Farley & Heller get on the Kraak & Smaak and build some proper house from a labour of love.
1 (5) KRAAK & SMAAK FT. ROMANTHONY – BUILT FOR LOVE – JALAPENO
Farley & Heller get back in the driving seat with a couple of deep acid tinged proper house mixes and Psychemagik take it to the retro futurist disco.http://youtu.be/mTyMlAFvrAs
2 (1) HOT CHIP – NIGHT & DAY – DOMINO
The first full release single from their excellent forthcoming fifth L.P. In Our Heads. The best dance outfit on the planet have just taken it up another notch. http://youtu.be/fxg2JbWA7Nk
3 (3) THE DUBWOOD ALLSTARS – UNDER DUBWOOD /
THE TIME AND SPACE MACHINE – RIVER THEME – RIVERTONES
Debut release from Caught By The River’s Rivertones label is a corking double A 7”. Richard Burton meets Ali Baba flipped with Richard Norris on a low slung psychedelic wig out.
4 (NEW) FRIENDS – MANIFEST! – LUCKY NUMBER
One of the most eagerly awaited L.P’s of the summer has arrived and it lives up to the hype and then some. These Brooklyn hipsters mix up just the right amount of know how, delivering cool and sexy, funky indie pop, that firmly puts New York back in the limelight. http://youtu.be/I90FkC6BMbw
7 (11) TONY AND TANDY – THE BITTER WITH THE SWEET – ACID JAZZ
A great slice of soulful pop from 1969. Originally released on Atlantic and comes backed with the hit Two Can Make It Together. Another gem in the Rare Mod series.
8 (NEW) MAXIMO PARK – HIPS AND LIPS – V2
The first single from highly anticipated L.P. The National Health, builds, drops and slams you up against the wall, as Paul Smith gains power from increasing paranoia. http://youtu.be/1d910sRZgs0
9 (8) CERA ALBA – SAVE THE DAY EP – TURQUOISE BLUE
Spooky twisted vocal samples fly around Dub Love and horror b movie synths, driven by an abyss like groove. Be careful with the hallucinogens. http://youtu.be/yN7Er6nGrtI
10 (NEW) TONE OF ARC – SHAKING THE SKY / NO PUSHERS – No.19 MUSIC
The debut release from Derrick Boyd aka Joan Of Arc smacks of classy production, deep sensations and heady escapism working around low slung house grooves with substance. Lovely stuff. http://youtu.be/TwFQICvM384
11 (16) VARIOUS ARTISTS – HIPSTERS 3 – ACID JAZZ
16 Cuts from around the world of happening garage rock and power pop outfits with a sharp knowing savvy. Highlights include The Snakemen 3, The Electric mess, Wet Dog, Thee Rum Coves, Houdini Dax and The Pages cover of The Jean Genie. http://youtu.be/9mqxhqarcX4
12 (21) 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.
13 (15) TOBOR EXPERIMENT DISCO EXPERIENCE – THE REMIX EXPERIENCE – BEAR FUNK
Stevie Kotey’s take on Shivers comes over like some unearthed forgotten gem of David Bowie on the old Joanna in a disco fun pub.
14 (4) 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.http://youtu.be/ODucDGidKks
25 (19) SWEET LIGHTS – ARE WE GONNA WORK IT OUT – HIGHLINE
Upbeat pounder dripping with interwoven harmonies and melody. Lifted from the gorgeous eponymous debut L.P.
26 (30) 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.
27 (23) STILL FLYIN’ – ON A BEDROOM WALL – HIGHLINE
San Francisco combo with a very catchy L.P. packed with upbeat contemporary pop that’s got a strong 80’s influence and the odd Cure riff here & there. http://youtu.be/vuOozRYVSXk
28 (28) DODGY – ONLY A HEARTBEAT – STRIKE BACK
Lifted from their gentle and sumptuous L.P. Stand Upright In A Cool Place, the cheeky threesome are sounding more like The Fab Four with sweeping harmonies and a certain matured honesty. http://youtu.be/y3IOF8awnyU
29 (NEW) DAN LE SAC – PLAY ALONG – SUNDAY BEST
Lifted from his forthcoming debut solo L.P. Space Between The Words, and featuring Sarah Williams White on vocal duties, moving with ease over wordy indie pop R&B with an electro twist.
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.
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