Monthly Archives: February 2017

Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Krankbrother – Disappear Here: The Brothers Clancy bring the atmos in the B-side to their ‘Dreamscape’ EP. It’s over eight minutes of balearic goodness and joins the Fort Romeau remix we featured last week. Without doubt an EP worth parting ways with your hard-earned cash for.

2. Ten Fe – Twist Your Arm (Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas Remix): The list of guest artists on this Ten-Fe remix EP is ludicrous. UNKLE, Ewan Pearson, Tom Furse and Roman Flugel. They all join this effort from cosmic disco veterans Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas.

3. OCTO CHAMP – Said You Were: OCTO CHAMP, the south London (and occasionally Glaswegian) producer, video director and one half of party series Rigid Disco, is the latest to join the Let’s Go Swimming label ranks. Their fourth release comes in the form of his new four track EP entitled ‘Not Quite Here Yet’. ‘Said You Were’ is the second A-side and the bumping bass, colourful vocal and infectious drum patterns are a tasty teaser of more goodness to come.

Go see him IRL at LGS’ next party at The Waiting Room on Saturday 18th March.

4. Recloose – No I Don’t: Second cut from the Brooklyn-based producer’s forthcoming ‘Spirit Knows’ EP and it’s an earworm. Hits the shelves on Monday, bookmark it.

5. Deltawerk – Corridor (Marvin & Guy Mix): Italian duo Marvin & Guy get the call up for remix duties on Deltawerk’s second EP, serving up a tense ten minute work-out that joins Audiojack’s remix on the release. And the original’s worth a listen too.

The latest instalment in Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel mix series is worth a visit for a trip down memory lane. Metronomy’s Joe Mount rediscovers some of his favourites from seven years ago, whilst peppering the hour with a few newbies too.

For more new music, head over to our SoundCloud for gems this week from Marquis Hawkes, Seb Wildblood and DJ Koze.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Talaboman – Safe Changes: A blissful cut from the forthcoming debut album from Talaboman, John Talabot and Axel Boman’s collaborative side-project. The album’s called ‘The Night Land’ and is out on 3rd March, via R & S Records.

2. Body Music – Just One/Get it Baby (Patchworks Remix): Double whammy here with two tracks from Body Music’s 4-track EP entitled ‘Just One’, out now on Razor-N-Tape. Body Music comprises of Bosq of Soul Clap Records fame and the enviably-named Vito Roccoforte of The Rapture. These two efforts are funky as you like.

3. Krankbrother – Dreamscape (Fort Romeau Remix): Always a pleasure to see a new Fort Romeau remix doing the rounds. Krankbrother’s ‘Dreamscape’ gets the refix with his signature romantic house sound and a splash of acid house mixed in too. Due for release 13th March, wethinks.

4. Recloose & Ezrakh – Geomancer: Brooklyn-based producer Recloose returns to Aus Music with this slinky number featuring vocalist and producer Ezrakh. You can get your hands on this and two other tracks on the ‘Spirit Knows’ EP on 27th February.

5. Parra For Cuva – Unfinished Colours Ft. Other: ‘Unfinished Colours’ is the down-tempo and pensive track from the Berlin-based producer’s latest EP, ‘Mood In C’. It’s out now on Project Mooncircle and available to buy on a number of different formats here.

Felix Dickinson joined the ranks of the Dekmantel podcasts series this week. One not to miss:

 

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Human Drizzle: The Playlist, February 2017

Jam-packed full of goodies this one.

A nod must be made to Cin Cin’s sixth release and their split 12” featuring gems from Elliott Lion and New Jackson. London-based Fold finally releases his 3-track EP on Moxie’s On Loop label, Krankbrother recruit Fort Romeau for remix duties and Matthias Reiling, Art Alfie and Coeo bring the funk.

Sweely’s timeless ‘All The Reasons’ finally gets a release on Distant Hawaii and we welcome back Wolf Music with an excellent offering from Hodini. Not to mention the totally exquisite moment from Z-Lovecraft on South London label No Bad Days.

There’s a lot to digest. The pensive ‘Songs For Knotty’ from Ishmael Ensemble should ease you in nicely…

 

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Moodroom Presents Tales From Above

Heads up Londoners. This Friday Moodroom Collective return to their newly-discovered loft space for round 2 of their ‘Tales From Above’ party series.

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Collaborating with Chapter 24 Records, music will be provided by said label bosses VVerses and the Moodroom-affiliated Harbinger Kurt, amongst others.

The hush-hush Zone 2 TBA venue sounds quirky and intimate with immediate comparisons to Body Hammer’s Lift venue. It’s set to be an cosy affair, and after the inaugural event’s sell-out in December, we’d recommend grabbing a ticket while you can.

