The regal ear maybe a little disco damaged but the tunes they go on! After the month of May comes summer, surely? And to hasten its arrival there are plenty of corkers to play with.
First up is the exquisite Quiet Village ‘Remixed with love by Maxxi & Zeus’ on Pyramid Of Mars. Expect your electronica expectations to be fulfilled as Quite Village deliver grooves as hypnotic as a loved up disco ball. A must hear. As is the double CD action of Slam’s ‘Collecting Data’ on Soma. Nowt will put a bounce in your step like this selection of Soma tracks and remixes from 2008 to 2012. Bounce to beat of the drum.
Also ensuring life keeps its pecker up is ‘Fabric 126’ from Guy Gerber on Fabric Records. Deep, maverick house with a giggle in its soul. Also worth your attention this June is the wonderful Various Artists ‘Remixed, Remastered and Released’ for 22 Digit Records. One listen to this collection of right proper house and you will wonder if four to the floor can get any classier. Head in Seamus Haji direction via Mixcloud this month and you’ll be in for a rare treat. The DJ that saved our life showcases his funk and soul roots with some must hear mixes. www.mixcloud.com/SeamusHaji
And finally this month’s blimey missus albums. First up is the glorious make your day moment from Solomon as he delivers a compilation of pure joy for ‘Watergate 11’ on the Watergate label. One day all music will be made this way. Simply adorable. And then there’s Jamie Jones. His latest artist album ‘Tracks From The Crypt’ on Crosstown Rebels will haunt, tickle and please you. Deep house to dive into. Enjoy.
June’s Joyous 12”s
1. Donna Summer ‘I Feel Love’ Casablanca Records
Simply the best record ever made. Thank you Ms Summer.
2. Electronic Youth ‘Soul Speaker’ (Original Mix) Maquina Music
Rapidly becoming our fav producers of the year.
3. Joris Voorn ‘Spank The Maid (Original Mix) Rejected
Dusty, dirty late night house for the Rebel ones.
4. Maxxi Soundsystem ‘Inside The Count’ Wolf Music
The Brighton boy delivers yet again with this loopy lovely.
5. Daveed ‘Let’s Get Together’ (Original Mix) Organika Records
A DSD essential that will reign all summer long thanks to Queen Jo.
6. Franco De Mulero & Hector Romero ‘I Found You’ Favouritizm
Set to add a touch of the sublime and soulful to your summer.
7. Bruno Kauffmann feat. Ria Alexander ‘Too Hot To Touch’ (Hifi Sean Remix) Sorry Shoes
Another sound remix from one of the soundest DJs we know.
8. Rich B & Chrissy Darling ‘Club Freak’ (Original Club Mix) Enriched Records
Get your freak on with one of clubland’s finest freaks. Like you do darling!
9. wAFF ‘Rainbows’ Hot Creations
Heavenly class from Hot Creations as the electronica gets deep.
10. DYNETIC ‘Bombaclot’ (Original Mix) Holographic
Jackin’ house just crossed into the mainroom and we love it.
Catch Wildblood and Queenie at DSD, Rebel, DSDeeper Rebel, Danceteria, Disco Deviant and Sirens.