Edmondson – Flamingo Tripper

1 :  A perfectly dreamy vocal and instrumental. Digging for records on the internet has been easier than ever before but far less adventurous. In older music you can find nice combinations of older synths and different textures in the overall sound. That energy is really tough to recreate in today’s music unless you know how to properly manipulate samples like this.

Edmondson – Flamingo Tripper

Oni Ayhun – OAR003-B

2 : This one really strikes at all the right emotions for me. It is like an ode to life. The beautiful melodies make it the soundtrack to being grateful to be alive. This is a very versatile record. Just like Frank’s hot, I put that tune on everything!

Oni Ayhun – OAR003-B

Kasper Bjorke – Heaven (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)

3 : I am finding this to be the common denominator of the records I have picked for this feature. Classic-analog meets cutting-edge-futuristic sound with a trippy vocal; this is a contrast that always creates a special record. It is a winning combination.

Kasper Bjorke – Heaven (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)

Brian Bennett – Solstice

4 : I have always been into funk grooves and love jazzy and trippy tunes. Since my son was born, I’ve made sure to start his musical education early. When he’s around I play non-invasive music like this at low volume that makes it easy to have a conversation, to let my son play with his toys or to create an ideal environment in which I can work.

Brian Bennett – Solstice (HD)

Mariah – 心臓の扉 (Shinzo No Tobira)

5 : Some very interesting things have happened in the progression of electronic music at the other end of the world. This very original and eclectic mix of asian vocals, with an uplifting melody that is complemented by synths and string instruments that we don’t use in occidental music, is truly hypnotic. 

Mariah – 心臓の扉 (Shinzo No Tobira)

Apiento / The Orange Place

6 : Speaking of an intense and a nice mix of world beat and electronic music… This is a trick full of surprises, and a well done, groovy grind. A track that makes my remix radar beep.

Apiento / The Orange Place

Saâda Bonaire // “You Could Be More As You Are”

7 : This is a world beat, oriental funk with 80s vocal. It’s crazy how good music can be when that has no boundaries and just sounds right. It’s got the pop vibes as well with a catchy hook, sitar, then a drum loop. Like what the funk?!

Saâda Bonaire // "You Could Be More As You Are"

Gil Scott Heron – We Almost Lost Detroit

8 : Now for some blues vibes with smooth voices and a dreamy instrumental. Papa’s on the microphone in a well controlled freestyle. Love is in the air.

Gil Scott Heron – We almost Lost Detroit

Studio 22 ‘Dune’ (Mondo / Running Back)

9 : Try some funk and astral projection. This nice long 10 min track takes you out-of-body until you forget it’s there and are pulled right back in. The power of the loopy tune with a solid human touch, the guitars and evolution with slight vocals, really do it for me on this one. And OH, that breakdown makes the comeback wild!!

Studio 22 'Dune' (Mondo / Running Back)

Topo – Ba Ba Go, Go

10 : One of the things I love as much as music is laughing. Rarely do you find a record that makes you groove and laugh at that same time. This is one of them!

Julian Prince – Orign (Loot Recordings)

The force behind the SXM Festival and an intrinsic part of Montreal’s thriving nightlife, Julian Prince makes his Loot Recordings debut with a massive two
track release that includes a Daniel van der Zwaag remix. As well as being one of the team behind the Caribbean festival paradise that is SXM, Prince has been releasing slick house and tech on labels like Mile End, Nurvous and Kindisch. He has a widescreen, always slick and innovative sound that is influenced by growing up in North American clubs like Twilo and Stereo.
The title cut ‘Orign’ is an extreme, dark trek that’s potent and uniquely sublime.
This twisted powerhouse chugs along to a thick, organic bassline that’s layered with emotive strings, synths and desert-like vibes. It’s weird in all the right places and is something special that’ll make those far out moments on the dance floor even more sensational. Amsterdam’s Daniel van der Zwaag delivers a dreamy, light-hearted interpretation of the track that perfectly reinvents the story, but pays homage to the spirit of the original in his own fantastic fashion. Last of all, ‘Smoking In The Girls Room’ is a slow burner that’s driven by a deep, lush groove and intense bass line. Swelling synths and ethereal vocals add to the moody atmospherics, making this a thrilling, emotionally-charged slice of modern day dance music.

Julian Prince – Orign (Loot Recordings) Release: Out Now Cat No: MB04