Well here we go, non-stop hot summer days and steamy summer nights. And before you worry we’ve swallowed a Grease DVD, don’t fret, we’re just a little over excited. The thing us Brits call summer is finally here, beach days and lazy garden days, house parties and festivals, gigs and love. ‘Till autumn comes calling.
First up we still can’t get enough of ‘Horse Meat Disco III’on Strut Records. Just as we said in June. They littered their recent Audio gig with glittered genius and the compilation captures that. Long may they shimmy! Also bringing shine to our lives this month is the wonderful fusion that is Grupo X’s take on all things funk, soul, jazz and boogie on the sparkling ‘As The Hills Go By’ on Loft Recordings UK. Treat yourselves.
At the other end of the musical spectrum is a man called Goldie and as much as we love his various TV adventures its so good to have him back on our soundwaves again. ‘Various FabricLive 58 Goldie’ is a work of wonder, destined to impress those you wanna undress. As is the very decent ‘Nikki Beach in The House Mixed By The Shapeshifters’ on Defected. The house is tech fuelled, the beats underground and the effect essential. Ensure you get tanned with this beauty in the background.
If you need your summer credible and cool then head towards Various Artists ‘We Love Vitalik’ on Vitalik. Sultry and deep one moment, bass bin bouncing the next this compilation will make you many friends as it celebrates all that fabulous about a certain Space on a certain White Isle. Also feeding our house addiction this mouth is the dear beats of Tobias and the gentle genius of his ‘Leaning Over Backwards’ on Ostgut Tun, the welcome history lesson that is ‘Nervous House 20’ Mixed by CJ Mackintosh on Nervous Records (has it really been 20 years already?) and the jacking rollercoaster funk and tech beats of ‘Heidi presents The Jackathon’ on Get Physical. Words fail us – we just wanna dance.
And this month’s simply must have, must dance, must love? It has to be Lee Curtiss ‘Watergate 08’ on the Watergate label. Don’t let the bird of beauty on the artwork fool you. This is Berlin via Detroit slice of underground techno will secure you endless days and nights of delight with its soul and deep, deep funk infused beats. A true summer wonder. Enjoy!
Queenie and Wildblood Juicy July Jumpers
1. Tensnake ‘Something About You’ Mirau Music
As cute as the video this old school meets nu school wonder is a lesson we love.
2. Maxxi Soundsystem ‘Get Up’ (Original Mix) Nurvous Records
Max up the bass with this outstanding fest of beeps and acid grooves.
3. Tom Pearson Feat. Gil Scott Heron ’The Bottle’ New City Sound
Reminding us of the master we’ve lost as Gil takes centre stage on this booty wonder.
4. Les Loups ‘Show U The Luv’ (Les Loups Rework) So Sound Recordings
A Queenie beachfront fav that’s rocking the summer sun.
5. Prok & Fitch The Tribe (Original Mix) Floorplay Music
Need a party? Let Prok & Fitch provide with this Brighton bomb.
6. Andry Nalin ‘Oldskool Track’ (Original) Tea Drops International
A funk fuelled chunk of house that ensures the nod all night lon
7. Jesus Pablo ‘C Major’ Headtunes Recordings
Bally-eric piano beauty that will headline our summer adventures.
8. Peeta ‘I’ll Be By Your Side’ (Original Mix) Discotech Records
Disco house anyone? Stay faithful to Peeta’s beat and all will be saucy.
9. Robin Parris ‘LAX’ (Fleetside Remix) Tall House Digital
Donna sampling sweetie that’ll put a grin on your face.
10. Dave Mayer & DJ Roland Clark ‘Funky Like That’ (Original Mix) Strictly Rhythm
Proper deep house for proper deep house heads. Nuff said.
Catch Wildblood and Queenie at Wild Fruit, DSD, Rebel, Charity Shop DJ at Vintage by Hemingway and Brighton Gay Dance Weekend.