All dreamy desires as of late are quite satisfied! Rhode & Brown threw premieres up for their upcoming EP on Toy Tonics this week and I'll be damned if I don't just wanna hug 'em right up and nuzzle my face against them. Fast and deep have been on my personal check list of 'Things to get better at playing with confidence,' and more so fast than deep but these tunes have lit a fire inside to pursue that goal head on. Local Talk also gave the world a full album from Jaxx Madicine that is excellent stuff to share with music lovers abound. Stimulating and tantalizing can't even describe this galactic shot through the multi flavored atmospheres. Take that journey right here and I'll see you next week.
Every era has it's ups and downs, and it's always silly to claim a decade's music is 'the best'. Due to my age their are particular 90's sounds that really connect with me emotionally. My introduction to dance music came through rave tapes, passed around the playground, or by sharing headphones. First it was all harder edged stuff, with sped-up vocals and helicopter breaks, or blissed out ambience, but then I heard the Maurice remix of The Shamen's 'L.S.I.' and everything clicked in to place! The re-press of Jordan Fields 'I Dub The 90's' really captures the essence of those feelings, and it's on bright pink vinyl, so really what are you waiting for? In other news Cut Chemist just dropped a new video for Madman, and it sounds like he should start calling himself Cut Apotheker, it's all kraut-rocky and excellent!
Nothing spooky about this weeks list y'all, in fact, Cosmic HQ is the dance music equivalent of houses that hand out full sized candy bars. Dang I could really go for a cookies n cream bar now, anyways, the first treat I've got for you all is a hot one that Hunee (among others I'm sure) had been keeping under wraps for awhile. Not too much info available on this one, other than it's got Ari Goldman's touch on it, who runs World Building, and is a straight up journey of a track with beautiful arpeggios, bouncy synth bass, driving piano, all with a Mediterranean twist. No pre-order details as of now, but listen to that one in full over here. Session Victim are getting themselves a little repress action right in time for the holidays, with their first album, The Haunted House of House. This one is kinda special for me, my good pal showed me Zoinks a few years ago, and started the catalyst that would become my obsession with dance music. Super catchy deep stuff, grab that release over here if ya like. Last bit I've got to share is the repealing of the Cabaret Law in New York City. Historically rooted in racism, the law aimed to stifle self expression through dance and did so for over 90 years. After many efforts to repeal it in the past, a year long effort from many different dance music oriented organizations recently successfully repealed the antiquated law. Read more about all of the great people involved with that on Resident Advisor, and don't stop dancin' y'all! Stay positive, till next time.