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.
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.
2016 is almost over, good! What a weird year it’s been, so much awful stuff has happened. Of course awful things happen all the time. But 2016 was the awful gift that kept on giving. I’m not even going to remind you all what happened, as I’m pretty sure you all want to forget.
BUT throughout this awful we’ve had some amazing music to keep us all going. So it’s not all bad is it? I’ve compiled a playlist of my favourite tracks from this year.
A few extra tracks that aren’t on Spotify.
On Sunday I was invited by a friend to go to one of the Blue Flowers gigs over in West London, and boy was it good!
Blue Flowers is gig night and label for those of you that don’t know, they release some great music.
I met my friend at around 7 in The George IV in Chiswick and I followed the signs to take us to where Blue Flowers is held. We sat outside and had a chat, and then it was time to go in.
The bouncer opened to the door to let us in and from there it was like I thrown back in time, to a jazz club in the 50s in the middle against the wall was a tiny stage and tables all around the stage dimly light by candle light and chandeliers hanging above, it looked amazing! It also sounded amazing; the sound in that tiny space was perfect. If you wouldn’t even know that rooms was there, as you can hear nothing outside.
We came in for first act Cosmo Pyke, I only heard his Single ‘Social Sites’ the other week. His hazy, dreamy guitar flowed throughout the venue giving the room a warm feeling, to counteract the cold outside.
Headline act Nilufer Yanya was after with an amazing band behind her. The saxophonist sounding like Stan Getz. Giving the venue that full jazz club feeling. You can link Yanya’s sound to something along the lines of Daughter in some of her tracks. My personal favourite ‘Keep On Calling’ sounded fantastic live with the added sax.
I’ll defiantly be seeing both acts again.