Sonar Kollektiv preps for summer with a big selection of remixes of Pete Josef tunes by stalwarts Jazzanova, Feiertag, Friend Within and Quintin Copper as well as Josef himself. Sonar served up Pete Josef’s second album I Rise With The Birds in Autumn last year and it remains a standout collection of jaunty soul, pop and dance tunes from the blue-eyed soul singer from Bristol. And it is then Pete himself who reworks ‘This Sun’, flipping it into a lively house track with a killer bassline and plenty of percussive Latin flair and more fantastic wind leads. DMCWORLD dive in for a fabulous Back To Mine 10…
Pino Palledino & Blake Mills – Just Wrong I’ve been consuming everything Blake Mills has done recently. Such beautiful fresh production. Featuring the legendary Pino on bass, this track feels like the world waking up…tinged with hope and optimism.
Pino Palladino + Blake Mills - Just Wrong
Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal Jon Hopkins is a master of atmosphere and sound, he’s one of my favourite artists of the last decade. 2013’s ‘Immunity’ is a masterpiece.
Jon Hopkins - "Open Eye Signal" (Official Music Video)
Bonobo Remix of Michael Kiwanukas ‘Final Days’ Both supreme talents and an awesome meeting of creative voices, hard to imagine how this remix could be more perfect.
Michael Kiwanuka 'Final Days' (Bonobo Remix)
Bon Ivor – 715 Creeks They manage something special here…super processed and robotic, yet so soulful and emotive. True innovators, and a solid regular on the playlist.
Bon Iver: 715 - CR∑∑KS - NPR Live
Outkast – Prototype I’m a big Outkast fan. This song takes a special place for me as it was an obsession at the time I met my wife, Kelly. Aaron Mills of Cameo plays bass on this, a real highlight of the record.
Peven Everett – Gabriel (Live Garage Remix)
I saw Pevan at Southern Soul a few years back and his vocal and energy on stage hit me and my band big time. So great to see live dance music done the way he does it.
Roy Davis Jr ft Peven Everett - Gabriel (Live Garage Version)
Toumani Diabate’s Symmetric Orchestra – Mali Sadio
I watched Toumani on a wet, monsoon-like night at a festival on this tour, with my late brother. It is an enduring memory I have of a moment shared in time with him. Beautiful musicians with such a connection to each other and to those of us sharing it with them.
Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - Mali Sadio
Roni Size – New Forms
It’s been a dream to work with Roni. New Forms is one of those albums I always come back to, it never gets tired. I remember a friend of mine playing me the vinyl in my teens, I was like ‘what the hell is this’?? Bahamadia is the epitome of cool on this track.
Roni Size & Reprazent - New forms
I discovered Fatoumata Diawara at WOMAD festival years ago and instantly fell in love…long before her Disclosure fame. She is a force of nature and hits everything she does with such passion and power. I have worked a lot with West African musicians and love the spirit and joy they bring to performance.
Fatoumata Diawara - Nterini | A COLORS SHOW
Cinematic Orchestra – A Caged Bird / Imitations of Life
A lifelong fan from the very early days, Cinematic Orchestra have accompanied my darkest days and my lightest, most hopeful moments. I love Roots Manuva, for me this is one of their finest collaborations.
The Cinematic Orchestra - A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life (feat. Roots Manuva)
Pete Josef ‘Remixes’ is out on Sonar Kollektiv on 2nd July 2021