Killer 130+ bpm vibes are transmitting this week from the reissue of Terry Francis’ 1999 techie tune Took From Me on Mint Condition. Been bobbling quite a bit to that Beesmunt Soundsystem Sensual Works from Honey Soundsystem lately too, its like synthy toughness thats appropriate to dream to, how could you not. Yielded a wicked 10” also from Darkes Obispo thats got some early morning Afro Latin deepness occupying one side and some low moodiness on the other - qualitea. That’s about all I’m worth for now, I’ll holler in at y’all in a few orbits.
I must kick things off here with an enthused cheer for the return of the Chemical Brothers. As expected from a batch of superb singles, their album ‘No Geography’ is truly magnificent. I’ve heard it called a ‘return-to’form’ but that’s some bollocks as they’ve never not been amazing. Definately getting in a vacation mood with ‘About That Rhythm’ from Baas Roos - where’s muh fruity drink?? Similar feelings on Marek Hemmann’s ‘Inessa’, that frantic clav got me loopy! Gotta go! Loves xox
Kalita has a habit of striking reissue gold, I first got hip to them last year with a gospel disco number from Daryl Douglas. Fast forward a little bit, and Gary, Indiana native Emerson is getting the release treatment now. The LP is full of electro funk and soul for days, but I gotta recommend peeping the demo version of "Sending All My Love Out". Another release I missed at first but am so glad I found is Ghostwhip & Garneau's EP for Thirty Year Records, that thing is so damn hard, throwin' all sorts of Dance Mania vibes at ya. Vinyl only though so hit them on their bandcamp. Four Tet's most recent secret weapon got released digitally about a month ago, but the wax is getting primed for shipping, so grab that poppy-afrobeat-house mesh of a track here. I'll close out with another throwback, as Mr. Leonard Part Sixx aka the man behind the great Underdog Edits project, recently uploaded a late 2000s era house mix of his that I'm really vibing out to. Listen to that one here and I'll catch y'all next time!