Thawed out yet? Feeling the gentle heat of spring in those dancing pants of yours? Summer dear ones is almost here (say we, ever the optimists). And to fuel our hope for sunny days and hot nights here’s a pick of March’s finest. First check out Opto Nights Volume 1 on Opto and its tasty mix of house, techno and progressive. The acidic sounding Spank by Ponyfeet is a right marvel. Another label that’s been spanking the competition recently is the brilliant Discotech and This Is What We Call Discotech Vol. 3 is short but oh so sweet reflection of their creativity with Loonic’s New Man bringing a much needed bounce to springtime. And if your desperate to feel the summer sand under your feet then Azuli’s Miami 12 Mixed by David Jones or the scorcher that is Defected in The House Miami ‘12 Mixed by Franky Rizardo / Treasure Fingers / Noir will ensure you’ll feel the heat. Speedos at the ready boys.
There’s a definite warming theme developing this month and the rays get hotter courtesy of Cielo Sunrise Mixed By Nicolas Matar on Nervous Records. It’s sensual mix of deep house, Nu-Jazz, Techno and Disco classics will enhance any hot action you have an eye on. If you need it big room scorching get with Kid Massive’s program and his new album A Little Louder. Need a reason? One word. Peyton. And if you need it even louder check out the curveball that is FABRICLIVE 62: Kasra on Fabric Records. Drum & bass has never been so quality.
As for this month’s OMFG players it’s simple. First we have the Broadcast lead beauty of Late Night Tales Compiled & Mixed by Belle & Sebastian, a selection of quirky regal wonders. Second there’s the bliss of The 2 Bears Strong’, if you haven’t succumbed to the fella’s in fur then shame on you and finally it has to be the stereophonic stunner that is Soul Clap EFUNK on Wolf + Lamb. Sometime the cool kids are right and sometimes music is about more than the bleeding obvious. Engage with Soulclap and it will make your month complete. Promise.
Marvels for March
1. Storm Queen ‘Look Right Through’ (Jamie Jones Remix) Defected
The love affair with Storm Queen begins again as Jamie delivers a heart pounder.
2. Bah Samba ‘Moonlight’ (Souldynamic Remix) Favouritizm
Hot as hell soulful saucy house that delivers the right kinda wink.
3. The Shack ‘One and Only’ (Faze Action Mix) Faze Action Records.
One day all records will be made this way. Divine.
4. Verses ‘Lessons In Daft Punk’ White
Find them on Soundcloud for a cool lesson in spoken word electronica.
5. Maceo Plex ‘Deez Nuts’ (Ellum Sleazy Riders Collection) Ellum Records
Deep delicious clever and cool, Ellum deliver a warm embrace of an EP.
6. Lovebirds feat. Steve Downes ‘Want You In My Soul’ Winding Road Records
We can feel the beachside sunshine already. Roll on a summer soundtracked to this.
7. Tony Barbato ‘Jump’ Favouritizm
A simple discotech groove layered with love and perfection.
8. Jamie Trench ‘She Said’ (She Spoke To Me In French EP) Kuluki Music
A dictionary busting definition of decent dance music.
9. Fur Coat feat. Cari Golden ‘You And I’ Crosstown Rebels
A beauty of a tune that will leave you wanting more and more and more.
10. Wagon Cookin’ ‘Come Into the Light’ (Chus & Ceballos Remix) OM Records
Who says house has lost its funk? Its time to believe in Jack again.