So after a glorious June full of sunshine and summer vibes, er not, here comes July. Whatever the weather we intend to keep the action hot this month and this selection of sweeties should do it.
Firstly we have the ‘Future Disco presents Poolside Sounds’. And no they are not rubbing in our lack of rays but bringing some much needed warmth courtesy of Maya Jane Coles, The 2 Bears, Crazy P and many others. Check out the Maxxi Soundsystem remix of ‘Bear Hug’ for a sign of the wonder that is this slice of Future Disco. Ibiza gets a plenty of attention this month and none more so than at Ushuaia Beach Hotel who this month deliver ‘The Beach Album’ and ‘The Club Album’ on Defected. Hedonistic heaven of the island kind that’ll have you reaching for the Havaianas.
Bumping the bass is the essential ‘FABRICLIVE 64: Oneman’ as he melds genres, garage and dubstep to great effect. You just know you’re in the presence of genius and it sounds mighty fine. As does Jamie Lewis and his latest ‘Purpleized’ album on Purple Music. Check out the wonderful track ‘Without You’ with Marc Evans for a slice of pure summer lovin’. And if you’re after a dose of decent tech house then Carlo Lio’s ‘Past, Present, Future – Vol. 2’ on SCI+TEC will see you right.
Our techno heads are leading us in one direction this month thanks to a stellar release from Mr. G. ‘State of Flux’ on ReKids is a journey you’ll wanna make, twisting through sounds that will ensure your beat addiction is taken care of. Legendary. As is the Hot Chip’s latest ‘In Our Heads’ on Domino. There’s something about the way they utilize just the right chords to produce addictive melodies that has us hooked. They are our one life stand.
Finally our moment of the month is a history lesson we can’t learn enough from. ‘This Ain’t Chicago’, compiled by Richard Sen for Strut Records is a divine adventure in where our BPM’s came from. It’s all about Chicago and it’s all about house music, house music all night long.
Wildblood and Queenie’s July Scorchers
1. wAFF ‘Jo Johnson’ Hot Creations
There’s nowt better than a loopy bassline, an classic sample and a thumping bass. End of.
2. Nathan Barato ‘Back Up Queen’ ReKids
If this queer deep house doesn’t get your moving nothing will. Queens unite!
3. Electronic Youth & Kele Le Roc ‘Don’t You Know’ (Original Vocal Mix) Maquina Music
These boys can do no wrong as they continue to provide a sound summer soundtrack.
4. Gossip ‘Move In The Right Direction / Perfect World’ (Rory Phillips Mix) Columbia
Amazing nu-disco take on our fav queen of the night.
5. HNQO ‘Point Of View’ Hot Creations
Simple, decent house that is so easy to fall for. Adorable.
6. Seamus Haji Presents Big Bang Bang Theory ‘God’s Child’ (Seamus Haji & Nelski Old School Mix) Big Love
Welcome remixed resurrection of a seminal house track. Gawd bless you Seamus.
7. Cathy Battistessa ‘Une Nouvelle Humanite’ Peng Records
Summer sweetie that insists on plenty of sunlounger action.
8. 3 Balaeros Summer Breezin’ Melodica Recordings
One day all chill will be this horizontal.
9. Anthea ‘Distraction’ One Records
‘I can’t dance when you’re next to me’. Its hot, it’s steamy, its saucy. Get it.
10. My NamE ‘Good Girl Bad Girl’ (Original Mix) Soundz Dynamik
Another session of sexiness that will seduce with its laid back jackin’ groove.
Catch Wildblood and Queenie at Cube, DSD, Soul Damn Funky, Danceteria, Rebel and Sirens.