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Wildblood + Queenie’s June Gscene Wonders

We’re feeling the love this June as we soundtrack our month of fun in the sun. Yep there’s a load to wiggle to as we delve deep into the delights of the latest house, disco and electronica.

Keeping the grooves on the downlow this month are the dizzyingly beautiful Russian groove of Lubish’s Clouds on Erizados, the melodies of DC Salas’s The Unspoken on Biologic Records and the warm, low slung but bass heavy class of fabric 94: Steffi on fabric Records.

Compilations ensuring this is a month of cork popping include the delights of Kittball Konspiracy Vol.14 on Kittball Records and Get Physical’s two June jumpers, Get Physical presents Ibiza 2017 compiled & mixed by Ben Hoo and the seminal 15 Years of Get Physical. Olivia John would be proud.

As for our must wiggle wonders? Grab yourself a slice of heaven courtesy of this bunch and life will be forever bright. Yep with the iconic 10cotexas Discotexas 10 Year Anniversary Compilation on, you guessed it, Discotexas, MacStanton’s spacy disco adventure LOdyssee on So French Records, Roosevelt’s Roosevelt Remixed 1&2 on Greco-Roman/ City Slang or Billy Palmier’s charming disco wonder Escape From Freedom on Citywurl Records and your boogie can only get better. Enjoy.

Wildblood & Queenie’s 12” June Jollies

Joe Goddard Home (Morgan Geist remix) Domino Already up there as contender for tune of the year. Masterful.

COEO Cabrio Mango Toy Tonics Made for sunshine terraces, a tune to bring on the summer.

Prok & Fitch Nodding Dog Kaluki Music You’ll all be nodding to this monster of a floorfiller all night long.

John Davis & The Monster Orchestra Up Jumped The Devil (Louie Vega Remix) Nurvous Orchestral manoeuvres of the perfect disco kind.

Marquis Hawkes The Basement is Burning AUS Feel good house that will fill you soul with a great big grooving grin.

DJ Nature Born Lifted Futureboogie A Home Service favourite with royal approval from Queenie.

Leigh D Oliver Pussyfoot (Original Mix) Sordid Feel the feline love with this fierce house track.

City Jams Redlight Hot Haus NYC infused house cut worthy of your undivided dancing attention.

Catz ‘N Dogz feat. Shaun J. Wright Afterglow (Bright Mix) Watergate Enchanting adventures of the Berlin kind. Just how we like it.

Mix & Fairbanks Wish I Didn’t Miss You Made & Played The Angie Stone classic gets the perfect disco re-edit treatment.

Catch Wildblood & Queenie on RadioReverb’s Home Service 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month 19:00 and at The Western’s Big Love Terrace Party on Sunday 28th May 5pm-late

 

 

 

Perfect Distraction: COEO’s Tonic Edits Vol.5

Nothing brings out the sunshine quicker than a right proper boogie tune. And nothing sizzles as fine as this scorcher from Toy Tonic‘s cutie COEO. Yep Tonic Edits Vol.5 has it all – from the swish latin fuelled horn heavy wonder that is Cabrio Mango, the get down wonder that is the blast from our funky past 1981 and the laidback jam that is She Keeps It Good. Forever in our bag, this will have you shaking yours till the sun goes down. And comes back up again.

COEO’s Tonic Edits Vol.5 on Toy Tonics is out now. Listen and order your vinyl copy here  Yes buy not steal. Remember kids, home taping is killing music.

Wildblood + Queenie’s May Gscene Wonders

We’re feeling fabulously frisky this festival month with a soundtrack strictly celebratory this May as we spring the good stuff on you. Just add these beauties to your life and the sun is guaranteed to shine. Be it the enchanting Afro and minimal house of South African wonders C-Major’s The Link on Atal Music, the adventure inspiring Shanghai by College on Invada Records, or the soulful hip hop of Liz Aku’s Ankhor on Sonar Kollektiv, life will always sound better with them onboard.

Add some deft dancefloor grooves from Knee Deep In Sounds Miami 2017 sampler, Leftroom’s cheeky The Extended Family Miami Edition, Michael Mayer’s quirky cute DJ Kicks compilation on !K7 and the ode to our old raving days that is Luke Vibert Presents UK Garave Vol.1 on Hypercolour and you have beats worth bouncing to.

Especially if you mix in our albums of the month. Nothing sounds finer this May than the brilliant fabric93 : SoulClap, no grooves more uplifting than Defected presents House Masters Jazz-N-Groove on Defected Records (we can’t get enough!) and no Record Day exclusive vinyl remix project more desirable than Hifi Sean’s FT. Excursions on Plastique Recordings. So there you have it. Your music addiction sorted for May. Just as it should be. Enjoy.

Wildblood & Queenie’s May Marvels

Violet x BLEID x Caroline Letho x Yen Sung x EDND So Get Up feat. Belita, Maria Amor & Sonja IWD 2017 Fine techno with all proceeds going to Equality Now? Yes please.

Tee Mango This Is Where I’ll Stay (With You) AUS Music EP#1 action of the hazy disco kind. Just how we like it.

Kapote L.O.V.E. Toy Tonics Queenie’s fav label delivers another corker with The Body Move EP

Route 94 Mind, Body & Soul (Joaquin Joe Claussell’s Body Rhythm Soul Version) Crosstown Rebels A permanent resident in our DJ bag since release, this is too fine!

Brett Gould I’m Feelin’ Good Right Now Solid Grooves Records As will you when you give this class house track a spin.

Renacer Tuccillo Unblock A Part Of 20 longplayer wonder that knocks spots of the competition.

Reboot Are You Loosing My Mind (Ricardo Villalobos remixes) Get Physical One word is all that is needed for this mindblower. Epic.

El Nino Andres Rivier Blues Jackie Brown Moog magic courtesy of Andres Everyone Deserves A Little Fame EP

See Other Waitin Lobster Theremin Nothing hits the spot quite like Brain Abelson’s Linda EP.

ItaloJohnson 07A1 (Jimmy Edgar Remix) ITJRMX01 “Twink my way” she says. We’re in. Acid stylee.

Catch Wildblood & Queenie’s Home Service on RadioReverb 97.2FM DAB radioreverb.com 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month 19:00

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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