Here’s an hour and 5 minutes from Greg in anticipation of our party with him, BLM & Bearweasel at Basing House on the 15th Feb. Lots of lovely music in this including especially exceptional detours from Mr Larger, Burial, Alan Backdrop and Jacques Renault. Greg needed new press pics but as you can see, opted for a pencil drawing instead as he decided it was more underground. Lovely big face. What do you think?
Marco Madia – Monsonia
Christian Sol – Mist
Moomin – Sunday Moon
Clouded Vision – Alien Race (Gingy Bordello Remix)
Norken, Deer – Shoot the Sun (DWIG Remix)
youANDme – Mouche (Luke Hess Electric Dub)
Gry – All Comes (Christian Loeffler Remix)
Moomin – Sweet Sweet (Oskar Offerman Remix)
Reese – Just Want Another Chance
Capracara – Flashback 86
Damon Martin – That Ain’t Right (Legendary Children Remix)
Charleston – Red Hearts of Gold (Youandewan Remix)
DFRNT – El Spirito
Emotional mix business from musical philanthropist Greg Sawyer. We hope it makes you feel all warm and squishy in your nether regions.
John Roberts – Went
Clockwork & Avatism – Archetype
Nick Beringer – Wrought Up
Zoo Look – People Let Me Down
Andrew Soul – A Trip Called Love (Original Mix)
Sello – Such As More
Anthony Collins – Ransom
Kevin Griffiths – Cantona Kung Fu
Kris Wadsworth – Machine Sympathy
October & Borai – Level Abstain
Ed Maddams – Funny Black Beard
Karol XVII, MB Valence – Snatches
Lykke Li – Dance Dance Dance (Dixon Edit)
This lovely little gem is taken from Shade Of Gray’s full length, out now on Beef Records. Definitely one of the darker offerings on the album, the chopped up vocal imparts a ghostly, African inspired element whilst moody pads provide a warming backdrop. Add some funky, kick-snare-kick action and all my musical boxes are ticked. I like it alot.
There’s plenty more on this album that deserves your attention, much of it sample based, dancefloor orientated and laced with soul and disco sensibility. To whet your appetite SOG are giving one of the more low slung numbers away…for nadda. Download it here. The album also features a remix on each track from some farily prolific players. More info.
I’d like to finish Thursday off with the inevitable Nicolas Jaar post. After a fairly sustained pause he offers up this two track EP for no charge at all, probably inciting enough hysteria to ensure no one can get tickets for the tour it precedes. I went to fabric though, and it was uncomfortably rammed, thus I am happy to dwell on this in the comfort of my own ears. Typically down-tempo and beautifully minimal, Jaar builds layer upon layer of noise eventually finding a groove and then, some bass. Lovely!
More Ibzian Riviera than Devonshire coast, this is Jamie Blanco’s 808 Acid remix of a Metronomy song. I have to be completely honest: I wasn’t bowled over by ‘The English Riviera’. Completely personal preference, but for all its ice creams and seagulls, it didn’t get into my soul. I just didn’t find any of the melodies catchy enough, I didn’t like a quality in the vocals and I therefore dismissed it because I am mean. I do however honestly love this. I love the warmth the bassline brings, I am truly astounded by what is unlocked on that drum machine, and as it clicks purposefully into the last breakdown, I adore it when the Charles-B-esque acid descends on the ending. I also concede a previous point, the vocal works…in this instance. It’s available to download on Jamie’s Soundcloud, how lovely!
Here is a tune that many a Burnski advocate will have been waiting for. Most will have been aimlessly searching for ‘Believe’ however, due to the fact it has been tracklisted as such numerous times . So here it is, Orange and Blue, and he’s giving it away for free, handsome man! On an inter-ma-web saturated with half arsed social media campaigns, this one’s refreshingly simple; give us your email and we’ll give you a bloody amazing track. So get over there and give em what they want.