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.
Bruce has only gone and done the latest Fact mix.
It follows on from his release on Helmlock ‘Before You Sleep’ which came out earlier in the month, if you haven’t checked it, I strongly recommend you do!
Bruce’s mix for fact is a hour long journey through the musical realms of IDM, techno, and left field dance music. The mix has songs from Overmono and Pepe Bradock.
Clouds have released their first piece of music in 2017 as part of a compilation on Opal Tapes.
The compilation titled ‘Contemporary Dance’ is an 18-track album spanning the realms of well, contemporary dance. So from techno, house, IDM and electronica it’s basically all there. There’s some amazing track on the release with the likes of ‘Cue Two’ by Cop Envy and ‘X’ by XDCVR.
But my personal favourite on the release is the dark fast techno roller by Clouds tilted ‘Peder Skram’ its great, fully of dark heavy industrial sounds.
I’m also putting in ‘Cue Two’ as its also needs to be heard.
November has come around pretty quickly. As we leave October lets look at some of the albums from the past month.
Probably my favourite album of October was Youandewan’s debut album on Aus ‘There Is No Right Time’ the whole album is beautifully filled with wonderful warm textured sounds. Imagine Radiohead meets Lone, then they meet loads of cosmic drum machines.
Key Tracks: ‘Be Good To Me Poly’ ‘Something Keeps Me Real Quiet’ and ‘Left On Lucy’
Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer released their debut album under Tuff City Kids via Permanent Vacation. Another album filled electronic grooves, but with a much more 80s punch.
Key Tracks: ‘Wake People’ ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Boilered’
Hessle Audio co-founder Pangaea released his debut, as well ‘In Drum Play’ A record packed with heavy dancefloor cuts dipping into bits of techno, house, dubstep and electronica.
Key Tracks: ‘Rotor Soap’ ‘More Is More To Burn’ and ‘Lofty Can’
Jacques Greene has a new release on LuckyMe titled ‘Afterglow’ it follows from previous release ‘You Can’t Deny’ both coming out on a 12″ tomorrow.
‘Afterglow’ sees Greene take things slightly backwards (not in a bad way) to previous tracks released a few years ago, think ‘Another Girl. ‘Afterglow’ is an electronic RnB jam filled with bouncing drum kicks and high constant pulsating synths.
‘Nine Fortiate’ by Denis Sulta is FINALLY being released after it being a used in his Fact mix and being played heavily on the DJ circuit.
Its being released on Sulta’s new imprint Sulta Selects.
Put under, wobbly playful synth monster.
‘Nien Fortiate’ is out 11th November via Sulta Selects.
Pearson Sound has released his first new music of the year with ‘XLB’ its a bubbly, clap and click filled track laid with synths which has then been submerged in water to become a dance floor stomper!
‘XLB’ is out now via Pearson Sound’s Bandcamp with the 12″ coming in July