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.
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.
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.
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.
Project Pablo is releasing new music.
The producer is releasing new music via San Francisco label Spring Theory, who has previous released music from Avalon Emerson and Sage Caswell.
This is Project Pablo’s latest release following on from a string of releases on Royal Oak and Sounds Of Beaubien Quest. ‘Morning Shift’ is a dreamy house jam with a heavenly sax following throughout, perfect for them upcoming warmer months!
‘Morning Shift’ will be released as part of a four track EP titled ‘Scented Trip’ out 17th March via Spring Theory.
Joy Orbison has announced his first solo material since 2012.
He’ll be release long awaited favourite ‘Off Season’ a break filled techno roller and ‘Fuerza’ a more laid back but equally as good house track. The release will be available on his Hinge Finger label.
He’s also got another EP coming on Toss Portal. Which says OUT SOON. Six Joy tracks in one day, 2017 seems alright so far.
Ben Hauke has a release forthcoming on Church, and boy is it sounding great.
First track from the four track EP is available to listen too titled ‘I Kinda Missed It’ featuring Joe Armon-Jones on keys. The track is one genre-blending journey, featuring a luscious double bass that evolves into a break number, only to slowly progress with a pitched up soulful sample, then scattered with keys and horns. It’s truly amazing.
File under, very groovy jazzy break house.
Ben Hauke’s “Rough, Ready, Steady EP” is going to be released on 20th of January via Church.