhythm.

- Where are my friends?
- Sono andati a casa per ascoltare un CD Mixmag. E 'ok, tu sei con me adesso, buster. Questo รจ tutto.

Mosca - No Splice No Playback: 9/10
Released: 2 June 2014 on Not So Much

Have Pittsburgh Track Authority ever done anything shit? No. Their back catalogue reads like a brochure of things that aren't shit. Enter The Machine Age, the first full-length album by the all-American, bearded and baseball capped trio, is not about to blot the copy book of their back catalogue OR brochure because it's fucking brilliant. I've listened to this album about nine times now and it still strikes me how rich and spacey it all sounds as a whole. BPM-wise, it runs the gamut. Genta is 130BPM, Give Me A Chance is 120BPM, Broader Disco is 120BPM, It's Over is 125BPM, Visions Of Serengeti is 120BPM, Cutthroat is 128BPM, Naked Triple is 123BPM and at 113BPM, Debonair is the slowest song on the album.



Would I recommend buying Enter The Machine Age when it comes out in the shops this month? Does a bear shit in the woods and wipe his arsehole with a fluffy white rabbit?

Pittsburgh Track Authority - Enter The Machine Age: 9/10
Released: May 2014

Richard Fearless out of Death in Las Vegas has made a video for his new dance song, Higher Electronic States. Look:



Fuck me, have you ever seen a better dance music video than this? Don't answer that. Let me. No, you haven't. It's properly fucking impressive, isn't it? Don't answer that. Let me. Yes, it is.

Fans and long-time readers of WRDM will be surprised that I like this high-conceptual based abstract photography inspired piece of art because I've always BANGED on about how my favourite dance music videos portray the producer of the song showing off abroad like in:



And:



...but Richard Fearless has made a video that, in my opinion, can stand eye-to-eye, toe-to-toe and cock-to-cock with David Morales and Tall Paul in any dance music video gentlemen's urinal room. I'll go as far as to say that Higher Electronic States the song is great, and the video is excellent, but when you put them both together it's fucking brilliant.

Richard Fearless - Higher Electronic States: 9/10
Released: 26 May 2014 on Drone

What a BOSTIN' bunch of things I've reviewed this week, eh? None of them scored less than 9/10!!! Please boost my moral and raise awareness for the above artists by retweeting, sharing and posting this week's WRDM all around the internet like letters in a cartoon village.

I'll definitely be back next Tuesday with: MASSIVE QUESTIONS with ANNE SAVAGE. Definitely.

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