Jam-packed full of goodies this one.
A nod must be made to Cin Cin’s sixth release and their split 12” featuring gems from Elliott Lion and New Jackson. London-based Fold finally releases his 3-track EP on Moxie’s On Loop label, Krankbrother recruit Fort Romeau for remix duties and Matthias Reiling, Art Alfie and Coeo bring the funk.
Sweely’s timeless ‘All The Reasons’ finally gets a release on Distant Hawaii and we welcome back Wolf Music with an excellent offering from Hodini. Not to mention the totally exquisite moment from Z-Lovecraft on South London label No Bad Days.
There’s a lot to digest. The pensive ‘Songs For Knotty’ from Ishmael Ensemble should ease you in nicely…
Ones-to-watch Desert Sound Colony have unveiled this roller of a remix from Casino Times to accompany their recent ‘Signals’ EP, released on This Is Music a couple of weeks back.
It comes just shortly after the three-piece featured on CT’s dreamy and evocative ‘Hope This Finds You Well’, one of ten tracks from their Wolf Music-released LP, ‘Familiar Circles’.
Excitement levels are at fever pitch at HD HQ this week. We’re counting down the days until we can shake a leg to the supreme selections of Wolf Music on Friday night at Basing House.
We caught up with the lads to see what’s been on heavy rotation for them this summer. Feast your ears on the results:
Carrie Lucas – Dance With You (Marquis Hawkes edit) (Homesick): Dancefloor destroyer.
Jon Cutler – It’s Yours (Chez): Guilty pleasure from 2001. Yes, it was played to death 14 years ago but time has passed and it still sounds good.
Andras & Oscar – Looking Back (Tornado Wallace Remix) (Dopeness Galore): 100% Australia. Winning combo.
Sweet Thunder ‘Everybody’s Singing Love Songs’ (Fantasy): Sublime soul-stepper. Music that gets you moving.
Labelle ‘Phoenix (The Amazing Flight of a Lone Star): Patti Labelle’s voice is incredible and the arrangement on this record is equally incredible. The record builds and builds, full of emotion. Strings, piano, voice, all of my favourite elements combine to pack a serious punch. You need to listen to the whole song to really get it, and once you do, I’m sure you will love it too.
Wick Blaze – Took My Love (Optimo): Very useful bridging tool that allows me as a DJ to take the mood whichever way I feel after playing this track.
Armando – 151 (Gallop / Warehouse): Classic Acid Jackin’ from Armando. Raw Chicago shit. Mike Dunn on production too, and Mike Dunn does not mess.
OK, people. HDP v.10 is upon us. That end-of-summer party you’ve all been waiting for is almost here, and we’re delighted to announce our special guest headliners as the wonderful Wolf Music.
If it’s not in your diaries already, this Friday 25th September, Basing House is the place to be. You, us, four top notch DJs and a superb space to dance the night away. Tickets have been flying off the shelves in the last few days, so to avoid disappointment, snap up yours below:
If you’re unaware, Wolf Music are a duo consisting of Matt and Stu. They’ve been running the highly-reputable eponymous label since 2009, and they’ve been playing records for a lot longer. Deeply rooted in house, disco and soul, they’ve forged an identity for themselves as one of the hottest labels to keep your eye on, championing fresh talent such as Medlar, PBR Streetgang, Casino Times and Bicep to name a few. Their extensive record collection is rivalled by few and attracts bookings all across Europe.
This summer’s seen them play at Gottwood and Festival No. 6. They’ve played for Krankbrother, at Dance Tunnel and they recently made an appearance at XOYO as part of Bicep’s residency. Check out a few of our favourites from the label’s canon below, and stay tuned for more on the duo very shortly.
We can’t wait to see what they bring to the party this Friday night. Joining Black Butter Records’ new signing NVOY, HD fave Ben Gomori and our very own Hot Karl, you’d be a fool to miss out on this one.
Tickets are here. Come join the fun.
Consisting of two originals and a remix the whole package has a tasty summer vibe running throughout. Title track ‘Heaven’ has a wonderful mix of soul and house, with its strong gospel vocal and its piano-laden backdrop. Piano plays a big part in ‘Hold me In Your Arms’ too – we’d have no qualms sticking this one on repeat. Last up is a remix of ‘Heaven’ provided by K98. We know little about K98 but he’s packed a punch on this edit. Heavy support on this already, a quick scan online shows Detroit Swindle frequently dropping the tune, and it looks like it didn’t go down too badly at Gottwood either. Expect to hear a lot more of it.
The 29th release from Wolf Music is a good one! Get a copy here.