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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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Fort Romeau – Unititled

Your boy Fort Romeau and Warm head honcho Ali Tillet have gone and set up a new label called Cin Cin, aiming to provide a series of split 12″s which will feature some of their friends old and new. Sounds good to us.

First up FR himself unleashes this dreamy techno number. Stay tuned for the flip side, which is due to feature Nick Hoppner.

For more on the South London producer, a recent Dekmantel podcast featured Fort Romeau’s set at Corsica Studios from a few months back. You can stream the thing below, that’s if you’ve got a spare SIX HOURS. He played some of his favourites all night long…

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Samoyed – Sloe Eyes

Anything put out on Jacques Greene’s label VASE is worth giving the once over, and this rolling, bouncing vocal house track from Scottish producer Samoyed just proves the rule. ‘Sloe Eyes’ is a warm hug of a tune, fittingly looping the lyrics “into my arms” over and over.

He also featured on the label compilation ‘VSE07’ (alongside Ango, as mentioned on these pages last year), given away for NO MONEY here. It’s considerably more downtempo but no less compelling. Which do you prefer?

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Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X – The Perfect Blues (Jacques Greene Remix)

After some meatier releases, HD fave Jacques Greene has toned things down a little here and delivered a warm embrace of a remix:
He’s taken on ‘The Perfect Blues’ from singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer/MC MeLo-X’s collaboration album, ‘Zulu Guru’, with satisfying results.  Jacques has kept the soulful vocals but woven in a relaxed house beat and some muffled synths. It makes us feel safe. Here’s the original for the inquisitive amongst you:
Manic American Machinedrum has also had a crack at a rework and put his inimitable beat-driven stamp on it:
Different reworks, different vibes. Both good. Simple as.
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FaltlyDL – Straight & Arrow (Four Tet & Gold Panda Remixes)

FaltyDL is releasing his new single ‘Straight & Arrow’ in November and, as per, it’s top notch. It’s all glitchy samples and emotive vocals, with an overall warm vibe provoking blind excitement for the album, ‘Hardcourage’, on the shelves in January 2013.  What’s really exciting with this delightful Ninja Tune release is the stellar line-up on the remixing duties, in Four TetGold Panda and Mike Q. Four Tet serves up a part-hazy, part techno-scatter of a track that gets better every time you hear it, and Gold Panda puts his usual dream-like stamp on the tune. Stream all below; which one takes your fancy?

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