All the things to look forward to as that calendar official spring renewal hit this week. Quartet Series Body Building series comes to an end next month with the final installment by Akufen. Shall Not Fade just announced their next record coming from the Irish Kettama who made a killer debut on Homage last summer. Peep that new round of smashers on SNF’s Soundcloud here. On a more sentimental note, the next one on Salin records from Mr. Christophe Salin himself is up for preorder on Bandcamp. Its a very beautiful jazz influenced affair and I was quickly sold by the emotive ‘Midnight Madness,’ take a listen for yourself. Leaving y'all with this long one from Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie, the groove bubbles up from beneath the surface with lovely longing strings that are just plain hard to ignore. That’s it till next week!
10 inch records sound the best, it’s a fact, especially when deliciously deep cuts of wicked house are carved into them. Check out ‘Crue’ and try and prove me wrong (you can’t). I’ve been on the lookout for some fresh disco cuts, along comes Demi Riqusimo right on cue with an EP of incredible edits led by the cracking ‘Sarong Song’. In a similar rump-swinging milue, Bon Appetit Records bring a huge V.A. comp; ‘A Slice Of The Pie’ to you and your family, for the clear purpose of blammin’ on the patio. Watch out for sunburn! Gonna cap this off with a little electro, cause fierceness is an energy! Wrong Era brings us Curses, ‘So Strange’ and I need to sit down after all that mean-muggin and mean-thrustin’. Be friendly and kind people. x
The most recent Motherbeat transmission landed in the form of Eris Drew's Boiler Room debut in Bogotá just a few days ago. I was eagerly awaiting the recording as soon as I found out she was doing one, as the mix was sure to be ecstatic. This was certainly true, but lord was it hard to watch her struggle through an issue caused by a promoter not doing their due diligence, thankfully though this was eventually corrected and the rest of the set went off without a hitch. Fast cuts, rave goodness, big piano chords, quick scratches, seamless mixes and so much more are all packed into her set, puh-lease, check that one out here. I'll close out with a limited reissue of Adesse Versions' Music Infinite EP, it's a batch of 30 dubplates so the cost is certainly higher, but for the heads, grab that one off bandcamp. Till next time y'all!