Naked (On Drugs) – This Gift
The intro announces this tune like a clarion call to the damned. Hardcore style drums propel this along at a frightening speed into the myriad of eerie sounds of the night. By the time it’s all over you’ll wonder what the hell happened and want to get back on the ride.
Aphex Twin – minipops67 ( 120.2 ) ( source field mix )
Alright so you’ve heard it already. Still; it’s Aphex Twin, it’s new, it’s class… what the fuck else have I been listening to?
Mistoa Poltsa – DOCTOR DOCTRINE
Sounds like if the Adams Family started wiggin’ out to the band from Dusk ‘til Dawn in a tomb, or something. It’s loud, there’s howling, I love it.
Douga – Kids of Tomorrow
The first track off the album ‘The Silent Well’. The album is full of irrepressible melodies like this one coupled off-kilter sounds and textures. I recommend the whole thing. This one sounds like The Charlatans, which isn’t a bad thing.
Trus’me – I want you (Alan Fitzpatrick RMX)
The latest released on Trus’me’s label Prime Numbers sees Trus’me’s triumphant Treat Me Right remixed. This cut is aimed right at the dancefloor’s temple. The vocal is delightfully fucked up, the hats are insatiable and the underwater synths that hit halfway elevate this into something special.
Garth Be – Monday Club/Tuesday Nite
Manchester’s own Garth BE released The Seven Movements in the spring to universal acclaim. With ultra-tight grooves and an abundance of soul it covers all corners of the dancefloor. This track is a smooth roller, with an African-tinged beat and deliciously crafted synths over a vocal urging you ‘on and on’. The USA import edition of The Seven Movements is released Monday (15th September) at Piccadilly Records on ultra-high quality 180 gram vinyl. There’s only 300 copies too so get on it!
Buena Vista Social Club – Chan Chan
I got drunk drinking wine and listening to this the other day, it was something of a re-revelation. Ry Cooder met Juan de Marcos González sometime in the 90’s, and together they recorded with a load of veteran Cuban musicians that had played at the social club of the same name some 50 years previously. The result was this.