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Human Drizzle: The Playlist, October 2017

Ain’t done one of these for a while now have we?

All our favourites from the last few weeks in one easy-to-use playlist. Highlights would have to include Pépe’s debut on Lobster Theremin, Dan Shake’s new one from the the brilliantly-names ‘Shakes On A Plane’ and a couple of tracks from Permanent Vacation’s excellent new compilation.

There’s also Jessie Ware-like smoothness from newcomers Silk House, D.I.S.C.O from the likes of Junktion and thatmanmonkz and a couple of forthcoming tracks on Future Classic to lighten the mood too.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda – Coast 2 Coast: Melbourne-based Harvey Sutherland and his accompanying orchestra are back with the synth ‘n strings ‘Coast 2 Coast’, the first taster from the forthcoming ‘Expectations’ EP, out on 24th March via his own Clarity Recordings.

2. Tom VR – A Fantasy:A Fantasy’ is a measured and hypnotic cut from Leeds lad Tom VR’s ‘frissons’ EP, the second release on Seb Wildlood’s All My Thoughts label. Out 10th April.

3. The Juan Maclean – Can You Ever Really Know Somebody: Party-starter from DFA’s The Juan Maclean, the first we’ve heard from them since 2014. Out now, comes equipped with three accompanying remixes.

4. Octo Champ – Alleluia: A highlight from Octo Champ’s ‘Not Quite Here Yet’ EP, ‘Alleluia’ is layered with infectious samples, synths and percussion. This a total earworm. The EP’s out now on Let’s Go Swimming, head to their party at the Waiting Room this Saturday night to see the Glasgow/London producer IRL.

5. Donald Dust – Joy July: The third cut on No Bad Days’ third release and it’s more synth grandeur from the mysterious producer Donald Dust. All aboard the ‘Dazzle Ship’, EP out now.

Running Back label boss and selector-extraordinaire Gerd Janson stepped into the Essential Mix Hall of Fame last week. For anyone that missed it:

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Lauer – Borndom LP

We’ve been patiently waiting for Lauer’s second album since we were blown away by the superb ‘Stigma’ last year.

Released on the Munich-based Permanent Vacation label, ‘Borndom’ is out now and we highly recommend you going out and spending all your hard-earned cash on it. It’s an 80s-influenced, synth-heavy piece of work, and we’ve picked out our favourite tracks from the LP to soundtrack the excitements as the bank holiday creeps in.

If you like what you hear and you’re London-based, we highly recommend heading down to Oval Space on 12th June. Lauer is playing in a splendid line-up that consists of Joy Orbison, Gerd Janson and Prins Thomas. Tickets here.

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Lauer – Highdimes

Phillip Lauer’s new EP is a real treat. Not only does ‘Tentatious’ feature two remixes of the title cut by Marcos Cabral and Jacques Renault, it also boasts a laidback gem in hidden track ‘Boringtone’ and this beauty of a tune, ‘Highdimes’. It’s got some decent drive but is also peppered with funky carnival tones, providing a lovely recipe to kick off the week. Have a listen.

This is Lauer’s second release on the excellent Running Back label which, if you’re not familiar, specialises in brilliant disco-infected house music – having released records by Todd Terje, Tensnake and Mark E in the past. Following in their footsteps, Lauer’s forging his own path.

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