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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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Bonobo – The North Borders

It’s nice to see someone with a bit of experience behind them on these pages, a refreshing break from all these young whippersnappers (don’t see that word written very much). Bonobo‘s first release was in 1999 and he’s still got it, oh yes. ‘The North Borders’ LP is his latest take on British electronica and the first single, ‘First Fires’ has a lush new video for your enjoyment:

And here’s a couple more from the album to prolong the high:

Full disclosure – HD have a vested interest in bigging Bonobo up as he’s headlining Beacons Festival in sunny Skipton, a stop on our festival tour this summer. We need him full of confidence and at the top of his game – you can do it Simon!

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LEAF 2013

Now, we don’t usually give the announcement of a new festy a quadruple take, but this one caught our eye.
LEAF is a London-based three-dayer celebrating the city’s electronic music heritage. It pushes all our buttons with talks from luminaries such as Giorgio Moroder and New Order right through to upstarts like Eats Everything and Happa. Major Lazer, Trentmoller and Omar Souleyman chip in with live sets, and we could go on but it’s becoming Buzzfeed-esque (“17 events you wish you could go to, but  can’t!”)
LEAF is helmed by veteran selector Rob da Bank, together with International Music Summit creator Ben Turner, and you can get your tickets and further info here.
Here are some tunes to whet your appetite, if you needed it whetting any more:
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Kisses – The Hardest Part

Back in 2010, LA-based duo (and full-time couple) Kisses stole our hearts with their début album, ‘The Heart Of The Nightlife’. Jam packed with Balearic goodies like ‘Bermuda’, it’s a luscious affair that we highly suggest you hunt down.

Now they’re back with their second album, ‘Kids In LA’ (out on Cascine now) and if the lead single ‘The Hardest Part’ is anything to go by, it’s a must-listen.

There’s nothing incredibly original about their style, the drum beat could be swiped right out of a New Order track and the vocal‘s got that wistful, yearning quality that defined many an 80s hit. But they do have the ability to pen a damn catchy verse and chorus alike, and it’s this style of dream pop that could be very welcome over the next few months. Plug in to the super feel-good ‘Funny Heartbeat’ for further evidence you should be giving Kisses a lot of time this summer.

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Human Drizzle Presents

Drum roll please…

We are very excited to announce ‘Human Drizzle Presents…’

As you’ll see from the flyer, we have the privilege of welcoming Cosmonauts, DemsSlothboogie and Filthy French to our inaugural night at The Sugarhouse Studios, and we’re pleased as punch about it. October 13th is not far off so grab your tickets now!

*http://www.wegottickets.com/event/188272*

If you’re not familiar with some of the acts playing, here’s a handy pocket-guide…

Cosmonauts have moulded themselves quite the reputation for their peerless nu-disco vibes. Their legendary monthly ‘Top Ten’ mixes give a nice insight into what you can expect from them. They’ve previously applied their golden touch to tracks by artists such as NSFW, New Order and Tronik Youth – and have been on stonking line-ups with the likes of Mylo and Aeroplane. Here is one of our favourite mixes from back in March:

What’s more, just this week they released their brilliant new single, ‘Love Me Tonight’. And it’s free!

We have also asked new kids on the block Dems to step behind the decks for the night. They’re a trio from London who write experimental, melodic pop music. We’ve championed both tracks below and we’re confident their record collection will get you shuffling your feet.

Slothboogie’s been making a big name for himself off the back of his ‘balls out boogie’ blog and DJing skills, amongst other entertaining musical enterprises such as the popular ‘Forgive Me Lord For I Have Synth’ night. Having appeared on bills with Tiger & Woods and Todd Terje recently, we’re psyched to have him play. Check out his funky ‘Summer’s Up In My Grill’ mix:

Lastly (at least for the moment) we welcome Filthy French, the Parisian-born, London-based duo who ‘have beats pumping through their veins’. Get ready.

Boy are we up for this. Human Drizzle, in real life, offline. Come join.

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Worldwide Festival Sete ’12

“You are at the best festival in the world right now!” So said Giles Peterson as the sun rose over the docks of Sete in the south of France on Sunday morning. Human Drizzle agreed wholeheartedly at the time and still does (particularly given the travails of Bloc Weekender).

Worldwide Festival’s Sete incarnation was a week of Peterson’s favourite music, expertly programmed across three stunning stages; the beach, the clifftop amphitheatre and the lighthouse. Yup. We leapt from Gregory Porter to IG Culture to Julio Bashmore (whose Au Seve deserves a mention as the song of the weekend. What. A. Tune.), all seamlessly weaved together and blasted out of Funktion-Ones.

Special credit too must go to Machinedrum and Koreless who, as well and giving it some love on twitter, smashed it out the park with their respective sessions. Koreless finished his final night set, as I will this post, with New Order’s Blue Monday. Good times.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. John Talabot – The Strange Silence: Talabot’s back producing the goods in a big way. This one’s the opening track on Permanent Vacation’s 10th Anniversary compilation, with the Spanish maestro being accompanied by the likes of Lauer, Pional and Mano Le Tough. Go get it.

2. Lindstrøm – Tensions: More cosmic goodness from Norway. This is the second track to be released from Lindstrøm’s forthcoming fifth album ‘It’s Alright Between Us As It Is’, released on Smalltown Supersound on October 20th.

