This one definitely falls into the ‘guilty pleasure’ category. It’s Aussie electronic duo Peking Duk doing what they do. When the sun comes out and I want to rampage it does the trick. Serving suggestion: super loud.
Oh I love a big house rumbler I do. Hot Since 82 (Daley Padley) dropped this beast a couple of months ago on his Knee Deep in Sound label and I can’t really get over it.
Daley is on a pretty tasty looking Summer tour of Europe right now. If you like what you hear, check it out at www.hotsince82.com
track album: fuck it, have the whole album, why not.
Today I’ve got some dreamy, floaty numbers coming at you from everyone’s favourite Australian-born, Berlin-based electronic music producer, Jad & The.
It’s a more circumspect, instrument-heavy release than what you would normally expect. And probably because of that, it’s fucking beautiful. His production skills come to the fore as spiralling trumpets and flowing pianos abound. Reminiscent of Rhythm Section or Laurence Guy, which ain’t no bad thing.
Tough to pick a favourite, but Matano Trumpet Jam and Bells Creek Road just about stand out from the crowd. Enjoy.
Fun fact: he used to be called Jad & The Ladyboy: went through a rebrand a dropped the last bit. Probably wise.
A little late to this one, but a couple of months after the death of Keith Flint, the world of dance music mourns another loss – Philippe Zdar of Cassius. In what appears to be a tragic accident, Philippe fell from a window to his death at the age of 52.
Here is the release that means the most to me. I ❤ U SO. It includes a hefty dubstep-and-breaks inspired remix from Skream – you’ll know it.
Bonus track: I can’t find for sure if there is any link between this track and the man, but it’s a banger from Digitalism that I hope might be a tribute to the impact Philippe has on the French electronic music scene over the course of the last couple of decades.
I don’t want to brag but I saw De La Soul in New York last week. For me the standout track from their latest album is (by a mile) Drawn – but I made a new discovery. Pain. It’s a modern-sounding throwback rap track featuring a cheeky verse from Snoop Dogg. What’s not to love?
Photo credit: foto_di_matti
Something a whole lot deeper coming at you today. It’s a dark rumbling beast of a track from Will Saul. This UK scene stalwart has music in his blood – he was born in Glastonbury and is the founder of Simple Records and Aus Music (who released this beauty).
Turn it up 90 seconds in and feel it come at you wave after wave.
Jai Paul! He’s back! He’s released a couple of characteristically airy, cool electronic numbers on XL Recordings. And to accompany them, a weird interactive website that he’s designed himself: www.jai-paul.com I’d say he’s a better music producer than wesbite designer, but that’s just me.
Bonus tracks: because, obviously.