WE actually like #24
MO KOLOURS EP3 – TUSK DANCE
Mo Kolours makes the warmest, shonkiest music out there – a beautiful meld of percussive funk and wonky soul pushed through an analogue dub sieve, arriving at a sound all of his own in the process. The latest EP nods a little more in the direction of dance music and a couple of the tracks sound like they are finding their way into the gravitational pull of people like Four Tet and Theo P. Good stuff. (Joe)
DJ Koze – Nices Wllkchen Featuring Apparat
True to form of being a complete prick and reverting away from this Web 2.0 shit I’ve been perpetuating/peddling for the past few years I”m going for a straight up review because something’s ‘so new’ you can’t even get it on the intra-web. I’m out there!
Anyway, in a very trying week the marrying of Apparat with DJ Koze on Koze’s sublime new album has ensured I haven’t jumped out a window just yet. Imagine how beautiful this record could be… it is. It makes everything else fall away into insignificance. I want to be lying on the top of a car in the bright sunshine with this on.
Applescal remix of Fol Chen – 200 Words.
Mr Applescal is a fine gentleman. I had his album on over the weekend and the cohort said “why can’t all music be made like this”. That’s a green light over there. Then this dropped in my inbox – I still don’t feel comfortable writing that – this week. Starts off like a Miss Kittin also ran and turns into a tripped out beauty with hazy synths and swathes of noise. Good work sir. I think you might go onto produce something quite timeless in the not too distant future. Not that, that album doesn’t already have some timeless beauties on it already… anyway. Life is ok again!
Craig Bratley – Analogue Dreams (Is It Balearic)
Craig Bratley is a fucking don. A lot of people took notice of him after he did Birdshell a year or two ago, but I actually think this release is even better, because every mix of it is immense. This has been out a couple of months and was in fact sent to R$N Towers before it came out, and criminally, I took the promo, caned it in my DJ sets, and said nothing about it. I now feel guilty. (Mike)
Carlo Toma – Talking About 1991 (Stanch Records)
A techno rattler with a house groove… you can’t argue with that combination. (Mike)