First up is the low-key electronica of Seb Wildblood’s Foreign Parts on SW Records. Fabulous surname aside, Wildblood’s thoughtful and enchanting beats had us hooked from first listen. As has the brooding melodies of Happyghost’s Cache on The Pool House, and the brilliance of Woolfy vs Projections’ Stations on Permanent Vacation. Sunsets are about to get very special with Woolfy and co in your ears!
Also worth a sashay in your Birkenstocks this summer is 5 Years of Gruuv (EP 1 & 2) on Gruuv. A truly fabulous celebration of this on point label as Gorge, Waifs & Strays, Luna City Express, Julien Chaptal gather for some right proper house action. Also check out the glory that is Good Voodoo Society’s Universal Love. House of the sunshine kind it is destined to be a summer staple.
And finally our two wonders of July. If you’ve not acquainted yourself with Hot Chip’s latest long player Why Make Sense? on Domino Records now is the time. One listen to Need You Now and everything makes sense as these genius of electronica deliver yet another masterpiece. And then there’s Jamie XX’s In Colour on Young Turks. A quite remarkable piece of work of it has it all, reflective moody melodies, summer top down cruising anthems, and sunset love-in soundtracks. Jamie XX and gang, oh my gosh you’ve got us. We’re smitten.
Wildblood and Queenie’s July Gems
Maxxi Soundsystem In The Woods Futureboogie Not a Meryl in sight – just cracking good house music.
Fabio Tosti Keep It Down Salted Music Bouncy bass lines, cute vocals and funky heart. Just how we like it.
Jon Pleased Wimmin Don’t Be Scared (Of Yourself) (Hifi Sean Remix) Kidology 2 legends come together to create a, well, legendary tune.
Alexis Raphael More Than A French Kiss Lower East Get seduce by Alexis with this deep delight and you’ll not regret it.
JammHot See Me Right Lost My Dog Piano heaven on this hot house hit.
Ashworth Cork (12 Mix) Needwant Understated genius from the label we all love to love.
Waifs & Strays Work On You Of Unsound Mind We defy you to stay still to this wiggle
Nicola Baldacci In The Mood (Daniele Petronelli Remix) Decide Don’t just stand there, lets get to it.
System2 Everybody’s Freakin’ Viva Music The White Isle beckons
The Mekanism Acid Love Play It Say It Back in the days acid grooves for the 21st century.