March is finally with us. Time for bunnies to bounce, spring to, erm, spring, and the tunes to get seriously wonderful. First play in this month’s Ouch house soundtrack goes to the classic soulful grooves of Natasha Watts and her sweet as debut album on Sedsoul. Expect to be spellbound as this mistress of melodies delivers a right bobby dazzler. Also shining this March are the downtempo sounds of Leon Vynehall’s Music for the Uninvited on 3024 and the handily labelled ‘ambient, 808 jack, nineties IDM, Chicago footstep, glitchy bits’ of Hiele’s Essential Oils on Ekster records. Electronica for the discerning ear. We are also rather taken by Shur-I-Kan’s Precious Things EP on Lazy Days. Short but achingly sweet it blasts away the winter cobwebs with style. As does the brilliant new Futurists compilation on Moda Black. Blimey Moda, that house music of yours is right nice.
As for this months must-bloody-have longplayers? Firstly we have the wobble inducing techno of Neun, a Cocoon compilation mixed with real panache by Chris Tietjen. If you want a reason why techno can still move hearts and minds this is it. Glorious. As is the compilation 3 Years Of Fiakun on the, you guessed it, Fiakun label. A real thing of beauty this had us hopelessly hooked from our first listen with its electronica of exciting possibilities. Finally there is the latest stunner from the Wolf + Lamb label stable. PillowTalk’s Je Ne Sais Quoi delivers prime cuts of pop melodies, classic R&B, soul and boogie to create glorious 21st century house music, proving this is a outfit you’ll want whispering sweet musical nothings in your ears till the cops come knocking. Perfection.
Wildblood and Queenie’s March Must-Have 12”s
1. Tom Flynn Hoochie / Mistress Chantelle Hot Creations As Mrs Doyle would say “Down with this type of filth”. Utter dirt!
2. HNNY Tears (Original Mix) Local Talk Neal Schtumm recommended Audio wonder we can’t get enough off
3. SKMK I Can Love Lost My Dog Outstanding house from SKMK’s brilliant Giving Up On You EP.
4. Dorsia Ghana (HNNY Remix) Loft Records If this doesn’t get your arse wiggling, nowt will.
5. Waze & Odyssey Real Good Like (Original Mix) Street Tracks Clubland’s nicest DJ duo deliver a dancefloor bomb.
6. Subb-an feat. S.Y.F. Say No More Crosstown Rebels Deep house anthem that will soundtrack this summer, believe us.
7. Terrence Parker When Loves The Feeling GFY Black Label Fine piano house that makes us yearn for Sunday Sundae’s return.
8. Voyeur Rain Away Madhouse Records Wait patiently and the cheeky disco diva sample will floor you.
9. Jorge Savoretti Bassuka Rogue Society Jackin’ percussive wonder that demands the sweat is has.
10. Lee Daley See The Way (Original Mix) Nordic Trax Deep rumbling house that packs a thrill.