Maxxi Soundsytem – Medicine EP

Marking the 50th release on CulpritMaxxi Soundsytem is dropping his brand new ‘Medicine’ EP next week. And it’s a good one. With chunky basslines and synth stabs all across the board, the three tracks are perfect dancefloor fodder. Good move from the Brighton-based producer to team up with Name One too, who provides catchy vocals throughout. Expect each and every one of them to be on heavy rotation.

Londoners, catch him at Futureboogie’s 13th birthday down at The Laundry on 31st January. London Warehouse Events are giving a hand and Mark E and Christophe are on the billing too. Good night out that.

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Lxury – Square 1 (feat. Deptford Goth)

The brand new ‘Into The Everywhere’ EP from rising star Lxury is out now on Greco-Roman, and here’s the recent cut, ‘Square 1’. It’s a quirky piece of house-pop which includes a stellar line-up. Daniel Woolhouse from Deptford Goth is on the vocals and the tune’s co-written by Friendly Fires’ frontman Ed Macfarlane. Should be hitting a radio near you soon.

It comes armed with the animated video below, something about African funeral ritual dances, apparently.

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TĀLĀ & How To Dress Well – The One

Two versions of the same song, quite similar but also pretty good!

Which, in fairness, isn’t a bad effort when you realise they made them in 24 hours.

Having dropped one of them a few weeks back, the second of How to Dress Well and TĀLĀ’s Songs from Scratch collaboration has hit the web today. ‘The One’ is a pretty accurate reflection of the respective talents of the falsetto popster and Kingston producer, bringing you in with soaring vocals and a heavy bassline.

Head here if you want to see a behind the scenes vid (warning – it’s boring).

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Percussions – KHLHI

Having plopped out tracks here and there over the past few years under the Percussions alias, your boy Four Tet has now pulled them all together for a full-length on his Text Records label. To mark it, he’s donated the percussive roller ‘KHLHI’ to Annie Mac for her Free Music thing:

Some of you will have heard this first time round last year but having it for yourself is good right? Download the full album here: percussions.bandcamp.com/releases.

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Fold – Mr W00D

Always worth a listen when top notch selectors dabble in the product:

Rob Glassett aka FOLD has been spinning house in all its variations for NTS and others for years now, via a Panorama Bar series, so we had an inkling his new ‘Mr W00d’ EP on ManMakeMusic would be good. On the strength of this title track, we’re not wrong. Channelling the disco strains of ‘I Want To Thank You’ by Alicia Myers, it’s a slow burning house groove that draws you in nicely.

If you needed another reason to check out the EP, it also contains a track called ‘Keif Chugwin’. Amazing.

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Monkey Safari – Cranes (Wolf + Lamb & Kolsch Remixes)

This is lovely. Brooklyn’s Wolf + Lamb have taken on Monkey Safari’s new single ‘Cranes’, serving up an end-of-the night anthem suitable to fend off any of those beginning of the week, mid-January blues you got going.

On the flip side, Kolsch has a go and stretches the tune out over ten minutes, adding his measured and expansive approach we’ve grown to love from the Danish producer.

Both out 30th January.

Pat Lok – All In My Head (feat. Desirée Dawson)

With Friday night imminent, here is the perfect launchpad for your weekend, courtesy of monosyllabically-monikered Canadian knob-twiddler Pat Lok. ‘All In My Head’ is a brilliantly straightforward piece of house music, with a charming vocal from Lok’s fellow Vancouvan, Desirée Dawson. Very little wrong with this one.

Erosion Flow – Aiir

Our man in Denmark, Erosion Flow (aka Henrik Koefod), has kicked off his 2015 with a freebie via XLR8R. It’s worth a listen:

With a shuffling house beat and some synth melodies, ‘Aiir’ is a groovy, mid-set tune that’ll keep the crowds feeling fremragende!

ManMakeMusic did the honours and put out his debut EP last year, we reckon they keep the faith and give the lad another spin of the wheel.

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Beacon – Fault Lines (Dauwd Remix)

Human Drizzle Presents alumni clogging up the blog right now. A few days back, Fort Romeau. Today, one of South London’s favourites, Dauwd. He’s given Brooklyn duo Beacon’s new single ‘Fault Lines’ the once over, laying down a shuffling yet subtle backdrop for the ghostly vocal to shine.

Talking of which, the ever-reliable Ghostly are releasing this cool, calm and collected number for you good people.

The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time – ‘Song Of Storms’ (Lancelot Bootleg)

Something for the gamers out there.

At the very end of the last century, arguably the greatest video games of all time arrived in the UK. That game was ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’, an unbelievably engrossing adventure RPG, that saw the protagonist Link try and stop the evil Ganondorf from procuring the sacred Triforce (and thus plunging the Kingdom of Hyrule into eternal darkness) by riding horses, firing arrows at stuff, completing puzzles, traveling through time, hitting puberty, using magic, being eaten by a giant fish, and playing some banging tunes on an Ocarina…

One of said tunes is the ‘Song of Storms’, (first taught to Link by Guru-Guru in the windmill located in Kakariko Village). Anjunadeep stalwart Lancelot is a big fan. So much so, he’s lovingly remixed the ‘Song of Storms’ into a tasty house track, complete with samples of Link’s combat sound effects. Rad.

 

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