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
5 (6) JAKE BUGG – LIGHTNING BOLT – MERCURY
A rockin’ boot stompin’ country yee ha complete with tobacco chewing southern drawl. http://youtu.be/fY0oPg1h8fQ
6 (9) CROCODILES – ENDLESS FLOWERS – SOUTERRAIN TRANSMISSIONS
The second single to be taken from their forthcoming L.P. of the same name is a melodic fuzzy kaleidoscope with a hint of classic Echo & The Bunnymen. Shoegazing in Technicolor.
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
15 (20) JARVIS & DIESEL – WEE HEART / FOUR WALLS – MOTON
Balearic builder with plenty of rhythm changes and percussive delights.
16 (18) DICKY CONTINENTAL – BITTEN TO THE QUICK – DIAMOND STYLUS
The debut release from Mr D.C. aka Rich Thair of Red Snapper and Toob fame, is a fat slab of slightly twisted trip hop with emotive pads and a dark undercurrent.
17 (12) THIS MANY BOYFRIENDS – (I SHOULD BE A) COMMUNIST – ANGULAR
Ramshackle melodic indie from Leeds about going on stupid shopping sprees when you’re skint. http://youtu.be/amVQhRHAlTk
18 (NEW) MEN OF NORTH COUNTRY – THE NORTH – ACID JAZZ
Debut L.P. from Israel’s finest soulful pop outfit, who have a passion for 60’s torch songs, RnB stompers and all things northern, including a bit of Manchester indie. http://youtu.be/nlI41MAAtNM
19 (NEW) THE MICRONAUTS & BOSCO – HOOCHIE COOCHIE REMIXED – MICRONAUTICS
D-R-U-N-K, Dew Town Mayor, Crash Override and Error 404 all join the party, topping up the Coco Loco punch and lacing it with something a little stronger. It’ll have you bouncing off walls. http://youtu.be/TUn9_sf83hE http://youtu.be/NUfFxp5VlV8
20 (24) MINA TINDLE – TARANTA – BELIEVE
Debut L.P. from French / Spanish singer songwriter that is feel good percussive folk sporting a pop zest, with a voice like an angel and a mischievious twinkle in her eye. http://youtu.be/UjKqBarZVaY
21 (13) THE POND – CIRCLE ROUND A TREE – ONE LITTLE INDIAN
Debut single of jingly jangly loveliness with a great folk filled innocence vocal from Kathryn Williams. Spring has sprung. http://youtu.be/XBMkAlpe9BQ
22 (22) 2ECOND CLASS CITIZEN – THE SMALL MINORITY – EQUINOX
An L.P. of inventive atmospheric shufflers that’s a bit DJ Shadow at The Mo Wax Appreciation Society’s Ball. A chin stroker’s delight. http://youtu.be/Dwgu_mvCyAo
23 (25) ARSENAL – ONE DAY AT A TIME – PLAYOUT
Belgian duo that are doing the do in Europe and are set to make waves over here with this nice slice of contemporary pop. Joakim, Com Truise and Optimo deliver the mixes. http://youtu.be/ZO2mUSkptkA
24 (14) FAIREWELL – POOR POOR GRENDEL REMIX EP – SONIC CATHEDRAL
Limited editon selection of tracks from last year’s L.P. get a nip & tuck from Pat RL, Bad Meat Club, The All Golden, Team Ghost, Younghusband and Echo Lake. Nice.
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.
30 (NEW) DUB PISTOLS – ALIVE / MUCKY WEEKEND – SUNDAY BEST
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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