There's been a killer deals on records over on Musique Large's Bandcamp recently that's worth checking out while it lasts. There's some great stuff from Claude(check out JP's write up on All Night Long Vol. 1) amongst other artists and digital content. Its also about to be birthday season for JP and I and of course a string of releases from some fave labels is timed perfectly in sync with that. The usual faves Quartet Series and Better Listen both have releases approaching which my loins are girded and ready for. First up, a solo effort from QT label boss Nachtbraker on the second installment of the Trophy Series called "Small Towel People." Things are cooking up in Scandinavia as well with BLR label boss Martín Miguel slated to play some parties celebrating the new EP from Sune(Kyoku, H.H.A.S.) out around the cusp of Aries season. Then Homage even has their new one from JVXTA coming soon around mid March too so rest assured, fresh sounds to grace the spring with are on their way!!
Codek Records/Hotfoot are teasing the sunshine with the Caribbean Drum Mix of Ciao Fellini's 'Rita'. Apparently re-beefed from an original 1983 demo tape, it's going to give you euro summer flashbacks and tingles. Almost weekly we mention Shall Not Fade, and honestly we're 100% correct to do so. This week they bring us some blissful beauty via the 'Sound Of Earth EP' from Nicholas & Nikki-O. All keys and swirls and sultry vocals this EP and label are so essential right now. Master of the groove, LTJ Xperince has a fantastic remix of Afrolizer by Vasquez that landed this week on your favorite outlet, it takes a much more sutble apprach to the African sound that is oh so de rigueur right now. A last one for the road, let's hang out and listen to all the bubbles cascading through spacetime with the beautiful 'Hang Soon' by Bari on the powerful GODMODE. Hugs.
Woke up this morning to find that our friend Jun Kamoda has started his own record label, Jun Records. So far, he's offered up one of his own releases, The Sea EP, and one from fellow painter and artist based in Japan, Hisano. A 10 and 7", respectively, you can expect the usual irresistibly catchy, yet quirky, house cuts from Jun, and nice ambient soundscapes from Hisano. Pay your own prices for both releases here, and if you're unfamiliar with Jun, read a little bit about him in the interview we did with him. On an unrelated note, I just gotta say bless the repress y'all, cause Darryl Douglas' gospel disco burner, Holding On, is seeing new love from Kalita Records. Originally released in 81, it was a one off for the band, almost completely forgotten until Kon & Amir released and edit of it on the first volume of their Off Track series, now, we can hear the original in all it's guitar soloing glory. Grab that one over here, and boogie on friendos, till next time.