Love is in the air, everywhere we look around, which can be interesting if you’re in Morrisons. But thankfully to see us through those moments of loved up madness we have a soundtrack of February wonders that will keep your heart pumping with love.
First up is the melodic loveliness of Concubine and the perfectly titled album, er, Concubine on, er, Concubine. Brought to you by Noah Pred and Rick Bull, Concubine will ensure your days are delicious. As will the well-oiled beats of Rights The Meaning EP on Infinite Machine. There’s plenty here to tuck into as Rights give us a sweet lesson in all things quirky and playful. Also worth your loving attention this month are the divine beats of Various Artists for 10 Years Part I on the Vakant label, a celebration of ten years of contemporary clubbing sounds you need to plug into. We did and we’ve been nodding with pleasure ever since.
Finally our wonders of the month. First up is the downright ridiculously good Butch Watergate 18 on Berlin’s Watergate label. It will charm the pants off you with its hypnotic techno and is one for those of you who like it done right proper. Purchase, along with an airfare to Berlin, and your winter is sorted. And finally there’s Nightbus on Chris Coco Music. It’s more than a compilation, it’s a night out, on the Nightbus, and is created by DJ Chris Coco (clues in the label name), music producer Ojan, and film makers Wesley Stokes Mellor and Molly Eaglesham. An ethereal and ambient slice of life beyond the boring return, it’s just the escape ticket you need. Climb onboard, you’ll not regret it. Enjoy.
Wildblood & Queenie’s February Fabulous Ones
Shaun J. Wright & Alinka Nowhere To Hide (Lil Mark Hot Like 77 Remix) Twirl Recordings We feel the Donna sample love. We feel it. End of.
Maxxi Soundsystem Medicine Culprit Dispense daily to ensure good health.
Lonely Boy I Like Disco Futureboogie Who doesn’t – a slice of loopy disco bass lines that delivers.
Zona Sul Neighbourhood Southern Fried A Brighton wonder that is determined to keep you wiggling.
Jaegerossa Ft Bobbi Move Your Body (C&P Music Factory Dub) Favouritizm Tong approved, this rewind action is 21st century perfection.
Josh Butler Ft.Yemi Bolatiwa Miss You Less (Leftwing & Kody Remix) Lost Records On point producer plus must-hear remix equals dancefloor bliss.
Rich Wakley Rough Cut (Darius Syrossian Remix) Mile End Record Jackin’ deep wonder that shines like a diamond.
Kinky Roland and Blue Pearl Can You Feel The Passion (Terry Farley’s Deeper Dub) Fetch Records Indeed we can.
Madonna Living For Love (THRILL Remix) Interscope A remix to get thrilled about from HRH. Wayne grins assured.
Climbers Feat. Clarian Tomorrow Never Comes Om Records Three words. Lush. Lush. Lush.