The anticipation is finally over for the new Cool Ranch installment from Chrissy and we're provided with more top notch dance floor tools. Bi-Coastal is sure to make some wiggling hips reminisce on the lavish 1980's nodding to Peter Allen's hit with Paul Johnson giving it some edge on the remix with a quippy industrial chic while keeping the lows like air almost. Definitely beginning to get fun collecting these records.
Along with the humble hurricane relief Mexico Bundle, in which Star Creature Universal Vibrations is matching the price you pay for their bundle of music released on the label by Mexican artists, I've been really digging on the newest Tugboat Edits Vol. 11. A super fun EP of jazzy and upward motioned groovers. Peep that goody right here and keep safe and remember love one another along with yourself until next week!
I've been going back to Pnau a lot this week, they recently put out a 3 track EP that covers an otherworldly amount of genres in such a small amount of tracks, from anthemic indie to acid-house. Good stuff, more of that please! Ellroy has a new release on Neustadtmusik that is a real butt-shuffler, all poppin perc and taint-tickling bass. There's a wonderful release coming out on Solide by D.Y.A. featuring some palm-tree shaded grooves along with soaring lead-synths. Good luck finding it! Also on the forthcoming is the new one from Frank Agrario on Deeplomatic, an exercise in deft production and structural restraint, I always love his work. Out soon digi, no word on a wax version yet.
Starting off this week of beats, I came across another compilation that is currently blowing my mind. Africa Seven, self described as a "World music re-issue label run by crate diggers based in London and Paris", just released a 10 track LP of the Cameroonian funk fiend, Jo Tongo. Enjoy this treasure over here. Continuing with the sweet new releases, Purple Disco Machine's newest single, Devil In Me, is out on most all places where records are sold over the Internet today. The release features the usual dose of 70s dance flavor mixed with computer age technology that I've come to appreciate from the German duo recently, there's also a Fatboy Slim remix on the B side that's some pure, unadulterated, low-down funky house, pick up the wax here. The last jam that I'll remind you all of, since the homie JPB already gave you all the heads up about it way back, is the new Quartet Series release from the even newer group, the Portamento Boys. The mysterious duo, known only as Koos and Piet, show a lot of Italo disco influences on their first release, and I have to say that Been There Come Back is the one for me so far, that driving synth bass just gets my body in motion. Listen to I Never Koos This Life here! Speaking of body movin', I've been slowly making my way through this years round of Dekmental sets, and one that I find myself coming back to more than others so far is Jayda G's. The Vancouver native's hour long set is a gleaming example of why track selection will always and forever be the number one concern for a DJ. Not only the track selection, but her energy is unmatched, I don't care what anybody says, I'll take a less technical DJ that looks like they're actually having fun over some master mixer that looks dead inside while they're doing it most any day. You can catch that video here. That's all for me friendos, stay positive out there, till next time.