Thursday, 30 June 2011
Therefore following the excellent Wolf & Lamb V Soul Clap DJ Kicks in the spring, it was no surprise that !K7 asked Plesslow to mark his own mark, with a mix to soundtrack many people's summer.
This HUGE release drops on Monday and you only have to read all the press blurb and reactions from record shops and DJs alike to realise the excitement that has been generated. As with the majority of DJ Kicks releases, an original track from the artist is also included. 'L.O.V.E.' is up there with his best work yet!
MCDE - L.O.V.E (DJ KICKS) V4 by invrs
DJ Kicks-Motor City Drum Ensemble (buy)
Sunday, 26 June 2011
1. Alexander Robotnick-Problems D'Amour (Kenny Dixon Jr Remix) (buy)
Nowadays anything that Moodymann touches is hyped up by pretty much everybody. His subtle yet excellent remix of Alexander Robotnick's italo classic 'Problems D'Amour' is no different. Part 3 of 3 of Kai Alce's Music Institute 20th Anniversary Series, it comes in beautiful marbled vinyl. The B-sides are ace too. Track of the month!
2. Mark E-Oranges (buy)
Really digging Mark E's Stonebreaker album. Oranges is up there with the best tunes hes ever done. With nods to Detroit house and blissed out British techno, this is a track that will warm you up even if it's pisses down all summer. Not on the vinyl version though which is a shame, has to be released as a single at some point!
3. Junior Boys-ep (buy)
"Cause i love you so bad and i wanna repeat it, i love you so bad now im gonna repeat it... ". Another masterpiece from Junior Boys. With each new album, they simply not do fail to impress.
4. It's You-It's You (buy)
Mysterious deep house track with a nod to the slowed down funky Soul Clap/Wolf & Lamb sound that's been killing it recently. Try finding this on google.
5. Stereociti-Untitled (buy)
Missed this last year, but right on it now. Late night dark underground house music.
6. Prince-All The Critics Love You in New York (buy)
No preview/youtube track because Prince doesn't allow. Most of his seminal 1980s albums have just been reissued including '1999' which features this belter. Early house music? Possibly. Epic tune. Definitely-just ask Moodymann who sampled it for one of his early releases 'Dance If You Want To'.
7. The Rapture-Out of The Races and onto the Tracks (buy)
Their back on DFA and their new single is getting people talking (and rightly so), but I just went straight back to their scuzzy and frentic debut on Sub Pop which is now TEN YEARS OLD.
8. Bill Callahan-America! (buy)
For his latest album, Callahan took away the strings and lush present on Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle for stripped down guitar efforts. Took me a while to get into this album, but it could well be the most rewarding Callahan album yet.
9. The Antlers-Hounds (buy)
I could have effectively put the whole of Burst Apart, the new album by New York's The Antlers on the top ten of the month, but that would have been a bit boring wouldn't it? The most beautiful track I've heard in a very long time.
10. The Antlers-Putting the Dog to Sleep (buy)
Stunning 'soul throwback' from The Antlers. Perfect end to what is surely going to be at the top of many end of year lists.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
For their latest compilation, the selectors of Zafar Chowdhry and Mark Taylor have focused on shining 'a light on the darker corners of American pop culture', showcasing little or obscure artists who have been forgotten or never garnered the praise or exposure they deserve. Featuring mainly white musicians-though full of influences from African-American culture- this collection is full of the optimism of summertime in the United States and the music has roots in disco, jazz, R & B, funk and rock. What we are left with is a wonderful soundtrack to the summer.
The compilation drops on 4th July (quite apt I'd say) and can be ordered direct from the BBE store here or can be picked up at all good online outlets such as Piccadilly, Juno and Amazon.
For a little taster check out these lovely tracks below: -
Evans Pyramid-Never Gonna Leave You (download)
Life Force-Slow Dancer
Eric Tagg-Living Off The Love
Badadu-I Love Music (download)
No video or any trace of how you can listen to this tune online so I though I'd share it with you for a limited period only!
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Junior Boys-Banana Ripple (buy)
Junior Boys-Like A Child (Carl Craig Remix (buy)
The album was supposed to come out this week, it now drops on 4 July 2011.
Junior Boys - Banana Ripple by DominoRecordCo
Junior Boys - Banana Ripple (Field Remix) by DominoRecordCo
Sunday, 12 June 2011
Four Tet/Daphni-Pinnacles/Ye Ye (buy)
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
The Institute Of Unlimited Funds - The Final Chapter from Nick Bowe on Vimeo.
It's the end of the road for 'The Institute of Unlimited Funds'; but how will the saga end?
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
This week I'm proud to share with you the debut DJ podcast by a special friend of mine; Jennifer Johnson. A vinyl junkie of the highest order, Jennifer has been a collector and DJ for a long time (if I mentioned how long-I'd probably get in trouble) and her eclectic style is showcased in the many bars, clubs and parties who are privileged to experience her sets. For her debut DJ podcast for littlesouth.com, Jennifer pulls no punches with a heady mix of house, techno and electronica all lovingly put together using STRICTLY VINYL only. Spread the word.