Monsieur Heretic kindly winged us over his new 44 Squadron EP today, out on Monday on Relish Recordings, and the podcast that he’s done to celebrate the release.
It’s ironic how clean, layered, and considered the builds are when they’re mixed with such scrunchy metal sounds (especially track 2, Flesh), and what I love about a Heretic track (and is also true of Timothy Clerkin’s other alias as one half of Eskimo Twins) is that they creep up and suddenly the drop is thundering down on you. Heretic as a side project was bourne of a desire to create club bangers for DJ sets, and there’s always that undercurrent of driving electro. I’m almost going to say there’s a certain funk element too, which definitely comes across in Soviet.
Have a listen here
And the podcast (he’s right; the opening two are astounding)
Thanks to the lovely Busy P for drawing my attention to Joyce Muniz and Kiki’s Warriors. Out today on Exploited and sexy as hell with a lovely little Damian-Lazarus-style vocal. Worth your little pay-day pennies!
Also from me to you is the set from Busy P – the master of the build.
Fresh from Will Saul‘s installment of the DJ Kicks series, Bicep‘s Nova. Beautiful.
Girl comes up to me and says ‘what d’you drive?’ and I said ‘Bugatti.’
I was just listening back to a little Glasto on a Friday morning in the office and as usual, Senor Tiga (B2B with Ms Annie Mac) made my little ears prick up. The audacity of his new track, Bugatti. So Tiga, and I love him.
Work leant me a car this week. Part of a mobile marketing campaign, so of course the ‘mobile’ part of that meant driving it around London town, which consisted of mostly sitting in traffic, and occasionally (late at night) being able to actually get into third gear and have some tuuuuuuuunes blasting out for the good times. I chose Skream on Radio 1 – it was late on a Friday and I figured I’d get some hard bass to really ramp up my boy-racer street cred.
Skream’s tagline is ‘From Club Crazy to Deep and Dark’ so instead of the pirate-radio-style munum-munum-munum-munum-hardcore I got some rather more melodic numbers. Not so good for being a baller, but actually rather lovely. (The whole show is worth a download and you can do so here). They included an exclusive play of this little beaut – Ali Love‘s Deep Into the Night. My fave man Hackman, on the remix.
Thanks to Mixmag for the upload.
New Riton whoop! On Ed Banger 26 May whoop! Princesque 80s funk whoop!
Just read a tweet on this that said ‘@Henryriton making tracks that sound like a Keith Haring artwork circa 1989.’ YES
The year is 1980, the man is Peter Richmond-Swift. He’s 20, he’s just met a lady 11 years older than him, and he’s pretty much in love. He calls a local radio station and dedicates a song to Sonia Keil and asks her to marry him.
The song is Paul McCartney‘s Waterfalls, the people are my parents, and today’s track of the day was one I stumbled across accidentally (thanks Soundcloud‘s ‘people who listened to this’ algorithm). A lovely version from Mr Little Jeans, so so nice.
If you didn’t get chance to listen/watch the excellent Mixmag Lab from Ben Pearce and Shadow Child yesterday then get your ears around this. Jesus; the energy!!!!
Ben Pearce’s set blew me away, and got me revisiting his tracks. I found this little gem, and would like to share it with y’all (Black Orange Juice on the collab too – nice)
OFF recordings have offered a lovely little free download compilation to celebrate hitting loadsa loadsa Facebook followers. Great takes on some classics like Minnie Ripperton and Kelis, and the humming by Mr McConaughey in The Wolf of Wall Street.
It pleases me greatly to include a new Tom Demac remix as TotD this week. He’s added his signature deeper-than-deep baseline and slidey-slidey sounds to the lovely vocals of 22-year-old Charlotte OC‘s Hangover from the Colour My Heart EP on Stranger Records. Thanks to Mixmag for this beaut. Look out for the Moodymann remix too.