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…
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.
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.
It’s that time of the month again. To make your Fridays that little bit better we’ve rustled up our monthly playlist filled with a healthy crop of new tunes to get your weekends moving.
Summer playlist fodder provided by Roosevelt and Theme Park, bangin’ remixes from Tourist, Alex Metric and Kornél Kovács, releases on Phonica, Church and Permanent Vacation, as well as a handful of new acts you can tell all your pals about including London-based Franc Moody and Swimming Tapes, as well as Swedish collective MLiR.
There’s a lot of good stuff in there, enjoy!
And in other HD news, stay tuned for a barrage of announcements concerning forthcoming events. HD events, that is.
Dutch duo Beesmunt Soundsystem have jumped over this side of the channel to join South London label Church’s growing list of successful and eclectic releases.
‘Opium’ is the second taster from their forthcoming ‘Afterglow’ EP and it’s a total earworm. It’ll join four other cuts including one remix from Mosey. Hits the shelves 5th August, get your pre-orders in here.
One year on from his debut, Laurence Guy makes his return to South London’s Church label to release the 4-track ‘Bamboo’ EP which hits the shelves today!
Intricate sounds of guitar, trumpet and piano litter the sample-heavy, predominantly smooth and oft-times jazzy release. It’s laidback house and nothing short of what we’ve come to expect from the ‘purveyor of all things sleazy’.
If you want to catch the lad IRL, TODAY, he and the Church crew will be doing an in-store session at Sounds Of The Universe between 6pm and 7.30pm to promote the release. Free entry, why not? And if unable to, his recent Rinse FM show may suffice:
A year on from releasing his debut EP on Church, Laurence Guy’s back delivering the goods for the South London label. ‘Bamboo’ is a wonderful slice of laid-back house and is the first taster of his forthcoming four track EP of the same name:
In case you missed it, check out LG’s contribution to Church’s recent Various Artists compilation which was released last month. DJ Aakmael, Aquarium and Debukas also feature.
Another dreamy cut from your boy Seb Wildblood.
‘Jazz Vol.1’ is the title track from his forthcoming EP which features three originals and one remix from fellow South Londoner Medlar. It’s due for release this Friday on his very own Church label.
XLR8R recently invited the lad to pull together a mix. It’s just shy of an hour and is definitely worth sticking on.