Blimey, well after that weekend we are still in a proud recovery position. Talk about amazing; Brighton we couldn’t be prouder of you. But after every party must come the reality, unless of course you have some decent tunes in your ears and a post-Pride bounce in your heart. We, dear readers, have both.
The first to keep us grinning is the rather delicious (10 Years of) Virtue & Vice by Slum Science on Hudd Traxx. It jacks a bass ridden punch that will insist on your groove. If you prefer your tunes sonic rather than soaring check out the trippy electronica of Wareika and their debut Wternal! On Visionquest. Chill just grew some. And for those of you who need your house Balearic it has to be Bargrooves Ibiza 2013.With Dennis Ferrer, Noir & Sandy Rivera and Finebassen on the menu it is a late summer treat. If like Queenie you remember clubbing way, way, way back when, then Trevor Jackson’s Metal dance Industrial, New Wave & EBM. Classics & Rarities 1981-1988 with tracks by Visage, Front 242 and Godley & Crème will fill you with more nostalgic joy than a Curly Wurly. Genius.
As for this month’s “give me more of that beauty”, first up is the stunning Teleport: Echo City by Murphy Jax on Chiwax. Its like the lad swallowed the best bits of disco, 80s electronica and house to delivered a venture so sound and addictive you’ll be first in his teleport. Having become smitten with his Sail On release earlier this year, the arrival of Luca Lozano’s Life in Black and White on Klasse Recordings generated much girlie excitement in Queenie towers . And we haven’t been disappointed. Beautiful textured grooves that sample wonders to glorious effect. Yum. Equally delicious are the timeless grooves of Honey Dijon and her compilation Classic Through The Eyes Of: on The Classic Music Company label. Her selection of deep, jacking and seminal house grasped us by the soul and won’t let go. Class. As are the choices made by Cassy for fabric 71 on Fabric Records. Wow. If you need something to shake your foundations, charge your night and then entice you back for more this is the one. Stripped back hedonism anyone?
Wildblood and Queenie’s Saucy September 12″s
1. Francesca Lombardo What To Do Crosstown Rebels Slice of heaven that will ensure all is well in the world.
2. Jaymo & Andy George Remember (Original Mix) Moda Black A deep house groove that ensures a wiggle is had
3. Julian M We Are Young Catwash Records Queenie DSD fav that rocked the terrace all Pride long
4. Pet Shop Boys Vocal (Flashmob Mix) X2 The boys are back and they are sounding good
5. Adam Shelton ft. Francesca Lombardo Mirrors (Subb-an Terrace Mix) One Records An enthralling class combination of artist, remixer and vocalist
6. SE-SA vs. Rudimental Waiting All My Life (Maze & Masters Tentworthy Boot) White Wild Fruit tent magic from London’s finest lasses.
7. Mayfly feat. Amy Skippings Kiwi Needwant Haunting heartfelt stuff that will stay long after your lover leaves
8. Hauswerks Worth The Wait Moda Black 4 a.m. soundtrack that delivers a sweaty dancefloor high
9. Francesco Rossi Paper Aeroplanes (MK Gone With The Wind Mix) Strictly Rhythm Is there a producer more on form than MK right now? We think not.
10. Slava Supinsky A Good Thing (Original Mix) Kidology Right decent house from the Kidology stable.