Skip to main content

Craig Olsen - Electronic Collision (EP Review)

Craig olsen electronic collision EP, Electro, techno, dj, DJCO, collision, dance, music, ep review, kmmreview, kmmr, review, album

Craig Olsen is a DJ, originally from New York but currently residing in San Diego. Whilst music is not his full time job per se, it's undenuable his talent and his ability to craft a beat from absolutely nothing. Whilst listneing to this EP i could hear very strong influences from Hudson Mohawke, with the way a beat builds from the way the bass kicks in on the main riffs of the tunes. Regarding the fact that this is only Craig's second EP I think it's fair to say the future can only be bright and ascending from here on in. The EP peaks with Float Away, my personal favourite on the whole EP. What this track manages to do is set the tone for the whole of the album, it persists throughout with an incredibly effective and hard hitting beat, the way this track initially builds reminds me of something that Axwell of Swedish House Mafia would create, it's very house and it also combines this deep, underlying funk that I can really get on board with.

Say So is a track that takes a while to build up to it's climax, but when it peaks you'll be wondering why Craig Olsen has been holding this away for a good half of the song, it's a very deep, underwater vibe that consumes the whole track and ultimately the wateriness of the soothing, very pop-py beat helps this track to elevate itself. But what's really interesting is the way that the track evolves over time within the confines of it's own 3 minutes, building from a bare bones modest sound to a very bombastic, big bet at the end that just oozes it's confidence in it's techno surroundings.

One of the things I love most about this EP though is that it sounds fun, and that's a very hard sound to create without making it come across as precocious or cheesey, however that isn't the case here because there's a degree of personality in these songs, they're very ambient and electric, creating some very positive vibes that help this EP to progress towards its finale, which is the fantastic Say So. I'd definitely recommend that Techno/Dance/Electronic fans check out this EP because it really is good, I'm excited to see what Craig Olsen puts out in the future!



Popular posts from this blog

Introducing... NAMES

NAMES are a band hailing from Wales, a music scene that appears to be bursting at the seams at the moment with phenomenal acts such as Boy Azooga, Estrons & We're No Heroes it's easy to see why a lot of labels are focusing their attention on that area. NAMES are different though, more sincere and genuine than a lot of musical acts out there with a voice to die for and the melodies to match. Their single "Limb By Limb" is an absolute cracker and I recommend checking it out immediately.

Question. Why did you call yourselves NAMES?
Ioan Hazell:
We always felt that Names had a refreshing sense of anonymity (it was also what we had written as the title of the list of potential band names.
Joey Robbins: The fact that it's such an unusual name, and the kind of mysterious vibe it carries appealed to us.

Q. Was there ever the thought process that it was never going to get you to the top of a google search?
Yeah, thats an unfortunate truth of it, it forces people to le…

Introducing... The Covasettes

The Covasettes first came to my attention a while back, their indie-tune 'This Feeling' grabbed me immediately and from that first listen I knew this band were something special. Coming from the land of music royalty, Manchester, it's in their DNA to build on the foundations of an already fantastic musical heritage. They've just released the latest banger to add to their discography 'Top Drawer' which is a clear sign that The Covasettes have found their sound and now they're hellbent on perfecting it! I was lucky enough to chat with lead singer, Chris Buxton, regarding their uprising, their Manchester roots and what is the ultimate plan for the band...

Question. Where did the name The Covasettes come from?
The Covasettes:
There are a fair few stories floating around as to how our name came to be, so we think we’ll leave it to the people to decide which story they believe, but we can safely say, that it came from the heart.

Q. What made you want to get into mus…

Introducing... Chloe St. Claire

Australian singer-songwriter Chloe St. Claire recently submitted her music to KMMR, and after listening to her EP 'Young Like That' I couldn't wait to get her onto my 'Introducing...' series. Her wistful music courses through my headphones to create such hush tones with her soft voice and interesting matters in her music. Whether that be tackling issues behind sexuality or anything else, it seems that Chloe's songwriting is the driving force behind her music, and it's always inspiring to see such brilliant aspiring writers. I chatted with her about her favourite music, her EP & what song she really loves most from 'Young Like That'...

Question. Firstly, what made you want to pursue music?
Chloe St. Claire:
My dad, without a doubt. I used to watch him play on his guitar and I just thought it was so cool how he could move his fingers so fast and make intricate and delicate sounds. He showed me my first guitar chords, and from then I was hooked.

Q. H…