This week I decided I want to be on the naughty list after hearing the salacious, low slung grooves off Soulphiction's new Parking Lot Blues EP on Lumberjacks in Hell. Tunes like 'Stick Up' and 'Acid Test' put forth the filth equally whether it stems from hats or vocals while 'B3B4URD1' and 'Dirty Hot' pour out the most relentless funk imaginable. Been broadcast in the spotlight on Juno since it's release so be sure Santa knows you're interested before The Grinch gets the last copy.
The arcane Schatzi Edits have also dropped their long awaited Vol. 3 of wicked disco edits and have come correct with four select cuts and a handy loop on each side of the record. I believe it to be the brain child of Jacques Renault with him being the only one credited for mixing a tune on Vol. 1 but the mystery of not knowing is truly the fun in using such tools when playing. Grab it here before the second round sells out or preorder here for a more peace of mind approach. Merry Christmas!
Visti & Meyland's 'Sharing The Light' got a digital re-release this month in the form of a Deluxe Version. This time round, the album features remixes from the e.p.'s. Some of this music first surfaced in 2015 but it still sounds incredible prescient, particularly with a few of the afro/world touches. This is really 'nu-disco' (lawd that's a rubbish term) at it's best; arps, huge grooves, uplifting chords, indie vocals and glitter. Also spotted this week, The Emperor Machine have new 'Material' out. The EP remains faithful to the squelchy analogue aesthetic that Andrew Meecham has cultivated over the years. 'Light Years', as a stand-out, seems like a heartfelt homage to John Carpenter. When Stranger Thing's has graduated it's characters to sneaking bowls in the basement rather than path-finding, hopefully Emperor Machine will provide the score.
No escaping the heat, disco heat that is, and this week that's thanks to Studio Mule, a newly minted imprint of Mule Musiq, who are releasing a compilation of Japanese dance music from the 80s. As someone who only recently started getting into dance music made from outside the western hemisphere, these DJ friendly compilations are a saving grace in the sea of record selling sharks, as any one of these records would probably start out at $30+ online. Anyways, check out the wide range of boogie down sounds on that compilations here and pre-order it here if ya like. Rolling with the heat, you know it wouldn't be a proper funkin' without some deepness, and thankfully I stumbled upon Demuja's newest release on yet another newish record label imprint, Life Is For Living. Both tracks are super hypnotic and catchy, but I could jack my body into a trance very easily if I heard Desire in the club. Sample and buy that one here if you feel it. I'll end my list o' space junk with another amazing musician that I slept on way too hard, Yaeji y'all, she's the truth, nothing more to be said, except Godmode please bless us with some physical copies. Anyways, that'll do it for me this week, stay positive friendos 8^).