Crocodiles ooze bundles of fuzzy cool from the top spot

1 (3) CROCODILES – CRIMES OF PASSION – ZOO MUSIC

Their most accomplished LP to date is at the forefront of 21st century psychedelic pop, riding on hip shaking grooves and oozing bundles of fuzzy cool. Fantastic! http://youtu.be/jEnXVhsoumU

 

2 (2) NINA SIMONE – FUNKIER THAN A MOSQUITO’S TWEETER

(MOJO FILTER RE-RUB) – AOR DISCO

Superb hip shaking seductive overhaul with plenty of percussive Afro licks and tantalizing rhythms to lead you into temptation. From Mojo Filter Vintage Edits Vol.3. https://soundcloud.com/thebenz/nina-simone-funkier-than-a

 

3 (NEW) ROOTS MANUVA – STOLEN YOUTH – BIG DADA

This slow burning brooding atmospheric number, originally written for the soundtrack to the first series of Channel 4’s Skins, first surfaced in 2007. The producers of Skins were so blown away, they asked Segal to do a remix to play over the final rolling credits in 2013. Powerful stuff. http://youtu.be/XyZtbLCp0Pg

 

4 (1) TERRY FARLEY PRESENTS ACID RAIN:

DEFINITIVE ORIGINAL ACID & DEEP HOUSE 1985 – 1991 – HARMLESS

After much head scratching and chin stroking, Boy’s Own head honcho El Tel, has meticulously and lovingly put together 61 tracks over 5 CD’s. It does what it says on the tin, and it’s an absolute delight for DJ’s, dealers & punters alike. http://youtu.be/qGGnkiRYqD4

 

5 (10) EAST VILLAGE – CIRCLES – HEAVENLY

A lovely woozy song full of emotive jangly strumming, from Heavenly dudes Martin Kelly and Spencer Smith alongside band mates Paul Kelly and Johnny Wood. This first saw the light of day in 1991, and now it’s getting a well deserved re-release on 7” vinyl, along with their one & only LP Drop Out. A dusted down unearthed gem. http://youtu.be/ANuoDcHKfqE

 

6 (13) DJ PIERRE – SAVE OUR WORLD EP – DEEPLAY DIGITAL

The Original Mix is a perky rump shakin’ techno number that just keeps on driving, aided by a call to arms megaphone vocal. Moodmusic head honcho Sasse comes up trumps in the remix department, delivering two electrifying workouts, with smouldering low end 303 and intricate spot on machine percussion, teasing, pleasing and explosive. The Acid Dub takes no prisoners. https://soundcloud.com/deeplaydigital/dj-pierre-save-our-world-sasse

 

7 (19) YOUNGTEE – GET DEEPER – SOUTHERN FRIED

Five cuts jam packed with classic and familiar samples, that have had the nip n tuck & loop n tweak treatment, then carefully worked in and around infectious funky house grooves.

 

8 (11) JUNGLE – PLATOON / DROPS– CHESS CLUB

This double A-side, rich and sumptuous, electronic, psychedelic groover, with a soulful and slightly bluesy feel, is the mighty fine debut release from a new London outfit, that we are bound to be hearing a lot more of. http://youtu.be/9JkDzNOgO3U

 

9 (14) GRAINGERBOY – TRAINSURFING IN TIME AND SPACE – POPCRISIS

Richard Norris in his Time And Space Machine guise remixes Trainsurfing from the Silent Universe EP, creating an atmospheric Balearic disco masterpiece, awash with that certain vibe where everything feels a little bit special. The poncho revival starts here. https://soundcloud.com/graingerboy/trainsurfing-in-time-and-space

 

10 (16) MARIAM THE BELIEVER – INVISIBLE GIVING (PRINS THOMAS DISKOMIX) – MOSHI MOSHI

Mariam Wallentin is better known as one half of Scandinavian pop duo Wildbirds And Peacedrums. Here she ventures out on her own, creating a positive and forceful song with her powerful vocals. Prins Thomas cooks up intoxicating rhythms and a heady brew. The result is reminiscent of DFA’s The Gossip at their best. https://soundcloud.com/prinsthomas/mariam-the-believer-invisible

 

11 (7) DAVID LYNCH – THE BIG DREAM – SUNDAY BEST

The legendary film director’s sophomore LP is more complete than his debut, the songs flow together better, they are a bit more out there but in a subtle way, and his vocals have got a certain Daniel Johnston meets Tricky meets Liberace feel about them. Spangled to the max. http://youtu.be/6tTDxSdudNM

 

12 (NEW) CHRIS TURNER – FLYLOVE – REBIRTH

Remixed and mastered for Rebirth, The 2013 Radio Edit is an out there slice of 21st Century freaky Californian soul with a jazz twist. It’s what hallucinogens on a summers day were made for. Detroit’s Andres and the UK’s Full Intention both deliver a nice couple of bumping mixes. http://youtu.be/kXdxeeagqyo

