Album review

Dinky - Black Cabaret

In a classic global-village journey, young Chilean dance student Alejandra Iglesias fell in love with vintage electro sounds and eventually wound up as a DJ in New York City, spinning under the name Dinky. Already a couple of years into a fully-fledged recording career, she turns out a seamless blend of techno, contemporary electroclash, and Kraftwerk-loving retro.

Spare, sparkling and danceable, Black Cabaret is the soundtrack to the minds of the electro-minions that scour eBay for the keywords "minimalist synth".

Rating: 3 / 10


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