Nah just kidding, I'm still here. OK, so where were we...
Actually, in my slack, unexplained absence, this little blog of mine turned 5 years old. Man that freaks me out. It's been really fun having people read the trash that I dump here, and it's certainly brought me a great deal of fame, money and bitches. A wholehearted thanks to everybody whose music I've exploited for my own financial gain, and equal gratitude to everybody who's laid eyes on this monstrosity on more than one occasion. You're all lovely!
So yeah, so we just released Sleep D's record which turned out beautifully! Very proud of the whole package - just take a look!
Gorgeous. The music is stunning too, and you're all aware that I was a genuine fan long before we ever got talking about a release. Have a listen to the full thing, then if you're digging it or just feeling generous, go nab a copy from Juno or some place like that. We're having the launch party up here in Sydney with the Sleep D dudes, so if you're in town please come along! Details here.
Uh, what else is news... Caught Moodymann last month which was utterly incredible. The first time I saw him spin it was just flat out boring, but this was out of control amazing. So fucking Detroit. That was the first time I heard the Opolopo remix of Gregory Porter's 1960 What? which totally melted my face. One of the most vital records I've heard in ages, go snatch a copy immediately. Also check out this rad cover of Black Mahogani by Cro-Magnon, such a vibing lounge jam. Some of the Cro-Magnon stuff really weirds me out, but this Mellow Out & Acoustic album is totally supreme. Oh, and in case you missed it, a new Moody EP came out through that whole Scion/AV thing, and it's pretty tops. Grab it here!
Gregory Porter - 1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass Rerub) [buy]
Cro-Magnon - Black Mahogani [buy]
Moodymann - Got 2 Make It
Aside from that I've just been listening to lots of mixes and podcasts, not doing much record shopping at all. Hit up my man Steele Bonus' latest mix which is made up of like 20 rare disco records that I REALLY WANT. Don't have a clue what most of them are and it's got me salivating heavily. Also have a listen to one of Ruf Dug's latest mixtapes which is a real trip. Weirded out shit that only Ruffy can pull together.
Steele Bonus - Exclusive Picnic Mix, May 2012
Ruf Dug - Dark Energy episode 73
See you guys in a bit.