Teen Idols: A Future Classic Compilation

About time we got these up. Three cuts from Future Classic’s promising ‘Teen Idols’ compilation. Testament to the storming year the Sydney label has had, the release is bursting with producers who are flying the flag as future stars. Chet Faker’s on there, Karma Kid’s representing the UK and they’ve managed to squeeze in the BRILLIANT ‘Two Bodies’ by Flight Facilities. George Maple’s another about-to-be-huge names on the line-up.

Together with the previously-released material, they’ve chucked in three new songs. Hayden James’ quirky ‘Something About You’, the smooth ‘Gotta Choose’ from 123Mrk and Touch Sensitive’s ‘Teen idols’, whose intro couldn’t be more Christmassy if it tried. You can stream those three below, otherwise the whole compilation is released on Friday 19th December. Timing couldn’t be better for those stockings.

SlothBoogie NYE 2015 @ The Book Club

New Year’s Eve.

You have two options, really. You can tell anyone who’ll listen that it’s “always such an anticlimax” and retire to your friend’s really nice cottage in Berkshire for a really nice dinner party. Or you can say no to that nonsense, be the person you know you can be, get out there and do your thing.

SlothBoogie NYE

If you’re leaning towards the latter (and you know you should), you could do worse than heading to London’s fashionable Shoreditch and seeing in the New Year with our good friends from SlothBoogie. To get a flavour of the funked-up festivities likely to be on offer, wrap your ears around this mix:

Then call that friend, tell them that there’ll be plenty of time for dinner parties when you’re old and/or dead, and dust off your dancing shoes. You won’t regret it.

Human Drizzle Presents @ Plan B

A belated, but no-less-huge thank you to all who made it down to Human Drizzle Presents last Friday night. The ever-impressive Plan B played a fantastic host to some fine music – with Hot Karl warming up the floor, Paradise Forum bringing their rich taste in soul and boogie, xxxy’s turbo-charged set, and Fort Romeau taking things deeper for the last couple.

There are too many to mention, but a couple of standout moments spring to mind. Firstly ‘Clinton Space Funk’ from Mount Liberation Limited, the irresistible shuffler xxxy dropped early doors.

And secondly, Lauer’s euphoric ‘Stigma’ which Hot Karl used to ease us in, and Fort Romeau employed to wrap things up.

Enjoy this brief selection of pics from the night, and visit our Facebook page for a more extensive range in the next few days. Pencil in Friday 27th March for our next night, and stay tuned for our Best of 2014 playlist over the festive period.

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Abstraxion – I Can’t

London-based Frenchie Abstraxion’s delivered over six minutes of swirling, down tempo and downright emo house music for your aural pleasure. ‘I Can’t’ features on the EP of the same name, out on HAKT Recordings right now.

There’s a couple of remixes on the package provided by Fairmont and My Favorite Robot, both worth a visit:

Four Tet – Parallel Jalebi (Hudson Mohawke RMX)

As part of the ongoing appetite-whetting for his forthcoming album, Hudson Mohawke has been spraying a few new tunes around:

He dropped four new fellas on Benji B’s Radio 1 show (listen here), including the above remix of Four Tet’s juddering ‘Parallel Jalebi’. As a festive treat this is now available a gratis from LuckyMe’s excellent Advent Calendar. It’s better than the cheap chocolate you got out of yours this morning.

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Bwana – Flute Dreams

Toronto-born Bwana makes his debut on Aus Music with new EP, ‘Flute Dreams’.

The title track, which has been floating around for a while, is brilliant. Once you get passed the thumping backdrop, a multitude of layers help ‘Flute Dreams’ gather pace and slowly build to a climax, the intensity of which only lessens by the warm vocal stabs. This is all then enhanced to the max with the super remix from no other than Simian Mobile Disco. Both are boisterous, but not overly so. ‘Fizzle’ and ‘Aomame’ also get the thumbs up, their success resting on twisting synth patterns and hustling drums.

The Leeds-based producer’s gotta be happy with his debut to Aus Music, it’s punchy.

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Wilfred Giroux – Praise For

This funky little number came out on Annie Mac’s Free Music Monday service this week. The track’s called ‘Praise For’ and it’s by Wilfred Giroux. The Polkadot Recordings-affiliated producer is capping off an impressive year with this silky and infectious house track. He had a huge hit back in April with ‘Stronger’, was responsible for a string of big remixes and took to the airwaves on Rinse FM a couple of times.

With the promise of new music in January 2015, things are looking bright for the 22-year-old. Catch him on a very tasty line-up at the Troxy this New Year’s Eve, courtesy of Dollop. He’s rubbing shoulders with TEED and MK, amongst others.

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HNNY – Noth…

Here’s hoping this is a sign of a revitalised HNNY:

After a self-diagnosed slump last month, HNNY is back in the saddle with a limited 12” for Local Talk. ‘Noth…’ is an all-too-short house jam that ticks all the boxes. It’s a festival feel-good flava.

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Human Drizzle: The Playlist, December 2014

As if there wasn’t enough HD in your life this week (assuming, correctly, that you’re coming to this), here’s our latest monthly playlist to feast on.

As per, there’s tunes galore. Slow burners from Floating Points and big room melters from Barnt, all nestled neatly together in one handy playlist. There’s also some longer mixes from xxxy and Fort Romeau to give you a taste of what’s to come at Plan B on Friday. Last advance tickets are available here:

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?640933

Catch you there.

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Weval – Easier EP

Weval‘s ‘Gimme Some’ has been been on constant loop at HD HQ, with all of them hand-claps and it’s subtle, slow build-up. It’s strangely addictive.

The full ‘Easier’ EP from the Dutch duo is now available to stream and it’s well worth a visit. Full of catchy electronic meanderings, there’s a dash of Caribou’s Swim about it. It’s been a big year for Kompakt with releases from Dauwd, Marc Romboy and Barnt, but this understated affair from Weval shouldn’t go unseen. It’s difficult to choose a favourite track from all four gems. Quite like that artwork, too.

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