Kissy kissy, huggy huggy, mushy mushy. It’s that day of cakes and chocolates and cherries or berries and stuff. Rolling right into that with some Italo vibes from Steve Murphy cause he’s been on mind lately. His new album, Mira Electronics, is slated for release on Lobster Theremin at the end of next month and sounding oh so proper. The preview tunes you get as part of the preorder are tickling some serious sensibilities over here, shew. (Check out Andy Garvey’s new one while you’re there too, Eternal Recurrence, beautiful stuff.) Murphy’s rhythm focused vibes from the Watching Birds EP on Shall Not Fade were motivating my mornings this past weekend also. Here, take this rose, go try not to fall in love with the cosmic hypnotics of ‘Impending Accident.’ As a final expression of my gushies, I’ll leave you with this amazing set from Chaos in the CBD’s most recent Boiler Room. Be respectful of feelings and boundaries tonight all!
Monaberry Records are, it seems, supplying all the music for clubs, and podcasts with earth friendly, loose fitting clothing clad DJ’s at the helm - I’m not mad about it, and neither should you be because the vibe is right! Check out the ‘Energy Sucess EP’ from Luis Junior, for more of this delightful tiki trance. Tempo changes in tracks are risky business for everyone involved, but Jozef Conner has cracked the code on the cheeky ‘Desert Lung’. Alfonso Bottone thinks he’s got me figured out with ‘Too Much Thinkin’ on his ‘Over Issues EP’, and yeah alright maybe you do, I think! Till next time, I gotta go find a shovel so I can dig my way through this mountain of Valentines Day cards!
Aww yeah it's love day so I gotta start out with a slow(ish) jam from London based duo, Funk'n'Sly. Check out the recent premiere, Tell Me So, for a sexy, soulful tune. Speakin' of Valentine's, Sampha and Jessie Ware's collab from 2011 is the only song I choose to listen to in commemoration (mostly cause I can't remember any others). Alright enough of the lovey dovey stuff, we've got another Boiler Room for the books, as London's own Sherelle crushed and ripped up her debut set up last week. Jungle, footwerk, dubplates, reworks, breaks and bass, all up in your face, with a crowd that seemed to only stop dancing to catch their breath, drink or smoke. Must watch set, get on it, and I'm ghost till next time y'all.