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Lindstrom – Closing Shot

Lindstrom really knows which buttons to press doesn’t he?

Tuck into over eight minutes of feel-good, synth-laden goodness from the Norwegian who just keeps on giving. Single out 11th March; stay tuned for a four-track EP later on in the year…

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Fitzzgerald | Human Drizzle: The Mixtape, March 2016

Our good friends over at Wotnot Music have some exciting plans ahead. With releases on the horizon from K15 and Alphabeats Heaven, and appearances from Mono/Poly and Body San in sight too, 2016 looks set to be a fruitful year to say the least.

Continuing to champion the very best in fresh new talent, their first release this year comes from the Belarusian producer and DJ Fitzzgerald. The London-based label has done us a solid and let us air his excellent, fun-filled mix to coincide with said release. It’s just shy of 50 minutes of vintage disco, funk and boogie courtesy of S.F.B and Patchworks, alongside some more jazzy sounds from Funktion and Jack J amongst others. It’s bound to get your Fridays movin’:

You can check out ‘Genius Of Love’ below, the first cut from the ‘Far From Here’ EP which hit the shelves today. The shuffler of a tune builds around bouncing synth chords and live drums, and it sits nicely with the eclectic sounds of the two other tracks on the EP – there’s Bollywood disco on the ‘Indian Breakfast’, and some funk-infused blues on the Forrest Gump-sampling ‘You Wanna Chocolate’. Both very nice.

Head over to the Wotnot site to grab a copy.

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Motor City Drum Ensemble & Young Marco @ La Belle Electrique, Grenoble

Two of the finest selectors around gathered in Grenoble’s La Belle Electrique last weekend so we thought we should pop by.

Young Marco has been making a name for himself this year as an unpredictable crate digger as likely to play industrial techno as intergalactic disco. The enthusiastic Dutchman decided to open and close the night, throwing out Fatima Yamaha and Floorplan classics mixed in with this unbelievable piece of Brazilian Funk from 1977:

The pattern of obscure world music would continue unabated as Danilo Plessow tagged in for the small hours. He provided a lesson in joining the musical dots between funk, disco, house, soul and pretty much everything else. Some highlights included funky house from Bosq of Whiskey Barons and the finest in Estonian afro-house from Ajukaja. Tuck in to a snapshot of our evening.

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Hubie Davison – Sanctified

Congrats, you made it. It’s Friday.

Preach.

The ‘Sanctified’ EP from Hubie Davison is the second release on Midland’s nascent ReGraded label and this eponymous title track is something to lift the spirits and usher in the weekend. We like to imagine our legions of readers (hi to both of you!) boogying and shuffling their way out of the office to this one.

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Human Drizzle: The Playlist, October 2015

This month’s playlist feels very seasonal, very autumn-winter collection. If this were our English GCSE coursework we might even crowbar in a misuse of ‘pathetic fallacy’.

Whatever. There’s some dreamy, horizon-expanding electronica from Thrupence on there, guiding you through a classic Lindstrøm disco remix to the basement sounds of Bicep and George Fitz.

Bumpf over, give it a listen…

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Ben Gomori – Human Drizzle: The Mixtape, September 2015

What a Friday treat we have for you here.

In advance of his set at next week’s Human Drizzle Presents – alongside NVOY and a VVVVIP special guest announced on Monday – your boy Ben Gomori has given us an exclusive recording of his Temple Islands set from Bestival this year. Nothing but big things.

As you’d expect, it’s packed with disco and house hits, the Erol Alkan mix of Connan Mockasin into Caribou’s Our Love was a highlight for us. Big finish too.

Track info is here and you’ll see an exclusive future Monologues Records (Ben G’s label) release peeking through the list – this comes complete with a video of its first ever road test.

We CANNOT wait to see Benz in action next week. You’d be a fool to miss it. Get an advance ticket now for the eminently reasonable £8.

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Fold – Mr W00D

Always worth a listen when top notch selectors dabble in the product:

Rob Glassett aka FOLD has been spinning house in all its variations for NTS and others for years now, via a Panorama Bar series, so we had an inkling his new ‘Mr W00d’ EP on ManMakeMusic would be good. On the strength of this title track, we’re not wrong. Channelling the disco strains of ‘I Want To Thank You’ by Alicia Myers, it’s a slow burning house groove that draws you in nicely.

If you needed another reason to check out the EP, it also contains a track called ‘Keif Chugwin’. Amazing.

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Say Lou Lou X LINDSTRØM – Games For Girls

If only this went on for longer.

Disco maestro Lindstrom has teamed up with Swedish sisters Say Lou Lou to produce ‘Games For Girls’. It’s catchy, fun and was made for the dancefloor.

The tune will feature on Say Lou Lou’s debut album ‘Lucid Dreaming’, out in February 2015.

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Yuksek Boiler Room & Brackles on Rinse

Couple of mixes from a couple of favourites here:

After their tempting offer for our Parisian readers last week, Boiler Room have now put up some of the mixes from the night, and we think Yuksek’s is the pick of the bunch.

Continuing our affair with the Rinse podcasts, we also bring you the latest from Brackles, who doesn’t disappoint with a garage-flavoured romp through the more urban end of dance music, if you’ll forgive the 1xtra vocab.

Both of ‘em are worth the extended listen.

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La Roux – Let Me Down Gently (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)

Welcome back La Roux, and what charming friends you have…

Synth-popstar Elly Jackson is back with a rolling, melodic new single, ‘Let Me Down Gently’, and she’s enlisted Norwegian Full Pupp boss and general disco-head Prins Thomas to do his business on it. Good choice. Despite leaving out the electro-saxophone that lifts the original for us, Prins has produced a summer tune worthy of your iPod dock playlist.

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