Wizz bang wallop sparkle. Time to ignore the brrr and sweat it off in a nightclub, a house party you said you’d leave before dawn or, and this is our fav, via those headphones as you wiggle your way through that Monday morning ride to work.
First up are the Autumnal tones of ‘Above The City’ on Culprit. Straight outta LA this lovingly crafted compilation of lazy beats and nostalgia driven yet achingly hip electronica will get your warmed up just right. Check out the Chaka inspired Nico Lahs ‘Lost in My Soul’ to hear what the 21st century can really do with those 80s classics. Also ensuring there’s beauty in every leaf falling this season is the tentative bass running through every track of Mario & Vidis ‘Changed’ on Silence Music and the sublime synth funk nu wave of Wagon Cookin’ ‘Eleven’ on Smoke N’ Mirrors / Om Records. Duvets days indeed.
If you want your bass lines more bouncy than a conker on elastic then it has to be Sean Biddle Presents ’ Chicago Nights’ on Bid Muzik. It came no surprise that one of our favourite producers should deliver a compilation of such class and once you get your dancing mush round the likes of Joey Chicago and Green Street your bound to be in disco agreement. Also worth an arse shake or two is the brilliant ‘Azuli Amsterdam mixed by Roul & Doors / Frank Rizardo’. House as it can be; inspiring, original and party insistent.
As for the longplayers we’re finding promoting happiness this November? First there’s The Littlemen ‘Retro Resources: 10 Years of The Littlemen’ on Mobile Trax. Never has the Jack been so classy. Second there’s the amazing Crosstown Rebels presents ‘Rebel Rave 2 Mixed by Droog’ reminding us that sometimes you just have to give in to the Yallop and finally there’s Trentemoller ‘Reworked/Remixed’ on In My Room. Occasionally music leaves you spellbound. Trentemoller provides that occasion. Enjoy.
Wildblood and Queenie’s November niceties
1. Paul Parsons ‘Peepin’’ (Tim Nice Remix) Tall House Underground
Deep tech house that encourages the Miss-behave in us all.
2. DJ Sneak & Phil Weeks a.k.a. Bubba Beats & Kid Piston ‘Breakdown Acid’ Robsoul Recordings
Hungry for the bleep? This tip to acid house will feed your addiction.
3. Jay West ‘Still Groovin’ (Boogie Mix) Salted Music
Staple house wonder that is so part of your five a day.
4. Acid Andee ‘Feelin’ Me’ Stab Fever EP Lost My Dog
One for the moody souls.
5. Tom Taylor & Gareth Whitehead ‘One Love’ (Pete Dafeet Remix) Lost My Dog
Understated house with the funkiest of intentions.
6. Shades Of Grey ‘The Departure’ Tronicsole Recordings
Underground piano fuelled wonder that delights as you dance…and dance.
7. Ben Gomori ‘No Man is an Island’ (Denney’s Bak 2 Jak Remix) Baker Street Recordings
We’re jacking. Ben’s jacking. You jacking?
8. Lee Picton ‘Roll Deep’ White
One of 2011’s hero’s delivers a new twist on peak time house.
9. Jonny Cade ‘Platipussy’ / ‘Vertigoed’ Black Key Records
Divide deep tech house from a record label you need in your life.
10. Talavera ‘Jack’ Cacao EP So Sound Recordings
So Sound provide some much needed November sunshine.
Catch Queenie and Wildblood at Sirens, The Wild Fruit Red Party 2011 @ Project and Rebel Dirty Disco Trix @ The Haunt.