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, Şenay, 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!!