So we can safely say summer is almost here. Sunshine, beach, Brighton at its best. And here’s a May soundtrack to keep it so. There’s a mountain of good stuff out there that has us wiggling and smiling in the sunshine as we head towards a summer of love. From the intelligent deep grooves of Braille’s Mute Swan on Infinite Machine to the cheeky 80s retake that is DJ Cam’s Miami Vice on Inflammable via the lush beats of Terranova’s Restless on Kompact, the state of house right now is more than good. It’s outstanding.
Head towards Dame Music 5 Years Anniversary if you want a lesson in the right kinda house. It’s relentless in its electronic brilliance and worthy of your attention. As is the lazy laidback loopiness of Glenn Astro’s Throwback on Tartelet, the un-missable wonder of HNNY Edits on Local Talk, the experimental genius of Actress’s DJ-Kicks and the house love shown by Lauer on the exquisite Borndom for the Permanent Vacation label.
As for our May marvels? Monki FABRICLIVE 81 will keep you nodding till you can nod no more whilst Kerrier District’s 4 on Hypercolour will tempt you back to the days of jazzed up lush and lovely house – with Brush The Bush being one of our stand out favourites of the album. (Can’t think why?). Add the sublime sound venture New Day from Satoshi Tomiie for AbstractArchitecture, the truly outstanding Horizontalism from the sound craftsman that is Fink on R’COUP’D and the stunning Flash Atkins The Life and Times on Paper Recordings and you have a summer soundtrack perfect for beachside antics. Enjoy.
Wildblood and Queenie’s Massive May 12”s
Sylvan Esso H.S.K.T (Hercules & Love Affair Bleeps and Vox Mix) Partisan Records Stunning summer anthem Hercules style. Roll on Brighton Pride!
Darius Syrossian All Night Long (Main Mix) Mile End Records We. Are. Not. Worthy.
Jaymo & Andy George x Sidney Charles Hip Shots Moda Black Caution Your Blast EP action that has us jumpin’.
Slope Lost In Space Black Catalogue Tasty laidback house jam that demands you get lost in space
D’Julz & Phil Weeks Ligne B Rex Club Music New label, same quality grooves from Queenie’s fav Phil.
Citizenn Tied (12″ Mix) Crosstown Rebels Hypnotic groove destined to destroy the summer dancefloors.
Art Department Catch You By Surprise (Guy Gerber remix) No.19 Music File under: genius
Liston feat Aisha Zoe Until Dawn Nightbus / Chris Coco Music Future bass from the Nightbus wonder Liston has us spellbound.
Feral Is Kinky Lick Shot (Hifi Sean Remix) Squirt Records Hifi and Feral combine for a squirt fuelled bass house beauty.
Tainted Souls Basement Jam Madtech Twisted bassline action that will pleasure you all night long.