Wow! Well that was some summer. Celebrations, catastrophes and corking moments. Loved it. But as autumn wings it way into view and the chill comes we need some heat to ensure we keep toasty this October. First up is the return of Layo & Bushwacka!’s Rising & Falling on Olmeto. A lot of beats have passed under the bridge since Love Story but this achingly cool lesson in how to make electronica displays all the knowledge and wonder you’d expect from Misters Bushwacka and Layo. Divine. In fact this month is stuffed with divine delights. Take 2 Bears, 1 Love on Defected. It’s the compilation equivalent of salmon hooked out of the mountain stream. Fresh, bouncing and glorious. Surprise follows surprise as the groove the 2 Bears get on entices and entertains. An essential furry sensation.
As is Kittball Konspiracy Vol 5 on German deep and tech house label Kittball. Its as you expect – and more. Techno heads should head in the direction of Ben Klock: Fabric 66 as the Berghain resident delivers a slo-burner of trip and for the disco bunnies it has to be Under The Influence Vol: 2 Compiled by Paul Philips on ZR Records. Never have some many house records owed so much to so few soul and funk tunes. Here is the proof. Get it and, er, get down as Kate’s Nan used to say.
And as for our must-have cor blimey how good think we might weep albums this October? First up is the essential talent spotter that is Various Culprit VA – Above The City 2 on Above Board. From deep and underground to full on party thrillers this selection of up and coming wonders will blow you away. As will the glory that is Only 4 U: The Sound of Cajmere and Cajul Records 1992-2012 on Strut Records. Twenty years of hard jacking house and seminal US garage in one perfectly formed package. Brighter days indeed. And finally there are two masters to worship. First the genius of Miguel Migs as he delivers a transcending trends mix for House Masters on Defect. We are not worthy. And secondly, but never last, is Miguel Campbell’s Back In Flight School on Hot Creations. A constant companion this last month Campbell will invigorate your love affair with house once more and in doing so make you wonder what all the fuss about that noise they call EDM is about. A stunner. Enjoy.
Wildblood and Queenie’s October Orgasmic Wonders
1. Mikalis Vs Ce Ce Peniston Finally (Original Mix) Kidology London
The tune of Brighton Pride 2012 and destined for glorious things. How marvelous!
2. Mantronix How Did You Know (Hifi Sean Mix) Southern Fried
The bootleg becomes the beloved as this strung out wonder gets the Hifi tweak.
3. Noir Satisfied NM2
Name us a dirtier tune and we’ll eat our woolly hat…and scarves…and mittens.
4. Maceo Plex & Jon Dasilva feat. Joi Cardwell Love Somebody Else Ellum
Like a roll call of everything that is perfect about deep house. Listen and adore.
5. Up Yours Tonight (Hifi Sean & Severino Afterhours Mix) Southern Fried Records
More bearded action as the boys deliver house of the right kind.
6. Ruben Alvarez Just Thoughts (Original Mix) La Musique Fantastique
Ban strings and we are done for! Loving this disco sample heavy weight.
7. Bobby Womack Love is Gonna Lift You Up (Julio Bashmore Rmx) XL Recordings
If you don’t get Julio you don’t get house music.
8. Electronic Youth Me & U (Original Mix) Maqina Records
Mean, moody and yet oh so bloody interesting. Electronic Youth deliver yet again!
9. Mike La Funk & Jason Caesar Shake this World (Hardsoul Mix) The Brothers
One day all house records will be made the Hardsoul way.
10. H.O.S.H feat. Malonda No One Diynamic Music
Simple electronica that will take your breath away.