I’ve been brushing off listening to (Samaris)’s new album Black Lights; despite my love for them I just wasn’t willing to accept anything new for some reason. But One Man Records sent us a copy of the album and ugh, I got over the slump. I’m so glad I did, because Samaris has evolved into a more experimental sound, especially in this track. This record is the first of theirs to feature English lyrics, inviting the American market. Samaris has been one of my favorite Icelandic bands for a while, and they don’t disappoint here.
Back in 2015, (Bob Moses) dropped a massive tune called All I Want. Bob Moses generally focuses on electronica and more indie electro sounds, so this track is a slight genre change for the Vancouver duo. Maya Jane Coles spun this in the Boiler Room London session in 2015 and open up Bob Moses to a wide audience in the techno-heads scene. Bob Moses just released a new album and it’s awesome too.
This song came out six years ago, but when I found this record in my radio station I had to come back to it. It was such a fun upbeat track that helped me through my weird teenage years. Plants and Animals come from Montreal and are signed to (Secret City Records). They just released a new album this year and it’s fantastic, but the old La La Land record never ceases to amaze.
London Elek is one of the biggest producers and promoters of DNB. The genre wouldn’t be so popular if he didn’t start Hospital Records label and introduce the weekly Podcast. Thousands of people around the world listen to the HR Podcast and take in the awesome dance vibes each week. Here’s a track Tony played on episode 300 out at Angel.
(American Football)’s last record was released in 1999. 2014 marked their first tour in more than a decade, and reuniting resulted in a new album. American Football have been at the forfront of 90′s emo indie rock, and they conquer it in the first single. The album is due to release October 21st, 2016.
Kim Ann Foxman formerly sang with the neo-disco collective Hercules and Love Affair, and now is found DJing in clubs. She now represents a new label, Firehouse, to promote new Londoner house music.
She’s back with a brand new track “Give It All You Got” and it’s such a roller.
Although Armless Kid is a new name in dance music, he has definitely made quite an introduction, releasing records on Gents and Dandy’s Records, La Chinerie and Copie Blanche. Appropriately named, this track features an unrelenting, groovy bassline, gorgeous percussion and chopped vocals. After a short 8 bar break, the kick drum returns at 3:34 with an explosion of piano chords that seem to be tripping over one another.
This track is an absolute weapon and deserves rotation.
Spinnin Records tracks are hit and miss. It depends on the song and style and frankly, that’s what’s wrong with super hyped up labels. At least here’s one of the better songs of summer ‘16, arrack from a new Indian DJ duo Nina & Malika.
Lovísa Arnardóttir and Sigrún Skaftadóttir have been DJ-ing in their native Reykjavik, Iceland since 2011 and have garnered quite the following in the capital region. I got to seem them perform at Secret Solstice Reykjavík, but I was one of few listening to the awesome set. They just made a mix for (House FM dot Net) and it’s one not to miss.
RIP Frankie Knuckles. Creator of house music. You will always be loved. Thanks again to Soul Clap NYC Boiler Room for spinning this one.