YUM. Thanks Heidi.
Claude VonStroke – Eye I Eye [Dirtybird]
Audiojack – Stay Glued (ZDS Remix)
Tiga – Bugatti-Turbo
Blake Baxter & Marc Romboy – Freakin’ [Systematic]
Flashmob Feat. Kevin Knapp – Who [Flashmob]
Gene Farris – Move Your Body [Relief]
Geeeman – Fire Extinguisher [Clone Jack For Daze]
Dusky – Inta [17 Steps]
Chris Carrier – Five O’s [SlapFunk]
Ellen Allien – Come To Me [BPitch Control]
Radio Slave – Jus Werk [Work Them]
Gene Farris & Sonny Fodera – Rules Of Engagement [Relief]
John Tejada – Timebomb [Palette]
Kim Ann Foxman – Let Me Be The One (New York Club Mix) [Jackathon Jams]
Pearson Sound – Raindrops [Pearson Sound]
20 Salmon Down – A1 Bassline [Step]
Simian Mobile Disco – Tangents [Anti]
Joe Drive – Tefnut (Tyrell Rework) [4Lux Black]
Rework – The Two Sides [Visionquest]
Atom & Tobias – Physic G321V [Ostgut Ton]
Sterac – In Circles [Klockworks]
Jaures – L.M. [R&S]
Derrick May – Kaotic Harmony [R&S]
Plastikman – Signal
DJ T. & Steve Bug – Monsterbaze [Poker Flat]
Daniel Avery – New Energy (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-Animation) [Phantasy]
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Padded Cell Remix) [DFA]
Metaboman – Easy Woman (Robag Wruhme) [Musik Krause]
Jose Padilla Feat. Seal – Solito (Bubble Club’s In Loving Memory Mix) [International Feel]
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.
Most beautiful thing ever? I look forward to wandering around London in the sun with this in my ears.
Nice to see Nick Monaco‘s album Mating Call is on its way on Wolf + Lamb, with the first single Private Practice due for release on 11 August. We’ve always loved the W+L vibe but they are completely on fire at the moment, and their mates Soul Clap seem to have more than usual of the midas touch too (Nick’s in their gang, as is Tanner Ross. See: yesterday’s post). Nick’s been a figure on the sidelines for a little while now so I’m excited to hear what he’s been working on.
In the mean time, snap up any edits you can find – there are quite a few on his Facebook page.
We’ve already played this set twice in the office this morning and we’re all still doing the chair dance to it. Beautiful happy vibes from Tanner Ross.
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.
I love Worthy. Especially when I have a playlist full of slightly dreamy melancholy lilts and all of a sudden a Worthy number sneaks in there and blasts all the cobwebs away. I always find myself turning up a Worthy track and walking a little bit faster. He’s linked to so many other good things too, Anabatic, Dirtybird; the list goes on.
Anyway, he’s got a new album out, Disbehave, and its characteristically wonky and deconstructed with actually a very lovely spattering of downtempo numbers. He’s given us a preview:
Annie Mac gave us a little Worthy treat for free last week – download I Get here.
Ever seen that Twitter account ‘DJs complaining‘? This week’s strikes by air traffic controllers lead to quite a few poor souls being stuck in Ibiza. The upside of this is a spate of productivity, and lots of lovely mixes being uploaded.
Heidi‘s offering takes me back to our arrival at Sonar this year, jumping straight into a cab to her Jackathon vs Pets Recordings night and dancing non stop until falling into the apartment to sleep 10 hours later. Good times.
YES GORGON CITY FOR THE WEEKEND!!!! There is so much energy in this set it makes me want to do this (much faster)
All the big hitters, a bit of Jimi, a bit of Obie Trice. Turn it up.