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By Tim Greaves
Two early 1970s Italian Gothic chillers from director Emilio Miraglia have been released in the UK in a dual Blu-ray/DVD box set. Bearing the tantalising umbrella title "Killer Dames", it could equally be looked upon as a Marina Malfatti set, since the actress occupies a prominent role in both of the films contained therein.
A prolific assistant director throughout the first half of the 60s, Emilio Miraglia's fourth spin in the director's chair following a trio of crime thrillers was also his first foray into terror terrain. 1971's The Night Evelyn Came Out of Her Grave (o.t. La Notte Che Evelyn Usci Della Tomba) concerns English aristocrat Lord Cunningham (Anthony Steffan), a man devastated by the passing of his titian-haired wife Evelyn, who he suspected was being unfaithful. Struggling to overcome his grief over her death and rage at her perceived infidelity, Cunningham lures »
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Bass house is all the rage nowadays in the major U.S. dance music markets, so it’s exciting to see an outfit from across the pond offer up a fresh take on the genre. Hailing from the UK and Switzerland, former fidget house duo Defunct! (comprised of Jack Stuart and Slade Templeton, respectively) has offered up a decidedly European take on the style in the form of the On The Floor Ep.
Where many of the bass house tracks put out by the likes of Jauz or Jvst Say Yes adopt the adrenaline-pumping characteristics of electro house, the new sound of Defunct! incorporates decidedly UK sophistication into the formula. In addition to heavily modulated bass lines, funky percussive elements, soulful vocal samples and club-friendly sound design give each track more of an intelligent groove than what’s being spoon fed to entry level electronic music fans.
After all, Defunct! »
- John Cameron
2 items from 2016
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