A little late…due to circumstances (and stairs) beyond our control.
So that was that. 2013. Done and dusted. Glorious but gone. Time to, as Carole Sylan once sung, look ahead. First up is the gloriously kooky koolness of Various Artists fabric 72 on Fabric in which every element of electronica is represented with a chaotic charm that’s bound to enchant. So to will the sound ventures of Spencer Parker’s Its Not Over longplayer, which delivers the right amount of Berlin based brilliance as he plays with all things heavy in the house department. Also hailing for our favourite city is the wondrous compilation Wilde Liebe (Wild Love) on Wilde Records, a impressive journey through house from its deepest darks bleeps and bangs to the chunkiest of tech. Definitely worth your attention.
As is the deep glory that engulfs ones lugholes as you hunker down with Fred P and his mighty compilation Selected on Boards. Seriously good stuff that will have you shaking a tail feather ‘til the early hours. And if you like your techno ridiculously dark, twisted and, well, not easy listening, it has to be Dusty Kid’s III on Isolade. The neighbours still haven’t forgiven us for playing this one. Love it.
And finally our January gems. First it’s the too, too good Various 10 Years Of Crosstown Rebels compilation on Crosstown Rebels. Celebrating one of the best labels out there, it reads like a who’s who of decent house music as The Royal We, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Francesco Lombardo, Russ Yallop, Soul Clap and many, many more remind us why we are all Crosstown Rebels. House as good as it gets and a reason to fall for them all over again. And then there’s the sublime Various Artists BPM001 Mixed By Art Department on No.19 Music. Yep the stylish boys are back and parading some mighty fine tousled tunes for your enjoyment. Believe us, get lost in Art Department and you’ll not wanna find your way home. Enjoy.
Wildblood and Queenie’s 12’s of January
1. Daniel Steinberg The Way You Are Arms & Legs
Simply Queenie’s grin inducing dirty disco moment of the month.
2. Jaymo & Andy George Tales From The Basement EP Moda Black
An EP that delivers the finest of deep and delightful house music.
3. Shiny Objects Tell Me What You Want Smoke N Mirrors
Saucy as hell house that grabs you right between the…
4. Adnan Sharif Sky Toucher (Safeword Remix) Smoke N Mirrors
If you have to do the walk of shame, let this be the soundtrack.
5. Cristoph VMC (Vox Mix) Nordic Trax
Much loved label continue their stellar releases with this wonder.
6. Crowdpleaser Right Beside You Xtra Tamed
Genre twisting slice of wiggle.
7. Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie Marlboro Light (GW Remix) Karlovak
Three words. Love love love.
8. Gavin Herlihy Higher (Laura Jones Remix) Lokee Music
Quality remix that continues to remind us of Miss Jones’ brilliance.
9. Nina Kraviz Mr Jones (Mix 1) Rekids
Moody mother of a tune that will seduce you within seconds.
10. Sidney Charles Hustler Stomp I’m A House Gangster
Sid continues to impress Jack’s disciples.