Still riding high off her recent Mercury Music Prize nomination, songstress Jessie Ware has unleashed 3 new reworkings of her single ‘No To Love’, taken off her debut album Devotion. The EP features craftsmanship from George Fitzgerald, Ewan Pearson & Todd Edwards and so, as you’d imagine, it’s advisable you turn up those subs… Gah.
Listen / buy below via Soundcloud.
Songstress Terri Walker returns doing what she’s been doing best in the last few years, even as one of the most renowned Brit soul voices of the last decade. Following on from the vibe of huge 2010 anthem ‘Heartbeat’ produced by neo-Funky champ T. Williams, that track feels like the stimulus of this summer-infused package, condensing her various collabos with other UK producers in the last couple of years. Including Garage legend Artful (of Dodger) and latter day guys like Brackles, it’s a well considered selection that reminds us how Walker knows where to apply her chops to the right dance riddim.
Despite all her Ski Beatz material we imagine still sitting on a fat hard drive waiting to see daylight, Matters Of The Heart re-emphasises her strengths on home soil with the twang and the sass. It’s a feel-good affair.
Leaving the current bassy sounds for a minute, Scuba’s lastest release is an sunshine yellow, acid house, dance friendly packed track , with happy go lucky visuals for added positivity. Jammed full of starburst colour and a iconic Normski, who once presented the Dance Energy on the BBC at one point, making a aptly referenced cameo.
Shout out to Piff Gang’s Nick Bam too. All 6″7 of you.
Body Language are a Brooklyn based 5 piece ‘Electro-Pop’ band and as with most ‘Electro-Pop’ bands their music takes influences from a wide range but from what I can hear from these New Yorkers – its mainly… Electro and Pop.
This is the official video for their track ‘You Can’ and its plodding bass lines and stabby synths make a perfect bed for their breathy vocal harmonies to course through.
Native to the New York club scene Body Language have been doing their thing since 2009 and ‘You Can’ which is taken from their second EP Social Studies is available now on Lavish Habits.
This banger comes off the recently released Black Boulder album which dropped on Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons imprint. Featuring the buttery vocal talents of Tunde Olaniran (who reminds me somewhat of PB favourite Marques Toliver), this 2-stepper is straight vibes and available to pick up here, the rest of the album follows in a similar vein and you can hear snippets over on Phon.O’s Soundcloud
Both Ayah and Slakah continue to push forward, giving away a bag of music each year. Pretty underrated by the mainstream, the pair press on and have been integral over the years to the soul movement. Particularly in their native Canada. But for a small cost this time around, you can buy their new release, a minimal, airy dance enthused 9 minute climatic track with a buff bassiness. Seems only fair.
Stream it below – definitely worth it.
French soundbites, inspiration from film noir and 8 bit synthesizers. What could you not like about this track?
UK producer Kidnap Kid, recently released a 3 track EP, Alphaville and accompanied ‘Vehl’ with a monochrome slick video. The pounding beat and sexy words for us English speakers translate to “Your voice/Your eyes/Your hands/Your lips/The look/The words/And the fact that I love you.”
This is going to be a rage on the dancefloor. Rewind.
Up for a slab of UK Funky circa the year of ’12? It could only be that good fellow of West London, Tesfa Williams, who’s delicious 2010 gem ‘Heartbeat‘ left shirts soaked in perfume and skirts in absinthe. Pushing forward in the name of dancefloor ecstasy (legit spiritual kind) he’s dropping a new EP Can We on label Enchufada this March 19th. The initial leak, ‘Malfunction’, whilst pugnacious and more grizzly than 2010′s outings, has blazing bass ripples and hyper-active kicks that go straight for the gut underneath vocalist Alix’s glacial bellows. Now for everyone out there looking at that clock on the wall… only a few more hours till the weekend. Get your strength up with a free download below.
Something to guide you when the darkness is only lit by red and blue strobes and you’re trying to glide across the dancefloor to that aloof, attractive individual you’ve been eyeballing like airport security for half-an-hour. Chilled, high gloss House cut from UK-based producer Fort Romeau’s forthcoming March 6th album release Kingdoms. It’s sure to instigate a few make-out sessions in the club lavatory.
“If it’s worth your while, say something…”