Tuesday 31 August 2010

Chirp Chirp

Today is the last day of OUR winter so start expecting a bit more brightness around these parts! Every year at the end of August I'm a bit surprised I actually survived the miserable months and this year is no exception. Bye-bye beanie, hello BBQ!

I don't know anything about this little 7" on new imprint Fresh Up Records except that it's from the UK and is supposedly by a group of big time session musos. In one sense it's real tongue-in-cheek fun, like a super vibing parody of Space. But that's not to say it isn't top-shelf music - It's a shit hot jam with masterful Mooging splattered all over the shop! The B is down at a far less ferocious tempo, it's really warm and dubby and again quite Spacey but with more of an Italo flavour. Who's going to own up to this?

BBII - Tropical Laser Fantasy [buy]

Here's a track I'm going to be spinning all summer to bump up the grin factor. This Baris K record is a real joyous gem - great 'Eurasian' edits and an amazing sleeve. So this tune appears to be by Turkish actress, ┼×enay, which has me pretty confused. The vocals have me less confused and more amused - excuse my ignorance but it sounds like total silly gibberish. I love it! Hope there's more where this came from.

Baris K - Honki Ponki [buy]

I have to say I was pretty unimpressed with Sounds Superb Vol. 8 which was all too jumpy and repetitive and frankly pretty annoying. This In Flagranti remix is just the opposite though, very restrained and groove-focused which is just want I wanna hear. Yay! The whole Maasa (Matthew Bandy) release is real lovely too, well worth checking out.

Maasa - Walking on the Moon (In Flagranti Remix) [buy]

This is the real spring pick of the bunch, a beaut D-Pulse remix on the latest Gomma release by The KDMS. A nice toasty Hot Toddy-esque sun drenched dub with blossoming pads and gentle muted guitars. Deck chairs, board shorts, sand and shore are a must. I haven't really kept up with what D-Pulse have been up to lately but had no idea it was anything like this! Really stunning.

The KDMS - Highwire (D-Pulse Instrumental Remix) [buy]

See you at the beach!!