So its time to hunt out the mittens, skip through the lost leaves of autumn and fall in love with knitwear again? Well maybe not – seems the heat is here a little longer and we’re not just dreaming of summer. Its still here. And with tunes like this there’s no reason to succumb to the batten down. Hell lets keep it this hot all winter long.
First up is Lack Of Afro and his magical outing ‘This Time’ on Freestyle Records. Freestyle is the word as Afro delivers a punchy take on hip-hop, funk and soul to great effect. As does the mesmeric beats of ‘Cookin’ Gumbo’ by Captain Planet on Bastard Jazz Recordings. Also worth a peek is the antependia funk of Randa & The Soul Kingdom’s ‘What You Need’ on Freestyle Records and the addictive Tru Thoughts compilation that is ‘Shapes 11:01.’ Talent never sounded so good.
As for the hedonists out there you have to head Slove’s way for their album ‘La Danse’ on Pschent, which knocks spots off any Cowell creation whilst the sound of mind will always want to partake in MGMT’s compiling duties for the latest ‘Late Night Tales’. It’s oddly good. Need we say more?
As for Octobers must haves? First is ‘Live & Remastered Ministry of Sound 20th Anniversary Boxset’ on MOS which, thanks to Larry Levan, David Morales, Todd Terry, Kenny Carpenter and Justin Berkman, is a delight of epic proportions whilst ‘Copyright In The House – Hong Kong 11’ on Defected is simply a treasure trove of upfront class. ‘Under The Influence Vol.1’ complied by DJ Red Greg on Z Records is an adventure in soul, funk and disco tunes that have stood the test of time, ensuring your dance goes on and on. As will this months true wonder, Miguel Migs ‘Outside The Skyline’ on Om Records / Salted Music. There aren’t enough words to describe how truly special this album is. It’s house as all house should be. Perfection in longplaying form. Enjoy.
Wildblood & Queenie’s October OMG’s!
1. Miguel Migs and Evelyn “Champagne” King ‘Everybody’ Salted Records
Quite simply perfection in house form. Miss King we are not worthy!
2. Phil Weeks ‘By My Side’ (Gramophonedzie Remix) Robsoul Recordings
Stunning remixes of this jacked up house marvel.
3. Block & Crown vs. Soulshaker feat. Robbie Craig ‘Moneygrabbin’ (Block & Crown Full Vocal Club Mix) Caus ‘N’ ff-ct
Seriously big room house that will insist on some fine moves.
4. Justin Harris ‘Music’s My Religion’ (Deez Preach 2 Teach Mix) Baker Street Recordings
Deep, jackin’, twisted house with the must-have sermon. Essential.
5. Lee Picton ‘Acid Deviant’ (Original Mix) Manchester Underground Music
We call it Acid and we can’t get enough.
6. Random Factor & Gareth Whitehead ‘Age Old’ (Jacked Out Mix) Lost My Dog
If this got funkier it would be banned. A groove like no other.
7. Mr Wise ‘Once Again’ (Resumo Remix) Discotech Records
Minimal beat of a tune that delivers late night grins with every play.
8. Richard Earnshaw ft. Oby ‘Never Gonna Let You Down’ Duffnote Recordings
Two words. Pure class.
9. Body Language ‘Falling Out’ (Jprez Re-Edit) Om Records
Percussion fuelled house of the insistent kind.
10. Mano Le Tough ‘Stories’ Buzzin’ Fly
Simple but effective musical tale that will soften any blow life delivers.
Catch Wildblood & Queenie at DSD and Muzika this month.