This past week I finally got around to tracing a special 10" pressing on the label Bobby Donny of some dusty lo-fi business from Frits Wentink to its origins. I'd picked it out to complete a recent record order and it holds a pair of dubplates that he'd shuffled into his fantastic Boiler Room set from last spring (which is quite awe inspiring to watch). An hour of some classy joints, most from Frits himself with really cool and diverse deepness from Russia as well as soulfulness from Gari Romalis sprinkled in earlier for emotional accountability. There's still some copies available over on Downtown304 and Juno.
Gotta say, here at Cosmic Incantations, we love us some Ron Basejam. Been grooving to the digital availability of his really solid EP on Redux from 2011 up on Bandcamp that's equal parts slo-mo and tough yo. Along with that, there's a compilation of various edits and reworks that'll please just about anybody. There's also some killer Hotbath Edits from the group Crazy P he's in that got a recent repress available for preorder on Pacific Beach Vinyl here and here.
Have a great weekend everybody!
The day’s are sometimes a relentless sine wave, up and down, stress and joy! Sometimes you need to wallow in ethereal beauty, like k2k's We Down For Grab that from bandcamp, it’s a lovely blend of tight beats and vocal floatiness! Also coming out soon, and heading to this doofus’s mailbox is Joe Clausell's excellent take on ‘Panamarama’ by Vyrgin Island, it’s a flamingo ride down a pineapple beach! Finally, I’ve been digging out some old Inkswell. Never failing to surprise, with textures shifting from techno, to disco, to hardcore, each time a new delight. Take this boogie cut, ‘She Likes Techno’ so danceable but always with a slight dark edge.
Aww yeee, back at it again with some dang disco heat. First up to the plate this week is a new, physically & audibly colorful release from Codie Currie on Razor-N-Tape Reserve. Movin Smoke is bursting with familiar summer night feels, while my personal favorite, Make Love, is a bonafide floor filler with vocals that sound like they came straight from the Donut Shop. Check the EP out here! In more loop-centric world news, Thatmanmonkz is releasing an EP for Better Listen Records and Bolting Bits got the jump on the first track premiere earlier today (peep it here!.) My oh my is this a funky one, personally I could listen to that bassline for days, so go show them both some love and preorder the record here. For your final dose of digital delights, I had to dig deep... Not literally, but there are plenty of classic 'deep' sensibilities when it comes to DJ Different's sound. The producer hailing from Malmö, Sweden has his first release on Distant Hawaiicoming out at the end of this month, and I'm really digging the variety of styles represented on it so far, while still maintaining an overall dreamy soundscape. Manhattan Drive is the track off this one for me though, so smooth, so groovy, so soulful, check it out with your ears here and support it with your wallet here. Stay positive friends, till next time.