Many of you are lucky enough to be on the South Coast this weekend to kick off the festival season with The Great Escape in Brighton, and we’ll have reports next week, but Audio and Digital alone will be seeing the likes of d/r/u/g/s, Actress, Little Dragon, Ghostpoet, Kill Em All, Caribou, TEED, Black Devil Disco Club… as well as the festival itself in various venues around the seafront.
Following on from last week I’m still thinking about new releases, mainly because Dirtybird 50 has just come out. New names to me, and all of them stompers. Listen here.
This all means that in London town, we’ve got launches galore, as 6th Borough Project & The Revenge play Warm at Plastic People to celebrate the new album One Night In the Borough (which is bloody good), Fabric are launching Jackmaster‘s Fabric 57 mix, with Hudson Mohawke and SBTRKT live, and The 2 Bears join Toddla T at The Nest to celebrate the Bear Hug EP.
Fittingly, The 2 Bears have remixed Toddla T’s Take It Back (we posted the Dillon Francis mix last week) so you can have a listen here:
Toddla T – Take It Back (The 2 Bears Remix) by The 2 Bears
Nice work all round.
Tomorrow Round Table Knights take over 7-9 Crucifix Lane (this was called Counter Culture for a while and is one of my all time favourite London venues. I cannot recommend it enough, the vibe is like naughty children having a house party while the parents are away) for the Say What? album launch party. Partypartyparty gogogo.
Afrojack – Pop On Acid
Slice & Soda – Year of the Dragon (Villa Mix)
Ghost Eyes – Phantom Mountain (Stopmakingme Remix) [via Planet Notion]
Mario & Vidis feat. Ernesto – Changed
Round Table Knights – Paparussi (L-Vis 1990 & The Neon Dreams Remix) [from the limited edition vinyl pressing of Round Table Knights Remixes]
Tiga – Sex O’Clock (Matias Aguayo remix)
Jargon – Disappoint you (High Rankin remix)