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.
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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.
Deep, moody sounds from newcomers Homecoming, and I love the slightly disorientating visuals on the video. Don't expect to be dancing around the room, but the production has real depth - take off your 'Beats by Dre' headphones, throw them under a bus, buy some headphones that are actually good (in comparison you could even dig out your old red and blue Gameboy buds and you'd be on to a winner) and enjoy.
This is an exciting track for me. It's the kind of track you know people will want to ask "what's this?" and you'll be like "oh just Playmode this new Australian DJ don't worry about it, you might have heard of him in like 3 years' time." Or you could be a bit less of an idiot and send your friend over to his Soundcloud page.
Don't worry I'm not dead I've just been skiing. So chill out and dance around 2 step style to some sort of house sort of garage loveliness with Waze & Odyssey's tasty little remix of TEED's track from the back end of last year, 'Your Love'.
French outfit Birdy Nam Nam (wasn't aware they were on OWSLA... how exciting) here. Killer syths and that. French. You know. Reminds me of that scene in Lock Stock... can't remember which one. Either way, happy Valentine's!