The first single to be lifted from the living legend’s new L.P. The Bravest Man In The Universe. Damon Albarn and Richard Russell on co-production duties, and if this single is anything to go by, it is going to put you in a blissful state and break your heart. http://youtu.be/Th2XiEN2Dcg
3 (15) DECO CHILD – S&G – NINJA TUNE
The second single from this inspired young Londoner picks up where Pray left off. Wide eyed euphoria teeters on delicate rhythms creating something very powerful yet at the same time very fragile, with its other worldly macabre beauty on the edge of destruction. http://youtu.be/JxjsUfDsns0
4 (4) VARIOUS ARTISTS – RICHARD SEN PRESENTS THIS AIN’T CHICAGO. THE UNDERGROUND SOUND OF UK HOUSE AND ACID 1987 – 1991 – STRUT
Quality soulful L.P. oozing charisma and class with a top notch set of guest singers including Kylie Auldist, Aloe Blacc, Megan Washington, Tim Rogers, Daniel Merriweather, Bobby Flynn & Ella Thompson. http://youtu.be/hZEN_l4j6mY
6 (8) THE VACCINES – NO HOPE – COLUMBIA / SONY
After unleashing one of the debut albums of 2011, the London four piece return with the lead single from their highly anticipated sophomore L.P. The Vaccines Come Of Age, and it doesn’t disappoint, with rolling toms, slightly Dylan-esque vocals and the odd Stroke-ism, it’s a winner. Looking forward to seeing them over the summer. http://youtu.be/7Wt5QSXcQ_Y
7 (12) FISH GO DEEP – BEING SUPREME – GO DEEP
The Irish house duo make a welcome return with a peak time floor filler that works first rate drum programming, low end piano hooks and addictive feel good chanting, that gives off a bit of a so hip it hurts downtown New York vibe. http://youtu.be/NrShYt90dFI
8 (10) SPECTRASOUL – AWAY WITH ME FT. TAMAR BLESSA – SHOGUN AUDIO
9 (7) YETI LANE – WARNING SENSATIONS – SONIC CATHEDRAL
The second single to be taken from their critically acclaimed L.P. The Echo Show, sees the Parisian duo drawing inspiration from Grandaddy and MGMT, resulting in a softly sung psychedelic swirl with nifty analogue licks. School Of Seven Bells and Warm Digits deliver the remixes. http://youtu.be/S5g8nX9IL-I
10 (18) DIRTY DUBSTERS FT. TOP CAT – GIRLS PON MI MIND – IRISH MOSS
Go straight for Mucky Weekend which features the rhyming talents of Rodney P, who picks up the Mike Skinner taking the piss baton and runs with it, quoting Dillinger along the way. It’ll put a smile on your face. http://youtu.be/3jgUfIKsu9M
12 (22) MOODYMANN – PICTURE THIS – SCION AV
Detroit’s Kenny Dixon Jr gets soulful, deep, twisted, a little jazzy, warped, sensitive, bold and a bit fucked up with 8 original cuts bordering bonkers genius house. http://youtu.be/wPXPLoYrXTw
13 (19) SASSAFRAS – THE UNDERWORLD – INDIGO RAW
A sexy tale of beautiful people, exclusive nightlife and scandal, set to a deep and seductive groove with a shroom feel.
14 (9) MARCONI UNION – DIFFERENT COLOURS – JUST MUSIC
The masters of ambience return with their fifth studio L.P. Another work of bewitching beauty that transports you to a place full of awe and wonder. Float on.
15 (17) HILARY HAHN AND HAUSCHKA – SILFRA – UNIVERSAL / DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
Twelve breath taking pieces of violin and improvised piano that will take you through all sorts of moods and emotions. Quite simply stunning. http://youtu.be/bvAh91_5jjc
16 (20) HAUSCHKA – SALON DES AMATEURS REMIX EP’S – FAT CAT
Four different titles spread over two 12”s. Michael Mayer, Steve Bicknell, Vainqueur, Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer get involved. Class.
17 (NEW) CLUBFEET – CITY OF LIGHT – TOO PURE SINGLES CLUB
Contemporary Australian pop from Melbourne, that has got that typical dressed in pastel colours and drenched in sunshine feel. Comes backed with AA track This Time which slows the pace and gets a bit moody.
18 (21) CHARLESTON – RED HEARTS OF GOLD – GOOD BAIT
Gothic crescendos, post punk bass lines and military snares accompany Lily Gaskell’s banshee vocals on a breath taking trip. Youandewan and Chamboche do the lush deep house honours.
19 (NEW) JEFF MOORE & JAMIE LIE A KWIE – BUTT – EC
Quality low slung house from Rotterdam shot through with a good dose of fucked up space junk funk. Backed with a driving remix care of Marcus Fix, and a subtle floor pleasing bonus cut Boogie Down.
20 (24) ANDREW GRANT & LOMEZ – HAS TO BE LOVE EP – MY FAVORITE ROBOT
The title cut harks back to the late seventies and early eighties with a certain Fast / Mute feel, and it comes with an outstanding Amirali Reinterpretation which takes a classic Japan route.
21 (NEW) DUSKY – FLO JAM EP – DOGMATIK
The 10 out of 10 feel good factor on Every Day will have you raising your hands, while the deep and moody Numerical will keep the beardy brigade amused. http://youtu.be/FxRstJjtazE
Driving post punk bass, lonesome guitar licks and distant vocals give off a strange beauty with a slightly paranoid feel. The Raw Version of live favourite Ldn Girl is a powerful drum heavy treatment adding intensity and washes of clattering dub. http://youtu.be/deact2gsFfA
23 (26) GRASSCUT – PIECES – NINJA TUNE
Emotional electronica that takes in futuristic psychedelic layers and mixes them with speeded up nostalgic fuzz, creating a warm grainy feel and a sense of wonder. http://youtu.be/iWD_531vRRw
24 (NEW) DARIUS SYROSSIAN – MY SIDE PROJECT EP – MILE END
Nice fat slab of bumping house with some great telephone vocal samples…You know what that is? It’s a fucking tuba. Flipped with the percolating acid laced 1994 Session.
25 (25) EASTER – INNOCENCE MAN – WHITE BOX
Debut L.P. from Manchester outfit, loaded with honest songs that veer off into post rock fuzziness and the occasional lead wig out. Sort of Whipping Boy meet Sonic Youth. http://youtu.be/Uk8nCcE8PbU
26 (NEW) DIANA DARBY – IV (INTRAVENOUS) – DELMORE RECORDING SOCIETY
The Nashville based singer songwriters fourth L.P. shows off her fragile beauty, with a close up and organic sound shrouded in dark shadows with a bit of a Black Box Recorder feel.
27 (23) ALEX NEIVEL & DJ SCHWA – LE CLAN EP – LARGE MUSIC
The EP gets off to an irresistible start with a Prague visits Chicago remake of Cajmere’s 1992 classic The Percolater, and the title cut works slightly freaky cute and funky techno.
28 (29) CAMEO CULTURE – NIGHT SWIMMING – No.19 MUSIC
Debut single of Balearic blue eyed soulful pop with a subtle house groove. Comes backed with Parts Of You & I, another beach bar winner with a Slow Hands remix.
29 (NEW) JEREMIAH JAE – RAW MONEY RAPS – BRAINFEEDER