Friday 18 February 2011

Delishcast 004

A quick heads up first - our Midnight Savari release is coming out digitally tomorrow (i think iTunes might be on Monday) with remixes by The C90s, Cosmonaut and Softwar. If you're one of those peeps who likes 0s and 1s better than wobbles in wax then hit it up! Mr. Erol Alkan has been spinning Rimshots to death which is real cool. Check out The C90s bright and bubbly funky-synth facelift of Pinisi:

Midnight Savari - Pinisi (The C90s Remix) [buy]

Now onto today's Delishcast. This one is really incoherent, literally just picked up everything sitting on top of my listening pile and played them in no particular order. Some new things I've been loving, some old favourites that have resurfaced. Sorry for the lack of flow but if it's any consolation they're all really great tunes.

Delishcast 004 / Subscribe in iTunes / RSS Feed

1. Soft Rocks - Danz Boy Danz [buy]
2. KM Editions - Amor & Satisfaction [buy]
3. Richard Sanderson - Never Let You Go (Psychemagik Edit)
4. Holger Czukay - Fragrance
5. Chicago - Life Saver
6. David Holmes - Planting the Seed
7. Magnetic Soul - Short Way [buy]
8. Mutiny - In the Pocket (Instrumental) [buy]
9. Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson (Loosefit vs Peter Visti Edit) [buy]
10. Nicolas Jaar - Mi Mujer [buy]
11. Ruf Dug - Choppin Tom

Direct link to mp3

Our first Sunday party at Hunky Dory was heaps of fun - come by and hang out this weekend if you're not heading to Playground!

If you're a Melbourne cat - or thinking about becoming one - have a gander at this excellent article on RA about the Melb clubbing scene, it's a ripping good read.

Thursday 10 February 2011

Death Strobe Sunday Sesh!

Friends and lovers, get your excite on! Not so much if you're not in Sydney, although this may be a good reason to move here if you aren't. We're starting up a weekly Sunday afternoon rooftop party at Hunky Dory Social Club beginning this weekend! Ash and I, as well as the odd funky guest, will be crooning away on the decks with our summer afternoon finest. And it's free! Come groove with us from 3pm :)

Plenty of good musics sitting in the blog playlist itching to get shared. The latest Instruments of Rapture release is shit hot and surprisingly it's the B2 remix by Art of Tones that stands out as the super excellent track of the bunch. Wowsers what a bassline! Huge jacking funky disco vibes, this song is big time dangerous. Absolutely loving this record!

Evan Evans - Final (Art of Tones Disco Dub) [buy]

This second release by Begin aka James Holroyd is every bit as lovely as the first, Optical Holiday, from last year. Again it's the B2 that really does it for me on this one - a beautiful mellow number that oozes warmth. It's a few levels deeper than the other two-part track, Velocity, which is more of the fluttery uplifting afternoon Cafe Del Mar persuasion. Top record once again.

Begin - Curbcrawler [buy]

Massssssive Cerrone edit from Evil K'neil here which chugs and thumps and bitchslaps its way around the funk circut. Mental piano, thick and rich bass, disco chorus girls, shredding lead synths and big power-vox are all reasons why it's a winner. See if you can still find a copy of this, it disappeared pretty quick but you might get lucky.

Evil K'Neil - Hooked On You

Orright cya this weekend kids! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Wasabi Tortilla

Alright the January hangover is (maybe) starting to wear off and there's been shitloads of great music piling up for the past couple of months that needs to be shared. Starting off with this record from way back in 2010, ancient times, by Norm De Plume on what I presume is a new edits label he's started up - if it's not a one off. Norm hosts the Delusions of Grandeur podcast and is clearly capable of putting together a seriously damaging record. The A-side, an instrumental edit of Stop Bajon, comes down with a universe of force and has proven to be a next-level weapon on the floor. The flip is equally colossal, a true peak time party inferno piece that's likely to blow walls down. A total no-brainer for disco DJs.

Norm De Plume - Tullio's Theme [buy]

Still recovering from Harvey's tour down here and still thoroughly enjoying the bits and pieces of amazing music I picked up from the great man during his stay. This Brothers Johnson track was a new one to me and had me all smiles when he gave it a spin up in Brisbane. Super slick and slightly erotic 80s bass action and cruisy keys in the verses, bursting brass and thumping slap in the choruses. This song is such a joy! Everything just feels right. Hurry back please Harv.

The Brothers Johnson - Streetwave

More from the Black Cow camp, another release from last year that took me ages to get. Frankly the A-side is, in my opinion, pretty much unplayable in any setting despite being kinda cool, but all is forgiven with this superbly saucy Latino party jam. Still one of the only labels doing 7"s that I'll buy for DJing, the awesomeness of the tunes far outweighs the crap inconvenient fiddliness of a 45. Still yet to spot any of the originals from the 3 records released so far, any help would be much appreciated!

Black Cow - Toni The Lefty [buy]

And hopefully the last of the stuff I picked up last year that I haven't made it around to posting yet: a superdeep tech house gem by John Selway - who produced the first Mystery Meat record under the guise Brinton McKay. To me this has a bit of a Justin Martin vibe, grooving thick and hard. This whole release, the Interplanetary Express EP, is really great. Totally recommended if you're a fan of the clubbier stuff.

John Selway - Countenance [buy]

Hope everyone this side of the globe is having a lovely summer! Everyone else - hang in there kids.