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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

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.

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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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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Wayward – Orissa: After a two year hiatus, London duo Wayward are back in style. The ethereal sounding sample really takes on a life of its own in the latter stages. Destined for the festival circuit, this.

2. Saine – Mint EP: Three for the price of one. Finnish producer Saine has dropped a gem of an EP on FINA Records (out 24th March). Peachy samples and disco loops pepper the three deep house cuts.

3. The Blaze – Territory: French duo The Blaze took pride and place at the top of our Tracks of 2016 with their feel-good hit ‘Virile’. They’re back with another belter (and another interesting vid to accompany).

4. Benjamin Fröhlich – Rude Remixes: HD faves Lauer and Cleveland get the call up for Benjamin Fröhlich’s ‘Rude’ remixes EP. One cool, calm and collected and t’other upbeat. Released on Fröhlich’s very own Permanent Vacation.

5. Donald Dust – Dazzle Ship: The excellently-named ‘Dazzle Ship’ is the fourth release from London’s No Bad Days label. It’s penned by the also-excellently-named Donald Dust (reportedly the moniker of an already established producer), and both tune and video act as a wonderful homage to the synth-laden tasty eighties. Pre-order the EP now and get this one for the time being.

Mix: Blast from the past Cyril Hahn steps in for a surprisingly jackin’ hour for Earmilk with tracks from Kornel Kovacs, Mak & Pasteman and Hahn himself.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

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.

 

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

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:

Loads more new music to check out over on our SoundCloud page, or our Twitter feed.

Or for any Spotify users out there, we’ve got you covered too.

 

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. DJ Yellow – Ride The Rhythm (Ian Pooley Remix): Ian Pooley adds his Midas touch to this Marshall Jefferson cover from Paris-based DJ Yellow. Compost Records doing the business on this party-starter.

2. Joe Goddard – Music Is The Answer: Joe Goddard’s sophomore solo album ‘Electric Lines’ is coming out on 21st April on Greco-Roman/Domino, and with tunes this catchy it’s certainly one to look out for. For the Londoners amongst you, catch his next solo live show at Heaven on 4th May.

3. Thundercat – Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins): Thundercat dropped this smooth-as-you-like number featuring the legendary Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald earlier on in the week. It’s a little precursor to his hefty global tour and star-filled LP due out in March – Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell are a just a few of the names featured on the team sheet. Stay tuned.

4. Yaki Incipient – Cracked: This is the second release on new label South Street (see Urulu’s offering for the first) and it’s penned by Yaki Incipient, supposedly an already ‘prominent Dutch house and techno artist’. Mystery aliases aside, the tune’s a thumper and we can’t get enough of the infectious disco loop.

5. Marquis Hawkes – The Burning Light: Marquis Hawkes returns to Aus Music on 10th February with ‘The Sweet Temptation’ EP. ‘The Burning Light’ is the first taster of five tracks in total and it’s sounding euphoric.

Mix of the week’s from London-based Renata and her offering to the Gottwood mix series, just over sixty minutes of balearic goodness, global flavours and chugging house:

Head over to our SoundCloud page for more of our favourite music including recent tracks from Jacques Greene, Gidge and Fold, amongst others.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Sauce81 – Dance Tonight: Next up on Alexander Nut’s Eglo Records is this wonderful slice of boogie/disco/funk served up by Tokyo-based producer Sauce81. Pre-orders here.

2. Chaos In The CBD – North Pole Cafe: South London (via New Zealand) producers CITCBD have teamed up with friend and collaborator Jon Sable to present a new imprint, In Dust We Trust. ‘North Pole Cafe’ features on the first EP from said label and it’s both soulful and melancholic. Head over here for the rest of the EP.

3. JeanGa and George – Compromise: As premiered on Dummy Mag yesterday, London-based duo JeanGa and George drop this hypnotic, piano-heavy number as one of the lead singles off their debut album,’European Repetitive Beat‘ (out today).

4. David Douglas – Highway Of Love: Big year for Dutch producer/artist/video director David Douglas with his new album ‘Spectators Of The Universe’ being released on Atomnation on March 24th. His live show sounds like a (technical) blast so keep an eye on his socials for tour dates.

5. Z Lovecraft – Myriad: An all-South London affair here. Rhythm Section family member Z Lovecraft is providing the goods for No Bad Days’ third 12” release, ‘The Creator’. ‘Myriad’ is on the B-side and it’s super smooth.

