The new Freundchen EP from Tensnake on True Romance is a lovely little disco starter-pack, you could almost host a mini-carnival soundsystem by playing the three tracks on repeat as they recreate the journey through Notting Hill this weekend.
The title track is pure disco, a nice little warm up before the full-on summer chords, afrobeat vocals, double handclaps and whistles in the B-side Tazaar. Finally getting a little darker for the afterparty soundtrack No Fool.
The boys at Cadillac are celebrating their first birthday so expect even more of a hot and heavy disco extravaganza, as they take their party to London Fields Brewhouse with Disco Bloodbath‘s Ben Pistor. Expect costumes, smooth grooves and an inflatable crocodile.
KDA has remained a bit of an enigma, despite a regular slot on Rinse FM as well as remixing London Grammar and CHVRCHES, but now his own Rumble is being remixed by my Portsmouth homeboy Shadow Child and this should blow the cobwebs off. Lovely build, and quite Dirtybirdy, methinks. Released 8 June, so watch this space.
I LOVE Julio Bashmore. Bashmore has provided me with countless rave glows – those moments where you take a moment to look around you at the crowd and everyone’s smiling and the sun’s out and you’re just so happy to be there. So of late, I have to say I’ve been a little disappointed with some of his output. I’ve waited, excitedly, for a new record which has on occasion not lived up to my own hype. Until now.
The beautiful summery, nostalgic, chilled, romantic soulful disco of Holding On, out on 10 July on his own Broardwalk Records as part of his forthcoming debut album Knockin’ Boots.
If you want a bigger dose, his Essential Mix from early May is well worth it.
One for a sunday is the beautiful Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra, not out until 26 May but part of a new third album out on Jagjaguwar. I’ve always been a sucker for a melancholy lyric and a slightly dreamy vocal (hence my undying love for Broken Bells), which this track shares with their previous album II. Catch them at Latitude this year for more ‘psych-soul’ surrealist ballads.