Top 5 Tracks of the Week

Another week, another top 5.

Whilst basking in the lovely news that not only Fabric will be re-opening soon but a new 16 acre, 100-laser, 5,000 capacity multi-arts space will be slamming down in Canada Water early next year, check out our favourite tracks from this week.

Voyeur – Silents (Original Beat Edit): London-based duo Voyeur dropped this atmospheric ‘beat edit’ of recent album opener ‘Silents’ earlier on in the week. Like said release (‘Nina‘ is a particular fave) it’s top banana.

Gold Panda – Time Eater (Fort Romeau): Dream combination. FR works his magic on GP’s new one, need we say more?

White Elephant – Tears: Crazy P’s Jim Baron aka Ron Basejam is back with the side-project he spawned with Chris Todd and Ben Smith back in 2011. This finely-crafted number joins three other tracks on ‘The Old Euphonium’ EP out now, grab a copy here.

Shanti Celeste – Dolphin Chant: There’s a strong line-up of talent on this year’s Craigie Knowes-released charity compilation including Legowelt, Andy Hart and Chaos In The CBD. Joining them is this excellently-named and infectious number – all proceeds go to War Child.

Mount Liberation Unlimited – Double Dance Lover (Disko Dubb Mix): Described as an ‘all-encompassing anthem of dance and love’, the Stockholm duo are releasing this 15-minute Disko Dubb track on their next Studio Barnhus 12″. It’s ace.

And for your Black Friday Bonus, let us point you in the direction of the wonderful DFA Records. 25% off all stock including this juicy remix from Luke Solomon.

Let us know in the comments or give us a shout on Twitter if we’ve missed any glaringly obvious gems, and head over to our SoundCloud for a whole lot more including new remixes from Laurence Guy and Mall Grab, and original releases from Roland Tings, Geowulf and A Band Call Flash.

Have a good weekend, people.

Top 5 Tracks of the Week

Oh hi there! We’ve been taking a little break from posting about new music recently, we do apologise!

As of right now we’re taking a different approach to talking about the music we love. In an effort to keep up with the huge amounts of music out there, we’re going to be posting less on the blog, and sharing more on our socials – give us a follow on Twitter, SoundCloud or Facebook to keep up to date with all the tracks that are grabbing our attention.

We’ll be posting our top 5 tracks of the week every Friday right here, plus collating all of our favourites in our usual monthly playlists.

And in no particular order, check out our 5 favourites from this week gone by:

Bézier – Purify: All four of Cin Cin’s fifth split 12” release may as well be up here, but we’ve chosen Bézier from Honey Soundsystem’s ‘Purify’ rather than either of label co-owner Fort Romeau’s smooth cuts. Could be the label’s best yet, listen to the full EP here:

Deltawerk – Sample: New collaboration between Applescall and Hessel Strut from Polynation. This hefty number’s released on the excellent Dutch label Atomnation:

K15 – Returning Is Impossible: Dreamy re-release on Wotnot Music by Kieran from N15, joining three other tracks on the compilation ‘Dancefloor Sweets Vol. 1’, compiled by Wotnot’s very own JJ Mumbles.

Christine & The Queens – Saint Claude (Tourist Remix): As we’ve come to expect from the London via Brighton producer, Tourist adds a stirring and emotive glisten to everyone’s favourite Frenchie’s new single.

Abstraxion – Dystopia (Cleveland Remix): We’re still fairly new to Cleveland’s fandom (‘Atlas’ released earlier on in the year on Hivern Discs and basically any mix he’s done this year pulled us in). Like many of his own productions, Cleveland doesn’t rush this cool, calm and collected remix.

As mentioned, give us a follow on Twitter, SoundCloud or Facebook for a more constant flow of new music.

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Junk Son – Over

Taken from his debut album ‘Beginning, Ending, Pretending’ and featuring Amy Spencer on vocals, feast your ears on Junk Son’s wonderful slice of atmospheric electronica in new single ‘Over’.

The album hits the shelves on 4th November courtesy of 37 Adventures (think Jones, Deptford Goth, Geowulf), and if previous HD faves ‘Fool’ and the excellent cover of Gwilym Gold’s ‘Breathless’ are anything to go by, we’re in for a treat. File next to the also-Goldsmiths-educated James Blake*.

*Something funny going on over here?

Earth Trax X Newborn Jr. – Sax Track

Next up on Bradley Zero’s label-du-jour is Polish duo Earth Trax and Newborn, serving up a 12″ of two dreamy dancefloor numbers. Sax on the A-side, Flute on t’other.

