Right then, it’s full steam ahead into what I bloody well hope is going to be a boiling steamy summer my disco darlings. So here are some wonders to bounce about to whilst you’re slipping into your bikinis…
And what a start we have here as Chilean dj Dinky reveals her song-writing talents on the beautiful album Dimension D on Visionquest. With her ethereal vocals wrapping themselves round complex stories of relationships and encounters in far-flung cities there’s a certain jazzy intrigue that’ll keep you entranced, plus enough of a nod to the rhythms of the night to keep that bikini clad arse swaying nicely. As will the rather gorgeous Late Night Beats by Joss Moog on Robsoul Recordings. Mister Moog is the master of blending live instrumentation with soulful beats and vintage house samples, creating a lovely deep and musical collection. Yet tracks such as Big Dudes and That Woman not only have superb titles, they also have enough bite to bump that dance-floor. Or indeed, barbeque.
Next up comes Airhead with For Years on R & S. This is a complex little gem, sometimes introspective such as on Knives (which also features his melancholic friend James Blake), playful (check the Bossanova type lilt of Autumn) and there’s even the sunshine-y house of Fault Line. So there’s a wee soupcon of something for everyone here. Nice! And for those with eclectic tastes, please try Peven Everett’s King Of Hearts on Makin Moves. Basically an album of lurve songs (and we all need those, do we not?) floating seamlessly across all genres from RnB, funk, soul and rap right through to soulful house. Go on, get smoochy in that swim-wear I dare you!
Finally, here are a couple of compilations to tickle your fancy. Firstly MK’s Defected Presents MK In The House is a must for everyone intending to party the summer away. Come on…it’s even got MK’s fabulous remix of Pet Shop Boys Can You Forgive Her on it! Secondly, keeping up the lovely house vibe on Holic Trax, various artists including JMF and Ranacat will keep you wiggling with top album Tam Tam Club.
Right, I’m off to top up my tan. Catch me and Wildblood on Sauce FM, Wild Fruit, Sunday Sundae, DSD and Musika. And I do believe Kate is finally leaving the library.
June Twelve Inches
Miss B Don’t Stop White
Delicious deepness from the fabulous Miss B
Miguel Campbell Beams Of Light Hot Creations
Fan-bleedin’-tastic. Alexis Raphael mix stands out!
Signature Soul More And More Disco’s Revenge
Get’s right under your (suntanned skin). Gorgeous!
Beaverhausen Open Up Let’s Do It EP Jeepers Music
Splendid house/tech from the Brightonian.
Jamie Jones Moan And Groan Crosstown Rebels
I’ll always moan and groan for Mr Jones.
Martin Kravel Garden Of Eden MUM
It’s dark and dirty in that there garden….
Gromie & Sage Caswell Vines/Pyrex Peach
Space-age house for a sunny day.
Roland Nights Til The Morning Lost My Dog
Perfection is Mr V in the mix.
Asadinho Transgression EP RvS Music
Naughty naughty naughty. And very nice.
Kon All About You EP Soul Clap
Check out Runaway. Wonderful in everyway!