right yeah more big tunes yeah
1. Shaun Dean – Cheatin’
So yeah here’s a big tune. Lush soulful vocals from Keyshia Cole over a fairly beefy bassline track, more than makes up for in bang what it lacks in imagination and jeez it’s a catchy bastard. Really feeling the trappy, half-time sections as well.
2. Danny L Harle – 1UL
Jeez I feel like even writing about HUGE DANNY’s new tracks is kinda redundant but damn as if he didn’t fully wreck the place again with this one. Absolutely dench bit of what at this stage is straight up pop bang, this one stands out on an EP already full of stand out tracks and if you don’t like it, well fine, that’s just your opinion, man.
3. Randomer – Smokin’
Gotta be honest I’d been getting a bit bored of Randomer lately, his last couple of releases haven’t been too exciting and his mixes and sets I’ve caught have been the kinda deep, dirgy, Berghain-y techno that I struggle to get really excited about… but yeah this is good yeah. Big fat electro kicks, clanky melodic percs, and most importantly a bit of feckin energy. Good man Randomer
4. BS1 – Kick It
BS1 are one of them where you’d be listening to a buncha tunes and something particularly fruity will come on and you’ll be like “ooh whats this” so you’ll check yer phone and it’ll be BS1. At least that’s happened to me. Shining mostly on remixes (like this and this and this), this is the first original of theirs I’ve been really feeling but it’s mad good yeah. Employing a little bit of house swagger on this one but still hitting hard.
5. Chambray – Treat Yo Self
So yeah this Chambray album has turned out to be mad good, not a total surprise but honestly didn’t expect the banger count to be so high. Was kinda hard to pick a favourite even but yeah, this blissed-out, low tempo house bumper fully does it for me, with its sensuous rhythm and lush, glimmering chords. The name is also a banger.
6. Jacques Greene – Real Time
I actually got a whole bunch of actual albums this month, but the one I was most excited about was this debut full length by my main guy Jacques Greene, the man responsible for the Best Song Ever™ as well as a pile of other beautiful, emotive, club music. Turns out it’s actually mad good, although annoying pretty comprehensively paywalled online. This isn’t even the track I wanted to write about, that honour falls upon “I Won’t Judge” cuz it’s mad nice but yeah this one’s groovin’ too. Anyway yeah, his music is deep, lush, emotional, and weirdly personal, like you’re being let in on feelings that aren’t your business.
7. Ghozt – Back of the Club
Sometimes, when I’m trying to narrow down like 200 or so tunes down to 11, there are some tracks that I can’t quite explain to myself why they make the cut. Like, I left out more than a few better songs than this one. Better, but for some reason I just wanted this to be here. It makes me happy.
8. YUNG BAE – Bae City Rollaz feat. ИΔΤVИ
So like the absolute COOL BAI that I am, I had actually heard the song that this track is based on like about 2 weeks earlier, after stumbling across the subreddit for something called City Pop; a genre of Japanese music from the 80’s described as “a breezy, mellow mixture of smooth jazz and album-oriented rock – often with elements of jazz fusion, jazz-funk, or boogie – which appealed to an older and more affluent Japanese audience”. So yeah that’s worth having a dig through if yer feeling this and want to seem even more cool and obscure and shit.
9. Charli XCX – 3am (Pull Up)
Yeah nah fuckin’ still totally feeling this bird eh. This one is just pure straight up dayglo pop mintiness and I’m all about it. Every single track on her recent “Number 1 Angel” mixtape is absolute fire though, helped in no small part from a stellar production job by a team of PC Music superstars. Get it up ye.
10. Shiftee – Drop Top (Curl Up Remix)
My absolute BOY Curl Up doing what he does best, bringing dat fucking hyper, euphoric club fire yo. Got gabba kicks and everything. Baller.
#CRYBANGER OTM: Kylie Minogue – I Believe In You
So yeah this might not be everybodies jam BUT I randomly remembered this song existed a while back and subsequently spent a week fucking obsessed with it. I can’t quite explain it, it’s just unreal, haunting and beautiful and just mad nice. Ok to be fair on close inspection the lyrics are hella corny and yeah it’s also Kylie fuckin’ Minogue but yeah nah I got totes emosh in work to this tune like a bunch of times this month so it’d be straight dishonest not to make it my #CRYBANGER of the month.
Mix of the Month: Don Rimini – DJ Set Somewhere in France In October 2016
Big stinking ghetto house mix here yeah, jammed with originals from the Don’s album All In, which I highly recommend.
01 – Don Rimini – The Badlqqk
02 – B.A.D.S. – House-O-Matik Hom-O-Patik
03 – 2 Men On Wax – Give Me That D— (Paul’s Clean Mix)
04 – Mike Dehnert – 8 Years Fachwerk
05 – Da Mongoloids – Spark Da Meth (Bangin Like A Benzi Mix)
06 – Kaptain Cadillac – Plastic
07 – Mak & Pasteman – Automatic
08 – Merimell – Work Out (Marvy Remix)
09 – Chambray – Yousme
10 – Don Rimini – Octopussy Part 2
11 – Andre Crom – Circuit
12 – Ryme – Whateva
13 – Don Rimini – Strip Poker
14 – Klienfeld – Believe
15 – Oh Snap!! – Kick + Bass
16 – TWR72 – One
17 – Don Rimini – Honey
18 – Asky – Lemme Put It
19 – KiNK – Strings
super illegal crime download of everything here