It is time to get with the spring programme and usher in a season of sunshine grooves and hot, hot parties. From samplers to longplayers Miami WMC is on our mind as we begin compiling the soundtrack to Brighton summer 2012. Impressing this month is the underground house and tech house of ‘Maquina Miami 2012’, the crowd pleaser that is ‘Kidology London’s 2012 WMC Sampler’, the classy cut that is ‘Soulheat Miami 12 Sampler’, the beast that is ‘Miami Night & Day’ on Phonetic records and the party-charged wonder that is ‘All Gone Miami ’12’ complied and mixed by Pete Tong & Groove Armada on Defected. We can feel the sand between our toes already. Speedo’s bought yet boys?
Other moments of divine music inspiration this spring come from Bjork’s ‘Biophilia Remix Series’ on One Little Indian with 16 Bit, Matthew Herbert, Current Value and many more, the cheeky nibble that is the ‘New Playboy Sessions Paris’ mixed by Michael Canitrot on Defected and the electronic kaleidoscope that is Dave Aju ‘Heirlooms’ on Circus Company. Nice.
April’s Outstanding Contribution to the DJ Mix Award goes to Maxxi Soundsystem and his epic two-hour Data Transmission Podcast. Grab it while you can to ensure your days and nights go with a grin. datatransmission.co.uk/Podcast/365/
As for this months ‘blimey missus they are rather marvelous’ albums? First up we have the addictive nu-disco delight that is Kris Menace ‘Electric Horizon’ on Compuphonic. You’ll want this in your head. Next there’s the quiet masterpiece that is Amirali’s ‘In Time’ on Crosstown Rebels, a collection of complex house music that gives us yet another reason to fall for ever evolving genre of house. Then there’s I: Cube’s ‘M Megamix’ on Versatile Records, a journey into all things house, disco and techno that will ensure your neighbours will come knocking. And finally we’ve so fallen for Les Loups ‘Club Coeur’ on So Sound Recordings. Its disco, delicious and its d-lovely. Summer can finally get its groove on. Enjoy
Catch Wildblood and Queenie at Danceteria on the 8th April and at The Globe, Brighton.
Wildblood & Queenie’s Adorable April Top Ten
1. The White Lamp ‘It’s You’ Futureboogie Recordings
Romantic slo-burn groove that will captivate with its class hook.
2. Fries & Bridges ‘Forever This’ (Sneak ‘Forever’ Remix) The Factory
Old school house vs. disco for some sweet Sundae memories 2012 style.
3. Alexis Raphael ‘Into The Light’ Hot Creations
Stripped back funked up basslines fuel this underground house smash.
4. Crazy P ‘Changes’ (Hot Toddy Remix) Om Records
One can’t have a summer soundtrack without Crazy P. Absolute stunner.
5. Falko Niestolik with Roter & Lewis ‘Last Days Of Hip Hop’ Caus-N-ff-ct
A right decent house tune demanding of a dirty, dirty dance.
6. Phil Weeks ‘Disco Inferno’ (Original Mix) Clash Music
Jackin’ disco house that will create mayhem and mischief all night long.
7. Larse ‘The More I Want’ (Eivissa Edit) Noir Music
A sweet reminder of Balearic summers past and those to come. A beauty.
8. YokoO ‘Blinded’ (Original Mix) 22 Digit
Deep tech house delivering an arse shaking get down groove.
9. Barrique & Shrulliver ‘Barrique (Ian Pooley Remix) Lazy Days
This energetic minimal groove will have you sweating sweetly.
10. J&M Brothers ‘Boogiefunk’ Flavor Saver Vol. 9. Salted Music
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Boogiefunk anyone?