I’m posting my May playlist a few days early. Throughout the month we got a lot of new dance releases with new music from Patrice Baumel on Afterlife, new Mano Le Tough, Pearson Sound, Forest Swords, and the fantastic new Shanti Celeste release on Idle Hands which is sure to be a highlight of the year when end of year lists roll in. We also had new music from Mount Kimbie and Royal Blood.
I’ve compiled a playlist throughout April of some tracks I’ve been enjoying. Featuring new music from Mount Kimbie, Tom Demac, Coby Sey, Murlo, Kendrick Lamar and many more!
I finally got to attend Printworks on Saturday for The Hydra’s second instalment featuring an all-star line-up consisting of Willow, Antal, Jeremy Underground, Motor City Drum Ensemble and DJ Koze. Althought I didn’t get to see Antal or Willow, something I’m a bit gutted about.
I got into the building at around 15:45 and it just felt really weird because it was still light outside but when fully inside its fine as it feels like night time, unless your mates want to go for a fag then everything throws you off again and it just seems odd.
I spent almost all the day in room 1 seeing Jeremy Underground do this thing blending in 90s house records with disco and soul records his set was a lot better than when I saw him at Oval Space. In his set the lights I’d heard so much about got into full swing and they are ridiculous some of the best I’ve ever seen. With the rigging moving in all kinds of directions throughout the old press hall. MCDE had the crowed dancing to an incredible set of house, disco and Brazilian music mixed perfectly of course, the man is amazing selector and also an amazing DJ and normally you either get one of the other but he does both perfectly. DJ Koze headlined weaving into a more dance based set full of house and techno and his own productions, while he might have played it safe sticking to those genres the music in his set was incredible and mixed flawlessly. It’s probably the best set I’ve seen this year so far, and him ending the night on his Operator remix was truly a amazing experience having the whole hall sing along to every word!
One of the only let downs I had with the venue is where you stand. As the left and right side of the press hall are beneath an upper floor so you can’t really see the light show so everyone tries to get in the middle to see it. Also the lights might be too good as some of the night I lost track of the music and just kept looking at the amazing lighting.
It was very strange going home and seeing people just starting to go out.
Sorry for the lack of posting. I’ve just been writing articles for other music sites and listening to lots of music, of course.
Anyway March is over, basically. So I’ve compiled a playlist full of tracks that I’ve been enjoy across the last month, some are favourites from albums I’ve been enjoying as well. From Tale Of Us electronic neo classic experiment album ‘Endless’ to Canadian producers Jacques Greene’s debut ‘Feel Infinite’ and albums from Freddie Gibbs and Kelly Lee Owens.
That’s February done.
I’ve compiled a playlist of some tracks I’ve enjoyed over the last month. In the playlist are also my personal favourite tracks from album that were released across the month. From Sampha’s debut ‘Process’, Thundercat’s ‘Drunk’, Jonwayne’s ‘Rap Album Two’, Kingdom’s debut ‘Tears In The Club’, Clap! Clap! and his second album ‘A Thousand Skies’, Vermonts ‘II’.
I’ve also enjoyed some nights out in February from Turf’s 5th birthday at The Junction in Cambridge with Gilles Peterson, Denis Sulta and Alexander Nut. To Andrew Weatherall at Phonox. Bonobo at Brixton 02, Gabriel Garzon-Montano at Jazz Café, and Maggie Rogers at Omeara