31 Jul 2013

Mano Le Tough

I first got my ears on Mano Le Tough aka Irishman Niall Mannion at the Jack Music Agency Launch at Bristol in June and boy oh boy was I pleasantly surprised. He prefers to refer to his genre of atmospheric house as 'cool songs' or 'folkal house' which totally makes sense after listening to a single track. My favourites are 'Changing Days' and his remix of Batongo's 'Aguirre' but this live set from Warung Beach Club in Brazil will take you on an eclectic musical journey you won't let go of in a hurry.

30 Jul 2013

Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You

One moment which I can partially recall from the hazy memories I have of this year's Farr Festival, is SOMEONE playing this on Friday night. In 1998, Stardust was formed for a one off musical collaboration. Comprising of Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter, Alan Braxe and Benjamin Diamond, Stardust successfully embedded 'Music Sounds Better With You' in the minds of millions - and 15 years on, it stills sounds just as good!

Laura Mvula - SHE (MJ Cole Remix)

British soul singer-songwriter Laura Mvula was nominated for the BBC Sound of 2013 and released her debut album in March of this year. In characteristic MJ Cole style, this remix transforms the mellow original into a summery, uplifting track perfect for time spent in the glorious weather that we seem to have seen the last of here in Blighty.

Paul Woolford - Untitled [HFT030]

THIS is the song of my summer 2013. Hearing this is Eats Everything's set was the absolute stand-out moment from my trip to Farr Festival in Herefordshire last weekend. Released on Hotflush, 'Untitled' is definitely made with the dance-floor in mind. And festivals. And Ibizan sunrises. And so on and so forth.

29 Jul 2013

The Hype ft. Eliza Doolittle - Wookie

Having featured on Disclosure's smash hit 'You & Me' it seems that Eliza Doolittle is stepping further into the realm of garage and bass infused house music by teaming up with 2-step master Wookie in this sensual and infectious track.

22 Jul 2013

BANKS - Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)

This is seriously addictive. The mysterious London duo Snakehips has given BANKS' 'Warm Water' a revamp, the result being an indie house remix that I've had on repeat since first hearing. Far from distracting from BANKS' vocal talents, Snakehips allow her hypnotizying vocals to shine through over a smooth electronic backing.

21 Jul 2013

1 More Night - Skanky

The more I hear from Skanky, the more I fall in love with him. Another perfectly blended house and garage infusion with a more than obvious nod to the 90s.

20 Jul 2013

Girls Love Beyonce (SBRTKT edit) - Drake

SBTRKT has been a bit M.I.A on releasing new tracks since his debut album stunned everyone with its originality and beauty back in 2011. But he's given us something new to get our teeth into with Drake's totally reworked ode to Beyonce in this glitchy, chilled and textured edit.

14 Jul 2013

Sexual Healing (Marving Gaye cover) - Hot 8 Brass Band

Had never come across this before and it was actually released way back in 2007, but Jackmaster playing this as his last track at the Numbers Pool Party at Hideout with the sun on our backs and Coronas in hand was probably one of the most euphoric moments of my life to date. An absolutely beaut jazzy brass band cover of Marvin Gaye's classic.

1 Jul 2013

Taking Over - Joe Goddard

Joe Goddard needs little introduction. One half of Two Bears, the better half of Hot Chip and co-founder of Greco-Roman, the man has many accolades to his name. 'Taking Over' - the 4 track EP - is his first solo release since 'Gabriel' in 2011. Although not the most ostentatious track on the EP, 'Taking Over' is the standout for me - a sort of electronic ballad, with soft vocals layered over guitar melodies.