Reeling off how to preview some definite summer cuts as winter warmers with the new year awaiting steadily at my toes, steadily built an arsenal over the course of 2017, sometimes blindly but most times intently. A recently found cut I had to turn JP onto was Silk 86's That Flow on his Emotive label. The three releases are all fantastic in their own right and are collaborations with the little known Blamma Blamma. Check the tune out here and there's still a few copies available on Juno if you catch the itch like we did!
Best Record Italy has come through once again as well just in time for the holiday seasons end to deliver an Italo boogie bomb. Touche's "Just Like a Doorknob" is the latest offering of making silly, fun Italo club classics accessible for the DJ's who can't afford the extremely pricey originals. Some other goods they brought back to life include Clio's "Eyes," Cellophane's "Gimme Love," and Lily Ann's "Going Crazy." Peace until next week y'all!!
Sometimes you need a little cold water poured all over your bullshit, and this track does that. Catch these disney vibes from Thrilogy on Fate And Fiction, the vocal snippets are perfect for some reminiscent pondering. I went a bit silly at the Downtown 304 New Year sale, and am currently sat behind the day wearing an anticipatory face. I snagged mostly newer stuff, but I did find this gem from a few years back, that really conjoures some memories of late nights in a long gone speakeasy in Louisville.
So we all officially made it through the holidays and new year and what not, hope everybody had a fun & safe new years eve. Now comes the unfortunate period of the year where most are recovering from holiday overspending, grappling with seasonal sad and holding out for their tax returns, in the US at least. PBVinyl knows this, and are starting to add some recent 'warehouse finds' to their site, and in doing so, turned me on to Jayda G's Sixth Spirit Of The Bay EP, released on 1080p. One side of the EP is all instrumental, with the B side featuring vocals from Montreal based duo, Cafe Lanai. I feel like a dreamy, yet introspective vibe is maintained throughout the release, perhaps even one strong enough to trick your mind into thinking you're on vacation in a tropical climate. One can hope. Grab that one before it's gone again over here. In addition, Mr. Larry Heard has a few reissues under his Loosefingers alias available on PB as well. The short lived alias was one I came across earlier this year when What Is House? initially got reissued, and have enjoyed thoroughly because of the juxtaposition of hard hitting acid bassline groovers, with incredibly beautiful, vocal deep house tracks. You can find those two reissues here and here. That'll do it for me, stay warm & stay positive out there friendos.