News flash! Bringing Quintessentials back up for the second week in a row BUT to focus on lovely compilation business instead. They’re celebrating ten years of quality, tasteful tunes with Ten Years Quintessentials featuring tunes from Loz Goddard, 4004, KRL, amongst others in their roster. The record and digital are up for listens and buys on Juno/JunoDownload. Dirt Crew also just released their yearly Deep Love comp, which is usually always solid. This year is no exception and the artwork has been paid extra attention since last year which I’m not mad about either, cause packaging matters. Anyway hit up their website for the physical/digital combo and I’ll leave y’all with a lesser known wild one from Anthony Fade. “H-Town” slid through the cracks as a digi only tune from their recent release on SlothBoogie. Till next week cadets!
Last week was great for giant releases, the new Aphex Twin dropped, after months of spooky marketing, and it really kicks you in the dick! We also go a phenomenal new record from Guerilla Toss, jangly DFA vibes never die! While we’re on the subject of legends, Jamie Lidell guests, magnificently on the Marquis Hawks track ‘We Should Be Free’, it’s a masterclass in uplifting house. Back in to the klerb, with some thrusty gurners from Alessio Viggiano & Laurent Ci, check out ‘Vonobox’. Despite my proclivities for the darker vibes at the moment, there’s still a part of me holding on to the sunshine, so I picked up ‘Big Daddy Keen’ by Rade, cause its gives me that warmth, like wobbly oatmeal.
One complaint you'll never hear outta me is a vinyl exclusive getting a digital release. Today, Bristol based producer and DJ, Admin put up two tracks he contributed to Banoffee Pies' first two limited series releases on his bandcamp. Both tracks add some thump to a catchy sample, but the piano based, 'OK Carlos' is the one for me. Pick those two up over here. The new Deep Love compilation snuck up on me, but hoo' lawd is it sounding right, which is to be expected from Dirt Crew's yearly series at this point. Highlights for me so far are the jack inducing chords on S3A's 'Modern Soul' and the sweet serenity that is Ponty Mython's 'It's All Understood', but grab the whole thing over here. Till next week y'all!