Well done to Thump for making this happen.
1. DJ Yellow – Ride The Rhythm (Ian Pooley Remix): Ian Pooley adds his Midas touch to this Marshall Jefferson cover from Paris-based DJ Yellow. Compost Records doing the business on this party-starter.
2. Joe Goddard – Music Is The Answer: Joe Goddard’s sophomore solo album ‘Electric Lines’ is coming out on 21st April on Greco-Roman/Domino, and with tunes this catchy it’s certainly one to look out for. For the Londoners amongst you, catch his next solo live show at Heaven on 4th May.
3. Thundercat – Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins): Thundercat dropped this smooth-as-you-like number featuring the legendary Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald earlier on in the week. It’s a little precursor to his hefty global tour and star-filled LP due out in March – Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell are a just a few of the names featured on the team sheet. Stay tuned.
4. Yaki Incipient – Cracked: This is the second release on new label South Street (see Urulu’s offering for the first) and it’s penned by Yaki Incipient, supposedly an already ‘prominent Dutch house and techno artist’. Mystery aliases aside, the tune’s a thumper and we can’t get enough of the infectious disco loop.
5. Marquis Hawkes – The Burning Light: Marquis Hawkes returns to Aus Music on 10th February with ‘The Sweet Temptation’ EP. ‘The Burning Light’ is the first taster of five tracks in total and it’s sounding euphoric.
Mix of the week’s from London-based Renata and her offering to the Gottwood mix series, just over sixty minutes of balearic goodness, global flavours and chugging house:
Head over to our SoundCloud page for more of our favourite music including recent tracks from Jacques Greene, Gidge and Fold, amongst others.
At Human Drizzle, we attempt to bring you our favourite musical finds. In almost all cases, these are tracks that we find on SoundCloud, YouTube, Mixcloud or any other file sharing or streaming service. And we love all of the tracks that we post here, or compile in our playlists.
However, it’s one thing to click ‘like’ when a band or producer posts a link to a new track, and it’s quite another to actively seek out and purchase a song. So, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at some music which is so good that one listener was compelled to part ways with their hard-earned cash. Our resident DJ, Hot Karl, has been stockpiling records like they’re going out of fashion for some time now. Here we look at ten of our favourite additions to his collection, from the last month, in the hope of sharing some slightly different music with you.
Kicking us off is Dutch producer Junktion, who makes up one half of the excellent deep-disco duo, Fouk. ‘Pale Blue Dot’, a woozy house track with a thumping beat, was released last summer.
Junktion also released on the outstanding ‘Diggin’ Deep Disco #2′ compilation. ‘Sidewalk Salsa’ is another slice of smooth, funky house.
The end of the year ‘top tracks’ list is now a fixture in any music publication’s calendar (you can revisit ours here). Resident Advisor’s tracks of the year rundown is always hotly debated. It is, also, a superb resource for acquainting yourself with tracks that you might have missed in the preceding 12 months. Even better, the arguments in the comments section throw up many more gems. Nods to ‘Cassandra‘ by Donato Dozzy, ‘Carmine‘ by Fit Siegel and the excellent ‘Marine Drive‘ by Florist, all of which could have made it – properly – into this article.
As ever with RA nowadays, Hamburg label Giegling were part of the end-of-year list in most categories. Map.Ache’s ‘The Golden Age’ is a beautiful, slow-burning piece of up-tempo deep house. It brings a smile to our faces every time we hear it, and we can’t wait for the Giegling showcase at Village Underground next month.
No Human Drizzle piece would feel complete without mention of Fort Romeau. We’ve already waxed lyrical about ‘Secret’s & Lies’, but it’s ‘K.O.N.T.R.O.L’ that we want to bring to your attention now. It came out last year and only dropped on our radar thanks to Tim Sweeney’s end-of-year, best of 2015 Beats in Space mix, which is well worth a listen.
Another HD fave, Lorca, has also been in fine form. ‘Creta Kano’ is the a-side of a two-track release on Breach’s Naked Naked Records.
This being an article about vinyl, we’re not restricted to talking about the latest releases. This is a good thing, because until this month we had never truly appreciated the amazing Galcher Lustwerk.
As smug as we are to be going to the Giegling night, we are gutted to be missing Galcher Lustwerk the very same evening at Dance Tunnel.
Other notable additions to Karl’s collection feature some modern classics picked up from local record stores or the money-draining Discogs. Damiano Von Eckhart’s Boiler Room brought ‘Wear It Out’ to our attention, from way back in 1979.
Then there’s the up-tempo funk of ‘Into You’ by JD Hall as remixed by Jonathan Morning, a 2005 release on Sunfire Records.
Following in a similar vein is the Masters At Work dub of St Etienne ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ from 1991. An excellent house remix of an already great tune.
