How good are the Swedish House Mafia hey?
But enough silliness, let's get down to business. The most recent Redux release by White Elephant is doing it for me big time at the moment, especially the Mark E remix - although I'd recommend listening to it in the context of the original, it makes it that much more special. A beautiful acoustic foot-tapper with all sorts of gorgeous synths injecting colourful melodies and lofty pads for bedding. There's a cheese element but it's subtle and tasteful, just a little bit of brie added to a fruit platter. Definitely record of the month here.
White Elephant - Sir John (Mark E Remix) [buy]
Haven't heard of Boohgaloo Zoo before but I'm plenty impressed by this fun release on Love Monk. I Got is a bit of a heads-down electro disco thing that's super funky and features a really nice arrangement. Not at all aggressive, but a little dark and Halloweenish. The keys in particular, which pop up a couple of times for a bit of a feature, really grab me. So do the restrained and thoughtfully placed acid lines. It's nice listening to dance music that's clearly been arranged with care and patience. The A2 on this record is great too, groovy and a tad strange which is tops. The remixes by Mugwump and Aardvarck on the flip are yet to really grab me but we'll see.
I've been waiting patiently for my new Black Cow record to arrive to do this post and after 2.5 weeks it's still not here which is fairly rubbish. So instead I've had to dig into the vaults to rediscover something nice, and I can gladly say I've done just that. I really love this whole record that came out on Is It Balearic? a couple of years ago but it was always the Smith & Mudd flip side I played, I was always a bit neglectful of the Coyote side. This Nhessingtons remix is just superb, very reminiscent of a Lindstrom odyssey that flows beautifully through cruisy Balearic vibes. The original is great too - the whole record is. Very happy it's back in my repertoire!
Coyote - Ayahuasca (The Nhessingtons Remix) [buy]
More good records on the way, stay tuned :)