The latest Majestys Pleasure is wheely wheely cool. The A1, a slight edit of Booker T's Don't Stop Your Love, is way too juicy. Although the intro sounds like it's the only thing that's been drastically touched, it's the mastering of the record that's seriously impressive. The whole thing is A-grade marbled beef, fat and tender with beautiful clarity. It's one of those handy records where all four tracks are 100% usable in a nice variety of situations - something you can keep in your bag at all times that makes you feel nice and safe. Lurvly release.
Majestys Pleasure - Don't Stop The Dub [buy]
More Melbourne Deepcast hot sauce - MD002 is from Francis Inferno Orchestra and Andy Hart. It's an obvious winner. I'm so thoroughly impressed that Melbourne has developed such a distinct deep sound. So many talented dudes, so much good vibe. This record isn't quite as varied as the last, the three tracks are all hovering around a warmth-factor of 9, but that's totally fine with me. The Francis Inferno Orchestra B2 is especially beautiful, a fluttery louge disco jam saturated in soul. Andy and FIO's collab is just great - the vocal samples are fantastic, they make me want to listen to this track all day.
Andy Hart & Francis Inferno Orchestra - D2ME [buy]
This record - I guess you'd call it a reissue of sorts - that Mike Simonetti & Johnny Jewel (of Glass Candy) have put out is really fab. Four versions of a track penned by Gloria Sklerov that make up quite a charming release. Each of the interpretations has a unique and wonderful element that makes it great - the vocals in the ballad version are just awesome, the Disconet remix is disco slamming, the music in the German version is fucking killer and the piano in the piano version is obviously pretty tops.
Mike Simonetti & Johnny Jewel - Hollywood Seven (Piano Version) [buy]
Italian label Really Swing has quickly become one of my absolute faves - picked up the first two records by Quiroga the other week and they're astonishingly good! Sitting somewhere between trip hop, IDM and 'other', listening just once through makes it pretty clear the guy is a bit of a genius. These two tracks from the first record are so wonderful, but it's the segue inbetween that really gets me grinning every time so I thought I'd be a bit risqué and double up. So awesome. Check out this stunning mix by Quiroga as well if the sun's out where you are. Marvellous.
Quiroga - Liberati Funk + Wade Miller [buy]
September is going to be gargantuan, will harp on about all sorts of good goings on in coming posts. xx