Right so one of my mates is moving to Johannesburg. Which got me to thinking, what’s my favourite song called Johannesburg? Well it’s this one. What’s yours? It’s actually the only song I know called Johannesburg.
What was the song of last Summer? Maybe DJ Koze? Maybe Whole Again by Atomic Kitten, experiencing a Gareth Southgate-related resurgence?
Either way, I think Dan Snaith (Daphni/Caribou) is taking the title for 2019. Sizzling is an upbeat disco house banger and you will hear it a lot. I say bring it on.
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.
This is a sprawling monster of a track. Spanning 11 minutes with no obvious drops, it shudders and crashes and drifts in a magical safari.
Axel is playing alongside Henrik Schwarz at Village Underground this weekend. Hype.
I know a chunky house hit when I hear one. It’s DJ Boring remixing Jane’s World by Dutch producer Perdu. The press release describes it as an “electrifying dancefloor weapon” and I don’t think I can argue. It has more than a touch of the Bicep about it, which is never a bad thing. Enjoy.
You can listen to the full EP here
*Festival track alert*
Trust me. You’ll hear this in a field this Summer, and it. will. go. off.
It’s a remix of Xpansions’ club classic from 1991. Re-live it in all it’s glory here. Complete with an “is this an iPod ad?” video.