What was the song of last Summer? Maybe DJ Koze? Maybe Whole Again by Atomic Kitten, experiencing a Gareth Southgate-related resurgence?
Either way, I think Dan Snaith (Daphni/Caribou) is taking the title for 2019. Sizzling is an upbeat disco house banger and you will hear it a lot. I say bring it on.
Hi HMErs. Sorry it has been such a long time. But trust me, this one from the vaults is worth the wait.
It’s the man from Brazil. It’s Gui Boratto. No Turning Back steps between techno and dreamy summery house like you wouldn’t believe. Tune.
Here’s one for you. It’s a late night thudding disco special coming at you from Late Nite Tuff Guy. Is anyone better at taking classics and beefing them up for the dancefloor?
For the traditionalists amongst you, here is the original from 1976. Peak disco.
And if you thought you recognised the sample from somewhere , you did. It’s a classic from 2001 by The Girl Next Door.
Shout out to Dummy Mag and Greg Wilson for reminding me of this one. Link here.
A lo-fi house EP coming at you by a pretty obscure German artist called so. mind. It all reminds me quite a lot of James Welsh – which is no bad thing.
Three tracks: Candy Groove eases you in; Callin For Ya gives you the jump-up piano riff you didn’t know you needed; and Preaching Life drops a touch of acid into the equation. Tasty.
Bonus track: a sweet, funkier groove (also happens to be the only other track on Spotify…)
If you’re keen on brass-laden house like this, and you’re on the hunt for a playlist to soundtrack your Summer, look no further.
Everyone has a dream-pop mood right?
Still Corners are a British/American duo that make the kind of indie that transports you through time and space – embracing you, picking you up and taking you on a journey. Here is my favourite album (their second) from 2013.
They have a lovely back-story too – the duo (Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray) met by accident on a random train platform in London. If its possible, I think you can kind of hear it in their music…
Like what you hear? They are on tour right now.
Photo credit: Bernard Bur
So Dusky have announced they are coming back for the 5th instalment of their ‘Take a Trip‘ Series. What does this mean? It means another chance to go on an 8 hour journey through the day and night with these colossi of the house music scene. Not one to miss.
It also means I have the perfect excuse to post some bangers. This is one deep discography for a duo that have only been around since 2011. Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend listeners.
Deep, synth heavy, breaks. There’s a hell of a lot to like about this track from UK artist Throwing Snow (real name Ross Tones… I think). Despite what you might guess form his name, there’s a lot of warmth to all his releases, and this is no different.
Bonus tracks: don’t say I’m not good to you. Here’s another couple. First up is Paint by Numbers
And now Prism – a more jumpy number.