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 November 19, 2012 at 9:24 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Review: Nicolas Jaar – Time for Us EP

Artist Name: Nicolas JaarTitle Name: Time for Us EPLabel: Wolf & Lamb/Clown & SunsetReviewed by: Rory O’Maley I’m not one to go weak at the knees, but over the last year, I’ve developed a mighty admiration for the unique style and choice productions flowing from Nicolas Jaar. Having descended so far down this particularly abyss, it’s taken me a while to decide which release […]

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by / on November 12, 2012 at 9:37 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Review: Adana Twins – Everyday

A review by Rory O’Maley.

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 9:34 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Caribou – Swim

Swim from Dan Snaith aka ‘Caribou’ is truly an experimental electronic masterpiece. For anyone who hasn’t had a listen, it’s time to take that plunge and read Rory O’Maley’s review.

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 9:14 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Lee Curtiss – Lunatic Fringe

Artist Name: Lee CurtissTitle Name: Lunatic FringeLabel: VisionquestReviewed by: Rory O’Maley There’s something about the combination of electronic music and smut that just works. Don’t get me wrong, the dulcet tones of LMFAO shit me as much as the next person, but when a track with a smooth bassline and filthy premise starts rolling across the speakers, you’d be hard pressed not to […]

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 9:37 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

No Regular Play – Fall Up To The Sky

Artist Name: No Regular PlayTitle Name: Fall Up To The SkyLabel: Supplement Facts RecordsReviewed by: Rory O’Maley This week’s selection is a great release from Brooklyn duo No Regular Play.  The three track Fall Up To The Sky release balances lo-fi, deep and blippy house to deliver a huge range of sound within a small space. ‘Fall Up To The Sky’, the EP’s lead featuring […]

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by / on October 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Proxy – Shut Up!

Artist Name: ProxyTitle Name: Shut Up!Label: Turbo RecordingsReviewed by: Rory O’Maley If you’re unfamiliar with Proxy, prepare to have your ears torn forcibly from your head in a brutal wave of electro fury. No exaggerations here, I’m not an aggressive person but Proxy’s screaming production and flat out nasty hooks will grab you, shake you up and refuse to let you go until you […]

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by / on October 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Kolombo – My Own Business EP

Artist Name: KolomboTitle Name: My Own Business EPLabel: 2DIY4Reviewed by: Rory O’Maley If you’ve listened to a widely distributed DJ mix in the last couple of weeks, chances are you’ve found yourself bobbing to Kolombo‘s latest banger, “My Own Business“. The title track of the latest EP from 2DIY4, “My Own Business” has been tearing its way through turntables worldwide with its modulated hip-hop […]

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by / on September 28, 2012 at 10:56 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Daniel Avery – Need Electric EP

Artist Name: Daniel AveryTitle Name: Need Electric EPLabel: Phantasy SoundReviewed by: Rory O’Maley This week we’ve got a little goody for all the tech heads and oddity lovers out there. Daniel Avery, the man behind Stopmakingme, has been flexing his creative muscle to bring you the trippy, ambient, warehouse weirdness that is his Need Electric EP. The title track of the four track EP […]

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by / on September 21, 2012 at 11:29 am / in Album Reviews, Dance / Electro

Trentemøller – The Trentemøller Chronicles

Artist Name: TrentemøllerTitle Name: The Trentemøller ChroniclesLabel: Audiomatique RecordingsReviewed by: Rory O’Maley If you’re a fan of production (and if you’re a fan of electronic music, you probably are), it really is criminal to go past Trentemøller. Now moving away from the techno prodigy label he was immediately stamped with, the Danish producer continually shows an understanding of structure and harmony […]

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by / on September 14, 2012 at 10:13 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

PBR Streetgang – At Dez

It’s time for some more big, deep house tracks to hit your speakers, this time coming to you care of UK lads PBR Streetgang.

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by / on September 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Dogblood – Next Order/Middle Finger

Artist Name: Dog BloodTitle Name: Next Order/Middle FingerLabel: Boysnoize Records/ OWSLA Reviewed by: Rory O’Maley I hope this doesn’t rub anyone the wrong way, but I am the complete opposite of a fan of the whole Skrillex movement. I understand its purpose and kinda its appeal but I still can’t see it as anything but a scattered and tacky way to carry big tunes. With […]

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by / on September 3, 2012 at 9:23 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Little Dragon – Ritual Union

Artist Name: Little DragonTitle Name: Ritual UnionLabel: Peacefrog RecordsReviewed by: Rory O’Maley   I know it’s a bit more band-y than the music we usually focus on but like so many others, I’ve completely fallen for the soft, bleepy charms of Little Dragon. With three studio albums since 2007 all holding relevance and a new single tantalising fans as it does the radio rounds, […]

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by / on August 29, 2012 at 10:10 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Todd Terje – It’s The Arps EP

Artist Name: Todd TerjeTitle Name: It’s The Arps EPLabel: Small Town SupersoundReviewed by: Rory O’Maley If you haven’t yet had your mind blown by Todd Terje then you are in for a treat today. Funky, bouncy, glitchy and with a crazy ability to build, Todd Terje creates grooves that ooze over the scene and grab hold of the mood no matter the time […]

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by / on August 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Anja Schneider feat. Kiki – Little Creatures

Artist Name: Anja Schneider feat. KikiTitle Name: Little CreaturesLabel: MobileeReviewed by: Rory O’Maley There’s nothing quite like a simple bassline, pounding kick and booming voice to get a crowd moving. “Little Creatures”, the latest offering from Mobilee head Anja Schneider, looks to do just that with a simple, measured production. The syncopated beats and bass coupled with Kiki’s booming post-house vocal will either drive […]

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by / on August 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

Emika – Emika

Artist Name: EmikaTitle Name: EmikaLabel: Ninja TuneReviewed by: Rory O’Maley If you measure music by its ability to pull the audience into an artist’s world, then Emika’s self titled debut is a must for your listen list. Straight from the dark heart of Berlin, the stony faced Czech paints a startlingly intimate portrait, the type of intimacy that both excites and makes you […]

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by / on August 15, 2012 at 11:05 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro

TNGHT – TNGHT

Hudson Mohawke x Lunice: TNGHT – a review by Rory O’Maley

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by / on August 9, 2012 at 10:40 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro, Digital & Mobile

Kasper Bjørke – Alcatraz EP

Kasper Bjørke: Alcatraz EP, a review by Rory O’Maley

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by / on August 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro

Nina Kraviz – Nina Kraviz

Nina Kraviz: Nina Kraviz, a review by Rory O’Maley

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