My personal Christmas List of things to buy for myself has had a couple more releases that snuck onto my radar in the past week. Like G. Markus's new G-Edits #3; JP had turned me onto the induction of this series earlier in spring with the tune 'Sugar.' We got some wonderful Chaka Khan reworks over the summer for #2 including one of my absolute favorites of her's "What Am I Missing" originally performed with the band Rufus. This go around its nothing short of the goodest feel good vibes with 'Power' and the slightly more straight forward groove 'Ichiban' with chopped up smokey vocals that you gotta wait on to ensure you're invested in the flow and breakdowns that please any percussion head.
Quintessentials also just put out their third installment of the 'Gentleman Cuts' series, brandished with three skulls on the label it wastes no time with Kian T's "Disco Sauvage" which just blows up once the horns arrive. Giovanni Damico contributes a laid back broken beat cut called "KitKat" with warm keys and steady strings along with tunes from Replika and Kolja Gerstenburg. That's all I got for ya this week but stayed tuned for some fire mixes coming up and more features as we finish out the year. PEACE.
It's about that time when you start getting a little jingle in your bell, and you might also need a little extra warmth. Cuddle up with Disco Doubles and Copy Cat who are bringing the heat on Wonder Stories December 11th. Also features a great remix by James Rod, who always brings some high quality 'dudududududah' arp action. For some blissed out airy head-food, check out this newish Joe Cleen release on the (suitably named) Jazz Cabbage, it's all crackles and horns. Also, Strut are keeping an amazing legacy intact with a solid delivery of Afro-Shuffle from Sean Kuti and Egypt 80, grab it pre-order style on bandcamp
There's nothing quite like coming home from an especially long day at work to find a package o' fresh wax to dig through. You know the cycle never stops though, so here's a few things that have had me practicing self control recently. First, for your fix of that patented Detroit sound, is the recently repressed Moods & Grooves Classics Vol. 4. This thing is just full of deepness and grooves, with Rick Wade having my favorite cuts on it, but don't get it twisted, Mr. KDJ does not disappoint at all. Grab that one over here if ya like. Switching gears to a new one, the Australian duo, Anthony Fade, have a 12" coming out on SB Editz, and it's not called Auto Disco for nothing. The A side, Higher, has enough BTUs packed in it to turn up the heat on any dance floor if played at the right time, with YMMF (Auto Disco Mix) maintaining that energy level, while No Limit closes it out with familiar vocals and a thumping piano based groove. Been loving everything I've heard from these guys so far, so keep an eye out for those youngins, preview and pre-order Auto Disco here. Since I've been slacking on the media part of my lists recently, I'll close it out with a podcast that I've been enjoying recently. Hot Air is a podcast series by the Ransom Note, where they interview DJs across the underground dance music landscape. Recently, the disco-house don, Chrissy talked to Joe Europe about Midwest raves, his philosophy on clubbing/dance music, and The Nite Owl Diner. Loads and loads of gems from a true veteran, listen to that conversation over here, and check out the newest release from his label cohort, Alex Burkat, here. Rock over London, rock on friendos, and stay positive out there.