1. John Talabot – The Strange Silence: Talabot’s back producing the goods in a big way. This one’s the opening track on Permanent Vacation’s 10th Anniversary compilation, with the Spanish maestro being accompanied by the likes of Lauer, Pional and Mano Le Tough. Go get it.
2. Lindstrøm – Tensions: More cosmic goodness from Norway. This is the second track to be released from Lindstrøm’s forthcoming fifth album ‘It’s Alright Between Us As It Is’, released on Smalltown Supersound on October 20th.
3. Junktion – Friends & Strangers: Laid-back disco roller from Dutch producer Junktion, ‘Friends & Strangers’ is part of a three-track EP originally-titled ‘EP’. Make Believe Disco doing this business.
Check out his recent mix for Pulse Msc while you’re on it:
4. Doc Daneeka – Better Dayz: Third instalment of the Welsh producer’s WALK.MAN series and it’s a piano-based party-starter. Get this and ‘Stay Away From Music’ on the flip here, and stay tuned for the release of the WALK.MAN mixtape out digitally and on cassette soon.
5. Cleveland – Pay Back: We’ve been waiting patiently for the release of this one since we heard it back in on the Belgian producer’s excellent Data Transmission mix at the beginning of 2016! It’s finally being released on Talabot’s Hivern Discs on 6th October. Hard work’s always gon’ pay back, it’s a gem.
And for the longer listen, selections from Nicholas for Coastal Haze.
For more from the Italian producer, check out two tracks from his mini-LP ‘Lonnie’s Reprise‘ forthcoming on Church:
1. Pacific Coliseum – Ocean City: Breezy sounds coming on London’s Coastal Haze label perfect for sunnier climes ahead. It’s part of an 8-track LP entitled ‘Ocean City’, released 3rd April.
2. Pépe – Belleville: The Brighton-based producer joins Paris-based label Renascence for the forthcoming ‘Motorforce’ EP. This one’s a shimmering highlight of the three-track release.
3. Confidence Man – Bubblegum (Andrew Weatherall Remix): Weatherall adds his wonky disco touch to Australian band Confidence Man’s new single. It’s a trip.
4. Private Agenda – Tender: An emotive and juicy single from Berlin’s Private Agenda, as featured on Royal Athlete’s 5th Various Artists compilation. Pre-orders for more disco and boogie on that release here.
5. Connor Youngblood & Nylo – Everyday: Nashville artist Conner Youngblood is back with his first track of the year with this collaborative effort with Nylo out on Counter Records. It’s summery and feel-good and you get to hear Youngblood flexing his musical skills on the six-string ukulele!
Classixx have teamed up with Daniel T to serve up the ‘Lifetime Groove’ mix series, this one’s filled with gems from Leon Vynehall, John Talabot and Classix themselves.
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.
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.