Have I talked about how much I adore or how great of a label Banoffee Pies Records is? Probably a couple times. From it's multifaceted offering of beats, tools, esoteric house, jazz, and great world edits; they manage to an make an intimate yet still very forward thinking contribution to dance culture by keeping it humble and focusing on the continuation of just that. The third installment in the Beats Series features sweet neo soul and world vibes GALORE. Compact little tunes but hella effective, the Samba Del Sol release from Clifford Brown & Jeen Bassa can be found for direct support right here. They also have a handful of digi comps that serve as a back catalog for many tracks previously only available on vinyl so don't sleep on that while you're there. The new and mysterious Nomada White #2 out of Colombia is tickling a few fancies with its deep hip hop-esque boppers from 4004 A-side and a trio of the goods from Johnalo on the flip. Peace till next week space cadets!!
Lar-Fay has a new full length record coming out, and if that ain't got you giddy, then I can't help you no more! He's teasing his 'War Is Over' album with the track 'Sirius Rising' over on bandcamp, and it's magical. This week, I managed to snag a copy of the the LOWMONEYMUSICLOVE VA release; 'LMML Ying Yang - Legacy Of The Acidcrabs' and if marijuana-techno puts a sparkle in your half-closed red eyes, you should try and grab one too! Artwork of the week prize (if we did such a thing) goes to Ethereal Beatbox, who are getting #RaveyAF on the Bowery Hotline vs Metropol Split EP. It's a very good time on this disc, with just enough modern touches to tastefully offset the obvious nostalgia. Gosh that's a lot of filth, lets cleanse and bathe in the balearic bubbles of Trey's white label release on Let's Play House. Alright let's finish on a stomper; I found this great record by Myriad while scrounging around a sale section, and it's gonna get some serious play with serious accompanying bass-face.
It's a sweet day when the local shop gets in a batch of relatively new, undeniably funky, records in. This past Sunday I walked away with DJ Seinfeld's DJ Kicks, which boasts an absolutely sublime one from Project Pablo and a heavy bass banger from Roza Terenzi, to name just a few. Next up was Mr. Bongo's reissue of a rare Super Elcados LP from 76, the grooves are no joke on this thing, add some horns, a sax, congas, and you're in for some amazing Nigerian dance music. Last one I'll mention is another reissue, this time it's the third album from South African dance music pioneer Professor Rhythm. Awesome Tapes From Africa came in and did a bang up job, per usual, with the repress, and the songs themselves are full of bright bits of early kwaito and house. Check those releases out here, here and here, respectively, oh and check out Peach's mix for NTS too! Love her mix of house of techno. Peace till next week y'all.