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.
Look, what more can I say about this guy. Harrison BDP, the master of the organic-infused bassy roller, has put another EP out and it’s top.
Okay, so I will say this: imagine you are an octopus. Imagine you are going to a little underwater cave party. And because you are underwater, you don’t just hear the music, you feel the music. And because you are an octopus you have 8 limbs, and each limb is covered with sensitive little suckers, you really feel the music. Well, if you’re that octopus, the track you want to hear/feel is Missed the Boat. Proper thudding undersea tune that.
More Harrison BDP here.
Today I’m bringing you one of my all-time favourite house numbers. For some reason it is always overlooked and I just don’t get it. It’s Kele Okereke (of Bloc Party fame) trying his hand at a bit of house on Crosstown Rebels and getting it just right. Yeah it’s not complicated, it’s not a masterpiece, but boy is it groovy. It packs a delightfully deep rolling punch – one you have to hear loud to really get. Props Kele.
Photo credit: Rachel Wright
This is a pocket-sized beaut from Red Bull Studios in 2014. Riton (then new on the scene) presenting a bouncy house number. Two stars of the show here: Meleka and her vibey vocals and that cheeky little Italo squelch on the bassline. It’s a jump-up feel-good kinda track. Don’t overthink it – just enjoy.
I posted some more Riton a couple of weeks ago – check it out here.
Jackson Almond describes himself as a Northerner. He releases his tracks on WotNot Music. The rest you’ll have to do yourself.
Anyway, Open Your Head is a tasty EP. Smooth house with some obvious afro influences. My two picks are Common (Dauwd-y fare with some crashing piano drops and tasty Romare-y samples) and Ee Ye.
Bonus track: for you, my loyal reader, you get another taste – on this number Frits Wentink meets Laurence Guy. Not a bad matching if you ask me
I know it’s only February, but the time seems right for this 2007 Summer banger. Climate change eh?!
Whether you’re new to it or just haven’t heard it in a decade, there’s no mood this track can’t lift. It comes straight to you from the heyday of Swedish house, with DJs Axwell & Ingrosso turning it up to full rainbow/unicorn.
It’s not often one of your favourite artists puts together a 74 minute compilation packed full of new music from some of your other favourite artists is it?
The mix features new music from Bonobo himself, as well Dark Sky, Afriquoi, O’Flynn, Will Saul, Titeknots, Throwing Snow, DJ Seinfeld and a few others besides.