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Wildblood + Queenie’s April Gscene Wonders

However fleeting, that’s sunshine peeking through the clouds promising a summer of love and we reckon its time to prepare with some April wonders. First up is the must hear low-down shady slo-mo beats of Greymatter’s No Blood Without on Unique Uncut Records. Quality. As are the ever mind expanding adventures of electro, new wave, and EBM Hamburg heroine Helena Hauff’s A Tape on Dark Entries, the bleeps and beeps of Tenacity 2017 and the funk fuelled session that is Rebirth 10 (Remixed) on Rebirth. Girl those grooves are fine.

Also ticking our April box this month is the Tooting brilliance of Soulnaturals Love Says Yes! on British Soul Standard, the sublime sonic sensation that is Greg Gow’s Lost Days on Social Experiment Records and the twisted dancefloor delights of 
Anthony Parasole’s Infrared Vision 
on Dekmantel UFO.

Add our April besties courtesy of Terry Francis’ tech house opus Together on Hallucienda, Chopstick & Johnjon’s exquisite Reviewed 01 on Suol and the divine Hector Romero’s Weaving Genres on Nervous Records and yes, as Bourgie Bourgie sings, we are living the life. Enjoy.

Wildblood & Queenie’s April Adored 12”s

Bress Underground The Jam Roots For Bloom Those Shag Edits just keep getting finer and finer

Athlete Whippet Friend Of Mine (Severino Remix) Squareglass Warm-up for Horse Meat Disco at Patterns anyone?

Ponty Mython Black Magic Burnin’ Music And the prize for best band name goes to…

Sandy Turnbull From The Start Galleria Records Jackin’ soulful back to the old days house of the grand kind.

Scott Diaz Mistreated Grand Plans  Raw, soulful and perfect. Just how we like it.

Moullinex Love Love Love Discotexas Guaranteeing more disco spins than a kitchen appliance.

Tomson, Eddie Leader & Chez Damier I Am With You (Outboxx Remix) Hudd Trax A beaut of a track that will haunt you all summer long

Chez Moon Don’t Need You Anymore (James Curd Remix) Repopulate Mars Repopulate Miami EP getting us hot under the collar.

Robin Ball Acid Stomp Memory Box Making tunes as good as their parties memory Box deliver.

Astrocat Astrocat Honey Glazed Records Feline fabulous destined to keep your pussy wiggling.

Catch Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service on RadioReverb 97.2FM DAB radioreverb.com April 1st and 15th 19:00

Wildblood + Queenie’s March Gscene Wonders

So like a rabbit out of a hat spring is finally jumping up before us and we have some mighty delicious tunes to accompany the light. If you want to ease yourself sweetly into spring then Chris Coco’s sound spiritual journey of discovery that is Return To Good Karma on Chris Coco Music will satisfy with its charming daydreams of Bali. As will the bliss beats of SCHiLLiNG’s Hella on Apparel Tronic. A magnificent mix of UK-rooted beats, Nu-Jazz, and jungle that will definitely impress you.

Other longplayers impressing us this month include the four-to-the-floor house and techno beauties of Octo Octo’s Where Are We Going? on Honey Soundsystem Records, the late night techno excellence of FABRICLIVE 91: Special Request, the welcome return of Jazzanova – The Remixes 2006-2016 on Sonar Kollektiv, the jubilant brilliance of Africa Gets Physical on, you guessed it, Get Physical and the all-killer-no-filler thriller that is Gradients on Astrophonica. A compilation to blow away the winter cobwebs.

As for our March wonders we’ll not be without? Be it the divine analogue ambience of Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society debut album on Six Degrees Records, the masterful back to the good stuff Big Love beauty that is Re-Loved By Seamus Haji – Volume 1, the dreamy ethereal techno and electronica that is Xinobi’s On The Quiet on Discotexas or the sensational Mr. YT and his Brand New Day on Apollo Recordings from Balearic downtime to bumped-up funk March delivers it all. And we are all the happier for it. Enjoy.

Wildblood and Queenie’s 12” March Marvels

Hercules and Love Affair featuring Faris Badwan Controller Mr Intl They are back and they are magnificent. Time to be perfectly controlled.

Bearcubs Underwaterfall All Points Achingly beautiful immersive electronica that will always seduce you.

Severino featuring Princess Magnifique Smoking Classic Music Company Right proper house music from two of our favourite disco queens.

Medlar Shake It For Discos Only Bleeping brilliance destined to get you in a right sweaty spin.

Letherette EP3 Wulf Records Downlow grooves sexier than Barry White on full throttle.

Tom Jay Fallen (Original Mix)  Sense Traxx Fall for this house beaut and all will be well with the world.

Chicks Luv Us & SerGy Pop It  Cuff   Come Up EP action so sexy you’ll be coming up till dawn.

