Another MyHouse YourHouse Session in the Clouds

Missed about 25 mins or so off the beginning of this, but here’s the majority of the last show. Includes all these bangers…

Photek – Into The 90s
Tenderlonious – Quarentina
Radha Botofasina – Ghana Nila (Secret Sundaze edit)
Sharon Redd – Something On My Mind
Admin – Walk With Him (edit)
Grace Jones – Feel Up
The Colours That Rise – Get Away
Kuna Maze – Something To Say
LT – Darien Gap
Boof – Chicken With Waffles
Ronald Langestraat – Lowdown
Den Of Thieves – Pick The Lock
Midnight Runners – Trumpet Cats
Black Rascals feat Roger Harris – Keeping My Mind
Guy – Groove Me (KZ’IRVIN remix)
David Marston, Rob Paine & Lady Alma – All The Way (Troop 493 Break Mix)
Paper Tiger – Bioluminescent (EVM128 remix)
Jump Source – Radiant Shift
Uschi Classen with Robert Owens – Only In Your Eyes (Nwachukwu Innervision 1)
Alex Attias, Justin Chapman & Hajime Yoshizawa – The Message (for you)

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.

Marenn Sukie & Drummotive – Had Enough Rain / 77 Astro Black

Dutch label Next Phase Records are predominantly known for their excellent Drum ‘n’ Bass releases.  However, they occasionally put out some real beauties that are less worried about BPM restrictions and more concerned with tranquil atmospherics.  The labels Wound Up Beat Tape series was a great example of this.  This latest double header from Marenn Sukie and Drummotive is another stunning example.  Check the link below to order the vinyl or digital direct from the label and if you like what you hear, have a hunt around the rest of the label catalogue.

Repair Your Soul – Episode 3

Episode 3, heads down, dancefloor business for most of this one.  Mellowing out slightly to finish up on the sofa 🙂

Linkwood – Solar Panel
DJ Spider – Antikythera Mechanism Part 2
Greater Manchester Housing Authority – Astronaut
Neue Grafik – Bed Stuy’s Mood
Overmono – Yell0w_Tail
Steve Spacek – Gimme Da Love (The Maghreban Remix)
Hidden Spheres – McKenna’s Mind
Marc and OVEOUS – On Again (Dubstramental)
Afrikan Sciences – Acoustic Nightmares
G.U. featuring Swaylo – Love Sought After
Trinidadian Deep – I Want
Patrice Scott – Movin It
DJ Normal 4 – Aeo ft. Aenx (Rythm Mix)
Ultramarine – Breathing (Early Mix)

EPs / Singles of 2018

These are the EPs that did it for us in 2018, it was hard to get it down to ten, what do you think is missing?

10. Kyoto Jazz Sextet – Rising (Ron Trent remix)

Taken from a 2017 Blue Note album, picked up by Local Talk for a little remix action. Ron keeps most of the original elements in check, adding a little of his trademark house thump and keys. One for the end of the night.

9. Ultramarine – Breathing

A lovely little hypnotic taster of a forthcoming album from Ultramarine, who’ve been in the game since the early 90s. These are apparently early versions so a turn differently when the album arrives. The title track with it’s haunting sax is an absolute beauty.

8. Linkwood – Fresh Gildans

Kicking off with a super-charged electrofunk belter of a tune in ‘Fresh Gildans’, this is another great release from the Firecracker label. The varied b-side jams are not to be ignored either. Linkwood’s other release, ‘Night Theatre Volume One’ EP is also worthy of your attention.

7. 30/70 – Elevations

Rhythm Section put together a great remix package for Australian soul band 30/70. As well as the remixes there is a little stripped back live track. All the remixes on offer here are ace, but it’s the Setwun one that stands out for me.

6. Drummotive – Coral EP

Next Phase Records have been putting out marvelous atmospheric music for a good while now. Rooted in but not limited to drum & bass, this EP was a particular highlight for me. Coming off like classic Mo Wax at times, this is music to lose yourself to.

5. Selectors Assemble Volume 2

Broken Beat’s second coming is in full swing right now, not that it’s really ever been away for some of us. Curated by Co-Op originals IG Culture and Alex Phountzi, but with plenty of young blood along for the ride. All 6 tracks are fire, I can’t pick a favourite.

4. Sonar’s Ghost X GMHA – 3 X 2

OK we’re biased here, but this is so good. Big up Mr Stanton and GMHA, smashing it with a late entry to the list.

3. Kamaal Williams – New Heights / Snitches Brew

I think this is the best Kamaal Williams record yet. New Heights is great, but ‘Snitches Brew’ is like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Listen at least once a day and become as obsessed by it as I am.

2. Afrikan Sciences – Reciprocity

In my opinion Afrikan Sciences is one of the best out there (and he is out there in every way). He had quite a few releases this year, including a couple of excellent self-released albums. This EP came out on his original home Deep Blak Recordings, back in February. I have to say the whole thing just blew me away. Put ‘Hullman Z’ on, crank up the volume and see where it takes you!

1. Karmasound – Probabilidades

Karmasound’s 2018 EP for the Phuture Shock Musik label is absolutely rammed with broken infused gems. The tracks where he pushes the tempo up to the max work the best for me, but the whole thing is pure heat.  For me, this has been the EP of the year.  Looking forward to his new single, ‘Can See Thru You’ which is coming early Jan.

Sonar’s Ghost X GMHA – 3 X 2

Out today, Sonar’s Ghost goes head to head with GMHA for the Sector 12/12 label. As well as being absolute fire, it’s all for a good cause with all proceeds going to support a local homeless shelter.

It’s not a well kept secret that Sonar’s Ghost is one Dominic Stanton flexing his post retirement production skills. The EP opens up with ‘Loveboat’, a glitchy, channel-hopping number that was previously given away as a freebie with a limited run t-shirt. ‘Ol Blue Eyes’ is next with a little rolling drum & bass flavour. Dominic finishes his (virtual) side with ‘The Moltern Mole’, a crunchy dub number. Be warned, we recommend listening to this one with a decent set of speakers to fully enjoy that b-line.

GMHA takes over for round two kicking off with the absolutely gorgeous ‘Hypnotica’. The off kilter drums on this one are an absolute delight. Next up is ‘Rack and Ruin’ which starts off all moody electronics until the banging kick smashes us round the chops halfway through. Finally we have a lovely little downtempo vibe, ‘Marget’ to close the set. Purchase here.