Saturday 4 July 2009


Yikes it's been a big week for big releases. Bear Funk released both Bottin's new album and their latest compilation Hibernation Vol 1. I've been really looking forward to Bottin's LP and sadly haven't been able to give it a full listen yet, but there are some stunners on there. He's got a great mellow sound, nothing that's hard on the ears or the head. The comp nicely embodies Bear Funk's easy going attutude and approach to the same sort of laid-back music. This SDC & Maia track was also just released on a 12" sampler of Hibernation. Great Sunday listening. NB: haven't been able to find a physical release of Bottin's album yet, so will just link to Beatport for now.

Bottin - Theme From St. Mark 30124 [buy]

Social Disco Club & Maia - The Way You Move (Greg Wilson Version) [buy]

I didn't realise this had happened a while ago but I'm A Cliche also unleashed their first comp, Moments Of A Crisis, which has been pretty highly anticipated. You can't get a more solid lineup for a label with releases Simian Mobile Disco, Runaway, Yuksek, the ringleader himself Cosmo Vitelli and his duo Bot'Ox, and NOW... Canyons?? I know this track has been posted around a bit but, like all of their productions, it's fantastic and I don't think I can hold out much longer. Are they really getting on board as well or was this just a one-off for the comp? As if Modular and DFA wasn't enough :) anyway, check out the Cliche CD!

Canyons - Blue Snakes [buy]

Horse Meat Disco have another 12" offering with some tasty edits, and play in Sydney this Sunday (tomorrow) at freshly opened 202 Broadway. And I'm going to miss it... Just like I missed Jacques Renault, Pilooski, Dimitri From Paris and anybody else I've really wanted to see. Life is CRUEL. Although I think the first edits record was much better, this one is by no means bad. Their first mix CD is being released in about a month on Strut, keep an eye out for it! And grab tickets for 202 this Sunday on Resident Adviser!!

Horse Meat Disco - Silly Bones [buy]

Joakim's latest single is pretty cool. I'm a bit more intrigued by the B side, Nebula Laughter, which to me sounds like a soundtrack designed for a rocket taking off. It's very cosmic, there's plenty of building up and tension, the whole thing is really a bit of a voyage. Not Joakim's best but it's an interesting listen - you don't often hear music like this with a narrative embedded.

Joakim - Nebula Laughter [buy]

Thanks a lot to everyone who sent stuff in for the OM comp, had some great chuckles. Sorry I didn't have time to reply to everybody individually. Big love!

Woop I'm going up the coast for a week :) be good without me.