I grew up around Jazz being played in our household a lot and with Clarinet being my first instrument I have always taken a lot from the genre. I just love Clifford Jordan’s tenor sax in this piece.
Clifford Jordan - John Coltrane
Project Sandro – Blazer
Only a recent discovery for me despite being released in 05 and having a reissue last year but this track is gold.
Project Sandro - Blazer
Red Paradise – Dance
This has got to be my get up and go track. Pure Energy!
Yohan Square – Love Of Life (Eternity Mix)
House music is clearly a big passion of mine, far too many to choose from and I would be lying if I said I didnt listen to it at home. Here is some perfect house groove on Easy Street.
Yohan Square - Love Of Life (Eternity Mix)
TKO Posse – Your Daddy’s On The Pipe
Here is a record I randomly stumbled across and have loved ever since.
TKO Posse - Your Daddy's on the Pipe
Raw Sex, Pure Energy – Give Sheep A Chance
This is such a treasure. Sleezy, strange, dubbed out funk vibes. Can’t go wrong.
Raw Sex, Pure Energy - Give Sheep A Chance (Woolly Version)
Afromento – Kumba
A firm standing favourite of mine on and off the dancefloor.
Afromento - Kumba
Bahamadia – Funk Vibe
Incredible lyricist and such an underated artist. Possibly the best female MC of all time, all of her work is well worth a listen.
Bahamadia - Funk Vibe
Freshro – Arrow Highway
I picked this up at our local record store, 586 records about year or two ago. I find myself pulling this out for home listening a fair bit.
Jacob Gurevitsch – Mexican Margarita
Simply beautiful guitar.
Jacob Gurevitsch - Mexican Margarita
Oli Warriner – The Humans Go Hungry (Night Noise Music)
Night Noise Music is a label and event series with pan-European roots and now returns with an emotive new package from Oli Warriner featuring remixes from Bird of Paradise, Ian Blevins and Buran. Oli Warriner, known also as Traela, is a technically proficient producer from the UK who ran a series of secret events and later the Tunnyl Records label. He has picked up airplay on Radio 1, has released here and on Nein Records and impresses once more with this latest outing.
It is a deeply personal release, being inspired by the passing of a friend. Says the artist himself, “the release focuses on this need to understand ourselves and our creative needs, without this “The Humans Go Hungry” and they turn to other paths to feed themselves be it drugs, self-harm etc. Everyone can benefit from creativity and music, just as I use it as a grieving process here.” It kicks off with the title track, a thoughtful deep techno roller with booming drums and deft melancholic synth lines lingering in the air above. Being both physical and emotive, it really sucks you in and stays with you. Then comes ‘All The Mysteries’, another pensive number but one that is a little more upbeat. It has colourful synths riding up and down the scale and percolating drums and percussion that get you moving, all with a futuristic and sci-fi feel. Lastly for the originals is ‘Rest In Paradise’, ten exquisite minutes of meaningful deep house with ponderous keys, gently swaying claps and deep, lazy but inviting drums. ‘The Humans Go Hungry’ then gets remixed by young Correspondant and Blindetonation producer and Cubik promoter Bird of Paradise into something dark and caustic, with wild synths and crunchy drums that are abrasive and arresting. Former We Love… Ibiza resident and ESP Institute, Futureboogie and Culprit producer Ian Blevins, meanwhile, flips ‘All The Mysteries’ into an elastic house track with a shapeshifting lead synth line that is cosmic and colourful, and Beachcomer associate Buran’s take on ‘Rest In Paradise’ is a loose, warbling number that has liquid bass and molten acid gurgles zoning you out. This is an involving EP full of real musicality and meaning.
Oli Warriner – The Humans Go Hungry (Night Noise Music) Release: June 19th 2017 Cat. No.: NNM029