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1 (5) WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS – MEDICINE – FAT CAT
Epic post punk power pop with substance. If The Ruts, Doves and The Vaccines got together…
2 (11) MAGNUS CARLSON – FROM NOW ON – ACID JAZZ
Modern blue eyed northern soul from Sweden that pushes all the right buttons.
3 (9) DELS – CAPSIZE FT. ROOTS MANUVA & JOE GODDARD – BIG DADA
Like spinning out in the crow’s nest aboard a pirate galleon on the high seas. Hold tight.
4 (6) COOLRUNNINGS – FOOL MOON / RUSK – TOO PURE SINGLES CLUB
Dramatic widescreen modern psychedelics from Knoxville, Tennessee. A beat up soft top trail blazing road trip.
5 (7) APPARAT – THE DEVIL’S WALK – MUTE
A stunning LP of rich sombre ethereal textures soaring above deep pools of warm bass, creating emotionally absorbing atmospherics to get lost in and vocals that are a touch Thom Yorke. It’ll blow you away.
6 (12) THE KENNETH BAGER EXPERIENCE – THE SOUNDS OF… –DECONSTRUCTION
The Danish pioneer returns with a pop dance bonanza, including top collaborations with Thomas Troelson, Julee Cruise and Aloe Blacc.
7 (2) JANICE GRAHAM BAND – MURDER – ACID JAZZ
Scorching debut single from top new Manchester outfit, boasting rhythms, lyrics, tunes, attitude, charm & swagger.
8 (8) TROUBLE & BASS – SOUNDS OF NYC – SCION A/V
Five hot fresh cuts from New York’s boroughs. Includes sizzlers from Drop The Lime, Hussle Club and Kingdom.
9 (10) MORTEN SORENSON – THE BURN DOWN EP – TIRK
Quality house wallowing in slightly spaced out lush deepness.
10 (3) GRACE JONES – HURRICANE DUB – WALL OF SOUND
An excellent version of the return to form 2008 LP with Ivor Guest at the controls.
11 (13) MILK MAID – DEAD WRONG – SUFFERING JUKEBOX / FAT CAT
Classic 60’s pop sensibilities smothered in fuzz and we don’t give a fuck but really we do production. Excellent.
12 (NEW) THE TRAVELLING BAND – SUNDIAL XXMI – COOKING VINYL
Now a festival anthem and set for a well deserved re-release. Inspiring.
13 (15) MIGUEL MIGS – EVERYBODY REMIXES – OM
Evelyn Champagne King delivers a great vocal. Soul Clap and Nav Izadi both shine in the remix dept.
14 (21) SPECTOR – WHAT YOU WANTED – LUV LUV LUV
Jangly sing a long typically English pop, bringing Frankie & The Heartstrings and The Killers to mind.
15 (16) RAY FOXX – THE TRUMPETER – DEFECTED
Chocolate Puma serves up pumping rhumba house with those big brass hooks on.
16 (17) JASMINE KARA – IN THE BASEMENT PART 1 – ACID JAZZ
Good time soulful RnB that gets the thumbs up from Marshall Chess of Chess Records.
17 (22) STATELESS – I’M ON FIRE EP – NINJA TUNE
A beautiful duet featuring Shara Worden, based around a gently strummed waltz, it builds and soars into an emotional rush with aplomb.
18 (18) LUSTY ZANZIBAR – THE FEELING EP – NANG
Like driving an ice cream van around planet pastel. Max Essa delivers a nice mix of bonus cut “Yeah”.
19 (20) CLOCK OPERA – LESSON No.7 – MOSHI MOSHI / ISLAND
Coming on like a 50’s teen idol before going for the sky is the limit with driving drums, fast guitars and ascending keys.
20 (NEW) ALEX CLARE – UP ALL NIGHT – ISLAND
Energy fuelled pop set to do the rounds again, this time with remixes from Skream and Nadastrom.
21 (NEW) AMBASSADEURS – COME A LITTLE CLOSER EP – JALAPENO
A bouncy day in Toon Town, followed by soulful trip hop and rounded off with an off kilter version of Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t That Perculiar”.
22 (24) TORO Y MOI – FREAKING OUT EP – CARPARK
Five cuts of nu jack electro swing disco, including a cover of Cherrelle’s 1985 Jam & Lewis classic “Saturday Love”.
23 (NEW) RICHARD WARREN – THE LONESOME SINGER…- TV
Dark country blues with a 50’s twilight twang. Comes backed with the beautiful “Wasteland”, sort of Richard Hawley meets Timber Timbre.
24 (NEW) NEW NAVY – ULUWATU – FUTURE CLASSIC
Australian sunshine pop with feel good African licks and a smidgen of 80’s indie.
25 (NEW) TEEN DAZE – A SILENT PLANET – LEFSE
Six tracks of floaty blissed out loveliness to immerse yourself in.
26 (NEW) AEREA NEGROT – ARABXILLA – BPITCH CONTROL
Debut LP of haute couture electronica with a dash of house & techno from the bastard daughter of Miss Grace Jones.
27(23) LIZ GREEN – DISPLACEMENT SONG – PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
A delicate song that brings together traditional folk, 1930’s Berlin cabaret and 1960’s psychedelic London. Enchanting.
28 (19) FOPS – FOR CENTURIES – MONOTREME
Seven track EP packed with highrise bedsit cosmic delights.
29 (25) TOOB – CHROMAPHON REMIXES – PROCESS
Point B and Radioactive Man both strip back the original’s intensity, working the bass and adding some nice little flourishes.
30 (NEW) BON VOYAGE – SORCIERS DES AEROPORTS EP – STENDEC
Retro futurist airport lounge disco with lashings of lip gloss.