Strange Pleasures – Still Corners

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

Dusky

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.

Here Comes the Cowboy – Mac DeMarco

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.

Chelou

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

Fleetmac Wood

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.”

 

Dance of the Shaman (Man Power Remix) – Darius Syrossian

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.