1. Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda – Coast 2 Coast: Melbourne-based Harvey Sutherland and his accompanying orchestra are back with the synth ‘n strings ‘Coast 2 Coast’, the first taster from the forthcoming ‘Expectations’ EP, out on 24th March via his own Clarity Recordings.
2. Tom VR – A Fantasy: ‘A Fantasy’ is a measured and hypnotic cut from Leeds lad Tom VR’s ‘frissons’ EP, the second release on Seb Wildlood’s All My Thoughts label. Out 10th April.
3. The Juan Maclean – Can You Ever Really Know Somebody: Party-starter from DFA’s The Juan Maclean, the first we’ve heard from them since 2014. Out now, comes equipped with three accompanying remixes.
4. Octo Champ – Alleluia: A highlight from Octo Champ’s ‘Not Quite Here Yet’ EP, ‘Alleluia’ is layered with infectious samples, synths and percussion. This a total earworm. The EP’s out now on Let’s Go Swimming, head to their party at the Waiting Room this Saturday night to see the Glasgow/London producer IRL.
5. Donald Dust – Joy July: The third cut on No Bad Days’ third release and it’s more synth grandeur from the mysterious producer Donald Dust. All aboard the ‘Dazzle Ship’, EP out now.
Running Back label boss and selector-extraordinaire Gerd Janson stepped into the Essential Mix Hall of Fame last week. For anyone that missed it:
Peckham Rye Music Festival returns for a second year running, this time bigger and better expanding over two weekends. Taking place over four indoor and outdoor stages within Copeland Park, there’ll be a host of workshops, talks, fringe events and parties to get your teeth into.
With a stellar list of 14 partners on board including Stamp The Wax, Secretsundaze, Balamii and Field Maneuvers, the nine day festival’s set to showcase a vast amount of talent ranging from renowned international acts to a handful of Peckham’s finest.
Toronto’s Bruce Trail delivers four-track EP ‘Ravine Dream’ on MagicWire. This will be perfect listening to fans of Project Pablo, Jack J, LNRDCROY and Pender Street Steppers. We’ve posted ‘Bridgework’ and ‘Over Falls’. Enjoy.
We’ve been waxing lyrical about Franc Moody for a while now, so it’s particularly exciting to say we’ve got the first play of their brand spanking new remix. It’s a dose of feel-good, hazy tones perfect for this closing chapter of summer we’ve found ourselves hastily flipping through:
For more on the London based group, we’d highly recommend checking their SoundCloud for a healthy serving of cosmic disco goodness akin to the likes of Todd Terje, Eli Escobar and Lindstrom. From their recent EP, ‘T’s and C’s’ hit the shelves courtesy of Juicebox Recordings back in June:
And as for ‘Feet On The Ground’ above, we look no further than another member of the Juicebox fam – Fono. Filed next to Duke Dumont, Karma Kid and NVOY, the Brighton producer is forging a solid rep for his forward thinking take on house music.
It’s taken from his forthcoming ‘Kinetic’ EP which features everything from the smooth and dreamy tones of ‘E^ST’ to the catchy hi-hats and heavy bass of ‘Levitate’. With its bouncy synth chords and stand-out vocal, ‘Feet On The Ground’ finds that perfect balance of dancefloor fodder and pop sensibilities.
Hit written all over this one:
With the original track charting at number nine in the UK charts back in 1991, here’s the first of two forthcoming Bicep remixes of 808 State’s ‘In Yer face’.
This follows on from the success of their double remix release of Blaze’s ‘Lovelee Dae’ a few weeks back:
Dreamy cuts coming out on New York-based label, Styles Upon Styles.
Released on 16th September, Thaddeus Nelson Jr has woven together a three-track EP entitled ‘Dance Record’, with each track representing a particular time of the day. Supposedly produced after he’d quit his job at a bowling alley in Times Square, the wonderfully-named ‘Disco Junky’ represents the afternoon. And according to the vintage strings and samples used throughout, a lazy one at that. Lovely stuff.