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:
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.
Talabot’s on form.
He’s teamed up again with Pional under their Lost Scripts moniker and released a two track EP on his very own Hivern Discs. We spoke about the Afro house-inspired ‘A.F.K.’ t’other day, and now we’re treated to the A-side ‘S.O.P.’. It’s a re-work of the Clive Owen-starring TV show ‘The Knick’ and it sounds menacing. In a good way.
On the remix front he’s the man behind both remixes for Berlin based duo Sfire’s ‘Sfire3’. You can listen to the ‘Warehouse Dub’ version here, or the ‘Tribalist Rework’ below. It’s a mesmerising number:
And if that wasn’t enough, he’s been commandeered by Phonica to provide the latest instalment in their mix series. Over an hour and a half’s worth of music what makes JT tick…
John Talabot and Pional have teamed up once again as Lost Scripts to release a vinyl-only two track EP out soon on Talabot’s Hivern Discs. ‘A.F.K’ is the B-side and it’s a wonderful slice of Afro-inspired house soaked in flitting synth and percussive patterns.
Stay tuned for the A-side, S.O.P.
This earworm’s been floating around the net for a few weeks now. Penned by the Luxembourg-based (not Ohio) producer Cleveland, ‘Atlas’ is a slow-building, tense affair and is sounding right at home amongst label-mates Round and Marvin & Guy on John Talabot’s Hivern Discs.
If you’ve got more time on your hands, the mix he recently did for Data Transmission is a really good one to knuckle down to. The tune that kicks in around the 40 minute mark is something to behold, details unknown but due for release later this year, apparently. Free Download on this one.
JT’s producing bangers for fun right now…
You thought we meant Justin Timberlake didn’t you? Heathens. Anyway, John Talabot’s followed up his superb Pional remix with not one but two remixes for the latest Bicep release and they are both EXCELLENT. It’s rolling tech house of the kind JT (careful…) is world-beating at right now. We will be as ‘down the front’ as it’s possible to be on 8th November for his Hivern Discs showcase.