We apologise in advance for the intense feeling of missing out when you’ve read this post.
Following a limited run vinyl release back in 2011, ‘Pleasure’ is a Janet Jackson-flecked piece of joy from Numbers man Hudson Mohawke. Please, please listen to it before kicking off your Bank Holiday weekender:
The imprint that put out this goodtimes tune was the specially created label, Pleasure Principle. This has now morphed into the all-star
surfing holiday festival in Newquay that kicks off next month, and ‘Pleasure’ is a teaser for that. The three days are jam-packed with essential listening, not least HD regulars from Joy Orbison, TNGHT and Rustie. To assuage the FOMOs, get a ticket here or try your luck with FACT’s ticket giveaway here.
In case it wasn’t clear, we wish we were going.
Dim those lights, scatter those rose petals and fire up the laptop (for Human Drizzle, nothing else…), it’s Valentine’s Day and that means another Hudson Mohawke ‘Slow Jams’ mix.
‘Slow Jams Chapter VI’ (he started them all the way back in 2008) is the LuckyMe stalwart’s contribution to the romantic timbre of today and it’s essential. For those of you who haven’t heard one before, the mixes are genuinely comprised of old school slow jams and soppy soul, no surprise TNGHT bangers to ruin the mood…
Hello lunchtime viewing…
Red Bull Music Academy are expanding their output yet again, this time with a web-documentary series, H∆SHTAG$. We’ll excuse the slightly (very) silly name as Episode 1, which deals with the burst of recent contemporary R&B, is actually pretty interesting. How To Dress Well, Miguel and The Weeknd producer Zodiac all offer their thoughts on this renaissance and its roots and implications. Zodiac has also donated a track to the cause, and it’s lovely listening. All stuttering beats and twisted vocals.
What a multi-media post.
A few mixes from a few of our faves.
First up is the opening instalment of the LuckyMe partial takeover of MistaJam’s 1Xtra show, 9pm-10pm for the next 12 weeks. Lunice does the honours and it’s a typically high energy mix, nicely blending TNGHT and some of Lunice’s straight up hip hop works. Bring on the next 11.
There’s a reason why they’re our favourites…