The song that launched Melodica has been re-worked and is set to blow up over the summer. The man with the plan Chris Coco flexes his opium den deep house credentials and delivers an absolute stunner, Sare Havlick serves up a couple of disco and Italo beauties, and Deekie greet a new dawn with their own holistic retreat answer version. Lovely stuff.
2 (4) HOT CHIP – FLUTES – DOMINO
One of the best bands on the planet make an open arms welcome return in their own very distinctive style. Their fifth L.P. In Our Heads is their first for Domino and is due in June. Be very excited.
3 (8) VELOCIRAPTOR – IN THE SPRINGTIME – TOO PURE SINGLES CLUB
Australian 12 piece cooking up some exciting snarling dirty basement garage rock with a pop twist. Makes you want to do snakebite and speed at one of their gigs.
4 (5) SWEET LIGHTS – SWEET LIGHTS – HIGHLINE
A beautiful bittersweet debut L.P. from Philadelphia’s Shai Halperin, not your average singer songwriter by a long shot, this is definitely a bit special.
5 (1) ETIENNE DE CRECY – AM I WRONG 2012 – PIXADELIC
The French maestro is set to release a 1992 – 2012 anthology box set titled My Contribution To Global Warming, hence this single. The Shoes come up trumps with their Slo-Mo Remix, a brooding bass heavy dubtastic knee trembler with lashings of atmospherics. SCNTST, Felix Cartal and Shinichi Osawa also get involved.
6 (12) M83 – REUNION / REMIXES – NAÏVE
The original breath taking beauty is set to do the rounds again, and this time it’s going to be a surefire hit, armed with a pumping Euro disco mix care of Mylo, and a fluid, deep and spacious number from Sei A, which is the glacial cherry on the sugar frosted cake.
7 (7) ANDY LEWIS & WESLEY DOYLE – THE BEST OF DAYS / BARNEY’S THEME – ACID JAZZ
Go straight for Barney’s Theme on the flip, a bubble gum dancer that’s a bit Young Holt Trio meets The Archies, bringing 70’s right on cartoons to mind.
Cute, warm and slightly out there electro pop that’s got a deep house backbone. John Talbot’s Ritual Reconstruction plays around with the vocal harmonies giving it a nice psychedelic feel.
9 (NEW) DJANGO DJANGO – STORM – BECAUSE
Lifted from their excellent self titled debut L.P. This picks up The Beta Band baton and takes it to psychedelic pastures new. Wonderful stuff.
10 (13) THE GOLDEN FILTER – KILL ME – PERFECTLY ISOLATED
Spirit stirring gothic pop with flickering shadows atmospherics and that all important dripping tap. Rosemary and John Talbot steal the show in the remix dept.
11 (16) DEAD MELLOTRON – GLITTER – SONIC CATHEDRAL
Baltimore trio with an L.P. of rousing melodies, dreamy memories and spangly guitars with just the right amount of fuzz. The soundtrack to lost days on Super 8.
12 (NEW) DAVID LYNCH – NOAH’S ARK / MOBY REMIX – SUNDAY BEST
Deep and moody house with lush atmospheric pads swirling around spine tingling spooky whispers.
13 (17) TRAILER TRASH TRACEYS – LOS ANGERED – DOUBLE SIX
London quartet oozing a warm shimmering wall of sound. Comes backed with the spangled dreamer You Wish You Were Red, currently in use on a Renault ad.
14 (16) HEADMAN – TURNING EP – RELISH
Be Loved gets a mind expanding dose, care of Richard Fearless from Death In Vegas, and Scott Fraser’s Basement Riposte Dub of the title cut gets the floor bumping.
15 (18) MEN OF NORTH COUNTRY – MIRROR MAN / THE NORTH –
Head straight for The North on the flip, a stomping slab of 60’s influenced quality pop that’s pretty much guaranteed to make you put on your best clobber and hold your head high.
16 (NEW) ONE LITTLE PLANE – INTO THE TREES – TEXT
An L.P. of tender folk songs with a smattering of electronics, sung in a slight husky breathy style and produced by Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet. If Suzanne Vega…
17 (20) KRAAK & SMAAK FT. ROMANTHONY – BUILT FOR LOVE – JALAPENO
Farley & Heller get back in the driving seat with a couple of deep acid tinged mixes and Psychemagik take it to the retro futurist disco.
18 (15) THE CAST OF CHEERS – ANIMALS – SCHOOL BOY ERROR
A nice jolly up with jagged bits, sweet African guitar licks and rousing choruses.
19 (NEW)THE MAGNETIC FIELDS – QUICK! – DOMINO
Coming over like an 80’s MOR FM classic with a 21st century electronic geek twist.
20 (26) AMON TOBIN – BOX SET – NINJA TUNE
All the hits and more in a strictly limited Box Set containing 6 x 10” vinyl, 7 x CD, 2 x DVD and a few posters. Collectors… Get ready to wet yourselves.
21 (25) CLAP RULES – GOLDEN REMIXES – BEARFUNK
Four cuts from last year’s Golden Hands LP get a rebirth. Emperor Machine peaks with Silver Mountains, a cosmic disco builder with futurist flashes and off kilter vocals. In Flagranti twists Oh Uibe, dropping a great sample into the breakdown, and Mock & Toof get deep down & dirty with Fantasmi.
22 (19) TIM NICE – FLY BY – TALL HOUSE UNDERGROUND
Locked in heads down groover with an early 90’s Balearic network feel.
23 (27) DEADECHO – MADE FOR YOU EP – MY FAVORITE ROBOT
Milkshake does a nice line in claps and quirky vocals, whilst the closing Speed Demon goes out on funky lolloping groove.
24 (25) D’STEPH FT. JNM – REMEDY E.P. – JALAPENO
Two cuts of bass heavy dub infused skank attack out of Belgium, and a nice skippy number that utilises Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On.
Boombastic big beat bonanza with ruff cuts, raw edges and plenty to shout about.
26 (NEW) FILTHY DUKES – WHETHER WITH ME EP – KILL EM ALL
Four tracks of sparse house and techno that’s all about getting locked in the groove.
27 (28) THE HEELS OF LOVE – FLIGHT 707 – NANG
Jadoo gets percussive with some delirious trolly dolly disco, and Billy Bogus turns on the tribal machines.
28 (21) BOEMKLATSCH – ALL THE TIME – BMKLTSCH RCRDS
Slightly warped and very soulful electronic swoonathon featuring Aloe Blacc.
29 (30) MR G – DANCEHOLIC’S EP – HOLIC TRAX
Brand new label debuts with a nice bunch of tracky stuff.
30 (29) CLOCK OPERA – MAN MADE – MOSHI MOSHI / ISLAND
Coming on like Talk Talk rocking out with 21st century electronics. Hauschka strips it back and lets it loose in the butterfly house, while bretonLABS goes for dramatic effect with dark swirling pads and juddering beats.
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