Tag Archives: Perfect Distractions

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.

Perfect Distraction: Borderline – Butch le Butch 5am Garage Rework

So ladies, worried our supreme leader thinks you can’t take the bins out? Need to butch up so you can do a boys job? Then head over to Bandcamp and grab yourself this blinder from Butch le Butch as he muscles up Madonna’s Borderline and brings sunshine to these dark days with his 5am Garage Rework. Yep nothing is making me wiggle more in my pinny than this housewife’s favourite. Pushing our love for Butch Le Butch to new heights.

Madonna Borderline (Butch le Butch 5am Garage Rework) Buy it via Bandcamp today.



Perfect Distraction: Earl Jeffer’s Mysteries

There’s nothing like an adventure in musical paradise on a Sunday morning. So if you are in the mood for something a little special head Earl Jeffers way for his sweet as Mysteries / Joonya EP on the Ten Thousand Yen label. House of the melodic kind with a slow burning soulful heart back to back with a funk fuelled heavy based line beaut that will get your pulse racing into paradise. Tunes that will endear you to the Earl everytime.

Earl Jeffer’s Mysteries / Joonya EP is released on Ten Thousand Yen on 22nd May. Listen and pre-order here. Yes buy not steal. Remember kids, home taping is killing music.


Perfect distractions: Watergate 22 – Catz ‘N Dogz

After four days off radar I can’t think of a finer way to chase the black dog away than with some, well, finer sounding Catz ‘N Dogz. Thank you Watergate. The volume control on life’s good bits has just outblasted the bad.

Watergate 22 mixed by Catz ‘N Dogz will be released on CD & digital on March 3rd on, you guessed it, Watergate.

Pre-order CD here  or digitally here Yes buy not steal. Remember kids, home taping is killing music.

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: My girl and Stevie continue to knock me off my feet

I’m a right lucky bugger and I don’t care if I’m gonna bore you with it. Something I never thought I’d ever really deserved happened to me almost 25 year ago and ever since that moment she came into my life this song is, well, everything. I still get butterflies. I still get a grin wider than my natural resting face can cope with every time I hear Stevie sings this wonder and think of her. My girl. My life. My reason for being knocked off my feet. Over and over again. Happy Valentines to my darling and to every darling out there. #lovewins

Perfect Distraction: Kiki The Movie

Paris Is Burning seared into my soul from the moment the title sequence rolled many voguing moons ago. The passion, the pain and the perfect dance moves threw shade over every queer celluloid adventure I’d previously seen. It got me. A achingly honest portrayal of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America that I will always cherish.

Kiki The Movie looks like joining Paris Is Burning in the ranks of unmissable documentary. Promising “a riveting and complex insight into a safe space created and governed by LGBTQ youth of color, who are demanding happiness and political power” it looks set to deliver “an exciting coming of age story about agency, resilience and the transformative artform that is voguing”. Which is all good with me. I’ve always been a sucker for a pop, dip and spin. And I’ve a feeling I’m gonna fall as deep for Twiggy Pucci Garçon,  Chi Chi, Gia, Chris, Divo, Symba and Zariya as hard as I did for Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, Angie Xtravaganza, and Willi Ninja. Because this butch loves a queen or…eleven.

Kiki : a film by Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garcon Showing at selected theatres and on demand from February 24th #NotAboutUsWithoutUs Web | Twitter | Facebook