Our Brooklyn friends smashes to the summit
1 (5) FRIENDS – I’M HIS GIRL – LUCKY NUMBER
Hot out of Brooklyn, 21st century post punk club funk with classic girl group pop harmonies. ESG, Tom Tom Club and The Shangri La’s having a sassy night out.
2 (6) KURT VILE – SO OUTTA REACH EP – MATADOR
Five outstanding brand new songs from the “Smoke Ring For My Halo” sessions, plus a take on Bruce Springsteen’s “Downbound Train”. What more could you ask for.
3 (3) CIVIL CIVIC – RULES – GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
Eagerly awaited debut LP of 10 exhilarating sonic fuzz infused showstoppers that take your breath away. Like being caught in the eye of an adrenalin storm.
4 (9) SMOOVE & TURRELL – HARD WORK / MONEY – JALAPENO
Feel good retro R’n’B barn stormer. Backed with a nice slice of soulful 70’s influenced consciousness.
5 (7) DOG IS DEAD – HANDS DOWN – YOUR CHILDHOOD / ATLANTIC
Feel good anthemic pop from Nottingham. Choruses don’t get much bigger than this, the stuff of future festival headliners.
6 (12) DAN MICHAELSON – SUDDEN FICTION – EDITION/S
Inspired by the rural landscape of Texas and sung with a rough tenderness that’s so convincing you can almost taste the dust.
7 (18) FOTO & CHICKEN LIPS FT. THE BOLTON TADCASTER – LOVE WILL BREAK HER – NANG
A Bowie-esque vocal works its way around chugging machine funk. Chicken Lips give it a good dose of acid house with their Warehouse Mixes.
8 (8) HEADMAN – BE LOVED – RELISH
Old skool electro with a pop vocal from Rosie Blair. Daniel Avery ventures into the dark side of classic Chicago acid house with his Divided Love Remix.
9 (13) K-X-P – EASY – MELODIC
Glam rock, Balearic beat, post punk, kraut rock and The Banana Splits all get a look in.
10 (10) LE VOLUME COURBE – THEODAURUS REX EP – PICKPOCKET
Charlotte Marionneau’s sedutive yet innocent vocals totally compliment the beautiful and fragile Kevin Shield’s song I Love The Living You.
11 (NEW) RED SNAPPER – JACK EP – V2 BENELUX
The title cut with it’s quivering Gavin Clarke vocal gets some DJ Pierre influenced treatment care of Toob. Meanwhile Radionasty aka Keith Tenniswood & Billy Nasty have a funky hoe down with Chimee, and The Elementz go on a dub tip with Architectronic. Nice.
12 (14) THE BROKEN VINYL CLUB – THE BROKEN VINYL CLUB – ACID JAZZ
Debut LP of swinging 60’s influenced pop, complete with well thought out harmonies and all those very important details & licks that make this a worthy nostalgic trip.
13 (17) CHRIS COCO – HOLIDAY – MELODICA
Like watching old Super 8 films to a dreamy soundtrack featuring Samantha Whates creating a fantastic 60’s sophisticated European vibe. Lovely.
14 (16) SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA – ALWAYS – EXCEPTIONAL BLUE
Soulful, jazzy, expensive and in a class of its own. Laxx skanks it up nice.
15 (20) VARIOUS ARTISTS – KITSUNE MAISON COMPILATION 12 – KITSUNE
Fifteen new artists & bands, including choice cuts from Computer Magic, Housse De Racket, Theme Park and New Navy.
16 (26) BARON BANE – LPTO – DESPOTZ
Debut LP of contemporary warm psychedelic songs that span across the genres with ease.
17 (11) THE LOVELY EGGS – PANIC PLANTS – CHERRYADE
A psychedelic sing a long about OCD in the village hall after a hard days graft on the allotment.
18 (23) DOROTHY’S GHOST – ONCE UPON A TIME – ELECTRIC SHEEP
Electronic glam rock with soaring ethereal vocals that float around a powerful lead. It’ll make your head spin. Mitch Davis gets spooky and Lee Waxman goes on a sunshine drive.
19 (19) POCKET FT. STEVE KILBY – HERE IN NOISEVILLE – TIRK
Richard Jankovich makes his debut on Tirk with a slightly melancholic synth pop number. Alien Skin take it on a wide eyed tour of the cosmos.
20 (30) PENGUIN PRISON – DON’T FUCK WITH MY MONEY – STRANGER
Contemporary disco tinged pop with big choruses and a massive dose of 80’s blue eyed soul. Jay Shepheard, CSY & Stripes, Johnny Arthur and Penguin Prison take it to the clubs.
21 (NEW) THE KDMS – TONIGHT – GOMMA
A fat slab of funky disco house with pop diva vocals and uplifting keys. Morgan Geist and Hot Chip’s Felix Martin deliver the mixes.
22 (29) MIDNIGHT MAGIC – WHAT THE EYES CAN’T SEE – SCION A/V
9 Piece funky disco outfit from New York that hark back to the days of the pre-machine maxi 12”.
23 (27) CRUSHED BREAKS – CLOSE UPS – TOO PURE SINGLES CLUB
Pop melodies with soaring melodies enveloped in a pounding shimmering wall of fuzz.
24 (24) MATT STAR & CANDY CSONKA – SOFTLY – ROOTS & WINGS
James Teej delivers a quality vocal and The Hector Remix comes over like a 1950’s teen idol lost in a techno world. Nice.
25 (22) HACKMAN – AGREE TO DISAGREE – RAMP
Infectious feel good UK garage / house number. The title track of his forthcoming LP.
26 (NEW) DIMITRI FROM PARIS & DJ ROCCA – ERODISCOTIQUE EP2 – GOMMA
The opening Ero Disco Theme bounces around with party starting gusto, and the following Back To House fuses elements of DJ International with the early 90’s. The Jean Paul Gaultier revival starts here.
27 (NEW) UNDERPASS – SUBMERGENCE – MUTATE / URBAN PLANNING
Immerse yourself in a sea of tranquillity with lush pads, melancholic piano and the odd unexpected swirl.
28 (28) MR NO – SNAKE EP – DIFFERENT
Debut release from France of overloading techno, sleazy electro disco and slightly off kilter Detroit.
29 (NEW) RUMBLEFISH – EYES IN THE SKY FT. TK – FUNCTIONAL
TK’s paranoid vocal rides a tidy set of rolling breaks, driving through a dangerous electric storm.
30 (NEW) LALA BY – PENDULUM – MY FAVORITE ROBOT
Magazine, Wire and Fad Gadget influenced 21st century Berlin gothic with Hammer Horror backing.
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