Tuesday, 30 March 2010
SO, did I tell you about our label launch? Just making sure. Shit is getting so busy, it's tiring but very exciting!! And just reminding everybody plodding on keyboards that we're still after submissions, email away! info[at]deathstrobe.com
Lots of yum tracks sitting here ready to be posted and more arriving on my doorstep tomorrow I hope! This new Arision record has me really excited - particularly the A-side which is a killer LTJ edit of Hudson People's 'Trip To Your Mind'. Pure floor-pumping up-tempo dancey disco. Impossible to fault.
Hudson People - Trip To Your Mind (LTJ Re-Edit) [buy]
This rad record was somehow in the sale rack at Spank! having not been sold for yonks. I can't believe people would pass this up! On one side is this amazing Rinder & Lewis track called Lust, though on this label printed as Seven Deadly Sins - the album which the song comes from. Aside from the scarce vocals being taken out, an airy introduction being tacked on and a great little witchcraft xylophone break bring spliced in (from elsewhere on the album maybe?) it doesn't sound like this tune has been changed much. I reckon it sounds like it could be a really mellow Space track or something. Funky but sedated galactic adventures ensue. Enjoy this gem!
Rinder & Lewis - Seven Deadly Sins [buy]
Excited to see that Past Due, a sub-label of Still Music (also parent to Stilove4music) has been resurrected after 3 years. This record unearths some really sweet funky disco from the early 80s, a group called D.I.T. or The Destiny In Time Band. Although there's a great Prins Thomas edit on the B, my favourite is this track 'Dance' which doesn't seem to be on either of their 45s. It's a straight up funk jam, a total hand-clapper. Definitely recommend getting your hands on this 12 for all four tunes though, and definitely recommend keeping an eye on the label. Hopefully it's still got some life in it yet!
D.I.T. - Dance [buy]
Just a warning, Picnic is getting totally ridiculous. This Thursday at 202 Broadway is Linkwood and Ali Renault - huge. Then April 17th is Maurice Fulton at GoodGod and just 24 hours later on the 18th Derrick May plays a 5 hour set at 202. Sadly Harvey's tour has been postponed until December but this is much more than enough to get me by.
Also this Easter Sunday swing by Slow Blow at GoodGod, I'll be spinning some tasty African disco treats early on for their jungle party.