Remember hearing the Flute track on Rhythm Section Radio back in April. Comes in at the 49 minute mark and it’s a corker:

Get your pre-orders in here, and for the Londoners amongst you we’d recommend heading over to Brilliant Corners come 12th October. Release party.

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David August – The Spell

The formidable David August returns to Ninja Tune’s Counter Records with ‘The Spell’:

As we’ve come to expect from the Berlin-based producer there’s a lot take in, with propulsive breakbeats, dreamy soundscapes and chilling samples all intertwining to create a, naturally, spellbinding tune.

Grab a copy here and keep your ears peeled for ‘A Golden Rush’ on the flip-side.

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Human Drizzle Presents Laurence Guy

Excitement levels are reaching fever pitch as we approach our latest instalment of Human Drizzle Presents.

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We’re back at Basing House this Friday with Laurence Guy, Krywad & Farrer and our very own Hot Karl. Tickets can still be bought from RA here.

Having had our eyes of Laurence Guy for a while now, we’re chuffed to have finally booked the London producer. You need look no further than his ace releases on Church, Rose Records or Cin Cin for proof he knows his way around a tune. But it’s his inspired selections that’ll be doing the talking this Friday night.

We caught up with him to see which tunes have been grabbing his attention recently:

1. JohNick – Play The World: “Classic party starter from JohNick, hasn’t left the bag for a number of years and I’m sure it won’t anytime soon…”

2. Sade – Surrender Your Love (Kenny Larkin Remix): “Amazing Sade edit from Kenny Larkin, I paid more than I care to think about on discogs for a copy of this, but it’s well worth it!”

3. B.A.M Music Inc. – Missing You: “Ridiculous disco vibes from B.A.M, fatefully nabbed the last copy from Love Vinyl when it came out and have been dancing to it ever since.”

4. Lauer – Hector: “Hands in the air deepness from Lauer, guaranteed to make people start hugging each other on the dancefloor!”

5. Lucretio – Want: “Peak.Time.Banger”

Thirsty for more? Why not grab a ticket for Friday night and see what else he has in store for our dancing delectation.

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Human Drizzle Presets @ Basing House, Friday 23rd September

We’re excited about this one.

On Friday 23rd September Human Drizzle Presents returns to Basing House with a humdinger of a line-up. Tickets are now available at a reasonably-priced £6 here.

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We’ve been keeping a keen eye on Laurence Guy’s game ever since he crafted this saucy Valentine’s Day mix for us back in 2014. He’s been building a solid fan base over the years with timeless releases on Rose Records, Cin Cin, Outplay and two EPs on the excellent South London label Church – one of the latter was a sell-out.

As showcased on his recent Rinse FM show, he has a thirst for vintage disco and we can’t wait to see what he throws down on Friday 23rd.

Joining Laurence Guy will be Percolate’s Krywald & Farrer. We’ve wanted to nab the residents for a while – not only are their mixes fun-filled, party-starters but they’ve also developed an infectious sound of their own on recent productions. It’s a blend of house music that’s influenced by world music, and it’s definitely made for dancing:

Check out any number of their mixes up on SoundCloud for the longer listen, not to mention their newly-created, edits-only label Persies (we’ll talk about that another time).

As ever, our resident Hot Karl will be warming things up nicely from the start. All three are firm favourite selectors of ours and we can’t wait to have them down to the intimate surroundings of Basing House.

Grab a ticket here and we’ll see you down the front.

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Bruce Trail – Ravine Dream

Toronto’s Bruce Trail delivers four-track EP ‘Ravine Dream’ on MagicWire. This will be perfect listening to fans of Project Pablo, Jack J, LNRDCROY and Pender Street Steppers. We’ve posted ‘Bridgework’ and ‘Over Falls’. Enjoy.

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Healings – Holy Water

This one nabs the sample from Outkast’s 2003 hit ‘Prototype‘. It’s by Healings, Josh Macintyre from Prince Innocence’s side project and it’s a beautiful piece of hazy house. Stank you, stank you very much…

Dagny – Ultraviolet EP

Extending her small but solid back catalogue, the about-to-be-huge Norwegian singer Dagny released the eagerly-anticipated Ultraviolet EP last week. It’s full of catchy melodies and sing-a-long choruses. For proof, check out ‘Too Young’ above, ‘Fool’s Gold’ below and the rest of the Republic Records-released EP here.

 

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