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.
Out on Ireland’s Apartment Records, this wavy, trippy little number with the beautiful vocals of Greg Blackman is courtesy of Steve Legget, AKA Four Hands. With Mark Hand‘s soulful rework bringing us back to a sunny place before we get back to the dirty dirty dancefloor with NCW‘s Lost in the DMZ, this is all the genres under one vinyl roof.
Aquarius is out now from Diamonds and Pearls.
We’ve been eyeing up Gazelle Twin in the office of late, so I’m excited to see my old favourite Tom Demac collaborating on two tracks forthcoming on Hypercolour 9 Feb; Guts “by far the scariest piece of music I’ve ever written!” and an edit of Belly of the Beast. He doesn’t disappoint either, with two rather menacing little stormers that kinda make me want to throw things around.
Our good friends Cadillac Soundsystem are back for one of their legendary parties at BAR A BAR in Dalston. Tonight’s theme is Disco Africa and they’re going big – think animal heads, fur and feathers, all in keeping with their mantra: to provide a hot and heavy greased-up disco. See you on the dancefloor.
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]
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)
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.