Debian Blak has sent over his brand new music video for his forthcoming single, Hawks & Spies ft. Neo Joshua; some fresh laid-back electronica for a rainy day. He’s also generously giving away a bouncier Friday-feel alternative in the Real remix on his website. Grab it here absolutely free.
I did a little mix for our friend Lucy. It’s a bit more of a downtime thing. See what you think.
Chaim & Jaw – Robots on Meth
We Humans – One In A Million (Mark Wells Remix)
Blond:ish – It’s too Late
Jonny White, NItin – La Cueva
Andre Crom – Hypnotising
Hollis P Monroe – I’m Lonely (Laura Jones)
Karmon – Wowshit
Ost & Kjex – Continental Lover
Drop the Lime – Bandit Blues (Miguel Campbell Remix)
Climbers – All Right
Simpson, James Fox, Behling – Work that Body
Climbers – Don’t Stop
Andre Crom – Reality
Jay Shepheard – Add Arp (Catz n Dogz Remix)
Hunter Game & Freak Me – Boogie Music
Jaymo and Andy George have that funny knack of reading minds when it comes to tracks we like, and sometimes listening to their conversation about those tunes when they’re covering Pete Tong’s radio 1 show is a bit uncanny too. They like the same loops as us, they were at the same night as us, they signed the people we had just about realised were our new favourites.
They’ve well and truly come up trumps and proven themselves not only able to find and play a modern classic, but also to encourage new talent (and more established names) to hand over some unreleased goodies with their new compilation Moda Black, out 9 July. All of the thirteen tracks on there is an exclusive, and they’re storming banging beauties, especially Hot Since 82′s Knee Deep in Louise with its sexy deep-funk drop, and the clue is in the name with The 2 Bears’ Banger, remixed by heavyweights (!) Eats Everything and Idiotproof. One of the highlights for me is Jaymo and Andy George’s own contribution How It Goes, which shows a maturation in their sound from the fun-yet-potentially-repetitive big wonky drop to this bouncey, soulful, sexy-saxy number. More good news is that most of the artists on this collection have signed more exclusive tracks to Moda Black, so Moda’s sister is coming to the fore.
Have a listen to what’s in store on the compilation:
You know those parties when no matter how long the journey has been, how tired you are or what you’re feeling when you walk in, as soon as you step inside the doors some kind of warmth envelops you and the beats make your feet start moving and the bass shakes and all of a sudden you’re throwing some crazy shapes with a silly grin on your face and you can’t stop all night? No. 19 presents Social Experiment at Sonar was like that.
Ali Love‘s voice, Deniz Kurtel‘s sexy basslines, and the strange-yet-winning combination of Art Department then the secret guest Dubfire worked like a charm; impeccably interweaving hard and fast tech beats with moody deep-house melodies that had a dancefloor going absolutely crazy; just one look at the people’s faces on the podium was enough, and absolutely no-one was leaving or slowing down in any way as it carried on through to 7am.
WIP started as a one-year Barcelona venue in a disused early 1900s warehouse in 2009, and since then have gone on to host screenings, art exhibitions, fashion shows, start a record label and organise events worldwide (they’re heading to London soon so watch this space). The parties this year were held at the newly renovated Wolf Club; Almogavers 86, which hosts their weekly WERK IT parties (no recovery time for them as they’ve got Amirali and Dia on Friday 29 June), and they’re remodeling their new venue to open October this year.
If this is what we can expect from the team whose events in 2010 set an all-time record for attendance at an off-Sonar event then I’m booking some October flights now.
Sonar‘s Sunday is the culmination of a hedonistic week in the hot hot Barcelona heat, and verges on insanity as parties are shut down, people run from place to place, and everybody feels a little more wobbly than we ever thought possible.
And the stalwart of the Sunday scene Secretsundaze is the place everyone ends up at some point during its 12-hour stretch. It’s somewhere to escape into a warm and fuzzy Sunday bubble, somewhere to dance with a smile on your face.
If you’re staying on British soil then the next Sunday session is on the roof of the Bussey Building for the first of July, with Daniel Bell, Braiden, Flori, alongside residents Giles Smith and James Priestley.
July 29th secretsundaze: Line-up TBA
Aug 26th secretsundaze Bank Holiday Special: Line-up TBA
September secretsundaze Closing Party: Line-up TBA
Our friend Mark Wells of Purp & Soul is giving away his remix of We Humans – One In a Million as a free download. I’d been hearing this in mixes for a while with no idea what it was, with its beautiful low vocals and the nostalgic house tones (an interesting rework of the guitar-based original). It’s really really really good, so like the facebook page to get it.