The Greatest Things In The Galaxy 8/31/17

All of the salvaged space junk, intercepted transmissions, and frontier discoveries that the Cosmic Incantations editorial team are excited about this week, a day late but just as sexy! Hit us up cosmicincantations@gmail.com and on social media (especially Instagram

John Penn Browning

John Penn Browning

The mailman sure has been good to me this past week! Copped a couple early releases on Houndstooth from the contemporary jackin' wizard Marquis Hawkes. This is some strong material that definitely opened ears and focused eyes towards the Berlin based producer after his debut in 2011, have a listen here and here. In addition to that, there was a sly little repress of a couple HOT disco burners from 2012 by Devin Dare that I'm pleased to say have found a comfortable home in my record bag. Heed warning, you may need to apply some aloe to your ears after giving this and this a listen.

Two more exciting announcements on the wax tip include Razor-N-Tape welcoming Cody Currie to their Reserve sublabel for his forthcoming 'Movin' Smoke EP' set to be released the end of September. Finally, Tee Mango just revealed what he's been up to since his release on AUS Music earlier this spring. His Instagram wielded a picture of his new EP on Royal Oak, 'Losing Control' which is something I'm hoping I can refrain from attempting to keep up with all this wonderful music getting put out at an alarming rate.

Y'all take care until next week, your Disco Dom loves you real big.

 

Jon Paul Hill

Jon Paul Hill

Stupid Human might be challenged intellectually, but they have no problem working up surefire club heat. Their newest, 'Obey The Chief' is up on bandcamp now, get it! I discovered this label, through Charlie Brown Superstar this week, and it's been a delightful find! Motor City Drum Ensemble appears on the BIS podcast this week and it's glorious!! Finally, Marcello Napoletano's "THE SPACE VOODOO LP" crash landed in my life this week, and I didn't take it to my leader, I took it to my heart. 

Ben Alexander

Ben Alexander

This week, I'm returning to base levels of happiness from the very inspiring set that Peter Croce played last weekend. Also got my copy of Agape in the mail earlier this week, which JP already told you all about, but definitely grab it before its official release tomorrow. Going along with the theme of amazing dance music from around the world, DJ Okapi curated a compilation of South African electronic dance music from 1988-1990, which will be coming out on Rush Hour Records. Like most of the comps that I see on Rush Hour, I knew very little about music during this time period, but after listening to a lot of the original releases, I'm loving the sound of these 'bubblegum' and 'kwaito' styles being mixed in with disco/funk elements. Give What's Next a listen, originally from Jivaro's Saturday Fever album. A release from a mysterious new white label called Mutable went up on PBvinyl earlier this week, and although these kinds of projects aren't exactly rare, I was very intrigued after streaming the previews. Listen to the wordly disco/funk edits here. To close out my list this week is another re-uploaded RBMA lecture, this time with the legendary Theo Parrish. First Floor was one of the first albums that really introduced me to house music, so I was very excited to have over two hours worth of insight from the man. Watch the lecture here.