Minotaur Shock

dynamic indie electronica

David Edwards, the man behind Minotaur Shock, comes across as a geeky soccer-dad. However, his music bears no relation to his looks and comes at you with such dynamicism and polish that you’d think a collective of eight Berklee grads was behind it. His sound has been in demand, last year being commissioned for the remix of Bloc Party’s ‘Tulips’ – a keeper for hipster DJs everywhere. Minotaur Shock’s upcoming release on Melodic, Maritime, is a impressive array of solid tracks – ‘Vigo Bay’ is one of the standouts with a jilted guitar line licked by a bouncy pop rock beat. [Think Junior Boys meets Ratatat] If you want the more emcompassing tweeky twitter ambient electronica, sample his remix of Hint’s ‘Count Your Blessings’, one of my favourite clear-my-mind deep-breath tracks.

Minotaur Shock – Vigo Bay
Hint – Count Your Blessings (Minotaur Shock Remix)
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7 Responses to “Minotaur Shock”

  1. Caley :

    Thanks for this, I’d never heard it before. I know it reminds me of someone, but I can’t put my finger on it…hmmmm. nope. not gonna get it tonight.

  2. IanB :

    Always interesting stuuf @ Aurgasm.

    Cheers IanB

  3. Steve :

    As always, the fine stuff, and I seem to be increasingly overlapping artists with you. A man of imbeccable tastes. Keep it coming. Always on point.

  4. Anonymous :

    What happened to IRISH? Missed listening to a chilled out summer tune…this is my SOURCE for new & fresh beats.

    Eagerly anticipating your return…


  5. Paul Irish :

    I’m sorry, buddy. Truly am.

    Shit’s been hectic. I’m in the process of moving all my stuff to my pimp new apt in Boston, I just got back from a sweetass 3-day business trip to chicago, and I’ve got these girls calling me nonstop asking me to make out with them.

    It’s rough.

    But I assure you I’ll be picking up the ball and giving ya some smooth new gems. (All that airport time with my mp3 player paid off.) :-]


  6. Sean :

    That’s more like it! :D

    Irish, we lead the same life…

    Just got back from a business trip to SF (World Environment Day), living in a brand-new pimp apt in San Diego, and I’ve got one girl…but she’s better than all others before her combined! :D

    Let me know if you need a guest post to fill in the spots…I love the site, love the music, and when shit gets hectic, maybe I can drop a track for you…you’ve seemed to like the choice tracks I’ve emailed.



  7. angryrobot :

    Argh. I still haven’t heard this yet. I ordered it from amazon.uk, but It got lost in the post. Still waiting for my replacement copy.