We’re loving Dan Shake’s new label ‘Shake Edits’ and have been playing the first vinyl for a few months now. Well today his second vinyl has dropped and to celebrate he’s giving away one of the tracks for free. Northern Merry’s hooky vocal could repeat endlessly and we wouldn’t tire, coupled with a strong groove and some clever permutations and thats all you need. For us thats Dan’s strength, confident sample selection and knowing when you have a good thing you don’t need to mess with it too much. If you want the WAV please nab it from Dan’s site HERE.
Our buddies over at Psychemagik have been pretty busy over the last while with their Mink & Shoes release and they have a rare free gift for us, a tasty remix from long time collaborator Richard Norris. We absolutely love Richard Norris’s productions and his stuff under his ‘Time & Space Machine’ moniker is outstanding, if you don’t know it then get digging. This remix certainly gets the synapses firing as Richard spikes your drink and takes us on a trippier journey than the original. No better man!
It’s been a while since we’ve had an offering from housemate ‘Debonair’ and what a positive return with this head nodder. With the roots of this track firmly planted in Reggae sensibilities and an extremely hooky vocal this one will be knocking around our heads for some time.
We’ve not heard a peep from Finnebassen in over 6 months, the hiatus was due to the artist needing some personal time for family and other private things (yes thats right artists do still have private lives). We for one are really happy to see him back producing again, we were there in the beginning for Finn and we’re here now, hoping that he’s resolved everything he needed to and it wasn’t too hard, which these things very often are.
Anyway back to the music, this slow & seductive but sad original ushers in the winter with ease as chilling but cosy feelings emanate from Finn’s guitar and his friend Martin’s piano. Music always comes out better when you write what you feel and there is just so much feeling in here, this one could make you shed a tear or crack a smile, depending on the context. 10 minutes of beautifully honest music.
There’s a social media chain thing going around at the moment, people have to post one track a day for 7 days (sounds familiar) and up pops this little beauty that we have somehow snoozed on. Bonar Bradberry (1/2 of PBR Streetgang and all-round indestructible buzzer) has delicately toned up the original and given it a lot more swagger, love the cosmic melodies and driving key changes in this. It’s the kind groove that could wear out your knees before it tires.