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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Snacks – Order To The Senses (Kornél Kovács Remix): Understated remix from the Studio Barnhus stalwart. It’s of the Kiwi producers Snacks’ track ‘Order To The Senses’ and will feature as a B-side on Kovács’ ‘Szamár’ EP out on Endless Flight / Mule Musiq:

2. Of Norway – Favourite Mistake (Karim Sahraoui Uplifting Mix): Torture the Artist premiered this one yesterday. Norwegian duo Of Norway’s album is getting the remix treatment with one offering per week. Karim Sahraoui serves up the first enchanting slice.

3. Sau Poler & Pedro Vian – Solstici: Beauty of a track from HD fave Sau Poler and his Barcelona-based comrade, Pedro Vian. Game of two halves, this one. Out on Modern Obscure Music.

4. The Juan Maclean – The Brighter The Light (DJ Tennis Remix): DJ Tennis steps up for the DFA fam on The Juan Maclean’s forthcoming release. This dreamy remix is out 3rd November.

5. Sailor & I – Next To You (André Hommen Remix): German producer and These Eyes label owner gives Sailor & I’s catchy ‘Next To You’ some depth and gravitas. Released last week on Skint Records / BMG.

Manchester’s Chris Massey provides over an hour of fun-filled choice selections for Toy Tonics’ next chapter in their podcast series. More details and tracklisting here.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. George FitzGerald – Burns: Emotive return for GF with dazzling synths and haunting vocals. Domino’s Double Six doing the business.

2. Dan Shake – Wake, Shake & Bake: Third cut from the London-based producer’s excellently-titled ‘Shakes On A Plane’, out on Lumberjacks In Hell. Akin to most of his repertoire, irresistible disco right here.

3. Dusky – Square Miso: Released Monday just gone, more 90s-influenced, piano house from Dusky. Can’t go wrong.

4 Al Zanders – Song About A Dream: Second cut from Al Zanders’ sample-heavy release on Phonica. The boy done good, watch this space.

5. Lauer – Tyco: Lauer returns to Futureboogie with a three track EP entitled ‘Las Brisas’. Industrial and balearic house from the Tuff City Kids and Talamanca System producer that we’ve come to know and love.

A good week for Tim Sweeney’s Beats in Space radio show. Heavy-hitters Hunee and Michael Mayer both dropped in on the same show. Enjoy:

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Pépe – Rainfall (Pts I & II): Brighton/Valencia/London-based producer (who knows?) is releasing a three-track EP entitled ‘Lemon Fanta’ on Lobster Theremin. This is the over-12-and-a-half minute opener and it’s a stirring delight.

2. 30/70 – Slangin: XlR8R are giving Melbourne-based 30/70’s new jazz/soul/funk/hip-hop-infused track away for free. It’s from their forthcoming ‘Elevate’ LP which lands on Rhythm Section on 27th October. One to bookmark.

3. Sau Poler – Elsus: Amsterdam-based label Atomnation released a compilation today to celebrate their 50th release. As well as tracks from Gidge, Weval and Polynation, Barcelona-based producer Sau Poler’s provided this crisp, toe-tapping number.

4. Munir – Feels Around You: South London label No Bad Days are on a roll. They’ve pulled in Indonesian producer MUNIR to provide the goods for their sixth release. ‘Feels Around You’ is one quarter of the ‘Life Is A Miracle’ EP and it’s a charmer.

5. Palms Trax – Outflight: Palms Trax serves up a belter to be released on Secretsundaze’s third compilation, ‘Dance 2017’.

And for the longer listen, Ninja Tune’s excellent Solid Steel Radio Show invited Canadian duo Blue Hawaii to provide one half of this week’s mix series. It’s a fun-filled hour covering garage, hip-hop, house and much more. Dive in:

 

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Laurence Guy – Windham Hill: After the success of his first full-length on Church, HDP alumnus Laurence Guy dropped this beautifully mellow number last week. Release date TBC.

2. Benjamin Fröhlich – Dream City: This is the stirring opener to the second part of Benjamin Fröhlich’s Rude Movements EP series, and if the first is anything to go by… It’s out on his own equally-good label, Permanent Vacation.

3. Al Zanders – There Is Rhythm: Phonica Records doing the business on Al Zanders’ next release, a two-track 12″ entitled ‘There Is Rhythm’. Hold tight for the synthy stabs after the two minute mark (and general percussive mayhem throughout). Lovely stuff.

4. Kiwi – Marmora’s Theme (Tuff City Kids Remix): Tuff City Kids serve up a tasty piano house remix for Kiwi’s first outing on Dusky’s label 17 Steps.

And whilst we’re on it, delve into Kiwi’s Beats in Space radio show from a couple of days back:

5. Suzanne Kraft – Nordsee: Irresistible four and a half minutes from Suzanne Kraft, covering Andreas Doreau as part of DEEK Recordings’ compilation ‘Covered In Gloria‘, a collection of covers of the likes of Roy Orbison, Wham and Oasis. Check that out here.

And for the longer listen, Juan Maclean’s kicked off Warm booking agency’s relaunch with podcast number one:

 

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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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