slippin’ mad loads behind cuz I’m a class lad.
1. Proxy – Sirenade
Ya remember Proxy lads aye? I feel like he must have a bit of a big deal during the aul electro days of the late 00’s… based largely on the fact that he’s got bare big tunes from like 2008. But yeah this one is brand new and fresh on AC Slaters Night Bass label and sounding puuuuure decent. Manages to sound like modern big room bass house without losing that Proxy feel, so yanno, fair play to him.
2. Daddy Long Legs – Flamenco Acid
Sheffield’s Tom Parker on some straight fire ting once again, with a tasty new-ish release on Off Me Nut of midi-tastic fall of the Berlin wall-era rave bangers. This one see’s mediterranean riddims and Spanish guitar vibes colliding with 303 squelches, kinda like that one Ceephax tune but faster.
3. Keeno18 – That’s a Sea Sick Cat
This tune sticks out horribly amongst this months selections but honestly it’s just such a slimy wee dinger I couldn’t leave it out. Released on Jimmy Edgars super stylish Ultramajic label, this ones a pure boggin’ low down analogue house jam, all harsh hats and shrill bleeps. Gully.
4. Duran Duran Duran – Pearls and Strawberries
Homoerotic breakcore mentalist Duran Duran Duran has apparently returned after a quiet few years with a solid full-length on Power Vacuum and yeah it’s also dead good. I’ve always preferred his ravier, 4×4 tracks and this ones a pure stinker.
5. Albino Gorilla – Lalala Ooo
This track is the exact opposite of a pure stinker. Another totes gorge tune from those #weirdkids compilations I’m actually fucking sick of mentioning. Just get them all ffs.
6. Brian MacKnight – Side, Front, Back (Canblaster Loves the Accelerated Funk)
One of the silliest vocal conceits I’ve heard in a while, this is a track about sliding into some piff birds DM’s and describing the angles you wanna see her from. Catchy tho.
Nina Las Vegas – Contagious feat Snappy Jit
Got an absolute pile of hot club fire recently, and here’s some of the spiciest right now. So much time for this high energy B’more/Jersey club style and love hearing it popping up everywhere. Pure dinger this one anyway, peak time mover and that.
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Uniiqu3 Remix)
Fairly sure the original of this track is well on the way to making a few best of 2017 hip-hop lists, and this fucking intense flip from the self-professed queen of Jersey club is certainly gonna be in my sets for a while. Or would, if I got booked ever.
Jackal – Gunshot feat. Jammin (Whipped Cream Remix)
So yeah funny story, I was shcrollin’ through reddit as I do basically every waking moment, clocked an AMA by porn star Adriana Chechik and thought I’d have a wee look, someone asked who favourite like performer to work with was and she said Carter Crusie, so obvs had to do a quick google, which brought be to her Twitter page, the most recent post on which was a link to this; a mix she put together of 44 current female producers she rates. So yeah checked it out, and despite being a lot EDM pish there is also a rather healthy portion of absolute BANGERS in there, most notably this fucking unhinged club rager from Whipped Cream. So yeah biggup Carter Cruise.
Kaiya Wolf – Pinatas
Another find from the aforementioned GRL PWR HOUR mix, this one’s a hench trap stomper with a pure catchy vocal hook and I can’t stop listening to it.
#CRYBANGER: Onnanoko – Stay (Hercelot Remix)
Ahhh this tune tho. Christ it’s lovely, such a masterful arrangement of lovely sounds and instruments, such a succinctly emotive vocal, such a well paced build in intensity, starting off lazy and sedate but gradually growing more insistent, the feels rising all the while, till like a cresting wave they tumble and collapse in a big old rush before receding. Or whatever.
Mix of the Month: Raito – Giant Promo Mix
BIG mix by man like Raito, truth be told I clocked this last year and just didn’t have anything else to write about this month, but to be fair it is one I frequently come back to, in fact I’m fairly sure I’ve written about a couple of the tracks I’ve pulled from it. Start to finish heavyweight house and techno sounds, expertly blending old and new, classic and fresh, and gradually building to an absolutely tear-out finale. Well good.
Dj Fett Burger & Luca Lozano – Electric Blue
ANOTR & Bodhi – Overtone
Anil Aras – Dance MF
ANOTR – Capture Thing
Alexis Raphael – The Helter Skelter
Solardo – The Biggest High
DJ Doc Scott – Surgery
DJ Vibes – Obsession (Mella Dee Edit)
Special Request – Take Me
Outlander – The Vamp
Digital Domain – I Need Relief
Chemical Brothers – Go! (Special Request Warehouse Mix)
Mella Dee – Bring Love
Stranger – Warehouse Memoires (UK Rave mix)
Raito – Aftershock
Raito – Hot Temptation
Raito – Giant
Aka – Dat Thing
Raito – Lift Shot
K.W. Griff Ft. Porkchop – Bring In The Katz (Raito bootleg)
IPMAN – Regicide
Emalkay – Crusader
Skanna – Heaven
Egyptian Empire – The Horn Track
Burial – Rival Dealer