Roots Manuva steals the show with a brooding atmospheric number
1 (3) 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.
2 (1) 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!
3 (6) 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.
4 (7) 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 old school house grooves.
5 (NEW) EMILIANA TORRINI – SPEED OF DARK – VIRGIN
A triumphant return for the Icelandic songstress, as the original mix swoons and grooves across the daytime airwaves that matter, but just to make sure it hits the spot, it comes armed with a hypnotic 10 minute Andrew Weatherall locked in and nothing else matters jobby. Guaranteed to get a what the fuck is this reaction.
6 (9) 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.
7 (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.
8 (10) 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.
9 (14) 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.
10 (12) 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.
11 (4) 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.
12 (5) 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.
13 (18) LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE – WHAT’S HOLDING YOU? –
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.
14 (15) 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.
15 (19) 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.
16 (16) 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.
17 (NEW) BIG HARD EXCELLENT FISH – AND THE QUESTION REMAINS –
ONE LITTLE INDIAN
It’s been 23 years since The Imperfect List first raised eyebrows and turned heads. Well now Big Hard Excellent Fish make an equally provocative return, as Josie Jones spits out the current disgusting state of life in Britain today, set over a dramatic classical piece of music. Silver Bullet take it on an eerie spaced out groove, and Rootmasters serve it up on a bed of deep tones.
18 (NEW) VARIOUS ARTISTS – SUMMER 2013 SAMPLER – No. 19 MUSIC
This 11 brand new tracks compilation features 3 outstanding & out there cuts: BLUD – Memories, Tone Of Arc – White Spy and Eric Volta Ft. Gaika – The Very End Of Your Days. Well worth checking out.
19 (NEW) TYTHE – & ALSO WITH YOU – SUNDAY BEST
The debut LP from London producer Julian Peck, filled with warm sunshine grooves and incense fuelled chilled ambience. It’s what beach bars are made for.
20 (25) M+A – THESE DAYS – MONOTREME
The Italian duo take a different course and make a shiney happy 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. Cute.
21 (17) 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.
22 (22) 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.
23 (NEW) DAN CROLL – IN/OUT – TURNFIRST/DERAM
Playful and cute ditty coming over a bit like Paul Simon with slightly tripped out fluffy electronics. Comes with a nice set of groovy mixes from Jakwob, Baardsen, William Carl Jr and PBR Streetgang.
24 (NEW) LULU JAMES – STEP BY STEP – RCA
Well produced slice of British soulful pop with house overtones.
25 (23) 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.
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