1 (7) 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.
2 (10) CHRIS COCO – HOLIDAY REMIXES – MELODICA
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.
3 (6) CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG – ANNA / REMIXES – BECAUSE MUSIC
A gorgeous song from the much lauded LP Stage Whisper gets a nip & tuck. Tom Furse of The Horrors fame builds a haunting swirling in the mist masterpiece. Clock Opera deliver a cute pop nugget and Micky Moonlight Matters goes down the 80’s disco route.
4 (NEW) HOT CHIP – FLUTES – DOMINO
One of the best bands on the planet make a very 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.
5 (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.
6 (1) LETTHEMUSICPLAY – SPACE / WAVES – LETTHEMUSICPLAY
The rolling, deep, lush and majestic Waves is a towering adrenalin rush, armed with Alex Gopher’s Euro disco mix, RAC’s glistening feel good number and Akiri Kiteshi’s panic stricken caught in a rip. Meanwhile The 2 Bears and Jacques Renault boost Space with added thrust.
7 (9) 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.
8 (11) 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.
9 (NEW) WILEY – SKANKING / THE 2 BEARS REMIX – BIG DADA
What a combination, irresistible fun house action that’s guaranteed to put a spring in your step and a massive beamer across your boat.
Cute, warm and squidgy electro disco pop that’s already getting plenty of airplay. John Talbot’s Ritual Reconstruction has got a nice Beta Band feel.
11 (12) TOMAT – 01-06 JUNE – MONOTREME
Debut LP of out there sonic landscapes made up from 1 synth, 1 guitar and layers & layers of voices, creating an ethereal, almost biblical experience of miracle proportions. Amazing!
12 (NEW) 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.
13 (NEW) 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.
14 (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.
15 (19) THE CAST OF CHEERS – ANIMALS – SCHOOL BOY ERROR
A nice jolly up with jagged bits, sweet African guitar licks and rousing choruses.
16 (17) HEADMAN – TURNING EP – RELISH
Scott Fraser’s Basement Riposte Dub wins the day with a nice lift and solid groove, meanwhile Be Loved gets a mind expanding dose, care of Richard Fearless.
17 (23) 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.
18 (20) 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.
19 (24) TIM NICE – FLY BY – TALL HOUSE UNDERGROUND
Locked in heads down groover with an early 90’s Balearic network feel.
20 (NEW) 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.
21 (NEW) BOEMKLATSCH – ALL THE TIME – BMKLTSCH RCRDS
Slightly warped and very soulful electronic swoonathon featuring Aloe Blacc.
22 (22) SID LEROCK – TEMPTRESS & THE TAMER EP – MY FAVOURITE ROBOT
Sheldon Thompson marks MFR’s 50th release with a deep warm hypnotic number that contains a distant but up close and personal vocal, which is slightly disturbing and very effective.
23 (18) M.S.K. – CRUCIAL CATS EP – DIFFERENT
Three fat cuts of looping & filtering disco house New York style. Quaaludes scream up.
24 (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.
25 (27) 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.
26 (30) 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.
27 (28) 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.
28 (NEW) THE HEELS OF LOVE – FLIGHT 707 – NANG
Jadoo gets percussive with some delirious disco boompty boomp, and Billy Bogus turns on the tribal machines.
29 (NEW) 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.
30 (NEW) MR G – DANCEHOLIC’S EP – HOLIC TRAX
Brand new label debuts with a nice bunch of tracky stuff.
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