It’s official. Summer is beginning. Well almost. And to help you get prepped here’s a May soundtrack so sizzling it comes with factor 50 as standard.
First up is Billie Ray Martin’s enchanting new venture influenced by her love of Hi-Records and the 60s garage sound. The Soul Tapes on Sonnenstahl Records is a soulful treat destined to illuminate your summer. As will the soul diva Natasha Watts’ blissful 2nd Time Around on SedSoul and the emotional authenticity of Bucharest’s Mius’ Eigengrau on Sonar Kollektiv.
As for getting your May wiggle on check out the spot on 4-to-the-floor techno and house of Trevino’s Front on Birdie, the acid and slo-mo techno of Posthuman’s Back to Acid on Balkan and the Dots & Pearls 3 compilation mixed with aplomb by Daniel Stefanik for Cocoon. Also set to please this month is Madhouse Ibiza 2016 where the glorious La Fleur, JammHot and more await you or the brilliant MadTech Ibiza 2016 where Alexis Rapheal, Max Chapman and even more await you. House music all island long.
And as for our marvelous May must-plays? It has to be Dressed As A Girl: Official Motion Picture Soundtrack curated by the film’s director Colin Rothbart and the ever-handsome DJ Guy Williams. Press play and let the glitter fly outta those speakers. And if your like your glitter Italian then purchase the effortlessly stylish 100% Gomma Mixed By Severino of Horse Meat Disco on Gomma. One day all house music compilations will be made this way. Fa troppo caldo.
Wildblood & Queenie’s May Marvels
Acidulant Ladies & House Music Blackan Keeping the acid sassy this has Pride anthem written all over it.
Severino & Farley feat. Roy Inc Music Fills The Air SoSure Music A Home Service favourite this is house at its classiest.
Juliet Sikora & King Brain ft. Anita Davis A Tribute To House Divas Kittball Addictive house paying the divas we love the respect they deserve.
Zhut & Kapote Make It Cold (Nachtbraker Remix) Toy Tonics Queenie’s favourite label delivers a slice of jazzy funked up house.
Dorsia Chateau D’if Southern Fried Record Moody and marvellous. Just like it should always be.
Richy Ahmed So Good Hot Creations A summer essential that ensures the vibes on the dancefloor are too good.
Neil Parkes Fallin In Love Leftroom Records Snaking, groove-led bass hook anyone?
Lucretio Bug Lady Hot Haus Records Wet Coast EP house action that’s keeping us very, very excited.
Books Stoned Love XVI Records A NYC loft party vibe that will have you hooked at first listen.
Nikola Gala Komplex (Jansons Remix) Lower East Choppy basslines and stuttering stabs = happiness.
Catch Wildblood & Queenie at Home Service May 1st and Horse Meat Disco May 28th @ Patterns. Plus on Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service on Radio Reverb May 8th 17:00 GMT 97.2FM, DAB and online at RadioReverb.com.