To cap off our top records of the month, we’re going to finish with another all-time great: ‘Knight Of The Jaguar’, by DJ Rolando. It’s been a firm favourite since we saw Rødhåd use it to close his set at last summer’s Dekmantel Festival, and it received a re-release in the autumn of 2015.
We hope you agree this is a fitting way to end.
Hot Karl is supporting Lorca and Mr Beatnick at Basing House on Friday 26 February. More details here.
One for the vinyl heads.
The whole ‘Flight Formation’ package has been floating around for months now. It consists of Brighton outfit Soccer96‘s wonderful original, Glenn Astro’s DJ Friendly Edit and this cheeky number from Danny Krivit. The tune’s got that well-thought-out and finely-crafted feel that all instant classics do, and considering the jazzy affair’s finally seeing a vinyl release we thought it was worth a post.
It seems apt that our pals over at Wotnot Music are releasing this. If you’re unfamiliar with the London-based label, they’ve established a solid rep for creativity having had previous releases from K-15, Henry Wu and Deft.
Looking ahead they’ve got a lot on their plates to be excited about, with new material from Danny Clark, the Gent Mason-produced Tabanca and the below.
‘Do What You Do’ is by Aurora Dee Raynes (collab between Touchy Subject and Danielle Kranendonk) and Thump describing it as ‘the best acid trip you never took‘ should be enough to make you press play.
Australian producer Lancelot’s back with his ‘Mover’ EP, due out on Waze & Odyssey’s W&O Street Tracks on 6th July. The title track’s an atmospheric and reflective number, making way for jazzier sounds to come on the EP from ‘Everything On Its Way Down’ and ‘Closer’.
If you’re looking to schedule in some hustle this weekend, we’d recommend heading on down to The Nest on Saturday night. Lancelot’s playing some tunes with Lane 8, Dom Donnelly and Grainger. Tickets can be bought here.
Aaaand for the longer listen, Thump roped him in for their mix series about a month ago. Enjoy:
Kayper’s ‘4 Fingers’ has been on repeat at HD HQ ever since we featured the belter a few weeks back. We’re now treated to the whole EP, due out on June 29th on the taste-makin’ Eton Messy Records, no less.
Kayper’s been in the business since the age of 15, not only DJing all across the world but also working as a presenter on the BBC Asian Network. Having produced her own material for a while now she’s garnered a decent rep for that particular type of house music that’s so popular right now. Driving synths and thumping basslines, soulful vocals and a little bit of garage mixed in for good measure. Who better to release the EP then than Eton Messy, with their increasingly popular brand of house music that sits comfortably within touching distance of pop.
For those of you who made it down to the eighth installment of Human Drizzle Presents to see Anna Wall and Real Nice spin some tunes will know that Stoke Newington’s Bar A Bar is a VIBE. This Saturday, online magazine and club night Come Thru London are having their launch party at the intimate venue with the first ever UK show from Jersey Club Queen Kayy Drizz.
Welsh duo Bodhi have recently dropped the final two cuts from their ‘Satisfaction’ EP, out now on the excellent Exploited label. They’ve chucked everything but the kitchen sink into the seven minutes that make up the funky ‘Truth’, and ‘Soul Music’ does what it says on the tin, with the added bonus of a thumping Bodhi beat. They join the excellent ‘Satisfaction’ on the EP, and we’re big fans of both:
If you’re after something a little longer, they’ve put together an uplifting and feel-good 30 minute mix for Outlook festival, ahead of their performance there this summer.
Newly signed to Counter Records, an imprint of Ninja Tune, Maribou State have given us a taste of their upcoming album ‘Portraits’. It’s the duo’s first full-length but they’ve stayed true to their ambient, psychedelic sound throughout a series of EPs and ear-catching remixes (remember this cracker?).
Rituals shows off their ability to combine moody vocal dubs, rolling breakbeats and even a tense guitar solo to dramatic effect. They join the SOHNs, James Blakes and Gold Pandas of this world in being able to craft an atmosphere without needing to overwork a thumping bassline or a strained vocal.
Luckily for all the Londoners, the duo will be dropping into Oslo Hackney on March 26th before heading stateside. Not one to miss.
‘Portraits’ is out on Counter Records on June 1st.
The title track, which has been floating around for a while, is brilliant. Once you get passed the thumping backdrop, a multitude of layers help ‘Flute Dreams’ gather pace and slowly build to a climax, the intensity of which only lessens by the warm vocal stabs. This is all then enhanced to the max with the super remix from no other than Simian Mobile Disco. Both are boisterous, but not overly so. ‘Fizzle’ and ‘Aomame’ also get the thumbs up, their success resting on twisting synth patterns and hustling drums.
The Leeds-based producer’s gotta be happy with his debut to Aus Music, it’s punchy.