Here we go then people, Brighton Pride weekend is here. Here’s to the wondrous basslines accompanying our finest moments and soundtracking those grin-fuelled memories. Are you ready for the audio onslaught?
Queenie’s sound sensation this month comes courtesy of Agnès presents Cavalier and the deep dubby minimal techno of ‘A Million Horses’ on Drumpoet Community. It will leave echoes on your soul after just one play. As will the tweaked trip hop beats of Astro Raph ’An Alchemists Arsenal’ on Cold Busted. If you want it 80s sonic The Off Key Hat and their debut album ‘Dangerous Machine’ on ISM Recordings will deliver. A moment of Casio wet dream electrofunk genius, this is the type of stylishly innocent electronica we love.
The Fantastics’ newie ‘All The People’ on Freestyle Records delivers a soulful edge to summer with their progressive soul-jazz, blues, Latin, funk & fusion. Beach life was made for albums like this. Two disco stunners this way come courtesy of Tom Moulton’s remix collection ‘Philly Re-Grooved 2’ and ‘Mixology – The Definitive Salsoul Mixes’ both on the Harmless label. The phrase “your disco needs this” is an understatement. Inspiring and wonderful both albums remind us what is so defining about disco, then and now. And if its house you want then head towards the exquisite House Masters Chocolate Puma on Defected. Their genre defining house music is tasty as hell and destined to soundtrack this months must-do Pride celebrations.
Finally our August addictions. First up the sensational ‘Soma Records 20 Years’. A label that has defined how electronic music is made, this compilation reminds us of their true greatness from Silicone Soul to Slam via a Mothership Reconnection. And finally it’s all about Jamie Jones and his mix ‘Jamie Jones: Fabric 59’. If his frequency twisting doesn’t impress you you’d best check for a pulse. A slice of unique. Enjoy. Have a safe and grin filled Pride x
QJ & WB August Adored
1. Hott 22 ‘Drug Hangover’ (Original Mix) Gossip Records
Pounding disco heavy house that will tear off every proud roof this August.
2. Art Department feat Soul Clap & Osunlade ‘We Call Love’ (DJ Harvey Remix) Crosstown Rebels
No soul on earth is moving us like Art Department do right now. Wondrous.
3. Stuttering Munx ‘Automatic’ (Vlad Sokolov Remix) Tall House Underground
Chugging wonder that will do wonders for your 6am disco moves.
4. Demuja ‘Summer Vibe’ (Hifi Sean Sunset Remix) Sorry Shoes
Our favourite bearded DJ does it again with this sunshine hot groove.
5. Raze ‘Break 4 Love’ (Soul Clap Dub Mix) Champion Records
Soul Clap stun with this sensational retake on the ultimate club classic.
6. Butch ‘Big Futt’ (Original Mix) Cecille
Butch is back and he’s taking no prisoners. Bonkers brilliance.
7. Schraub Lorenz ‘French Monkey’ Kurzstrecken Musik
A sublime French tech house wonder that seduces with its lazy beats.
8.Mute Box ‘Punisher’ Sheeva Records
Assured slice of quality house that requires your undivided attention.
9. WAWA ft Eddie Amador ‘The After Party 2011’ (Original Mix) Haiti Groove
Heavy hitting strung out Ibiza house with an addictive vocal.
10. Evil Chris Sword ‘Summer Track’ Bid Muzik
Summer sensation with an easy on the brain chorus. Ba ba baaa!
Catch Wildblood and Queenie at the Gaydar Welcome Party at Audio, Wild Fruit Terrace Party at Audio, Sunday Sundae, DSD Pride Lift Off and DSD Pride Full Throttle at OhSo and the legendary 12 hour long Sunday Sundae Mirrorball Party at Audio over Brighton Pride weekend.