So last Monday’s show is up on Mixcloud for any who may have missed it or want to revisit! These are the tunes we played, only good music allowed
Bantam Lions – I’ll Always Think About You
Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble – 34268
Lucrecia Dalt – Edge
Erell Ranson – Hand in Hand (Pariah Remix)
Anthony Naples – Spiral
Ultramarine – Breathing
K-Lone – Dance of the Vampires
Dam-Funk – Bounce
Ronald Langestraat – Then and Forever
Ambiance – Camouflage
Sound Voyage – Golden Garuda
Titonton Duvante – Foreplay
Nelson of the East – Night Frames
The Two of Us – Peace, Peace, Peace
The second of our shows for the excellent Noods Radio airs Monday lunchtime 12-1pm. Plenty of lovely stuff to play. We got new jazz from the 22a stable, smoky electronica from Rvng Intl, a great fusion reissue from High Jazz and a few current dancefloor burners. Tune in if you can via the website or search for Noods on the TuneIn smartphone app.
If you’re not familiar with the awesome Banoffee Pie label, they periodically release these great digital compilations which are wicked entry points for the new comers. Volume 6 just came out and it’s the perfect selection, overflowing with deep, dark and dirty dancefloor bombs. My pick of the comp is Mark Nicholas’s hi-tech roller ‘This Jazz’, but the whole thing is fire, go cop…
The first show for Noods is now up on mixcloud to listen at your leisure. Featuring these lovely tunes…
O$VMV$M – Dill Big Choo
Mark de Clive-Lowe – Memories of Nanzenji
Edmony Krater – Gwadloup
Garrett – Apocalyptic Sunrise
Budgie – Sometimes
The Reboot Joy Confession – Enjoy Solitude
Sun Runners – Can’t Wait
Kuniyuki Takahashi – Echoes Of The Past
Zazou Bikaye – Mamo Lenvo
Andy Mac – Dancehall Style
Dominique Guiot – La Danse Des Méduses
RAMZi – Fuma
Mr G – Strollin’
Eddie C – Auf Der Ufer
Pedro & Jenna Camille – Keep It H 2000
Afrikan Sciences – Tick Ballad Variant
Don’t forget we will be hitting Noods Radio for the first time Monday afternoon from 12pm to 1pm. Be sure to spend your lunch hour with us
I’m pleased to announce that we’ll be bringing “Tell Me I’m Dreaming” to the NOODS airways the first Monday afternoon of each month. The first show will be on 4th February, be sure to tune in 12-1pm here
We placed Karmasound’s last EP for Phuture Shock Musik at number one in our top 10 EPs of 2018 (check the full list here), so it’s great to see a follow up hit the shelves. The title track is a sweet and soulful broken beat affair featuring Jedreck on vocals. There are also a couple of tasty remixes on offer from Sean McCabe. One of them a broken take and the other a soulful house flip. Finally Karmasound ups the tempo a notch a two for the great closing track ‘Another Way’. Another stormer from Phuture Shock Musik, order your copy here
Italy’s Sofatalk come through with a brand new EP for French label Escapade Recordings. The collection is overflowing with the kind of lovely, jazz inflected, broken beats that get us a little hot under the collar here at TMID. In places reminiscent of the golden era of 70’s jazz funk, Herbie Hancock springs to mind. Though not to say retro, there is enough modern touches to sound heavy on the modern dancefloor. There’s four original tracks to lose yourself in here, each one a beauty. As well as that, keyboard king Kaidi Tatham contributes a remix of closing track ‘Like a Magpie’ that is predictably fantastic. The EP is released on February 1st and can be pre-ordered here
Only two weeks into the new year and winner of the DJ Mag’s “Best Label Of 2018” award Sneaker Social Club have already announced details of their first release of 2019. London based producer Basic Rhythm kicks of the proceedings this year with four tracks of bustling electronics.
Much like the label itself this EP is eclectic, wild and hard to pin down. “New Style” opens the twelve fusing house stabs with a broken beat drum pattern reminiscent of classic Marc Mac (4hero) under his Nu Era guise. This is followed by “Too Nuff” which raises the BPM and turns up the bass for a raucous 140 BPM excursion.
The B Side launches with “London Warehouse”, an energetic fusion of sound system and techno club culture pulsating with the vibrancy of 90’s pirate radio. “Ready Again” concludes the EP with a peculiar sparse drum pattern and quirky bass tones. The EP is released on February 15th and is available to pre-order now on both vinyl and digital formats.
The fourth release on Library Tool Kit (a sub label of the mighty West Norwood Cassette Library) is by London producer Jesse Kuye. More commonly known as J.Tijn, In An Instant and more recently Zeki this EP waves goodbye to his J.Tijn moniker marking a new chapter in Jesse’s journey into wonky techno and leftfield electronics. The tracks on this ten inch are a mixture of old and new, the A Side featuring music recorded specially for this modern day library record and the B Side containing unreleased songs from the J.Tijn archive. Each one produced or edited to two minutes or under these EP’s always deliver a combination of genuine WTF moments and loops that make you want to buy a second copy and pretend it was you in that DMC World Mixing Championship final.
A fitting way to kill off this alias “You’ve Been Listening To J.Tijn” refuses to go quietly instead opting for a no holes barred kicking and screaming departure. Like the previous three volumes this is vinyl only for now with a potential digital release some time in the future.