Pursuit Grooves – Bess

Here we have a brand new album from the excellent producer and singer Pursuit Grooves. I really loved her last album, last year’s ‘Felt Armour’ which seemed to go under the radar for most. The new one is a tribute to Bessie Coleman, the first Black American female pilot, who was an early aviator in the 1920s. I love a good concept behind the music, fuels the imagination no end. Pursuit Grooves’ music glides along beautifully conjuring up images of Bess doing her thing. There’s even a nice little vocal track about Bess, ‘Standing Firm On Wings’.  The music crosses house, bass and r&b boundaries effortlessly and is a pleasure to listen to.  Check it out at the link below

Rawtrachs – Archaia-6

Music zine creater, label runner, radio host and all round nice guy Anand Patel aka Rawtrachs has a new album out you should check. The album’s full of dancefloor gear all of it produced with a gritty, lo-fi, DIY mentality. There’s plenty of variety too with vibesy housey numbers, grimey bits, techno moments all present. All that and it’s yours to download for £1.49, can’t complain at that.

Future Bumps

Modern Urban Jazz or Mjazz for short was originally set-up by Justice in the nineties to put out forward thinking drum n bass. The relaunched label has been releasing music of a variety of styles and tempos for a good while now.

This latest one for the most part takes in a lovely slow-mo house with a hip hop breaks kind of vibe. And then there’s the closing cut ‘Locomotives’ which ups the tempo somewhat and by all accounts is an absolute belter. Available as a 3 track 45 or 6 track digi. Hit play and thank me later…

This Month’s Show Hits The Cloud

Here we go, this month’s show is up to listen again at your leisure.  On a vibesy dancefloor tip for this one.  A few classics mixed amongst the fresh offerings.  Click play and enjoy…

People Plus – Third Space
Robert Hood – Desire
Two Thou – Clavinet Discourse
Karmasound – Another Way
Youandewan – Fantasy Fear
Floorplan – Baby, Baby
Edson Conceição – Filhos de Gandhi (Um Abraço em Gilberto Gil) (Mike Burns Edit)
Unknown – Safe Trip 17
Mizz Beats – Pimpin’
Jean-Luc Ponty – Computer Incantations for World Peace
Tenderlonious – Tru Blue
My Girlfriend – Believe in Something
Killer Smile – Bedlam Jennie (Army of Ghosts Remix)
Kaidi Tatham – Don’t Cry Now

Snail’s Pace

An album of downtempo treats from the Futurepastzine family, err yes please.  The label has been consistently putting out great and interesting music from like minded friends for some years now.  The output is mostly in a club ready, bass heavy kind of vein so this release is something of a curveball.  I played a couple of highlights on the latest show which you might have heard, but the whole package is worthy of your attention.  All for three and a half quid too, can’t go wrong in my opinion.

Mark Pritchard – Rakatak

Mark Pritchard shared an hour of unreleased dubs and edits last Friday as part of the Warp 30th anniversary takeover on NTS. One of the tracks that got a spin was this hyper gem Rakatak which was released on the same day. Mark has said he’s aiming to put out one dancefloor focused banger a month, so keep your eyes peeled.

Pick up the track here

Stormcatz – Alternative Architecture 14

Alternative Architecture are something of an under the radar label. They’ve had quite a few releases that are hard to categorize, which is always a good thing in my opinion. This one is particularly up my strasse, a trio of off beat house steppers. I’m particularly down with ‘Dry’ with it’s woozy drunken keys and sharp percussion. As well as that it’s a ‘name your price’ release, so I urge you to throw a few sheckles in and give it a go, what have you got to lose?