Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Louisahhh!!! - Ready

Your average techno purist will likely stab me metaphorically for calling this techno, but the deep bassline, darkness and risers just about qualify it - the talking Nina-esque vocals probably take it away but it's an interesting listen.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Daniel Taylor - M.O.R.D. (Loco Dice Remix)

A quick flashback to the original mid-2000's minimal days when Loco Dice was smashing things at Circo Loco and this chuggy, minimal sound was the coolest thing around - this is an overlooked track in my opinion and deserves some more attention.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Scuba - Black On Black (Len Faki Goes Black Remix)

Growling acid-influenced remix from the master Len Faki - it doesn't sound much to start but it gets almost pensively angry - in a joyous way.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

DJ Sodeyama - Miles Pt 2

Rough-edged dark techno track about something miles and miles and miles and miles away.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Nitzer Ebb - Join In The Chant

Not exactly a new track, being from 1987, but I've been having a week of listening to 80's only tracks to see what I missed out on and have become rather enchanted at this super groovy, yet angry, shouty classic.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Baeka - Right At It

One of those tunes that I've known and loved for ages, yet only just worked out what it is.  A very summery house track but full of quality.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Fathers & Sons Productions - FAS Souls

This gave me that kind of sicky coming up feeling, with its low tones of emotion - quite sad and mournful yet hopeful at the same time - and a wonderful cut back in of the beat.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Ricardo Villalobos - Ferenc

Controversial but Dependent And Happy is my favourite Villalobos album.  There is so much undiscovered beauty in it including this spaced out dreamy taxi-beeping New York trip.  Even more controversial - the track is less than 5 minutes long.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

DHS - I Am Your Control

Slightly cosmic, bleepy underground house track with an old feel to it.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Ralphi Rosario - You Used To Hold Me (Kenny's Mix)

A proper old school track with elements that wouldn't be dreamt of nowadays yet I just want to get up and dance to it.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

24 Hour Experience - Together

A flashback to my 90's US garage days, reminded to me by a young lady called Sophie.  This has that slight two-step thing going, exuding warmth and glory.  If you don't know it - you need to.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Ricardo Villalobos - Das Leben Ist So Anders Ohne Dich

Dependent And Happy is such an under-rated album, so full of beauty and wonder that it is easy to overlook certain tracks, which for me, this has been an overlooked beauty - full of delicate charm and a gruff German vocal line that I am happy to never know what it means.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Mr G - It??

A lesser-known yet tough and uncompromising track from Mr G, who rarely fails to provide.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Alex & Digby - Crowhurst

A sombre, gloomy track - almost perfect to play towards the end of a wonderful drug-fuelled holiday in Ibiza.  With enough serotonin depletion, this would make you cry.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Nami - Melinda & Gatto

Too often in dance music, vocals are meaningless bullshit, but this chuggy underground house track is a story about a woman's need for her man, above meaningless consumption.  Heart-warming.