Monthly Archives: June 2016

Human Drizzle: The Playlist, June 2016

It’s been a long time coming, but (guess what!) our latest playlist is here. Featuring enormous bangers from Laurence Guy and Isaac Tichauer alongside more whimsical numbers from the likes of Dems and András, it’s the only soundtrack you need to a summer full of rainy park sessions (if you’re in London like us) / blissful campfires on the beach (if you’re somewhere better). Jump in.

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Laurence Guy – Bamboo

A year on from releasing his debut EP on Church, Laurence Guy’s back delivering the goods for the South London label. ‘Bamboo’ is a wonderful slice of laid-back house and is the first taster of his forthcoming four track EP of the same name:

In case you missed it, check out LG’s contribution to Church’s recent Various Artists compilation which was released last month. DJ Aakmael, Aquarium and Debukas also feature.

 

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Hot Diamond Aces – D.S.O.M.C (Al Zanders Rework)

This should inject some fun into your Mondays:

Al Zanders aka Lodger has set up his own label, A-Z Records, and Phonica premiered the first release from said label at the end of last week. It’s the Sheffield-based producer himself re-working 7-piece Hot Diamond Aces’ track ‘D.S.M.O.C’, and it’s a fun-filled explosion of brass and afro-beats.

Perfect for the summer months, grab a copy here. Very much looking forward to hearing ‘Raiz’ on the flip-side.

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Croquet Club – Summer

Another cut from Croquet Club’s ‘Love Exposure’ EP and it wreaks of the summer – does what it says on the tin.

You can get your mitts on it this Friday courtesy of Anjunadeep, it joins the previously-featured ‘You Left Me’ and ‘Careless Love’ on the ‘Love Exposure’ EP.

 

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V – La Nouvelle Epoque

Here’s the second taster from London-based label Cin Cin’s third release. It’s called ‘La Nouvelle Epoque’ and joins Ripperton’s ‘Michelada‘ that we featured t’other day. With two more tracks from the split 12” to follow (one from each artist), you can get your EP pre-orders in here.

While we’re on it, this seems a good enough reason as any to re-visit Lauer’s wonderful Beats in Space show from a while back, the above’s nestled in there somewhere:

 

 

 

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Kenton Slash Demon – Peace

Kenton Slash Demon are back with new single ‘Peace’, released on Future Classic today. This radio-friendly track features Nikolaj from When Saints Go Machine on vocals and is bound to push the Danish duo further into the big time.

And for the longer listen – a mixtape they’ve done recently for Berlin-based KALTBLUT Magazine, featuring ‘some of the trance and ambient music’ they love:

 

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Bicep & Hammer – ARACARI

Aus Music’s turning the grand old age of 10 soon and to celebrate they’re presenting a whopping 24-track, quadruple vinyl, triple CD release. 90% of the label artist who’ve released on Aus are going to contribute so you can expect tracks from heavyweights such as Midland, Pearson Sound, Breach and Nick Hoppner. There’ll also be a global tour to accompany the birthday, as well as curated stages at festivals and full length albums from Sei A and Youandewan.

To coincide with this and Aus Music’s 100th release, Boiler Room are hosting a five-part debut series over the next month or so, culminating in a very special Boiler Room x Aus100 takeover in London town, featuring Nick Hoppner, Marquis Hawkes, Will Saul and one special guest.

First up in the series this week Bicep and Hammer re-join forces to produce the moving and atmospheric gem that is ‘ARACARI’. Stay tuned for the rest of the bunch.

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18+ – Collect

18+ (or Eighteenpl.us for the character-generous) are a duo consisting of musicians and visual artists, Justin Swinburne and Samia Mirza. Even though Justin and Samia are based in Berlin and Honolulu respectively, they’re now on album number two in their collaborative career together.

Their debut album ‘Trust’ was released back in 2014 on Houndstooth, and the Fabric imprint are doing the business on ‘Collect’ too, their second full length to date (besides the 15-track mixtape they released earlier this year).

The album’s ‘their most ambitious and powerful work to date’, apparently. A ‘product of their physical, geographical distance and autobiographical individual growth: the fragmented meeting of displaced minds, reflecting on society’s interaction in a variety of contexts, from platonic, to professional, to economic.’

Hefty.

It’s dark, discordant and a little bit unnerving. But it’s infectious – Justin Swinburne’s vocal drawl is a particular highlight. The album’s out now.

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Swimming Tapes – Set The Fire

Dreamy surf pop hailing from, surprisingly, London town!

With immediate comparisons being made to Real Estate and Day Wave, Swimming Tapes are a five-piece band who make woozy, sun-drenched tunes that fit in nicely with the recent sunnier climes.

Both ‘Souvenirs’ and ‘Set The Fire’ are out now, the latter released by London-based indie label Hand in Hive.

More please.

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Roosevelt – Colours (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)

Tiding things over nicely until the big release of his debut album in August, Roosevelt’s recruited Prins Thomas to lend his remixing skills to recent single, ‘Colours’. As expected the Norwegian producer has stretched it out to over eight minutes of balearic goodness.

Roosevelt’s self-titled album will be out via Greco-Roman/City Slang on 19th August, after his recently-announced DJ slot at Glasto and before his recently-announced DJ slot at Bestival.

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