It's setting in, the damn holidays are officially here. Scarves, hats, gloves, and jackets help keep our exteriors warm but the beat just won't stop as to keep our spirits warm as well. Tee Mango's Dadhaus EP just dropped on Local Talk and it is track for track everything you need for a good mental breather from the family this Thanksgiving. Deep shuffles emit beautiful soundscapes from the man that's proven he can take you deeper than you thought capable in the past on labels such as Millionhands and Delusions of Grandeur. Always a prevalent dose of soul added in there to hug your heart as your head floats in the stream of pulse, perfect for home listening or low key gatherings with friends. Available in most record retailers and the digital is up on Bandcamp if you're the on the go type.
Continuing on with all things great for mental pleasantries, finally solidified a copy of a big favorite for a minute that I've had on my list of records to own before I really ever took DJing seriously. It's Admin's Spirit Boogie on Omena Ltd. This release is one that I'd even go so far as to say it define's what feelings I intended to achieve when playing for people. It's just nurturing and full of love for the listener, peep that goodness here and here and I'll keep the faith you'll do your best to lay off that gravy this year. Peace!
Ya'll need some jams to go with your yams tomorrow? Give Damiano von Erckert a try, with his newest on AVA he's gonna get your hips in a fix. Catch some breezy, golden-ag influenced vibes on this Marc Heun release on Oh So Coy it's got everything you need and more for grins and gyrations. A new Roots For Bloom record is always cause for celebration, with their deft specialization if floor filling filth! Yann Polewka comes to the party with his Toute La Vie EP, keep a look out for it, it's gonna be rocking venues early next year! Give thanks and bless!!!!
Aww yeah again and again, not even the Turkey's day can stop us. So in preparation for all of the high quality food and fam time most of us will enjoy this week, I've got to recommend a low quality jam I've been digging recently. I know this kind of stuff gets a lot of flack for the hype and attention its received in the past year or two, and maybe I'll write something more in depth on that topic eventually, but for now, just lighten up a little bit. I came across DJ Haus' E-Beamz recently, which I believe is vinyl only and specializes in the new-but still kinda old-wave of house/techno. Specifically, the first track off of DJ Swagger & DJ ÆDIDIAS' EP really peaked my interest due to the sample choice, classic 909 programming and hazy, deep chords. Cтвол samples the memphis rap legend Koopsta off of his Da Devil's Playground album, and I think the name pretty much says it all, but Track3 softens the EP up with a few silky, pitched up Jeremih samples. Grab that one here. Fennec recently premiered another track off of his upcoming EP for Thirty Year Records, which you can preview here. This ones a bouncy one, layered with vocal samples, moody chords, a sparse but catchy bassline and what sounds like a Theo Parrish sample of him talking about why he puts out records. Support that real midwest emotional dance music here y'all, and keep an eye out for a little collaboration with the man himself. Rock over london, rock on friendos, and stay positive.