My Andalusian cousins. The biggest juke influencers in Spain. They don’t have a record that’s not worth it. Kings of the dance floor.
6. Mans_O – “Now Already Won”
The boy that all mothers want as a boyfriend for their daughters. Of the producers with more international projection that there is right now in Spain.
MANS O - NOW ALREADY WON
7. Whesphere – “Where Is William”
My favorite band, all their music is incredible. His previous LP is one of the albums that I have listened to the most in my life and this new album is undoubtedly one of the best of the year.
WESPHERE - Where is William
8. Reykjavik606 “Kontakt”
I never include songs from my band in the charts or selections that they ask me but this 10 “came out on Sevendipia rec, a label of a great friend and passionate about music who died two weeks ago in a traffic accident and I want to dedicate it to him. Thanks for your love of music Alexis.
Piek is one of my best friends, a producer I admire and who can do any style of music. 3 years ago I released one of the best albums that have been made in Spain. Put a piek in your life.
Piek - Intense Kiss [Despertar album - Sincopat]
10. Ed is Dead & 1011 “For Me”
Edu is another of the great Spanish producers who have just released one of the best albums I’ve heard so far this year.
Divorce From New York ‘This Ain’t Jazz No More’ (Forbidden Colours)
Spanish producer Alvaro Granda (AKA Kino International) unveils his brand new musical alias Divorce From New York. Known for his work as one half of San Sebastian based production duo Reykjavik606 (who have previously collaborated with the likes of Tenderlonious and Ishmael Ensemble) Granda creates a rich web of broken beat flavours, uplifting sonics and syncopated rhythms – melding elements of jungle, house and bruk with jazz sensibilities.
‘This Ain’t Jazz No More’ was created as Alvaro’s newly born son was nursing. As ongoing paternal duties resulted in a scarcity of studio time, his creative workflow methods whad to be streamlined in order to allow bursts of creativity in short timeframes. Going back to basics, Alvaro dived into his extensive vinyl collection, sampling records and breaks which best captured his new found outlook on life. Delivering seven slices of jazz infused, dancefloor-igniting magic – Alvaro utilises driving percussion, dusty breakbeats and soulful key flourishes and emotional string swells – captivising the listener from start to finish, channeling ambiences from smokey basement clubs around the globe. From the powerful groove of first single “Venice Beach” through to Hector Plimmer’s high octane yet ethereal reimagining of “Formula Paraiso” – this is one to watch out for on the dancefloors this summer (we hope).
Out now Divorce From New York ‘This Ain’t Jazz No More’