The Nail Shop has just released another EP with the one who kicked off the label, Speed Boat. While this time around we're still getting another dose of DJ tools to a certain extent, the approach is much different. Barking Tool reminds me of first falling in love with the underground DIY sounds of Andras Fox when I was first getting into dance musics about six years ago. Having collected off the label for a bit now, the bigger picture is starting to show after only four releases and along with nuanced packaging I've got faith it will go far.
Along with that, JP and I celebrated a stellar first installment of our Drag Rave series lately and it's just incited more digging and intimate times with the tougher side of dancefloor gems. I've veered towards the fantastic Cold Tonic label run by Krystal Klear for inspiration on the next showcase of tunes in June. The first release, Squad/Tun Valve has been a root in excitement to take the dancers somewhere they don't go often in Louisville. I'll be steady playing around and seeing what I can do with it to optimize it's delivery while you fine people read what's going on with the homies below. Take care!
We all need a brain massage, get those synapses blasting, and that's why you need Mr. Fingers, Cerebral Hemispheres. Let his jazzy digits set your mind free, with an incredibly complex and accomplished record that spans Jazz through to Deep frisk business. For some bumpy nugg's look no further than the new Jamie Trench and Georgi Barrel EP on Sinnmusik. Anyway, i'm on vaction right now so I'm gonna make kissy faces at a bottle of rum while I gyrate to this from Popof! THRUST!
Hooo wee, another successful boogie adventure to Chicago in the books, this past weekend some good pals and myself were fortunate enough to attend Queen! at Smartbar for the first time. The fabled Sunday night party is one that is hard to make for someone who has to be up bright and early Monday morning, but I had to swing it this time. Todd Terje headlined this particular one, wherein he tossed in hints of italo, samba, acid and deepness over some nice disco beats. Derrick Carter kept our feet movin' right after though, with his live mixing of Donald Glover's 'This Is America' over a thumping house track being a personal highlight. After getting our bags packed and a healthy pour of coffee the next morning, we made a stop by Reckless Records, where I picked up one put out by our good friend, DJ Osmose and his Beatdown Sounds EP. One of the earlier releases on his own Smokecloud Records, with contributions from B-Jam and The Ivory Boy, you can always count on a mixed bag of tracks ranging from slomo chuggers to bumpin' disco slammers. Peep the track You'll Never Get Away if ya haven't before and check out the previews on his forthcoming one, Disco Grenade, over here. That'll do me for this week, stay positive out there friendos!