Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Twelve Inches of Pleasure
I figured it was probably (over)time to post some stuff from records I've snagged in the last few months. Last year Eskimo Recordings released a nice compilation of some lovely galactic disco tunes called 'Cosmic Balearic Beats' of which Bottin's track Fondamente Nove in particularly really caught my fancy. Slow, easy going and spacey, it's a perfect warm-up disco track. The comp features killer artists like In Flagranti, Lullabies In The Dark and Cosmo - definitely worth checking out! Future Classic's latest release by Loin Brothers is equally brilliant, though a bit more down to earth. More like in the stratosphere than in deep space. Both are beautifully produced with tasty frilly layers decorating nice thick basslines.
Bottin - Fondamente Nove
Loin Brothers - Heavy Helmet
Permanent Vacation is probably still my favourite label at the moment. Picked up some older stuff (2007) the other day which are really delightful. The Steve Yanko track has lots of energy and bounce. I suppose the Antena track does too, bit it's a little darker. I'm really impressed that I picked both these records up recently not really knowing they were two years old, and wouldn't have known they weren't new releases if I hadn't checked. PV always sounds superfresh and groovy. If you're not familiar with their back catalogue, go hunt!
Steve Yanko - Prostitute Pink feat. Antena
Antena - On The Boat (Disco Devil's Rubber Room Mix)
For a bit of classic-influenced sounding disco, this Faze Action number is a winner. Big rollerskates and sequined super-wide flares and fingers pointing in all directions. Moving from 70s strings to 80s wackysynths: Heavy Hitter was one of my favourite tracks on Metro Area's Fabric mix, and this Social Disco Club edit is a beauty. Booming synth drums and parachute pants and video tape and experimental moustaches. Good times.
Faze Action - Stratus Energy (Special Disco Mix) [removed by request]
Barbara Norris - Heavy Hitter (SDC Re-Edit)
I don't like posting things that are being smattered all over the blogs, but I'll sheepishly make an exception for these two excellent new cuts. Gigamesh has pulled out a spectacular simple-but-effective remix of Everything In Its Right Place which I'm sure many of you cats have heard. Ever since hearing Josh Wink's remix, which is just a little too chilled to play out, I've craved a clubworthy mix to bust out. Finally the dance angels have granted my wish and this beast is upon us. Also, The Twelves' newish Groove Armada remix is fuucking great. So so tight and upbeat, irresistible on the dancefloor. Instant love.
Groove Armada - Drop The Tough (The Twelves Remix)
Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place (Gigamesh Remix)
Catch The Twelves in Australia in May!