Seamus Haji I Saw Your Face Big Love Strap yourself in for a session of seductive low-slung grooves.

Lee Garrett Mind Swerve Digital Brighton’s finest delivers a groove so delicious you’ll always want more.

Radio Slave Feel The Same Rekids A tune of anthemic proportions we can’t get enough of.

Recloose & Son Of Sound ft. Mara Spirit Knows TK AUS Quality house from AUS delivering plenty of soulful sunshine this spring.

Catch Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service on radioreverb.com 97.2FM 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at 7pm.

Perfect Distraction: COEO’s Mydonna on Toy Tonics

House music brings me joy. End of. Toy Tonics ensure that joy is endless with their constant flow of the good stuff as perfectly illustracted with this beaut from COEO. Mydonna is everything you could want from a groove, subtle yet scorching, deep yet accessible, and yeah, funky as hell. Which seems to be a tradition with Toy Tonics, the Berlin label that’s been rocking my world since 2013. Always in the best of year charts in our house, they constantly deliver right good tunes. Best you get toyed up today.

COEO’s Mydonna Toy Tonics Pre-order ahead of its digital release on 17th February here or buy now on vinyl here Yes buy not steal. Remember kids, home taping is killing music.

 

Perfect distraction: Hercules and Love Affair’s Fader

So this just hit me. And now I’m grinning. The promise of those late summer nights and dirty early mornings is back as Fader teases us with the prospect of another longplayer from Hercules & Love Affair. So yeah I am loving what the thought of Butler and Co is doing to me. But then when some of my life’s finer moments have been soundtracked by these NYC knights in shining electronic armour, why wouldn’t I be excited.

If this industrial beat infused taster Fader isn’t enough to wet your herculean appetite for the grimer side of 80s pop then you’d best check your pulse. It’s time for the return of Hercules and Love Affair.  A musical interpretation of intense sub-dom sexual roleplay anyone?

Hercules and Love Affair featuring Faris Badwan Fader on Mr Intl is out now.  Buy here. Yes buy not steal. Remember kids, home taping is killing music.

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Perfect Distractions: Lee Garrett’s Mind

Yesterday it was suggested I start keeping a “reasons to be grateful” journal. You can imagine this seasoned cynics response. But then the idea sunk in and I realised what indeed a lucky bugger I am. And I’m feeling truly lucky today as I count this fella amongst my disco mates. The ever gorgeous, ever generous Lee Garrett. Who yet again deserves our dancefloor attention thanks to his latest single Mind on Swerve Digital. A slice of flawlessly produced house that insists on the wiggle – all tribal like. And with remixes from Pete Dorling, A Lister and Fancy Inc it is a package you’ll be happy to go home with. Much like the gorgeous Mr Garrett – if only he wasn’t spoken for. A family man producing house for our clubbing family that will keep you dancing till dawn. All mindful like.

Lee Garrett’s Mind is out on February 20th on Swerve Digital. Pre order and buy here. Yes buy not steal. Remember kids, home taping is killing music.

 

Perfect Distraction: Severino ft. Princess Magnifique ‘Smoking’

There are many steps to happiness. But this Tuesday its real simple to achieve. Simply repeat after me the following words “I do what I want to do, I do what I want to do” then purchase Severino featuring Princess Magnifique Smoking on Classic Music Company. Go for both mixes – be it the life affirming Original mix or Eli Escobar‘s jacked up joyful remix. Download. Press play. Turn it up. Then turn it up again. Happiness ensured. House meets disco meets Severino and Princess Magnifique. It was always gonna deliver. Happy Tuesday people.

Severino featuring Princess Magnifique Smoking is out now on Classic Music Company Buy here Yes buy not steal. Remember kids, home taping is killing music.

Perfect Distraction: Bearcubs’ Underwaterfall EP on All Points

A unique blend of emotive electronic, future garage and lo-fi house music on a rainy Tuesday morning anyone? Then you are in the right place as I get distracted, all perfect like, by Bearcubs‘ haunting new EP Underwaterfall. To say it will keep you mindful of the good things in life during these turbulent times is an understatement. Charming in its sparseness, Underwaterfall is a exercise in beauty, with enough synths and layered vocals to keep the moodiest of us electronica fans happy. 

Bearcubs Underwaterfall EP on All Points released 10th March. Pre-order here Yes buy not steal. Remember kids, home taping is killing music.

Catch Bearcubs live at Brighton’s Mono on 24th March. Tickets here. Just one of the many dates on Bearcubs must-see debut headline UK and European Spring Tour, in partnership with Majestic Casual. Dates include 20.03 at The Crofters Rights, Bristol, 22.03 at Headrow House, Leeds 23.03 at The Garage (Attic Bar), Glasgow, 24.03 at Mono, Brighton, 28.03 at Birthdays, London and 05.04 at Badehaus, Berlin.

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