Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Ayyyyyy friends. So somebody apparently made a few mistakes with this year's calendar and summer is suddenly all over which is a pretty nasty surprise. We'll be doing our Sunday rooftop party for a while yet so head on up and listen to good music with us - this week is our Mardi Gras comedown party with our friends DJ Buttfuck and Slow Blow. I made this dumb video for a giggle - the track is 'Moonwalk' by Gift of Dreams, off the latest Light Sounds Dark compilation. So good!
Will probably be giving this awesome Mudd remix a spin - released on Leng last month, this Tiago record is really beautiful. Just as the title describes, it's a slow burning rave chugger that grooves really deep. As if the Claremont gang needed more praise, they're certainly earning it with this fairly recent imprint. Always a safe investment.
Tiago - The Source (Mudd's Slow Rave Mix) [buy]
Still going through the stuff that's been backed up for the past month or two, DJ Nature's remix records attracted some predictable attention from big wigs. I didn't pick up the second volume but the first is really great, albeit a bit too twisted for me to fit into the other stuff I'm playing at the moment. The big bass loop hits the vocals at a bit of an angle which creates an intriguing dissonance that sometimes distracts me too much from the groove, other times not. At least the percussion is amazing and it's easy to retreat to that backbone of the track to find a really tight vibe. Always very interested in Nature's productions and I really do dig this record.
DJ Mil'o - Afrique (DJ Nature Euro Remix) [buy]
More excessive use of looping with an entirely different effect, Magnetic Soul's edits release for Kojak is great high energy pump club disco on the A. These days I'm often turned off by super choppy editing but this is done really nicely and helps to add a bit of edginess and anticipation on the dancefloor rather than being too jerky and irritating. The slick B-side was in the last Delishcast in case you didn't check it out already. Like Leng, Kojak is totally one of the labels you can trust for quality at the moment. Perhaps not oozing with originality but super handy behind the decks.
Magnetic Soul - Blue Flame [buy]
I've got something like 18 records due on my doorstep within the next week so there should be a good burst on here very soon.