3. Junktion – Friends & Strangers: Laid-back disco roller from Dutch producer Junktion, ‘Friends & Strangers’ is part of a three-track EP originally-titled ‘EP’. Make Believe Disco doing this business.

Check out his recent mix for Pulse Msc while you’re on it:

4. Doc Daneeka – Better Dayz: Third instalment of the Welsh producer’s WALK.MAN series and it’s a piano-based party-starter. Get this and ‘Stay Away From Music’ on the flip here, and stay tuned for the release of the WALK.MAN mixtape out digitally and on cassette soon.

5. Cleveland – Pay Back: We’ve been waiting patiently for the release of this one since we heard it back in on the Belgian producer’s excellent Data Transmission mix at the beginning of 2016! It’s finally being released on Talabot’s Hivern Discs on 6th October. Hard work’s always gon’ pay back, it’s a gem.

And for the longer listen, selections from Nicholas for Coastal Haze.

For more from the Italian producer, check out two tracks from his mini-LP ‘Lonnie’s Reprise‘ forthcoming on Church:

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Pacific Coliseum – Ocean City: Breezy sounds coming on London’s Coastal Haze label perfect for sunnier climes ahead. It’s part of an 8-track LP entitled ‘Ocean City’, released 3rd April.

2. Pépe – Belleville: The Brighton-based producer joins Paris-based label Renascence for the forthcoming ‘Motorforce’ EP. This one’s a shimmering highlight of the three-track release.

3. Confidence Man – Bubblegum (Andrew Weatherall Remix): Weatherall adds his wonky disco touch to Australian band Confidence Man’s new single. It’s a trip.

4. Private Agenda – Tender: An emotive and juicy single from Berlin’s Private Agenda, as featured on Royal Athlete’s 5th Various Artists compilation. Pre-orders for more disco and boogie on that release here.

5. Connor Youngblood & Nylo – Everyday: Nashville artist Conner Youngblood is back with his first track of the year with this collaborative effort with Nylo out on Counter Records. It’s summery and feel-good and you get to hear Youngblood flexing his musical skills on the six-string ukulele!

Classixx have teamed up with Daniel T to serve up the ‘Lifetime Groove’ mix series, this one’s filled with gems from Leon Vynehall, John Talabot and Classix themselves.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

 1. Seb Wildblood – :~^: This gem of a track was floating around last year and we’re pleased to see it finally get a release on Wildblood’s forthcoming album of the same name (the one with the emoticon?), out on Omena Records on 17th April.

2. Dark Sky – Filter EP: Have patience with the new Dark Sky EP and you will be rewarded. More impressive sounds from the Londoners, out this week on Monkeytown Records. Catch them live at the Queens Yard Summer Party on Sunday 30th April alongside Andrew Ashong and Auntie Flo, stalls from Phonica and Lobster Records and a number of pop-up food and drink stalls. One for the diary.

3. Maurice Jnr. & Seb Miguel – The Science of Life: Regular readers will know we’re big fans of the Sugarhouse Records crew, particularly after Paradise Forum’s consistent delivery of excellence at some of our parties. ‘T.S.O.L’ is the second track from the third EP on the label and it’s another slice of soulful, deep house fun. Keep Bouncin’…

4. Geotic – Billionth Remnant: Beautiful track from the forthcoming ‘Abysma’ LP from Baths member Will Weisenfeld. It’s serene, pensive, perfect for some down time. The whole album has been described as ‘subtle as a Sunday morning ritual, a tender epiphany in a bombastic fireworks show.’ Ghostly doing the business, pre-order it here.

5. Ponty Mython – Why Can’t We Both Be Right EP: The excellently-named producer is dropping a four track EP on FINA Records, this one’s the laid-back and jazzy number and it’s out on vinyl on 24th March, 12th May digitally.

DJ Boring in the mix for i-DJ last week to get your weekends moving (catch him alongside Project Pablo and DJ Seinfeld at Phonox on 12th May…):

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Sauce81 – Dance Tonight: Next up on Alexander Nut’s Eglo Records is this wonderful slice of boogie/disco/funk served up by Tokyo-based producer Sauce81. Pre-orders here.

2. Chaos In The CBD – North Pole Cafe: South London (via New Zealand) producers CITCBD have teamed up with friend and collaborator Jon Sable to present a new imprint, In Dust We Trust. ‘North Pole Cafe’ features on the first EP from said label and it’s both soulful and melancholic. Head over here for the rest of the EP.

3. JeanGa and George – Compromise: As premiered on Dummy Mag yesterday, London-based duo JeanGa and George drop this hypnotic, piano-heavy number as one of the lead singles off their debut album,’European Repetitive Beat‘ (out today).

4. David Douglas – Highway Of Love: Big year for Dutch producer/artist/video director David Douglas with his new album ‘Spectators Of The Universe’ being released on Atomnation on March 24th. His live show sounds like a (technical) blast so keep an eye on his socials for tour dates.

5. Z Lovecraft – Myriad: An all-South London affair here. Rhythm Section family member Z Lovecraft is providing the goods for No Bad Days’ third 12” release, ‘The Creator’. ‘Myriad’ is on the B-side and it’s super smooth.

And for the longer listen. This week’s edition of Harbinger Kurt’s Bloop radio show – an exploration of ‘the wonderfully opaque landscape of electronic music ’ – is filled with some excellent unsigned material, popular forthcoming releases and some of their older favourites too. It’s a goodie.

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