Mac DeMarco is a fucking genius. A lovable, goofy genius. He’s released a new album, and here it is. My picks, Nobody, K, All of our Yesterdays.
As a side-note, I just have no idea how high you have to be come up with these videos.
Want more Mac? So do I. He’s playing at All Points East in Victoria Park later this Summer, and I’ll see you there. Rest assured, the man puts on a show.
Dear HMEr, I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting you recently. Anyway, I’m back now. I hope this will help you to forgive me.
Because this album has a really solid set of big ol’ tracks. A little basic? Sure. But hey, basic can be a lot of fun sometimes.
You will sing along to Not Giving In.
Emeli Sandé will tell you that you’re okay just the way you are.
You will Feel the Love. Ella Eyre is sure to get in on the act too.
Not bad Rudimental, not bad at all. Have a great weekend.
Something a bit different for you this Sunday. A couple of tracks by Chelou.
First up, Halfway to Nowhere is produced by Maya Jane Coles and set to the weird and wonderful magical world of animator Andy Baker.
And to follow, a bit less garden, a bit more intergalactic, another cracker.
You can catch Adam (Chelou) finishing up his European tour in his Camden hometown at the Jazz Cafe in a couple of weeks. Snap ’em up.
Bonus track: Ross From Friends in on the remix action, taking it down a notch
Doin Ya Thing is something a little bit special. Oliver $ sampling Detroit-house royalty Moodymann from a live set he did in Manchester back in 2010.
Moodymann just sounds like the boss. You can find the full mix here – it’s worth it. And my favourite Moodymann here and here.
Bonus track: if you know me, you know I’m big into this one. It’s just got one of those basslines that you just got to step to. All-time top weekend gold.
This is mental. This two-track EP was released in Lebanon 1978 and copies of the vinyl go for half a grand. HALF A GRAND! How lucky are we that all it takes is £9.99 Spotify subscription these days. The music industry eh?
Anyway it’s the kind of music that you’ll probably find in the ‘World Music’ section. It’s jazz, it’s classical, it’s funk, it’s hella exotic. Ziad Rahbani you enigmatic genius, take a bow.
Fun fact: his mum is the famous Arabic singer Fairuz – they released a load of tacks together. Cute right?
I just love what these guys do. The music is beautiful, the party is mad. Make sure you don’t miss out next time they roll around. I’ll leave the description to them since I’m still in an afterglow.
“With exclusive remixes and edits crafted for the dance floor, this DJ set and AV show is not a tribute act, but a rave that re-frames the music of Fleetwood Mac. Twirling through disco, techno and house, DJs Roxanne Roll and Smooth Sailing have taken this dance party from Berlin to Burning Man and shared their passion with like-minded hedonists around the world.”
It’s my birthday week and I’m having a couple of celebrations. Friday I’m headed to the Choose Love x Dance For Refuge Easter Fundraiser in aid of Help Refugees at Mick’s Garage. Come with me and see Ben Gomori (obv) and headlining, Man Power.
Here is a remix by the Man himself. It’s a brooding house journey with some latin infused pianos and a large touch of the Nuits Sonores about it. And that can only be a good thing.
If you want to find out more about Man Power, his bio is pretty jokes, find it here. Also on the line-up: Brassica, Iona and MLE. It’s gonna be a party.