Atmospheric beat and bass adventures launched the show this week starting with another R&S winner with 'Lostwithiel' from the new ep from The Chain. This was closely followed by the nice XI remix of the great Sepalcure original 'Love Pressure' as Hotflush keep up the heat with a new remix EP of the dynamic duo, followed by an absolute gem from Emika and her forthcoming Ninja release - the girl's got talent and we eagerly await her album. Jono McCleery then raised his head again with his lovely version of 'Wonderful Life' from his recent EP and a taster of what is sure to be a great album. Now Karaoke Kalk are fast becoming one of our favourite labels so we had to give you an early taster of the Static, Freedom Of Noise album due out in September, not for the faint hearted but another excellent diverse addition to the label.
Deep Medi appear to be branching out into more varied sonic territory and the Old Apparatus EP is as diverse as it gets with the twisted UK hip hop of the 'Hammerhand' remix featuring Mowgli, but hold tight for the melodic, sweet vocaled flipside coming to the show soon! In your face hip hop then followed with the dream team of Pusha T, Tyler The Creator over a Neptunes beats - ouch. Anthony Joseph then dropped some deeply Afrocentric funk and a tribute to a rather older oral tradition, 'Griot', now if the rest of the album is this good we'll be first in the queue. The new Motor City Drum Ensemble DJ Kicks album is an eclectic winner from great deep house and techno to Sun Ra and it's a nice excuse to drop the great Timo Lassy track, 'African Rumble' which also features.
Another taster of The Heart volume 2 followed with rising soulster Amalia and the schizo B.Kun remix of 'All The Funk I Need' which led nicely into a great Funkineven remix of Breton's 'December' tune, he's not all acieeeeed you know. Now you don't hear much Catalan on international radio so we thought we would drop another taster of Guillamino's new material, he really is one of the shining lights of the Barcelona music scene. Now Tiger &Woods can be filed alongside Dam Funk as hype over substance but they've definitely had a moment with 'Curb My Heart' - great soul vibes. Funkineven, true to form, then hit us with the fresh acieeeed adventures of 'Take Back', forthcoming on Eglo before the deep Claude Vonstroke remix of Girl Unit's, 'Wut' ended the show in fine danceable style.
The Chain - Lostwithiel (R&S)
Sepalcure - Love Pressure, XI remix (Hot Flush promo)
Emika - Professional Loving (Ninja Tune promo)
Jono McCleery - Wonderful Life (Ninja Tune)
Static - Sad Rocket (Karaoke Kalk promo)
Old Apparatus - Hammerhand rmx featuring Mowgli (Deep Medi promo)
Pusha T ft Tyler The Creator - Trouble On My Mind (GOOD)
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Griot (Heavenly Sweetness promo)
Timo Lassy - African Rumble (K7)
Amalia - All The Funk I Need, B.Kun rmx (Tokyo Dawn promo)
Breton - December, Funkineven rmx (Hemlock promo)
Guillamino - Fer Foc (Bankrobber promo)
Tiger & Woods feat 'Em - Curb My Heart (Running Back)
Funkineven - Take Back (Eglo promo)
Girl Unit - Wut, Claude Vonstroke's Undressed remix (Night Slugs)
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