Ya know what? Mood Hut out of Canada deserves a little love, they have housed numerous contemporary classics like Jack J's Looking Forward to You, Better, Pender Street Stepper's Glass City as well as many others. I wanted to specifically give some love to Music People's Always On today though. The Club Mix, Bonus Beats, and Original all offer up an array of flavors to appease just about any DJ's tastes. You can rummage about their entire catalog digitally which I'd assumed was only available on wax until recently over on Bandcamp. Gonna keep on with a lovely vocal tip and inform you about a great tune I found in a recent dig through Downtown 304: Autumn's "Worth Your While (Remix)" on Lion 1 Music. Driving percussion liven up sweet uplifting vocals that plea faithful love and adoration. It's what you need, trust and believe. Peace y'all!!
Been playing Raj Pannu's glorious 'FSOP' again recently because it's a gorgeous and deceptively simple gem on Man Power's imprint Me Me Me. I'm honestly still reeling from a great party this weekend, where we played a ton of chunky club chug, like 'The Jack' from Niko Maxen. It's out on Fantastic Friends, which is cool cause I have those too! Let's gather round and listen to 2 beautiful bits! First up Behrouz & Squire serve up the suitably named 'Wonderland', a nice slice of beachy mellow trance-lite. Lastly go and grab the Kopolo album by Orchéstre Baka Gbiné, sit your busy bum down and soak in those authentic vibes.
It's a sad day in the galaxy today, as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has passed on. Surrounded by friends and family, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the woman who's 60+ year recording career has opened an unimaginable amount of doors for people all over the world. In honor, listen to her first recorded single, released in 1956, here. On a more positive note, Lisbon based activist, label owner, curator, DJ, artist and more, Violet recently did a feature for Mixmag's Impact series, wherein she discusses her family's history of activism, the effects of a changing socioeconomic landscape in Lisbon, and her record label, Naive. I was particularly excited to read about the label's forthcoming release, being a split between Octo Octa and Eris Drew. No word on the release date yet, but keep an eye out y'all, and definitely check out the whole feature and mix, here. Until next week y'all.