Fuse – Hudson Mohawke

I’m taking it back to 2009 (HudMo was just 23 at the time).

And you have just never heard a track like Fuse before. Butter, the album its taken from, is a pretty fidgety affair – quite hard to listen to – but boy does Fuse go off. Chuck it on next time you go to a magical elvish party to dance with some nymphs at dawn.

P.S. I only just noticed that on the cover the hawks have mohawks. Very clever. Perhaps.

Bells Creek Road – Jad & The

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.

I <3 U SO – Cassius

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.