It's been a couple weeks and about time for another Shall Not Fade mention since they find a way tickle the fancy of one of us cosmic folks on a steady basis. They've been hyping what's sounding like a rock solid fourth white label release lately; smashers from Fold, LK, Aries, and DJ Boring all upfront and ready to rock the party. If you dig the label's 'Friendly Faces' stamp there's a limited run t-shirt deal going on on their Bandcamp to throw your dollars at because threads are always worth it. That's where I found the recent Dédé Is Back EP from Pierre Moritz stocked and shipping now. Sun drenched vibes to brighten your dance floor up with class, these tunes are almost too effective in melting your cares away and there's even a Jone's Girls rework in there too. Get at that business right here.
The attention to toughness has been put on the frontline with the summer series cooking up down here that JP mentioned last week. Been turning to the conventions of the no-bullshit Pelvis DJ Tools Vol. 1 (Vol. 2 is getting ready to drop soon), some Hammer from a few years back, and this Liberty City classic as inspiration. What comes to mind for you when it's time to party on the weekend and you wanna take your sense of self somewhere it's never been?
When 2 of nature's cheesiest things come together, its great news for fans of melty deliciousness, so I welcome Pizza Trance by Dirk 81 with open arms! I've been on the hunt for 'sassy bangers' recently and the Phil Weeks remix of Gimme Tha Honey by Frank Storm and Matteo Spedicati is ticking boxes. Alright, it's time to peacock around the neighborhood, or the office. Stick The Carnival Beat by Mr. Bird on the wireless and start collecting beads. Absence Seizure US are back, bringing some deep and crunchy beats back from the abys, check out Matuss's Whistler, but don't get spooked. Till next time, buy music and spread love.
This week, if you listen to any interview at all, make it Honey Dijon's Resident Advisor podcast episode. Amidst her very busy touring schedule, she found time to sit down for about an hour to talk about her roots, differences in dance music in NYC and Chicago and so much more. Soak up some inspiration from that over here. Speaking of inspiration, Technoclam, a platform for "celebrating the not-dudes of house & techno", released a killer mix from Brooklyn based artist, Lychee, for their podcast series. The highlight for me personally was K-Hand's rave-y Boiler Room teaser track into Violet x Ellis' I Need A Freak, the stripped down beat & smoothly delivered raps are just too good. Listen to it in full over here. Wrapping up here, Demuja's new EP for Let's Play House slipped by me until I went digging around Downtown304's catalog earlier this week. Pick that one up over here for some hot disco samples and house beats. That'll do it for me this week, till next time friendos.