Kolour LTD, sublabel of Undertones, has had a lot of my attention lately, I've been a big fan of the 10" series and collecting them since last spring. Recently found an old Funkyjaws release from 2015 that resurged an excitement recognizing the extra cool 'Party Train' from I can't remember what now. His recent contribution to the Kolour Ltd 10's was great as well and it will be rightfully followed up by one from Chevals soon which will ensue with all the dopeness I'm sure.
In other audible pleasures, found the groove that is 'Grind' by Les Sins for hella low on Juno lately after loving it back when it came out from digging on Toro Y Moi. It's price got pretty steep for a spell on Discogs like it does in most record fairytales but by the power of all that's funky, ya boy got graced with coincidental curiosity. Peace till next week!!
Well first up, go and check out DJ Nature, for some mindful soul vibrations that we all need right now. Moving along, this week will mostly be tales from the Downtown 304 cart. The beautiful 'Garden Of Love' from The Sunburst Band got a repress recently. I 1st peeped this on the original A Night At The Playboy Mansion mix by Dimitri From Paris and it's still incredible. I love the way the vocal bleeds into each new phrase, kinda like compound timing. Also coppable, in a similarly uplifted way is the low-key sleaze of C.Scott's 'The Pittsburgh Diaries'. Let's get full on horny for the last one. DOKTA & Leonidas bring us the steamy and raspy 'Baby Powder' on this incredible 1-sider from 20:20 Vision. It'll get ya, on mutiple levels.
It's that time of the year where we're usually either adding more than usual to the savings account, or balling out and spending all of our tax return within a week. I worked in two different states this year, so I'm still enjoying figuring out that mess, thankfully, free music streaming and algorithms are still a thing, so in the downtime, Gazzz696 came through with a fun, sample heavy, house release from Crowd Control. Listen & download that one over here. Keeping it moving and sending it back a ways in time, Vibraphone has been re releasing a lot of their underground gems in the past year or so, with the most recent release being the Loss of Gravity EP from K2. Expect some proper, deep, italo house classics, with celestial sounding synth lines. I can't help but feel like its the soundtrack to the most relaxing dance party ever, either way, grab that one over here and give a good ol' 'frick you' to all of the record sharks out there. Finishing up here, if you're not following Derrick Carter on twitter, you're doing yourself a disservice. Chicago royalty as far as any 'head' is concerned, he's also completely unafraid to speak his mind, whether it be during the act of roasting somebody, addressing real issues, or problematic footwear, he's got something for everybody. One day I'll take off work and make it up to a Queen!, but until then, stay positive friendos!