Chris James’s Coat of Arms bimonthly mixes provide a good pick-me up when there is little ear-fodder to be found, but I have to say; they can be a little hit and miss. I want to like them, but sometimes they seem a little hurried. I completely retract that when it comes to this offering for Data Transmission, which is well thought-through, carefully crafted and perfectly poised.
Chris says his own favourite in the 1 hour 20 is Bicep‘s Stash (out on Aus) and I heartily agree with him. There’s nothing quite like a creeping bassline, and with this just kept inching that volume button on the stereo up.
Another notable inclusion is Leon Vynehall‘s Sister, also out on Aus, and such a great summer disco track, leading into a little bit of a beat reprieve before we have another creeper when Terrence Pearce‘s Poise sneaks itself in.
All in all, well done that man. He says he’s got lots of things coming up in the next few months, including a release under his Purple Velvet moniker, so expect chilled disco and summer vibes.
1. Lorca – Giant Stars (2020 Midnight Visions)
2. Deetron – Can’t Love You More (Music Man)
3. Bicep – Stash (Aus)
4. Leon Vynehall – Sister (Aus)
5. Squarehead – Be Without (Wolf Music)
6. Fred Everything ft Wayne Tennant – Mercyless (AtJazz Unreleased Astro Remix) (Lazy Days)
7. Terrence Pearce – Poise (Futureboogie)
8. Shenoda – Love Thing (Saints & Sonnets)
9. Leftwing & Kody – Burning Up (Coat Of Arms Remix) (Off)
10. Huxley – Who Am I (Rinse)
11. Joy Orbison – BRTHDTT (Non Plus)
12. Coat Of Arms – Take Me Away (Gruuv)
13. Deetron ft Ovasoul7 – Out Of My Head (KiNK Dub) (Music Man)
14. Coat Of Arms ft Ria Moran – Mesmerised (Gruuv)
15. Headless Ghost – Basik Fire (Clone Records)
I’ve been watching Ejeca for a while, since his belter Horizon blew me away when it came out on Needwant in October, and he’d already caused waves before that with his collaboration with Bicep on the record of the summer, You.
This record is the absolute perfect way to start a party, just listen to the bass drop and the ‘woo!’
What Ejeca completely masters is what I would call proper-proper House-House. The kind of nostalgic 90s house that I look for when I’m trying to put some proper old school in my sets (I hate the term old school but his sound is pretty classic). So I was really pleased to hear that the next EP is connected to another act who captures that pure house; Waze & Odyssey. It’s on their Street Tracks imprint, and it’s out today on vinyl. Such a limited pressing that Juno have restricted purchasing to one per person. I suggest you go and bag yourself a copy here.