Keeping on with recent rock solid releases coaxing the spring time's renewal to come; Orange Tree Edits came right on through with a versatile new series in their catalog recently. The Eastern Edits just got it's first installment after three great Afro Edits releases that did really well throughout 2017. Dorian is fun and active with a tasty touch of acid snuck in while Clock has a little more Sunday morning vibe with style. Along with that, In Any Case out of France repressed their 1st release which showcases modern beatsmiths in a diverse array of grooves that laid the foundation for two more fire compilations since. Get that exclusiveness over at Juno and while your at it consider the new Apparel Wax 2, some really great cuts that'll inject your dance floor with its infectiousness and send it off into the night. That's all I got, holler at ya space cadets next week!
Out today, Who's Susan, bring 4 part rave-in-a-cloud-in-a-cave joyfulness with Fede Lng & Deejay Astral's Pack The Pipe EP. I'm loving the percussive squelch of Arkajo's Groove Ett, part of the Fathomless Music EP. It balances the juxtaposition of lifted synths and gritty sounds perfectly. You need to grab Boogie Cafe's new record, a spiritual experince with flecks of future canoodling with nostalgia. Grab OJPB's Muscle Coals asahp.
Peggy Gou has been on a roll this past year, and with a Coachella slot on the horizon and a seemingly nonstop tour schedule, 2018 shows no signs of slowing down for the Berlin based producer/DJ. To help with promo for her busy schedule, she's got an EP coming out on Ninja Tune, and the single, It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) is a groovy, slightly acidic one, with lovely vocals from Ms. Gou herself. Pre-orders are up over here, don't sleep! Taking it back for a second, I missed the original headline, so just in case you're unaware, the Black Madonna is planning to release her debut album this year, and the first single should be coming out soon, all according to an article from House of Frankie. The Kentucky born, Chicago based all around dance music wonder woman, is fully embracing the place she's called home for the past decade or so, with features from Jamie Principle, Shaun J. Wright and Jyroscope, all based in Chicago as well. It's hard for me to put words to how much her music means to me, but just going off of her first We Still Believe release last year, I think it's safe to say that we can expect some disco-house-techno jammers and journeys. No dates yet, but I'll just queue up He Is The Voice I Hear to hold me over till then. Stay positive out there friendos!