So here we go. Sun, sea and sound ventures. Yes we think its safe to say the summer season can finally begin. Let no rain put asunder! Fuelling May with a bang is Jackmaster’s ‘FABRICLIVE 57’ on Fabric Records. A 70 minute collection of frantic disco, Detroit techno classics and the orphaned children of garage, dubstep and grime, this is party all night long. Raw yet cultured this don’t need a crowd to have a party. Neither does the rock edged bass-heavy stomp fest that is Dirty Vegas’ ‘Electric Love’ on Om Records. If you put naughty boys in charge of the boom box this is what you get. Magic.
Hit the other end of the electronica scale and you get Anders Trentemøller. His compilation for ‘Late Night Tales’ is the kind of innovation that demands respect as he weaves a tale of mournful beauty and heavenly connections. This Mortal Coli and Shangri-Las’ on one mix. Only Andres, Only ‘Late Night Tales’. Beauty addicts will a mineral rich diet. Secret Cinema’s ‘Minerals’ on Gem Records has more punch than Berocca. This is tech-house and techno, but on a really good day. Stunning. Also worth checking out is local DJ Lee Garrett. He’s a rare gem of a warm-up DJ who understands his job; ensuring the crowd feel it, subtle like, from the moment Floorplay’s doors open. Find him on Facebook and, more importantly, a dancefloor near you.
As for you disco darlings we’d sequin-edly recommend the genius that is ‘Philly Re-Grooved 2: The Tom Moulton Remixes’ on Harmless. Tagging your album “The Master Returns” is confidence indeed but one listen of this golden 70’s disco remix compilation and you get the by-line. Moulton is the master of all he disco dallies with.
Defected continue to deliver masterful to be in love compilations this month and aptly make it into our favourite May Wonders. ‘Zouk Classics – Celebrating 20 Years Of Music’ is hotter than a high day in June with it’s vocal heavy, house hitting wonders whilst ‘Blaze House Masters’ is a must hit summer destination for any house head. To understand the moves of house, you need to understand the roots of house, Blaze’s kinda house. Get acquainted. And finally for those who like to jack it has to be the immensely impressive ‘Palace’ from Circo Loco resident DJ Wild. It’s everything we love about house in one regal package. Deep, jacking, bass heavy, Latin and lush. You’d best check in.
May’s Must-play 12’s
1. Cevin Fisher and Loleatta Holloway ‘You Got Me Burning Up’ (Supernova Remix)
Loleatta Holloway. We love you. House music will not be the same without you.
2. Full Intention ‘Play’ (Original Mix) MN2S
Five word. Took the roof off Floorplay. End of.
3. Art Department ‘Without You’ Crosstown Rebels
So addictive, Art Department continue to rule our electronica roost.
4. Jazzy Eyewear ‘The Renaissance’ (Toomy Disco Remix) Umalu Recordings
If Jack needs a disco groove, Jazzy will provide.
5. Brawther ‘Spaceman Funk’ (Deep Club mix) SecretSundaze
A vintage groove with class with a lazy groove we can’t resist.
6. Sandy Rivera feat. Yasmeen ‘Love’ (Original Mix) Defected
When Duffie says tune we listen. A real hearts in the air anthem.
7. Andy Cain ‘Recoil’ Take Control EP MUM Recordings
Nasty grooves don’t get more beautiful than this bass filthy player.
8. Hippie Torrales ‘If You Need A Man’ (Original Mix) What Is Hip
Romance ain’t dead, it’s making house and it’s called Hippie. Love it.
9. Alain Ho ‘I Remember The Future’ Buzzin’ Fly Records
Deep techno from DJ yellow that will bring sunshine to May
10. Zumo ‘Flirt’ (Deepgroove Remix)
Go on, blow your bassbins with this Deepgroove delight.
Catch Wildblood & Queenie at Wild Fruit, DSD, Play vs. Swag, Rebel, Bang! & GoGo.