Django Django cook up a storm
1 (7) DJANGO DJANGO – STORM – BECAUSE
Lifted from their excellent self titled debut L.P. This picks up The Beta Band baton and takes it to psychedelic pastures new. Wonderful stuff.
2 (4) M83 – REUNION / REMIXES – NAÏVE
The original breath taking beauty is set to do the rounds again, and this time it’s going to be a surefire hit, armed with a pumping Euro disco mix care of Mylo, and a fluid, deep and spacious number from Sei A, which is the glacial cherry on the sugar frosted cake.
3 (1) HOT CHIP – FLUTES – DOMINO
One of the best bands on the planet make an open arms welcome return in their own very distinctive style. Their fifth L.P. In Our Heads is their first for Domino and is due in June. Be very excited.
4 (9) TRAILER TRASH TRACEYS – LOS ANGERED – DOUBLE SIX
London quartet oozing a warm shimmering wall of sound. Comes backed with the spangled dreamer You Wish You Were Red, currently in use on a Renault ad.
5 (10) DAVID LYNCH – NOAH’S ARK / MOBY REMIX – SUNDAY BEST
Deep and moody house with lush atmospheric pads swirling around spine tingling spooky whispers.
6 (8) DAMON ALBARN – THE MARVELOUS DREAM – EMI
The first cut lifted from his forthcoming L.P. Dr Dee, doffs a cap to David Bowie the Decca years, and very good it is too.
7 (19) THE MAGNETIC FIELDS – QUICK! – DOMINO
Coming over like an 80’s MOR FM classic with a 21st century electronic geek twist.
8 (13) KRAAK & SMAAK FT. ROMANTHONY – BUILT FOR LOVE – JALAPENO
Farley & Heller get back in the driving seat with a couple of deep acid tinged mixes and Psychemagik take it to the retro futurist disco.
9 (18) THE DUBWOOD ALLSTARS - UNDER DUBWOOD /
THE TIME AND SPACE MACHINE - RIVER THEME – RIVERTONES
Debut release from Caught By The River’s Rivertones label is a corking double A 7”. Richard Burton meets Ali Baba flipped with Richard Norris on a low slung psychedelic wig out.
10 (12) MEN OF NORTH COUNTRY – MIRROR MAN / THE NORTH –
Head straight for The North on the flip, a stomping slab of 60’s influenced quality pop that’s pretty much guaranteed to make you put on your best clobber and hold your head high.
11 (15) THE UNITS – CONNECTIONS E.P. – OPILEC MUSIC
Late 70’s punk funk outfit from San Francisco get some bang up to date but keeping it dirty remix treatment from Todd Terje and I-Robots.
12 (20) THE BERSARIN QUARTETT – II – DENOVALI
Their sophomore L.P. is a very moving ambient masterpiece.
13 (19) AMON TOBIN – BOX SET – NINJA TUNE
All the hits and more in a strictly limited Box Set containing 6 x 10” vinyl, 7 x CD, 2 x DVD and a few posters. Collectors… Get ready to wet yourselves.
14 (NEW) FAIREWELL – POOR POOR GRENDEL REMIX EP – SONIC CATHEDRAL
Limited editon selection of tracks from last year’s L.P. get a nip & tuck from Pat RL, Bad Meat Club, The All Golden, Team Ghost, Younghusband and Echo Lake. Nice.
15 (NEW) THE POND – CIRCLE ROUND A TREE – ONE LITTLE INDIAN
Debut single of jingly jangly loveliness with a great folk filled innocence vocal from Kathryn Williams. Spring has sprung.
16 (14) HEADMAN – TURNING EP – RELISH
Be Loved gets a mind expanding dose, care of Richard Fearless from Death In Vegas, and Scott Fraser’s Basement Riposte Dub of the title cut gets the floor bumping.
17 (17) DEAD MELLOTRON – GLITTER – SONIC CATHEDRAL
Baltimore trio with an L.P. of rousing melodies, dreamy memories and spangly guitars with just the right amount of fuzz. The soundtrack to lost days on Super 8.
18 (NEW) THIS MANY BOYFRIENDS – (I SHOULD BE A) COMMUNIST – ANGULAR
Ramshackle melodic indie from Leeds about going on stupid shopping sprees when you’re skint.
19 (22) ONE LITTLE PLANE – INTO THE TREES – TEXT
An L.P. of tender folk songs with a smattering of electronics, sung in a slight husky breathy style and produced by Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet. If Suzanne Vega…
20 (NEW) SWEET LIGHTS – ARE WE GONNA WORK IT OUT – HIGHLINE
Upbeat pounder dripping with interwoven harmonies and melody. Lifted from the gorgeous eponymous debut L.P.
21 (NEW) CROCODILES – ENDLESS FLOWERS – SOUTERRAIN TRANSMISSIONS
The second single to be taken from their forthcoming L.P. of the same name is a melodic fuzzy kaleidoscope with a hint of classic Echo & The Bunnymen. Shoegazing in Technicolor.
22 (28) CERA ALBA – SAVE THE DAY EP – TURQUOISE BLUE
Spooky twisted vocal samples fly around horror b movie synths driven by an abyss like groove. Be careful with the hallucinogens.
23 (25) TOBOR EXPERIMENT DISCO EXPERIENCE – THE REMIX EXPERIENCE – BEAR FUNK
Stevie Kotey’s take on Shivers comes over like some unearthed forgotten gem of David Bowie on the old Joanna in a disco fun pub.
24 (NEW) TONY AND TANDY – THE BITTER WITH THE SWEET – ACID JAZZ
A great slice of soulful pop from 1969. Originally released on Atlantic and comes backed with the hit Two Can Make It Together. Another gem in the Rare Mod series.
25 (24) WILLY MOON – YEAH YEAH – LUV LUV LUV / ISLAND
Boombastic big beat bonanza with ruff cuts, raw edges and plenty to shout about.
26 (26) CLAP RULES – GOLDEN REMIXES – BEARFUNK
Four cuts from last year’s Golden Hands LP get a rebirth. Emperor Machine peaks with Silver Mountains, a cosmic disco builder with futurist flashes and off kilter vocals. In Flagranti twists Oh Uibe, dropping a great sample into the breakdown, and Mock & Toof get deep down & dirty with Fantasmi.
27 (27) THE HEELS OF LOVE – FLIGHT 707 – NANG
Jadoo gets percussive with some delirious trolly dolly disco, and Billy Bogus turns on the tribal machines.
28 (NEW) JARVIS & DIESEL – WEE HEART / FOUR WALLS - MOTON
Balearic builder with plenty of rhythm changes and percussive delights.
29 (NEW) STILL FLYIN’ – SPIRITS – HIGHLINE
Fun filled pop packed with hooky riffs and good time ghosts. Toe tapping happy haunting.
30 (NEW) GIDEON CONN - FALL UNDER TOKYO – TANTRUM
Cute retro synth pop that brings big red glasses and yellow trousers to mind.