Articles by: Rory
Rory O'Maley is a music lover and a freelance writer with an all consuming passion for beats. Once a rock fan, Rory has been surrounding himself with the less analogue side of things since a stint in Berlin drastically shook up his tastes. From his first experiences with minimal techno to his current disposition, Rory's preferences have spread to a point that genre lines are bleary and all that matters is a great tune. From hip hop to tech house, if it has a nice beat and solid groove, it'll fit him like a glove. Hit him up on rory@musicweekly.asia with any tip-offs, favourites, suggestions or just to say hi.

by / on June 24, 2013 at 1:52 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Hip Hop

REVIEW: Kanye West – Yeezus

In a wave of hype almost as big as his daughter’s name, Kanye West’s sixth studio album ‘Yeezus’ has landed on the scene. It already split the music world in half with love/hate reactions – which side are we on? Read the review.

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by / on June 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

REVIEW: LOUISAHHH!!! – Transcend EP

LOUISAHHH!!!’s “Transcend” delivers two booming, deep and driven techno tracks that will take you back to the night. Read the review.

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by / on May 24, 2013 at 5:15 pm / in Digital & Mobile

Beatport gets Spotify connectivity…kinda.

Programmer Roy Iacob has taken it upon himself to bring Spotify and established electronica/beatmaking portal Beatport together through his new website Beatport 2 Spotify. Read more.

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by / on May 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

REVIEW: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

The French electronic prodigies rose to the occasion with an expectation-defying album focusing on their funk roots over their hyped electro stylings. Read the review.

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by / on May 7, 2013 at 10:38 am / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

REVIEW: Major Lazer – Free the Universe

Most people would be hard pressed to not find a track among the 14 that they can get into in Major Lazer’s release, “Free the Universe”. Read the review.

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by / on April 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

REVIEW: Bonobo – The North Borders

Bonobo’s latest record is a smooth, continuous work of ambient electronic music that slides seamlessly into the artist’s development. Read more.

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by / on April 15, 2013 at 10:22 am / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

REVIEW: David Dann & Poet (feat. Golden Phoenix) – Let’s Be Human Again

David Dann pairs up with Poet and tags Golden Phoenix along in this trance gem, “Let’s Be Human Again”.

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by / on April 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

REVIEW: Dansson & Marlon Hoffstadt – Shake That

Dansson & Marlon Hoffstadt’s Shake That EP is an energetic bopper that won’t be leaving your head any time soon. Read the review.

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

REVIEW: Chymera – Disc EP

Chymera has been a household name since his infectious and piano-driven “Curl” exploded through 2011’s dance summer. His latest EP gets reviewed by Rory O’Maley.

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by / on March 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

REVIEW: Noir – Noir In the House Remix Sampler

Noir’s Remix Sampler is just a drop in the ocean compared to his catalogue, but serves as a good lead in to the DJ/producer’s body of work. Read more.

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by / on March 11, 2013 at 10:50 am / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

REVIEW: Azari & III – Remix Album 2013

Azari & III are keeping their spotlight with Remix Album 2013, featuring major mixers. Find out who’s in it on Rory O’Maley’s review.

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by / on February 25, 2013 at 11:45 am / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

REVIEW: Octover – Octover

Octover, the alternative electronic duo of Vanessa Fernandez and Jason Tan, released their self-titled album. Here’s a review.

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by / on February 11, 2013 at 9:57 am / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

Review: The Knife – Full of Fire

Everyone can take a deep breath now, The Knife’s “Full of Fire” is here to throw everyone off the trail. Rory O’Maley shares his thoughts on the release.

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by / on January 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

Review: Hot Since 82 – Forty Shorty

A review by Rory O’Maley.

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by / on January 24, 2013 at 10:04 am / in Culture, Dance / Electro, Live Reviews

Laneway Sneak Peek: Nicolas Jaar

Our electronic correspondent, Rory, got a chance to see Jaar’s show first hand Sydney to bring you a sneak peek of what to expect from the Chilean-American producer.

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by / on January 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

Review: Lindstrøm & Todd Terje – Lanzarote

Artist Name: Lindstrøm & Todd TerjeTitle Name: LanzaroteLabel: Olsen RecordsReviewed by: Rory O’Maley I usually try to keep things fresh and bring you something totally new every week, but the news that has come my way is just too good not to report. We have just received word that synth killer Todd Terje and fellow Norwegian electronic legend Lindstrøm are teaming up, not just for […]

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by / on January 11, 2013 at 5:37 pm / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

Review: Ben Pearce – What I Might Do

A review by Rory O’Maley.

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by / on December 17, 2012 at 8:09 am / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

Review: Stephen Day – Lost & Found EP

It’s the end of Music Weekly’s first year and what better way to celebrate than to bring things full circle with a local Singaporean release. A review by Rory O’Maley.

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by / on December 7, 2012 at 10:01 am / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

Review: Boston Bun – Housecall EP

A review by Rory O’Maley.

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by / on November 26, 2012 at 9:46 am / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

Review: Kenton Slash Demon – The Schwarzschild Solution Trilogy

Artist Name: Kenton Slash DemonTitle Name: The Schwarzschild Solution TrilogyLabel: Tartelet RecordsReviewed by: Rory O’Maley We’re going to go in a slightly different direction from our usual today, spreading our focus across three inter-related releases. From the minds of Danish duo Kenton Slash Demon, The Schwarzschild Solution Trilogy consists of 3 EPs focusing on separate and evolving genres and directions. Each EP contains a […]

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