Glow

Hamburg producer Tensnake is part of the same heavyhitting label roster as superstar DJs like Sebastian Ingrosso and Eric Prydz, but he's not really EDM. On his first full LP, he makes sharp-lined, songoriented house music that draws heavily from strutting early-Eighties electro-disco, like an all-synth version of Brooklyn's Escort. Nothing here bounds as joyously as Tensnake's club-ubiquitous 2010 single "Coma Cat," but "Feel of Love" (with Madonna producer Jacques Lu Cont and Brit crooner Jamie Lidell) and the Nile Rodgers feature "Good Enough to Keep" add some well-timed jolts to a collection that flows, at times, a little too smoothly.

From The Archives Issue 1205: March 27, 2014
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