Check out Harbinger Kurt’s recent Bloop radio show for a flavour:

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Laurence Guy | Human Drizzle: The Mixtape, Valentines Day Special 2014

Re-post of this tasty mix from Laurence Guy all the way back in 2014. One for all the lovers out there:

Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Elliott Lion – Pearl: Elliott Lion’s second offering to Cin Cin’s sixth split 12″ release is the galactic wonder that is ‘Pearl’, nicely complimenting the punchy ‘Athens’ we featured last week. HD fave New Jackson’s on the flip, go check it out.

2. Hidden Spheres – Beachy: ‘Sunset soothing, beach-lounging house’, apparently. Hidden Spheres’ new four track EP ‘By & Bye’ is released on Lobster Theremin’s Distant Hawaii imprint and it’s ace. Get a copy here.

3. Deltawerk – Corridor: Our favourite new Dutch duo Deltawerk (the collaborative project between Applescal and Hessel Stuut) are back with their second EP ‘Passages, EP. 2’. It drops on 17th February on another of our favourite Amsterdam-based offerings, the brilliant Atomnation label. Expect remixes from Marvin & Guy and Audiojack.

4. DJ HEURE – Some Time Still: The super smooth ‘Some Time Still’ is penned by Adelaide’s DJ Heure and released next week on Seb Wildblood’s All My Thoughts label. Lovely stuff.

5. Fold – Bend Sinister:.Buckle up for the hefty third cut from Fold’s ‘Mill’s Theme’ EP, recently released on Moxie’s On Loop label. The title track from said EP was firmly placed in our ‘Best of 2016’ playlist, check it.

And for the mix this week, Earmilk invited Atomnation’s David Douglas to serve up this eclectic mix ahead of his third album being released on 24th March. Everything from the Beach Boys to Soft Hair to Leon Vynehall and ESG.

 

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Ishmael Ensemble – Songs For Knotty: South Londoner Ishmael returns to Banoffee Pies with a six piece ensemble and a full length LP to boot (out today). The record was made in loving memory of an old friend and ‘Songs For Knotty’ is the highly poignant title track.

For the Londoners amongst you, Friday 10th February is the day to bookmark with not one but two appearances from all involved. There’ll be a live showcase from Ishmael at Sounds Of The Universe with DJ support from the Banoffee Pies gang, then they’ll both be digging deep into their record collections at Brilliant Corners later on in the evening. Both events are free and sound top-notch.

2. Cin Cin 006 – New Jackson/Elliott Lion Double whammy here. The sixth release on Cin Cin is a split 12” between Dubliner New Jackson and Manchester-based Elliott Lion, he of Editors fame don’t you know? We were treated to the first two tracks this week and they’re both ace, the deep and dreamy, David Bowie-sampling ‘Electric Blue’ complimenting the driving ‘Athens’ nicely.

3. COEO – Mydonna: Munich-based duo COEO bring the disco flavours in the fun-filled ‘Mydonna’, due for release on 17th February via Berlin’s Toy Tonics.

4. Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano: Sampha dropped the vid for the achingly beautiful ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ a few days back to coincide nicely with the relase of his debut album, ‘Process’. It’s out today on Young Turks, go find it.

5. Jesper Ryom – Pacer: French record label Delicieuse Records have been unearthing an eclectic blend of new music since 2012 and this March they’re dropping their first VA compilation to celebrate the wealth of musical discoveries they’ve made. The album’s called ‘Liquors #1’ and Jesper Ryom’s ‘Pacer’ is the first taster.

The mix that pricked our ears this week is by Seb Wildblood, over an hour of 100% forthcoming material on Church, Coastal Haze and All My Thoughts:

Loads more new music to check out over on our SoundCloud page, or our Twitter feed.

Or for any Spotify users out there, we’ve got you covered too.

 

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Gottwood announces line-up

Over the years the festival’s grown and grown, but this year’s initial line-up is looking stronger than ever.

Ranging from the more avant-garde bookings of Extrawelt, Matthew Johnson and Tel Aviv newcomers Red Axes, to exciting live sets from Harvey Sutherland, Ross From Friends and Ishmael Ensemble, the team sheet this year is world class. Gottwood regulars Move D, Wolf Music and Craig Richards will also be returning, as well as a momentous b2b between Erol Alkan and Leon Vynehall.

Bradley Zero, Young Marco and the Black Madonna are just a few of the other highlights of this stomping line-up.

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Do the right thing and grab one of the few remaining tickets here.

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