Ain’t done one of these for a while now have we?
All our favourites from the last few weeks in one easy-to-use playlist. Highlights would have to include Pépe’s debut on Lobster Theremin, Dan Shake’s new one from the the brilliantly-names ‘Shakes On A Plane’ and a couple of tracks from Permanent Vacation’s excellent new compilation.
There’s also Jessie Ware-like smoothness from newcomers Silk House, D.I.S.C.O from the likes of Junktion and thatmanmonkz and a couple of forthcoming tracks on Future Classic to lighten the mood too.
1. Pépe – Rainfall (Pts I & II): Brighton/Valencia/London-based producer (who knows?) is releasing a three-track EP entitled ‘Lemon Fanta’ on Lobster Theremin. This is the over-12-and-a-half minute opener and it’s a stirring delight.
2. 30/70 – Slangin: XlR8R are giving Melbourne-based 30/70’s new jazz/soul/funk/hip-hop-infused track away for free. It’s from their forthcoming ‘Elevate’ LP which lands on Rhythm Section on 27th October. One to bookmark.
3. Sau Poler – Elsus: Amsterdam-based label Atomnation released a compilation today to celebrate their 50th release. As well as tracks from Gidge, Weval and Polynation, Barcelona-based producer Sau Poler’s provided this crisp, toe-tapping number.
4. Munir – Feels Around You: South London label No Bad Days are on a roll. They’ve pulled in Indonesian producer MUNIR to provide the goods for their sixth release. ‘Feels Around You’ is one quarter of the ‘Life Is A Miracle’ EP and it’s a charmer.
5. Palms Trax – Outflight: Palms Trax serves up a belter to be released on Secretsundaze’s third compilation, ‘Dance 2017’.
And for the longer listen, Ninja Tune’s excellent Solid Steel Radio Show invited Canadian duo Blue Hawaii to provide one half of this week’s mix series. It’s a fun-filled hour covering garage, hip-hop, house and much more. Dive in:
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.
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…
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.
January’s edition of our monthly playlist is bursting with a wide range of talent from all across the globe.
There’s a strong presence from excellent South London labels Church, No Bad Days, Rhythm Section AND Chaos In The CBD’s new In Dust We Trust label. Disco belters on Razor-N-Tape Records, Eglo Records and The Black Madonna’s new label We Still Believe, an ode to 90’s rave from Australian producer Francis Inferno Orchestra and a tasty addition to London pals SlothBoogie’s (fairly) new premieres feature from G. Markus.
And one for the diaries. 4th March we’re having a party. Lock it in.
Your own birthday is meant for receiving and not giving, right?
Not in Sau Poler’s book. The Barcelona-based producer has decided to give away this club-ready track he made a few months ago to celebrate. Pop over to his SoundCloud to download the bumpin’ track for free now.
Happy Birthday, SP. You’re too kind.
Seems like a good enough a reason as any to revisit his excellent 5-track ‘Memorabilia’ EP released back in April on the Dutch label Atommnation.
Go on, listen to every track. It’s a wonder.