 

13 (6) X-PRESS 2, HONEY DIJON AND LEO ZERO – KEEP ON / LET IT SLAM – SKINT

Peak time bumping house that has got that certain X-Press 2 magic and then some, sending the floor into overdrive with a vast amount of ear to ear grins and drink spillage.

http://youtu.be/BGsD8vPrxB4

 

14 (NEW) YOUNGHUSBAND – SILVER SISTERS – SONIC CATHEDRAL

New four piece from London serve up a sumptuous swirling mix of colourful emotions, with a post punk feel and a slightly deadpan vocal, that’s a bit Ian Hunter meets Robert Smith. Lifted from their forthcoming debut LP Dromes, definitely one to check. http://youtu.be/keGauqHihR4

 

15 (NEW) SASSE – GOT 2 BE FT. ILLIJA RUDMAN – MY FAVORITE ROBOT

A swinging old school house groove, with simmering acid riffs and a breathy paranoid whispered vocal, taking you to the seedy side of town. Pink Skull gets techy with it adding a futuristic spooky vibe whilst tweaking the acid up a notch. https://soundcloud.com/my-favorite-robot-records/sasse-got-2-be-feat-llija-2

 

16 (18) JONO MCCLEERY – BALLADE – NINJA TUNE

Soulful electronics in a magic garden, with warm Stevie Wonder like chords and a vocal delivery not too far removed from Bill Withers. Djrum steps it up for the dancefloor with shuffling rhythms and deep emotive pads. http://youtu.be/MBrvOzNHOj0

 

17 (8) PRIMAL SCREAM – INVISIBLE CITY – IGNITION

The original mix is a slice of 80’s influenced pop complete with hooky bursts of brass, B52’s guitar riffs and a very catchy chorus. Daniel Avery supplies the remixes and Bobby Gillespie sums this up rather nicely: Summer psyche electro. Sounds like ketamine music to me. http://youtu.be/z1-EhPniUAM   https://soundcloud.com/danielavery/primal-scream-invisible-city

 

18 (NEW) LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE – WHAT’S HOLDING YOU? –

SONIC CATHEDRAL

The first track to be lifted from the Mexican duo’s third LP Chambers, is a relentless, hazardous, driving psych-out, that could induce foaming at the mouth and rolling eyes. It comes flipped with the excellent and much sought after Medicine To Cure Medicine Sickness. https://soundcloud.com/sonic-cathedral/lorelle-meets-the-obsolete-1

 

19 (20) STUBBORN HEART – PENETRATE / NIGHTHAWKS – ONE LITTLE INDIAN

The UK duo return with another ethereal floater, hovering over futuristic urban rhythms. Walter Ego, Leo Invisible and Stubborn Heart themselves deliver a nice set of remixes. Plus it comes with the excellent Nighthawks. http://youtu.be/ngAaZku8ono http://youtu.be/QEL8kI3ZTPo

 

20 (9) TOMAS MORE – THE DAY I SPOKE EP – MY FAVORITE ROBOT

The title cut is a superb slab of first rate techno, that boasts strange sounding off kilter rhythmic patterns, working their way around creepy spoken vocals and atmospheric pads, creating the lure of the serial killer. LSD is not advisable. https://soundcloud.com/my-favorite-robot-records/sets/tomas-more-the-day-i-spoke-ep

 

21 (12) LOLA COLT – I GET HIGH IF YOU GET HIGH – TOO PURE SINGLES CLUB

Dramatic debut release from London six piece, featuring heavy drums, screeching feedback and snarling female vocals, which have got a certain PJ Harvey meets Julie Driscoll meets Karen O feel. Powerful stuff. http://youtu.be/ie5cHAjK1Z4

 

22 (23) LETHERETTE – AFTER DAWN – NINJA TUNE

A lovely fat slab of swirling electronic disco, shot through with blazing feel good sunshine vibes, bringing Avalanches and Kidda to mind. Barker & Baumecker and Bibio serve up a nice couple of mixes. http://vimeo.com/62976605

 

23 (25) OPDOT – OPUS ONE – JUST MUSIC

Debut LP from a classically trained musician and music graduate, alongside an electronic engineer. Together they create machine based compositions, rich in textures and atmospherics, done in a classical style. Film soundtracks are just round the corner.

 

24 (22) GABRIEL MILLER PHILLIPS – ONE FOR THE CROW – WHYTEHOUSE

Debut LP of honest intimate songs with a dark and slightly twisted feel, giving a sense of desperation and isolation. The album was recorded in Brooklyn with an impressive range of musicians that capture and enhance the mood. http://youtu.be/afKSgdvcZ8c

 

25 (NEW) M+A – THESE DAYS – MONOTREME

The Italian duo take a different course and make a game changing return with their sunshine filled sophomore LP, bursting with instantly catchy electronic pop songs set on sophisticated grooves. Sort of Example meets Beck meets Empire Of The Sun. Watch this fly.

 

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