Found a quality mix from the legend Mr. Scruff, a tasteful flow of many flavors with a few fresh change ups displaying true passion for craft. A spaced out intro easing into the somewhat surprising Italo goodness starts the journey, there's depth throughout, soul senders to make those hands fly, funk to wag your tail to and just all around realness exhibited with masterful timing. Find that here.
It seems as of late that we just can't keep Better Listen Records out of discussion with its steady contributions tantalizing groove seekers like ourselves. They just announced a series of label splits with Secret Reels beginning late September which is very exciting. Secret Reels has released an impressive catalog of solid deepness from the likes of Kian T, Loz Goddard, Harry Wolfman and more recently Leon Revol. Together, they seem to have set their sights on keeping fall as hot as this summer's been.
I'll keep my ear to underground and fingers dusty in the bins until next week. Peace y'all!
Feeling weird this week, which actually is quite normal! I happened upon this psychedelic acid-bleep-freak-out from Welsh beat maker Dan Marshall. Grab the wax here. Compost's fuzzy lusciousness has made a big fan of me, this new one from Lukas Bohlender is gonna get you in the sillies. The aforementioned Mr Scruff mix for iD has been filling the long corridors of the starship Incantations, I also love the kinetic madness of this Jackersize mix, and i've been revisiting this Ron Trent BR set, to get my glow up. One last link to scare the neighbors, Cherrystones just uploaded this drug-chug wet slap that we all need right now.
I'm taking you all way back to start off this weeks round up of galactic audio treats, Brazil, 1983, to be exact. Marcos Valle released his amazing self titled album this year, which was sitting in price gouging hell on Discogs until a few weeks ago, when Preservation Records announced they would be reissuing it. I'm currently trying not to think about how long the international shipping will take, but in the meantime, peep the lead single and music video, Estrelar. Moving further north, my good pal and Louisville's very own ATOMO released an unofficial remix of 'Dog in the Mirror' off the new Guerilla Toss', GT Ultra. The dialted mix features hints of french, electro and space inspired elements, with a good filter workout along the way, listen to it here. Aside from music, I'm a big fan of interviews, and was just thrilled to see an interview with Kerri Chandler pop up on Red Bull Music Academy's YouTube page. Being that I'm relatively new to dance music, my familiarity with Kerri is pretty limited, only knowing a handful of songs (soon to change after this). Regardless, the man's enthusiasm can be felt pretty much immediately, instead of taking the usual route after Running Back label head Gerd Janson's introduction, Kerri immediately talks about how inspiring it is for him to be in the space, and asks for input from the crowd numerous times throughout the lecture. Check out the conversation here!