New Music: Mano Le Tough ‘Big Words From The Small Mouth’

Mano Le Tough has just had a new release come out on Maeve.

It’s the Irish born artist first release of 2017 and his first after the release of his second album ‘Trails’ that was released in 2015. Title track ‘A Big Word From The Small Mouth’ is a trippy acidy techno roller. I reckon this one is going to be rolled out everywhere across the summer months.

Mano Le Tough ‘Arganol N All’ is out now via Maeve.

New Music: Seb Wildblood ‘Coconut Oil’

Seb Wildblood is releasing new music.

His new track comes on the next limited series on the Bristol based label Banoffee Pies. It follows on from a string of releases via his own label Church and SW. Limited Series 05 will also feature music from Tell, Jon Sable, and Matt Saint Will.

‘Coconut Oil’ is another heavenly jazzy house ballad from Wildblood, perfect from the warming months for when you’re out in the sun.

Banoffee Pies Limited Series 05 should be out around May 22nd, keep your eyes peeled.

April 2017

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!

Enjoy.

Club Night: The Hydra at Printworks

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.

March 2017

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.

Enjoy.

Gig Review: Jonwayne at The Jazz Cafe

On Thursday night I had the pleasure of seeing Jonwayne for the second time.

Jonwayne Californian beat maker and rapper finished a short European tour recently in support of his second album ‘Rap Album Two’ out now via Authors his own label. In the tour he played two sold out shows at the Jazz Café and I was lucky enough to get tickets to the first show, which then ended up being the second.

He came out to the start of his track ‘LIVE From The Fuck You’ which had the crowed laughing away. His set was a mixture of material from ‘Rap Album One’, ‘Jonwayne Is Retired’ EP, the singles he released across 2016, and of course ‘Rap Album Two’. Particular highlights being ‘That’s OK’, ‘Dirty Dan’, ‘Wonka’ and ‘Out Of Sight’. He also read out some personal poetry too, which was a refreshing to hear at a gig.

I could just talk about the songs all night but you know they’re already brilliant. But if you didn’t know when recording ‘Rap Album Two’ he did each song in one take to keep the album flow perfect. This came through when seeing him his delivery was perfect. Its like you’re actually in the studio and he’s recording the album live. He captivates his audience and he really makes you feel like it’s just you and him.

He’s my favourite rapper working at the moment, his beats are on point and his lyrics are real and getting to hear them live again was such a special moment maybe even greater than the first. Although the first time seeing him at The Soup Kitchen in Manchester he did come out in the crowd and rapped around everyone.

Thanks Jon.

New Music: Lone ‘Crush Mood’

Lone is gearing up new music.

The Nottingham producer has announced that he’ll be releasing 4 EP across the year via R&S. The titles of the EPs are Ambivert Tools; they follow on from his incredible album (all his albums are incredible if I’m honest) Levitate.

The 4 EPs are to be aimed straight at the dance floor and are a move away from his recent jungle and hardcore sound. Focusing more on what his label Magicwire has been putting out.

First track ‘Crush Mood’ is a beefed up house hitter one to certain keep the dance floor moving.

Ambivert Tools Volume One is released 28th April via R&S, with the other three EPs to follow later.