Monthly Archives: November 2014

Lorca – Calcutec/Ndlamu

Lorca returns to Breach’s Naked Naked label for a stonking release that’ll kick off your weekends.

‘Hypnotic’ and ‘tribal’ are two adjectives that are littering Lorca’s press, and you can see why. Both ‘Calcutec’ and Ndlamu’ are boisterous numbers, with rolling drums and repetitive samples leading the bass-heavy charge. Why is this Brighton producer not bigger than he actually is?

The EP’s out on Monday. Do yourself a favour and grab a copy.


Floating Points – Nuits Sonores

So much good music on the blog right now.

Here’s another gem. Instant classic from Floating Points. ‘Nuits Sonores’. Out in December.

We came across it on Ben UFO’s Fabric mix from the London mega-club’s recent 15th birthday bash (worth a listen too). It really reminds us of this beauty from 2011…

Brilliant stuff from Floating Points.


xxxy – toys mix #15

Well isn’t this a conveniently timed, wonderfully measured surprise? xxxy, of Human-Drizzle-Presents-at-Plan-B-December-5th fame, has been invited, and duly obliged, to spin an hour’s worth of tracks for TOYS (Take Off Your Shoes).

This is so good too. He has, perhaps, dumbed things down a notch from the usual high-energy releases and mixes that we’ve come to expect from him, but this is no criticism. The mix features so many great tunes, but there are three that we want to highlight. First, ‘Marshmallows’ by Mr Beatnick.

And then two of the tracks of the year; C.P.I’s ‘Prosecco’ (Barnt remix), and ‘Clinton Space Funk’ by Mount Liberation Unlimited.

Worth an hour of your time today. Worth a few hours of your time next Friday.

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Lxury – Pick You Up

Get a load of this to brighten up your Thursday.

‘Pick You Up’ is the first single from Lxury‘s upcoming EP, Into the Everywhere, on Greco-Roman. After cutting his teeth at Disclosure’s Method Records, Lxury appears to have found his musical home at GR and it’s easy to see why. His buoyant, soulful house fits nicely next to the likes of Joe Goddard and Roosevelt. If this is your kind of thing, you’ll LOVE his Mixmag mix from a couple of months back

Into the Everywhere is set for release on February 16th next year.

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The Acid – Ghost (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

MJC, doing it right:

Not content with her first Mobilee release in over three years, Maya Jane Coles has also given The Acid’s ‘Ghost’ a reworking with excellent results. Both ‘From the Dark’ (taken from the Mobilee EP) and ‘Ghost’ stay true to Maya’s tech house roots but there’s something about the remix that hints at a darker, broodier 90s electronica. A dash of UNKLE if you will.

Both worth a listen.

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Bodhi – The Oakland Chinwag

Bodhi taking things harder, better, faster, stronger with new release ‘The Oakland Chinwag’. The rolling tune from our number one Welsh duo features on the forthcoming compilation album from Waze & Odyssey’s label, Street Tracks.

And it’s in good company too, with the album featuring a strong line-up of HD faves including Ejeca, Eliphino and Citizen. Not to mention the stonkin’ ‘TPW’ by Berlin-based Mancunian xxxy.

Hopefully this bass-heavy, high-hat parade will be amongst the canon of tunes he brings with him for his headline slot with Fort Romeau at Human Drizzle Presents next Friday. The 5th December that is, at Brixton’s Plan B. It’s going to be FUN.


Sad City – Scyphozoa

Sad City (aka Glasgow-based Northern Irishman Gary Caruth) has teamed up with Phonica Records’ Special Editions for a new EP, ‘Introduction to Lisboa/Sloe’. Produced in Lisbon using a mixture of field recordings taken in and around the city, alongside Sad City’s deft electronica, the result is a melancholic journey.

Following up on the tremendous ‘You Will Soon Find That Life Is Wonderful’ from last year, ‘Introduction to Lisboa/Sloe’ brings the listener into a similarly ethereal world across six tracks.

Our favourite of those six tracks is ‘Scyphozoa’ – eight shimmering minutes of broken piano and synths over a building bass line.

This is out now on vinyl via Phonica Records.


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Jon Hopkins Essential Mix

After a fairly big weekend that saw us take in Hyde’s 1st birthday party at the brilliant Oval Space on Saturday night, we’re in need of a something to zone out to today. Luckily for us, and you if you’re taking a similarly tentative approach to this Monday, composer/producer/performer/DJ extraordinaire Jon Hopkins was on the Essential Mix on Friday night.

It’s a superb selection, that includes some brilliant tracks from Daniel Avery, Recondite, James Holden and this stunning Moderat remix of Hopkins’ ‘Abandon Window’.

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Kokiri – Retrospect

If you, like the rest of the office/city/country/world, have a cold at the mo, maybe you need a bit of happy house?

Kev Williams aka Kokiri has a new EP out on Love & Other and it’s just that, a bit of fun. The title track is a piano-driven house throwback that doesn’t try and be anything it isn’t. Refreshing.

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Croquet Club – Only You Can Tell

Emerging French producer Croquet Club is back with new single ‘Only You Can Tell’, over four minutes of under-stated electronica. It’s calming, pensive and will warm the cockles in these chillier climes.

Out on Monday 24th November on Anjunadeep.

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