Happy February to you and yours! Wanted to highlight a label from which i grabbed a pretty raucous record from lately. Not only were the sounds cut into the record tough, it spins from the inside out. Mind blowing and very confusing the first time trying to play it y’all. Not only that, luckily thanks to advancements in technology and practical producers the entire discography is available for those not too interested in music you can hold with your hands. Listens and grabs found right here. Also dug up a pretty cinematic remix by that duo I sometimes can’t shut up about, FYI Chris. That label, Super Drama, came in strong with their first record complete with In Flagranti remixing the stripped back, proto-y ‘Drama Theme.’ Check out the merch while you’re there for some pretty kick ass t-shirt designs too. I’ll bid you all ado with the churning love theme ‘Irreplaceable Taste’ Bell Towers flipped as we approach that marketing holiday everyone loves to stress over in coming week. Chocolates and velvety fabrics abound! Bye!
You don’t always know you need something until you you have it, turns out I really needed some creepy funk! Abdullah S delivers, big-time with ‘What Am I?’ an true amalgam, with seductive vocals mixed with found sounds and an irate Parisian! Keeping it with the loose funk flavors, there’s tons of fun to be had with De La Swing and Baum’s ‘DiscoKids’, leave your snobbery at the door and kick off your boots. Aluminum textures crash against big swingin’ slaps when Panthera Krause feels ‘Suddenly Human’ and we’re here for it. Finally a bit more funtime sneak style peak time business from Orlando Majik on ‘Moving Body’ throw it on and put that chin hinge on full throttle!
Spontaneous Affinity is a monthly mix and interview series that offers a thoughtful look into the dance music underground, run by Brooklyn via Boston based Lychee. They recently released their 1 year zine, but even more recently, released a feature from Furtive, who helps put on warehouse raves with the Sequence crew in Washington, DC and beyond. Clocking in at a little under an hour and twenty minutes, the pacing of this mix is just right to me, as Furtive eases you in, quickly ramps up the pace, provides you with a few breaks to catch your breath and slams you right back into the thick of it with dark, gritty, techno. Check out that mix and interview over here. As if the beats weren't already tough, Russell E.L. Butler went off on their new EP for Ghostly International, Petty. Across four tracks you'll get kicks that are, in their own words, "meant to feel like you’re dropping a cinderblock on a hardwood floor" with raw grooves and wildly catchy synth lines on top of that. I already slept and had to get the international shipping version, so don't make the same mistake I did! Till next time y'all.