And for the longer listen. This week’s edition of Harbinger Kurt’s Bloop radio show – an exploration of ‘the wonderfully opaque landscape of electronic music ’ – is filled with some excellent unsigned material, popular forthcoming releases and some of their older favourites too. It’s a goodie.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. The Black Madonna – He Is The Voice I Hear: The Chicago-based producer and widely-acclaimed selector kicks off 2017 in style with this 10-minute disco belter. The already-sold-out-on-vinyl-but-still-available-digitally release is the first on her brand new label, We Still Believe. A firm favourite of the year thus far.

2. Ben Hauke – I Kinda Missed It ft. Joe Armon-Jones:  On point South London label Church continue to impress with a new addition to the family. Jazz-infused dreaminess from Lewisham’s Woop Records owner Ben Hauke. Four track EP dropping soon.

3. Francis Inferno Orchestra – Oasis (Celestial Body Mix): Wonderful nod to the 90s rave era, this Celestial Body mix is part of the three track ‘Oasis & Time’ EP. You can get your hands on it on 30th January courtesy of FIO and Fantastic Man’s Superconscious Records.

4. Gidge – Lit: Taking samples from their previous album ‘Lulin’, Swedish duo Gidge are developing the atmospheric soundscapes they’re known for into a more concise, danceable sound. Their seven track mini album ‘LNLNN’ is released today on Atomnation.

5. Aera – Rotunde: Berlin-based ‘Rotunde’ unveils this perky number ahead of his four track EP due out on soon on John Talabot’s Hivern Discs.

You can wash all that down with this excellent mix the Dutch duo Fouk served up on Brisbane-based radio show and label Beats Of No Nation ahead of their Australian tour.

And remember to give us a follow over on SoundCloud or Twitter for more tip-top track recommendations…

 

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. The Violet Hour – Prisoner Of Love: Second taster from Massimiliano Pagliara and Fort Romeau’s side-project, The Violet Hour. Slow-building cosmic disco number taken from their three-track EP.

2. DJ Seinfeld – Forget U: Another dreamy cut from the hotly-tipped DJ Seinfeld aka Rimbaudian aka Armand Jakobsson.

3. Flume – Tiny Cities feat. Beck (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Remix): Disco titans add an injection of fun to Flume’s ‘Tiny Cities. Not that it needed it of course.

4. Jad & The – Love Tool: Infectious, jazzy number from the Berlin-based, Australian producer formerly known as Jad & The Ladyboy. Keep an eye out for the Super Fun Bumper side-project he runs with Charles Murdoch too.

5. Seb Wildblood – Melodic Tools: Two forthcoming releases on South London label Church, as penned by label head. Always a treat.

And for your Brucey Bonus this week, plug into Tim Sweeney’s Best of 2016 show for an extended listen. It’s goood.

 

 

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

Oh hi there! We’ve been taking a little break from posting about new music recently, we do apologise!

As of right now we’re taking a different approach to talking about the music we love. In an effort to keep up with the huge amounts of music out there, we’re going to be posting less on the blog, and sharing more on our socials – give us a follow on Twitter, SoundCloud or Facebook to keep up to date with all the tracks that are grabbing our attention.

We’ll be posting our top 5 tracks of the week every Friday right here, plus collating all of our favourites in our usual monthly playlists.

And in no particular order, check out our 5 favourites from this week gone by:

Bézier – Purify: All four of Cin Cin’s fifth split 12” release may as well be up here, but we’ve chosen Bézier from Honey Soundsystem’s ‘Purify’ rather than either of label co-owner Fort Romeau’s smooth cuts. Could be the label’s best yet, listen to the full EP here:

Deltawerk – Sample: New collaboration between Applescall and Hessel Strut from Polynation. This hefty number’s released on the excellent Dutch label Atomnation:

K15 – Returning Is Impossible: Dreamy re-release on Wotnot Music by Kieran from N15, joining three other tracks on the compilation ‘Dancefloor Sweets Vol. 1’, compiled by Wotnot’s very own JJ Mumbles.

Christine & The Queens – Saint Claude (Tourist Remix): As we’ve come to expect from the London via Brighton producer, Tourist adds a stirring and emotive glisten to everyone’s favourite Frenchie’s new single.

Abstraxion – Dystopia (Cleveland Remix): We’re still fairly new to Cleveland’s fandom (‘Atlas’ released earlier on in the year on Hivern Discs and basically any mix he’s done this year pulled us in). Like many of his own productions, Cleveland doesn’t rush this cool, calm and collected remix.

As mentioned, give us a follow on Twitter, SoundCloud or Facebook for a more constant flow of new music.

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