July is always about the build-up. Brighton Pride is on its way and we are getting very, very excited. But whilst the deadlines and the glitter and the sequins beckon we need a little sound distraction. And so here are this month’s Wildblood and Queenie Wonders.
First up are two Chris Coco offerings. Well it is summer and you can’t be all Balearic without some Coco. Gecko Beach Club Formentera: Volume Three Compiled and Mixed by Chris Coco and Danny O takes you right back to the best beaches on the planet whilst Coco, Steel and Lovebomb’s The Chillout Album on Melodica Records reminds you why this genre can be the enlightener it is. Class Coco stuff. Again. Also keeping it horizontal and glorious is Sunset Hours at Marini’s On 57 – compiled by Jose Padilla Secret Life Records. Ibiza is calling you.
Also vying for your wiggle attention this July are the sonic house of Cocoon Ibiza mixed by Mathias Kaden & Popof on Cocoon and the slo-baked grooves of Late Night Tales presents Bill Brewster: Nightshift on Late Night Tales. Each will enhance your summer loving and are worthy of your hard earned.
Finally our must-have because life isn’t complete without them albums. First get your ears around the genre-busting free spirited wonder that is Digitaria’s Night Falls Again on Hot Creations. It’s certain to become your favourite addiction. As is Sankeys 20th Anniversary album by Darius Syrossian on Sankeys Music. A blueprint for any house compilation that’s to come, this live adventure is sublime. And if you aren’t smitten by Darius’ remix of Green Velvet’s Bigger Than Prince by first listen we’ll be worried about you. Seriously worried. Enjoy.
Wildblood and Queenie’s Joyous July ones
La Fleur Stella(Arms Around EP) Watergate Just house of the finest nature, this will add quality to your days.
Hercules & Love Affair I Try To Talk To You (Seth Troxler NYC mix) Moshi Moshi Stunning track, stunning rework, stunning vocals. You know the score.
Green Velvet Bigger Than Prince (Darius Syrossian Rmx) Circus Recordings We have three words for you Darius – we love you!
Downtown Party Network Disco Ball Drama Futureboogie Recordings Sweet slo-mo grooves to get your juices flowing.
MK Always (MK Area 10 Remix) Defected / MOS We defy to keep your hands by your side. Get them in the air people.
Luke Solomon The Acid Games (Stop The Riot EP) Classic Back in the day grooves throwback that’s so 2014.
Benedetto & Farina ft Jaw Your Smile (Matt Tolfrey & Francesca Lombarda Reshape) Leftroom Ltd A slice of twisted but most seductive deeply dishy house music.
SKMK What a Night Lost My Dog Deep and jackin’ house to make you move.
Copy Paste Soul Cant Take It From Me 2 Swords Strung out deep disco samples keep this heaven bound.
Billie Ray Martin After All (Mijk van Dijk Remix) Disco Activisto Records Ms Martin keeps on delivering. Year after year after year.
Catch Wildblood and Queenie at DSD, DSD Higher, the Wild Fruit Pride Tent, Sunday Sundae, Calabash, HAW and Striking A Brighton Pose at Jubilee Library. Sssh!