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.
Bristol’s done it again, and provided us with yet another soundtracker to a first class rave. Ashley Westlake, better known as Woz, has been busily building his production oeuvre and testing it out on crowds such as that at Fabric last week, and it seems everyone on the airwaves is playing new EP Breathe, released today on label-of-the-moment Black Butter. Stream it here.
Check out Pour Me as a free download on his soundcloud page too.
Miami party-listings and DJ mentions are getting buzzing as the music industry packs its bags for South Beach, shakes off the winter cobwebs and reminds itself again what it feels like to dance with warm sand between its toes. This, for me, is where summer begins, and even in the years we don’t attend, hearing the new tracks and sets that come back is almost good enough as we start planning the open-air-dancing season.
You can hear that excitement in the tempo of this little number from Heidi – her March Radio 1 set minus the talking in between, so you can download parts I and II, put them in your ears, and go outside.
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)
Gorgon City. Kye and Matt have cooked up a lovely little number to get you in the weekend mood. Enjoy.
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.
Eskimo Twin Tim Clerkin has been powering through the first half of 2014 with his own brand of driving, twisted synthy techno, brought to us via his Heretic moniker and not one but two releases in the last two months.
He started with the clangy, robotic Geodesic EP on Days of Being Wild, and his latest, A Curse EP is due for release on Abode on 24 March. The title track harks back to the very best of nineties rave with its muffled chime riff, served as an accompaniment to Christopher Hitchens’ spoken condemnation of the concept of religion, while Sharia Law is an out-and-out acid build. Remixes from Club Bizarre and Abode label boss XY-Me.
Get your lug holes round this.