Blimey. We’ve been inundated with tunes this month as the players that be get their bounce back and provide you with a summer of hot soundtracks. First up is the magnificent Don’t Be Leftout (Mixed by Matt Tolfrey & Ryan Crosson) on Leftroom. A Visionquest / Leftroom hybrid this house compilation has more bounce than a bunny on Sunny D. Best you hop on board! As has the deep grooves of krankbrother – Recollective on Defected. The equivalent of a weekend of festival action in one compilation this should have you grinning from ear to ear. Also highly recommended is the underground essential that is Catwash Beats Vol.3 on Catwash Records, the gritty electronica of Traumer’s Takt on Herzblut and the complex minimalist soundscapes of The Phantom’s LP 1 on Silverback Recordings. Spring is definitely getting its clever groove on.
And as for those glories happily feeding our tune addiction? First up is the brilliant 5 Years of No19 Music on No19 Music. Never has bliss been programmed so effectively. If you require your hands in the air all hip like, then it has to be Sonny Fodera’s After Parties and Aeroplanes on Cajual Records. A definite fly high wonder. As are the stunners Shades of Gray’s Unlock the Rhythm on Beef Records, the intriguing electronic and house of Kito Jemepre’s Objects on Fata Morgana and the delicious Shinedoe’s Illogical Directions on Intacto. Smitten with these you shall become, we promise. Finally it has to be the deep, deep house beauty that is David K’s Out Of Range on Souvenir Music. Sometimes albums just grab you and, as is the case with Mr K, make you wish you’ll never lose their embrace. Hold tight and enjoy.
Wildblood and Queenie’s April Sound Adventures
1. Fantastic Mr Fox feat. Denai Moore On My Own Black Acre A tune to knock your socks off. Jamie xx approved. WB & QJ loved.
2. Mark Wilkinson & Mikalis House Music Baby (Hifi Sean Remix) Kidology Hifi delivers a remix masterclass as local boy Mikalis does us proud.
3. La Fleur Kattflickan (Art Of Tones Remix) Power Plant Us + You + La Fleur + sunshine = summer loving all night long.
4. Illyus & Barrientos Do Anything You Wanna Glasgow Underground Sensational deep tech house bass bouncer that insists on a wiggle.
5. S&M feat. Dnae Too Much Not Enough Principal Sophisticated house music that will sauce you up.
6. Patrick Topping Boxed Off Hot Creations Hip house that will get your soul nodding till the early morn.
7. Waifs & Strays Don’t You Stop EP Madtech Chunky deep house that delivers a right proper thrill.
8. Lula Cirus She Loves Me (PBR Streetgang Remix) Culprit A slice of Culprit’s Above The City: Rooftop Rising EP worth grabbing.
9. Apes Two Thousand Six Church Seriously wonderous techno deserving of any 5am dancefloor moment.
10. Fur Coat There’s No Time (wAFF Warehouse Mix) Hot Creations Deep, dark and devilish house that will have you hooked within minutes.
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