5th December 2011 - High five to Scope at No. 1
1 (12) SCOPE FT. TERRY GRANT – SEVEN REASONS – LARGE MUSIC
Deep and melodic acid house with a superb vocal and an early Djax / Peacefrog feel. Nice.
2 (4) GRAINGERBOY – THREECROWNS – POPCRISIS
Debut solo release of well crafted electronic indie pop with effective clever clever vocal manipulation.
3 (1) THE LOVELY EGGS – ALLERGIES – TOO PURE SINGLES CLUB
First rate punk pop that builds into a ramshackle psychedelic crescendo. Guaranteed to put a spring in your step. Backed with another Royston Vasey congregation belter Slug Graveyard.
4 (5) SMOOVE & TURRELL – GABRIEL – JALAPENO
The Geordie duo round off a very successful 2011 with a 70’s influenced anthem. Another winner from their soul drenched LP Eccentric Audio.
5 (15) THE RHYTHM ODYSSEY FT. MAIN STEM – DEVIL’S TEASE – LIPSERVICE
Classic Chicago house elements work into a basement jackin’ session. Comes with a great eye popping acid mix.
6 (9) MICKEY MOONLIGHT – CLOSE TO EVERYTHING – ED BANGER
Deep house groover with a back in the day Balearic feel and a spot on vocal care of George Lewis Jnr. From the forthcoming LP which is like a night out with cosmic intergalactic disco hippies.
7 (3) THE VACCINES – WETSUIT – SONY
The break through band of the year, end 2011 with another anthem from their debut LP. They deserve all the backslapping they’re going to get.
8 (13) DECO CHILD – PRAY – NINJA TUNE
Warm bass tones support a fragile towering spire, teetering in cold winds with a glistening frosted edge. Comes backed with Nocturne, a beautiful piano lament with a twist.
9 (18) GOMMA ALL STARS FT PEACHES – CASABLANCA REWORKS – GOMMA
Peaches goes soft with Moullinex, Telonius, Munk and The Phenomenal Handclap Band, covering 4 disco cuts from the Casablanca Records archives.
10 (2) STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS – SENATOR – DOMINO
Beck produced and coming on like controversial West Coast indie with a sting in its tail. “Cattle prod the working classes”.
11 (NEW) RED HORSES OF THE SNOW – TERRITORIES – FLASHBACK
Lavishly produced debut LP of shimmering songs with beautiful harmonies and a hint of modern psychedelia.
12 (NEW) FAIREWELL – POOR POOR GRENDEL – SONIC CATHEDRAL
27 Years old Johnny White delivers a debut LP of soaring soundscapes far from the madding crowd, in his own world of “magical loneliness”.
13 (14) SPEECH DEBELLE – STUDIO BACKPACK RAP – BIG DADA
The 2009 Mercury Music Prize winner bounces back with a much bigger and more urgent sound. The new LP Freedom Of Speech is due February 2012.
14 (NEW) KENNA FT. SHIMMY HOFFA – CHAINS – CHEAP THRILLS
Contemporary club pop with considerably more bounce to the ounce. Machines Don’t Care and Klifton Manner do the mixes.
15 (22) L-VIS 1990 – FEEL THE VOID – PMR / ISLAND
Like an old school house mix of an 80’s pop tune. Paul Woolford ups the ante with his Afterhours Mix.
16 (20) ANDY ASH – BROKEN NIGHTS EP – BLACK KEY
The opening track Broken is a fat slab of chunky scouse house, that has got a certain early 90’s feel. Nice.
17 (17) MINA TINDLE – MINA TINDLE EP – BELIEVE
Six track EP ranging from hooky slightly left of centre organic pop, through to delicately strummed & fragile beauties. This young Parisian is going places.
18 (24) BOZZWELL – AMBITION – CLOUDED VISION
Well produced deep and twisted vocal house. A stoners delight.
19 (21) 1BLIP2 – ALONE / TOOK MY LOVE – MELODICA
Mysterious duo deliver chilled techno with a Balearic twist. Comes backed with a spiked cocktail lounge special.
20 (NEW) FAIREWELL – IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER / CHRISTMAS EVE – SONIC CATHEDRAL
Less Ho! Ho! Ho!...More stuck in a blizzard.
21 (25) DIAFRIX – SIMPLE MAN FT. DANIEL MERRIWEATHER – ILLUSIVE
Saccharin coated chatty pop from Melbourne, Australia. T. Williams batters the fuck out of it in a breaks style, and MANIK takes it to the underwater 80’s disco.
22 (19) LAKI MERA – CRATER – JUST MUSIC
Fellow Glaswegians Mogwai slow the pace adding long & deep bass tones, complementing the floaty vocals, sending them drifting into a world of bliss.
23 (23) SKINTOLOGISTS – MAGPIE – MELODICA
Fritz Catlin of 23 Skidoo fame teams up with Mr Diablo ex Welfare Heroine and singer Kerieva for a nice skanking workout with exceptional soulful & jazzy vocals.
24 (NEW) BOWSKI – POPPIES EP – BLOOD MUSIC
A fresh and heart warming carefully prepared simmering electronic stew with space dust for garnish.
25 (30) SPORTOLO – THE WILL I EP – NANG
From Russia with love electronic 70’s futuristic disco, with floaty vocals care of Michelle Bee
26 (26) LALA BY – PENDULUM – MY FAVORITE ROBOT
Magazine, Wire and Fad Gadget influenced 21st century Berlin gothic with Hammer Horror backing.
27 (29) ZOMBY – NOTHING – 4AD
Modern dance rhythms drive through 7 atmospheric electronic tracks with a dark underbelly.
28 (NEW) VARIOUS ARTISTS – INNER CIRCLES VOL 1 – LOWER EAST
Eight track EP opening with Dexter Kane & Gav Memnos’ smooth and deep version of Stevie V’s pop dance hit Dirty Cash.
29 (28) VARIOUS ARTISTS – MY FAVORITE ROBOT’S SEVENTH STIMULUS – MY FAVORITE ROBOT
T.W.I.C.E, Sebastian Voigt & Eric Volta, White Lions, Metrika & Bastard Love and Blind Minded all get involved.
30 (NEW) ACOS COOLKAS FT. NATA TOMATA – DON’T FLY AWAY – AUDIO TONIC
Deep disco house with filtered vocals from Siberia via Dubai. The Maneken Remix gives it a boost and adds some nice percussion.
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