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.
1. Ishmael Ensemble – Songs For Knotty: South Londoner Ishmael returns to Banoffee Pies with a six piece ensemble and a full length LP to boot (out today). The record was made in loving memory of an old friend and ‘Songs For Knotty’ is the highly poignant title track.
For the Londoners amongst you, Friday 10th February is the day to bookmark with not one but two appearances from all involved. There’ll be a live showcase from Ishmael at Sounds Of The Universe with DJ support from the Banoffee Pies gang, then they’ll both be digging deep into their record collections at Brilliant Corners later on in the evening. Both events are free and sound top-notch.
2. Cin Cin 006 – New Jackson/Elliott Lion Double whammy here. The sixth release on Cin Cin is a split 12” between Dubliner New Jackson and Manchester-based Elliott Lion, he of Editors fame don’t you know? We were treated to the first two tracks this week and they’re both ace, the deep and dreamy, David Bowie-sampling ‘Electric Blue’ complimenting the driving ‘Athens’ nicely.
3. COEO – Mydonna: Munich-based duo COEO bring the disco flavours in the fun-filled ‘Mydonna’, due for release on 17th February via Berlin’s Toy Tonics.
4. Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano: Sampha dropped the vid for the achingly beautiful ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ a few days back to coincide nicely with the relase of his debut album, ‘Process’. It’s out today on Young Turks, go find it.
5. Jesper Ryom – Pacer: French record label Delicieuse Records have been unearthing an eclectic blend of new music since 2012 and this March they’re dropping their first VA compilation to celebrate the wealth of musical discoveries they’ve made. The album’s called ‘Liquors #1’ and Jesper Ryom’s ‘Pacer’ is the first taster.
The mix that pricked our ears this week is by Seb Wildblood, over an hour of 100% forthcoming material on Church, Coastal Haze and All My Thoughts:
Or for any Spotify users out there, we’ve got you covered too.
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.
Here’s the second taster from London-based label Cin Cin’s third release. It’s called ‘La Nouvelle Epoque’ and joins Ripperton’s ‘Michelada‘ that we featured t’other day. With two more tracks from the split 12” to follow (one from each artist), you can get your EP pre-orders in here.
While we’re on it, this seems a good enough reason as any to re-visit Lauer’s wonderful Beats in Space show from a while back, the above’s nestled in there somewhere:
Third release from London’s Cin Cin label and it’s a good one. The latest split 12” EP comes Ripperton and V, whoever V is.
Ripperton’s first effort comes in the form of ‘Michelada’ and it’s seven minutes of cool, calm and collected tech-house:
Stay tuned for more on the rest of the EP.
And fiiiiiinally it’s up.
Laurence guy’s been picking up fans left, right and centre with his releases on Church, Dirt Crew and more recently Fort Romeau and Ali Tillett’s Cin Cin label. His sparkling offering of deep disco house above is joined on the 12″ by the mid-roller ‘One For You, Lou’ and two other acid-house tracks from Todd Osborn.
The good news for any Londoners out there is that Laurence Guy is soon be headlining our next party in the intimate arches of the Bermondsey Social Club on Friday 13th May. Not one to miss, grab a £6 ticket here.
Check out the rest of the EP below, whilst you add it to your basket here.
Short and sweet playlist this month, with loadza good new music to get your teeth into over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
A strong return to the game from David August, Lindstrom and Detroit Swindle. New labels from Kidnap Kid and South London radio/party No Bad Days, a sparkling remix from Four Tet and dreamy cuts from Seb Wildblood and The Range.
Most noticeably Laurence Guy’s popped up on the blog with a storming start to 2016. In just under two months he’ll be heading things up for our party at the Bermondsey Social Club on Friday 13th May. More details on that intimate affair here.
For now, tuck into this and enjoy x
Laurence Guy is on a roll!
Fresh from his popular ‘Kojak’ EP released on the excellent Church label, LG has hit the ground running this year with no signs of slowing down. He’s dropped a two-track EP on the Leipzigian label, Rose Records. The title track above, ‘Thinking Of You’, is a fast paced banger set on top of melancholy piano lines and vintage samples.
On the flip side, ‘Hutch’, an equally energetic number that builds slowly on strings and high-hats:
The good news is this you can see this rising star in London real soon as you’ll be glad to hear we’ve recruited him to head things up for our next party down at the Bermondsey Social Club. Tickets are currently just £6, reserve your space on the intimate dance floor now.
And lastly if you missed it, have a listen to one of LG’s other recent releases on Fort Romeau and Ali Tillett’s Cin Cin label, ‘Ubik’. It’s a marvel, get on the pre-orders for the 12″ that also features Todd Osborn here.