What's that you say? You wish Homework, your favourite Scottish shouty electro outfit, would couple their latest track All I See with some disorientating visuals? You're in luck my friend. Bandcamp reckons they have no upcoming gigs. But I'm not sure that's true. Stay tuned on the FB page just in case.
New Music Blog demands you listen to the latest in electro, house, dnb, dubstep, indie, lo-fi, synthpop and anything else that grabs your fancy. Try it, you might 'like' it.
This is, in the words of around 80% of the intra-M25 population, fit. I strongly recommend flying out to Ibiza and listening to this on the deck of a boat, if at all possible. If not, the top deck of the 344 to Liverpool St will also do just fine. EJECA (AKA Garry McCartney) is rising about as fast as house slash future garage heroes Waze & Odyssey and seem to appear on the same bill just about wherever you look. Which is just delightful.
You may have noticed I do tend to get a little obsessed with a particular genre for a while. And right now, deep house is definitely the obsession. I guess Disclosure are leading the charge there and helping the genre move away from 2010 Pacha/Hed Kandi style blandness. This Gorgon City track is also a bit more layered than most, and the bass is an absolute killer. At the risk of sounding like a thirteen year old.
Cheers to the random (and at the time incredibly annoying) girl who insisted I make a note on my phone to remember this track when I was DJing a couple of weeks back, as it was clearly a heinous crime that I didn't have a copy. Which turned out to be true. Sounds a bit like Justin Timberlake somewhere in east London on MDMA. So... good then.
Whatever happens, no matter how bad, Maribou State will make everything ok again. I'm not sure how they do it, but everything they touch turns to melancholic gold. If you don't know them yet, start with this, then head straight over to their remix of Gold Dayzz by Ultraista - which is quite possibly the best remix I have heard since Alex Metric's version of Quicksand from about 3 years ago.
If you do anything today, other than enjoy a beer in the sunshine, go buy a ticket to Gottwood festival and imagine how much better your life will be when, on 20th to 23rd June, you'll be enjoying the likes of Maribou State, Extravelt, Crazy P, Waze & Odyssey, surrounded by loads of trees! And lights! And sun! (maybe - this is Wales we're talking about)
Literally look at all these lot:
Extravelt | Bicep | Wolf Music | Crazy P | Marcus Intalex | 2 Bad Mice | Detroit Swindle | Wave & Odyssey | Ejeca | Maribou State | Eton Messy
Seriously. You should be going for Maribou State alone, really...
I used to absolutely love "You Might Need Somebody" back in the day, in between my mix tapes of Spice Girls, happy hardcore from the likes of DJ SY, a touch of Robert Miles. Those were the days. And now, I absolutely love this Toddla T mix of Shola's new track, "Boyfriend". These are the days. I would 100% go out and say this is the best work Toddla T has ever pulled out of the bag, and fair play to Shola for some understated R&B vocals. Original's not bad either.
This is some real dinner table drum and bass, as I like to call it. Unobtrusive but punchy bass lines, relaxed soulful vocals, your Mum might even quite like it. And why not. She's got good taste. Chilling with a glass of Pinot, bopping away. Yeah? Oh and the Soundcloud clip cuts out around 3 mins so go buy it.
Missed this from 2012. The Soundcloud audio quality is not amazing but go buy this on Beatport and save this one for Friday evening around 8pm. Seriously do not listen to this on a Tuesday morning at 7.21am, your working week will instantly be over.
Think this might be the catchiest tune I've heard all year. Super chilled vocals, lo-fi beats, I'm not sure there's a specific time to play this song just, probably, all the time would be absolutely fine.