Alma Negra’s return to Heist has been my particular flavor of the fall so far. Three unique moods all functional in their own way and Awanto on remix duty for the title track. Consistency is one of the most cherished qualities I see with Heist, because excellent house music is important. Peep that record on their Youtube page right over here. Since we’re in spooky month as well, it’s been a lot of fun digging up darker sounds from yesteryear for a Halloween blowout coming up here in no time. This classic from Blancmange or some good ol’ haunting DAF or this even wickeder edit from Studio 89 should do just the trick. Peace til next week y’all!
Anchorsong has a new record that’s ready to drop any minute. Go order it if you like uplifting vibes and cozy textures! Presumed relative of the famous scruffy looking nerf herder, Paulo Solo smuggled ‘You Lost’ out this week, and the Human Society remix is wicked! Fantastic elastic sounds from Black Loops & Innocent Souls on ‘Wanna Feel It’, which is gonna turn even the most rigid recluse in to a taaps off daddy, in a sweatbox near you this weekend! Tugging those same joy-strings, Yves Saint Roman’s ‘Party Till I Die’ on the the QCK Records VA comp is so much fun, stick it on while you bob for apples! Finishing off with something a bit more dark, Bicep’s bestie, Hammer has a new EP out on Modern Magic, that’s gonna make you strap flashing bike-lights to your ceiling fan, and burn some bread for a make-shift smoke machine. It’s really good, is what I’m saying to you. K’Bye! X
Comin' in hot with a hard to find gem, soon to be made not so hard to pick up, thanks to Melodies International. Le Stim's one off, 'A Tribute to Muhammad Ali', is a total journey, with the long version clocking in at just under 10 minutes. Enjoy sweeping horns, catchy guitar lines and all the other treats this seventeen person ensemble boasts. Pre-orders are up here. I've been keeping it in that era a lot recently, especially a B-side from G.Q's first album, 'This Happy Feeling'. The bassline sets the foundation of the groove so right, add in some hints of cosmic synths, the lowdown vocals, plenty of drum fills and I'm sold. Listen to that one here. Till next week y'all!