Jackson Scott – Wish Upon
I love to discover new music and play it on repeat, giving me that special moment. Then it stays in my playlist. That was the case with this atmospheric piece of gold.
The Sound – Party of the Mind
Some new wave / Post punk in rotation for the last 5 years on my youtube playlists. Still a big fan of it.
Alex Cameron – Mongrel
He was part of those Australian guys who made Cold Wave cool again a few years ago. I love the sound design, it’s retro but fresh still, love the attitude as well.
Joy Division – Disorder
Personal game-changer, this song made me realise you can have a rave and a concert at the same time. I used to play only with bands in the past. I would have loved to experience a Joy Division concert.
Elderbrook – Rewinding
Proper vocals and room design. The harmonies get me every time.
Bongbeck – Wintersleep
I’ve been listening to this track on a regular basis for the last 2 years. For some reasons, it reminds me of Berlin 7 years ago (even though this track is from 2016) It perfectly fits the winter and the concrete buildings.
Dani Siciliano – I’m The Question (Ben Vedren remix)
I’ve been intrigued by this remix, the way the vocals have been tweaked and interact with the beat in a special room.
The Trinikas – Remember Me
Tasty and evergreen.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Nevertheless
I still stick to my rock’n’roll roots, and when I need a reminder, I listen to the Brian Jonestown.
Papooz – Theatrical State of Mind
A French band I discovered a few months ago, this song has been stuck in my head since then. It sounds timeless and classy.
Various Artists incl. Cook Strummer, Madota, ZOSIA & many more…
Words Don’t Come Easy Vol. 7
(Get Physical Music)
Get Physical launched the ‘Words Don’t Come Easy’ series back in 2014 to give voice to the vocal-led musical gems that were finding their way to the label. There have been 6 previous chapters now, each building on the last, with an expanding collection of heartfelt electronic songs.
It is Cook Strummer’s gorgeous ‘Rising’ that starts things off in suitably deep and enchanting house fashion. Yola then keeps things perfectly horizontal with a rolling groove that is embellished with plaintive piano chords, acoustic guitars and thoughtful spoken words. Madota & Sarïta link to perfection on ‘Elegy’, which is driven by a lush acoustic guitar loop and whispered tender vocals. The cosy and intimate vibes continue through Érica & Pinaud’s ‘Paralellas’, with its lazy and long legged drums and colourful sunset chords all sending shivers down your spine. It’s the ‘Honey’ single from ZOSIA & Ana Shanti which then layers in rippling puddles of hang drum and finger clicks to sink you further into a blissful reverie, and Felix Raphael’s ‘Secondary Thoughts’ is seven superbly sensitive minutes of spacious deep house that has heartfelt vocals, twinkling keys and soft, cuddly drums.
S.E.T.’s excellent ‘Fly’ (Electronica Version) offers broken downtempo beats that have exquisite Balearic vibes in the warm chords and shimmering keys, and last of all Deleted Soul offers ‘Little Havana’, a dreamy and dubbed out track of wide-open spaces that has gentle bass guitar and soothing singing all bringing this most magical collection to a close.
Photo by: Anton Gartung