Been getting tf down to new Luvless on Lüüd Discs, a label that started last year out of France. Pretty satisfying piano stabs after the open yet forward atmosphere building in "Slightly Different" had me hooked after one listen. Along with the accessible deep tunes that make up the rest of the release, it'll get lots of love this summer.
Other fun things I'll be tossing around on the platters this summer are Steven Wobblejay's "Shake Your Tingz," it's got a couple years on it now but still achieves its calling command of getting the people moving and bringing them into the beautiful ritual of uplifting dance. Gonna leave you with a teaser of sorts from Chrissy to really get your weekend off to the proper boogalooin' pace. Take care and holler next week!
Just taking a peek through my downtown304 cart has me excited and also irrationally mad at the mailman for not hurrying up with that trunk full of funk. First up is the crazy-fresh 'The Spirit' by Konig Saatgut. Head of Lumberjack In Hell, Marcel Vogel decided that both tracks on this release must face up and beam their undeniable vibes into the universe at all times, literally pressing a 'double a-side'. Also, chasing JPB in to the pink, as I picked up the sterling Various Artist EP, 'First Class' on Better Listen. BL must be one of the best, and most consistent US house labels now, and a leader of the dusty/jazz/dilla house movement. Alright lets do one more; my butt might just fall off, go to the bar, get a Redbull and wiggle it's way back to the dancefloor when Point G & Traumers' 'Modulation Tropique EP' gets selected by some, very clever and charismatic, DJ. Alight starseekers, please love each other, till next time.
Hope everybody had a good Record Store Day, mine was made by the main man JPB, as I spent the majority of the day in my living room trying to learn how to use his old CDJs. Ya boy is just not about well lit, crowded places lacking in dance music, but I've definitely been about Eris Drew's new mix for HER DAMIT. So very excited to see her this weekend, big ups to all of the wonderful people that made this happen. Aside from that I was fortunate enough to stumble upon an article about Jewel Thais-Williams, who opened a space for members of the most marginalized communities to "shed their shields". Catch One was open for 42 years, and Jewel continues to provide health care to those in need through the non profit she founded, The Village Health Foundation. Incredibly inspiring lady, definitely give the full article a read. Wrapping up here, if any of you DJs out there are in need of any comedic relief, Questlove shared a story this week about a certain leader of the free world and why he doesn't DJ that much anymore, check it out here. Till next week friendos!