Natural High – Melbourne Drum Authority

If you’re having the feeling that Summer has been cruelly ripped from your grasp by this COVID-crap then I have something to help. Melbourne Drum Authority. They describe themselves as a “Melbourne house music collective looking to make you groove” and that is pretty bang on. In the Groove is my pick, a cheeky acid-infused disco chugger with a lovely little brass section – what’s not to love?

Natural High is their debut release, out now on Sydney-based label Refuge Recordings, and that’s all I know.  Enjoy.

Shout out as always to Ben Gomori for the tip.

so. candy – so. mind

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.

Time Spent Away From U – DJ Seinfeld

Remember how I posted an EP by Rimbaudian last week? Well this album, Time Spent Away From U is by the same guy, different name. It’s his first full-length album and it’s one of my favourites from last year. Like, it’s real good. It’s all about that dusty, lo-fi house scene, like you’ve downloaded a crappy version off Limewire. Trust me, it’s nice. My pick, How U Make Me Feel, an acid beauty.


It would be wrong of me to do too many posts without posting about my genre of the moment, acid house. Get into it with a playlist I created here. My highlight is Secrets & Lies by Fort Romeau – featuring a haunting sample and really nice depth.

I’ll keep it updated with new acid tracks I come across, so give it a follow.

As a bonus, here is Emo, the track from 2016 that got things going for me. It’s not available on Spotify due to an apparent dispute about the original track name (Emotinium) between the artist Roy of the Ravers, and Ceephax Acid Crew