I’m burnt out after a big Sonar weekend, but unable to sleep, Newsnight isn’t sinking in & I’ve banned myself from drinking, so it must be time for…
PLAYLIST OVERLOAD_JUNE 2011
(In no particular order)
KENNY HAWKES_ASHLEY’S WAR PART 2
Probably my favourite track from a crop of winners over the years, farewell you marvellous man
CHICAGODAMN_I CRY / LET’S SUBMERGE
Ludicrously good UK club music from the guy who dropped heavy wrecker ‘Be Your Man’ on Mark E’s MERC
TANNER ROSS_REMEMBER THE DAYS / FOR YOU
Now firmly on team Soul Clap, so happy to see Tanner getting busy – these 2 are my faves from a recent package of real winners
VIRGO FOUR_IT’S A CRIME (CARIBOU REMIX)
I know this has been hyped out of all proportion, but it really is very, very good
CATZ N DOGZ_I’M FREE (CARL CRAIG REMIX)
Another exercise in reduced, atmospheric brilliance from Mr Craig
South African Eastern Cape fierceness via Restless Soul’s Label – Drop foot !
OSSIE_THE POWER OF LOVE
New favourite from a young talent – watch out !
LIT_MILK N COOKIES EP
I’ve been doing some music with a Freak, this be it !
LUCKY PAUL_THOUGHT WE WERE ALONE (GANG COLOURS & ELPHINO REMIXES)
Future pop, forget post-Dubstep – this is House music’s second cousin, twice removed – brilliant
CROWDPLEASER_TOGETHER WE’RE STRONG / NENEKRI
Superb Africanesque throbber
MIC NEWMAN_THE FIDELITY / HUXLEY REMIX
Been on my radar for a while now, some really solid productions surfacing from this Melbourne maverick
LITTLE DRAGON_RITUAL UNION_MAYA JANE COLES REMIX
Hot on the heels of her excellent 20:20 release, comes this spacious and lysergic re-rub of everyone’s new favourite band
KYLE HALL_GET DOWN
Simple, effective and raw workout – Detroit House joy
DANNY DAZE_YOUR EVERYTHING / FALL AWAY FROM LOVE
Really impressive duo of cuts from some fresh new talent
RECLOOSE_SATURDAY NIGHT MANIFESTO
From beautifully textured electronics, to raw Techno – Welcome back sir !
TORO Y MOI_STILL SOUND (TOBY TOBIAS REMIX)
Great band, great remix – check their LP if you haven’t already
LOGIC SYSTEM_CLASH (HARVEY REMIX)
After years in the wilderness, there’s no stopping sir Bassett these days – this ace remix is a must
THE CALLING_THE HUE (LUKE SOLOMON REMIX)
Stunning, cowbell driven loose and uplifting beauty – Let the sunshine in !
BIBI TANGA & THE SELENITES_BE AFRICA (POPULETTE REMIX)
Populette strike again !
ANDREA ESU_E.S.U TRACK
A glut of late 80′s Chicago revivalism out there at the moment, but a few diamonds sparkle in the dust
CUPP CAVE_DICE POOL EP
Refreshing, off kilter Housetronics A’la Lone, SDC etc – rough !
VIADRINA_BETTER (ARTO MWAMBE REMIX)
My love of his work is bordering on the obsessive
ALEX ISRAEL EP
Another really good release on this label which is rapidly garnering cult status
Always make time for a Dance Mania style banger, so say I !
LHAS_DUSK ‘TIL DAWN
Rough Acid House jammin’ from ‘not so Foolish’ Felix
BLAWAN_GETTING ME DOWN
The seemingly unstoppable Rush Hour just batting each and every release out of the park
AUNTIE FLO_HIGH LIFE
The delinquent offspring of Djum Djum’s Difference – fierce !
STILL sounding very fresh indeed despite being 10 years old
ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ_I GOT
Goosebumptastic – anthem !
YELLO_BOSTICH (FRED EVERYTHING DUB)
Respectfully rewired House version from long time Deep House don
AZUNI_DO IT (ROB MELLO REMIX)
Yawning my way through most of the mid-90′s sample House revival, but this is the business
Mr Aguayo’s Comeme label has been consistently wonderful this year, this really gets under your skin
Melodic, atmospheric killer from Powerplant
SCOTT GROOVES_WHITE LABEL OF THE MONTH 1
Great, raw & stripped down House from a vintage vendor of the good stuff
JARED WILSON_LET YOUR BODY / GIRL I’M WAITING
Ruffer than a back street in Bow
ANDY BLAKE_CAVE PAINTINGS ONE
Enduring machine funk that never fails
Flange heavy floor slayer
MORGAN GEIST_THE SHORE (PAUL WOOLFORD REMIX)
Liked this alot, then realised it’s a different beast through a big soundsystem – amazing !
My favourite cut from a brilliant EP on Redux – pure filth !
Old favourite, back in the box
THE MINUTEMEN_LET IT RIDE DUB
Another one from the crates, Laidbach sampling Hip House killer
No idea whose behind this collection of edits, but they’re all killer & no filler
An absolute beauty from the new EP
DISKJOKKE_1987 (RICHARD SEN REMIX)
Truly fantastic remix from Señor Sen
JAMIE XX_FAR NEARER
A snapshot of someone completely at the top of their game