Come on in from the cold and enjoy this nice warm dj mix Greg has done for the festive season. Ho Ho Ho
Greenville Massive – Bonum
Cottam – Relapse
Gabriele Carasco – Outer
Blackwax – Simple Message
Krink – Session
Kris Wadsworth – Ivory 313 (with Jimmy Edgar)
Genius of Time – Tuffa Trummor Med Ro
Matthew Burton & Kate Rathod – Moonpie
Claire Kenway – Story of Blue
Medeew & Chicks Luv Us – Vis (High Grade Remix)
Essay – Crying at Night
Pampa boss DJ Koze drops a sublimely wonky remix of Matthew Herbert’s ‘It’s Only’ from the Bodily Functions album. Herbert’s jazz infused shuffle gets some decidedly dance floor orientated low end fuzz - ouch! Coming soon on Pampa Records.
Former GetDownGood cuddly bear Cottam is a really lovely guy and he makes even lovelier music, as evidenced by his latest EP for Will Saul’s Aus Music. Just listen to those phasing drums and big, warm pads; lush innit? Well we think so… This’ll be out in a couple of weeks and we strongly recommend that when it is you pop down to your local record outlet and purchase a copy. Go on… it’ll make you feel reaaaaal good about yourself.
Here’s an incredibly stunning remix of a track called Sea Creatures by Irish musician SOAK. The hardware heavy remix comes care of Ryan Vail and Unknown, the anonymous producer responsible for these rather lovely tracks. Whilst the post-dubstep dilletantes pitch down vocals and assemble sample packs – it’s tracks like this that stand out for their brilliant concrete ideas and sheer space and warmth. And the gentle throb of the bass in this track…oh my god!
Life and Death’s recent label of the month feature for RA revealed some new exciting music from the relatively young imprint, we’d highly recommend a read/listen. This particular track by ‘Mind Against’ had the whole office intermittently raising their heads to ask; ‘what we listening to again’? Emotional stuff.
Well dub-diddly-dub-dub, the new release on GCW is bloody marvellous. An unctuous slice of dub techno from Berlin’s ever experimental ‘Marx Trukker’. Title track ‘Tape Be Good To Me’ is the standout IMO; it’s thick and chunky and packs in more atmosphere than THIS. What’s great about Marxy though, is his unquestionable ability to nail the elusive mistress that is groove; every hum, thud and scrape reacts with its neighbour. The rest of the EP gets deeper and progressively more erratic as you explore, the curtain call being a remix from Dimitar Dodovski that’s as unpredictable as a box of angry (if not slightly lethargic) frogs. A marvellous release! It’s out in May.
Here’s the official video for Figures’ ‘Blood Brother, taken from their counting frequencies EP. Immerse yourself in its loveliness. You can purchase the entire EP HERE; we highly recommend you do. The figures are Jamie Blanco and Jim Leedham, check em’ out.
Oh my, the juiciest preview we’ve seen yet from the forthcoming Blondes album. Simple, oodles of atmosphere, this is just lovely! Bicep have done a sterling job. We will be keeping our eyes peeled for John Roberts’ and JD Twitche’s offerings.
Here is a reworking of Vogue that our good friend Jamie Blanco did with Mark Pavitt of Electric Minds for their NYE shindig. One word, ACID VOGUE. It’s a free download too so aquire it, when the time is right you’ll know when to use it.