OK, here’s my gift to say thanks for taking me to 3,000 Soundcloudfollowers & 2,000 Facebook likes! When ‘Only Built 4 Neon Nites’ came out, a lot of people hit me up asking what the deal was with the music in the intro track and would I be releasing it separately. Actually, it was only a 30 second loop of music I made specifically for the intro, but I decided to have some fun with it and make a full disco track from the basic tune. Please don’t get the wrong idea, this isn’t the direction my music is going, just a little bonus track for all of you who kept in touch with what I was doing or copped the EP. Enjoy!
Artwork concept is a tribute to the fantastic Midnight Express OST by Giorgio Moroder once again aced by dmbones
I always keep tabs on what the Donky dudes are doing (and I’ve picked up just about everything they’ve put out as far as I’m aware) and this banger from Seattle’s Keyboard Kid 206 (apparently the number’s an inexplicable reference to famously lacklustre Peugeot hatchback) keeps the standard high. It’s good to see the Brighton-based crew extending their reach outside the UK once again, as per their last release from Moscow-based 813. I first checked the preview clip in a rush and wasn’t blown away by the harsh, plodding intro to EP opener ‘WelcomeX’. However, having had a chance to properly listen I’ve since realised that every song has something to offer and the entire release seems to build up to the hyperactive melody of closing track ‘LongLiveSwag’, perpetrated by overblown & overlapping rave synth arpeggios. Get familiar with this lot if you aren’t already!
Speaking of Moscow, that’s also the namesake of DP’s third-in-the-series of Brighton based freebie EPs - the first of which was covered earlier. Before that though, here’s the teaser clip for the forthcoming skweee-lchy sounds of Boss Kite’s ‘Comicon EP’ aka DKYF002.
I reckon this label is going to be huge in the game soon. There’s been some press campaign indeed for this release & that’s a cool-ass video from Moscow’s 813. I didn’t pick it up yet cos it didn’t sound quite right for my DJ sets but I might yet be convinced as an album just to listen to…remember that?
Another download that doesn’t necessarily have to cost you any money in order for you to own a copy. That’s a nice way of saying ‘FREE’ by the way, but it is a ‘name your price’ purchase so chuck a few gold doubloons their way if you’re feeling flush.
Yes, it’s the hotly anticipated new one from Brighton’s Ghost Mutt. It was mentioned a coupla weeks ago and I found myself playing through the preview clip on Donky Pitch’s Soundcloud page quite a few times. What Mr Mutt seems to be going for here (as certain folks begin to sigh a little at the questionable need of more repitched R&B vocals in alternative club music) is more of a full on classic R&B vibe all over, which actually works in his favour. Like his other work the soul flava is strong but more-or-less gone are the blips & bleeps of tracks such as one-time Lockah crate staple Thoroughbred. Instead a smoother & more polished sound is present, more closely resembling classic 80s pop. Great job!
Yet another label whose releases I’ve been buying without really noticing the label itself. Hit & Hope from Brighton are putting out the previously mentioned Pixelord 12” having also impressed me with the Robot Ramification EP courtesy of The Naive Machine. Brighton’s been on my radar a lot recently, thanks to a fairly constant stream of high-quality releases and features from the likes of Donky Pitch and ENK Collective. Have a looky.