Jimmy Q – ‘Wavey’

Jimmy Q is a Brooklyn-based producer delivering sumptuous slices of sunny, feelgood and grooving house / electronica.

Latest single ‘Wavey’ is all that and more as it blends the exquisite elegance of electronica with dancefloor focus and seductive grooves of house music. It is a warm and sunny melodic groover fueled by a flurry of soft plush beats and sunny tones, as melodic ripples of keys and shimmering synth mingle amid the hazy atmosphere. It is an irresistible jam with a deep seductive groove that propels us along through a warm and alluring soundscape, bringing to mind hazy summer evenings. A beautiful, uplifting and dancey track bound by a smiley feelgood vibe, seductive groove and compulsion to get moving. 

Listen to ‘Wavey’ below – a lavish gem that will keep you coming back for more.


Giga Beat – ‘Roof View (House Mix)’

Giga Beat aka Edilberto De Jesus Rodriguez is a music producer from the Dominican Republic who cut his teeth making beats for a music group called F.O.M.O. but has been going it alone now for the best part of a decade now.

The latest single from Giga Beat is ‘Roof View (House Mix)’ and it is a 9 minute dance floor destroying phenomenon. Opening with a bright, upbeat and funky disco house groove as synths pulse and wind with a relentless energy while frazzled electronics fizzle and explode with colour, and rain on the dance floor below. While a feelgood party vibe is maintained throughout, this carefree aura is punctuated by increasingly frantic crisp and crunchy beats, which increases the tension, energy and harder edge. ‘Roof View (House Mix)’ is a gift that keeps on giving, revealing itself ever more addictive and alluring with each and every listen.

Listen to ‘Roof View (House Mix)’ in all its glory below:


Blimp – ‘Always In My Mind’

Blimp is a Dublin-based producer with a penchant for lush, warm and woozy slices of seductive house/electronica – attributes demonstrated in abundance by the beautiful, feelgood and sunny electronica escapism of new single ‘Always In My Mind’.

‘Always In My Mind’ follows debut single ‘Back To Me’ (feat. Kareem Ali) earlier this year, and delivers something deliciously seductive; marrying the exquisite elegance of electronica, dancefloor focus and seductive grooves of house music – and in doing so, crafting something we’d expect from far more seasoned hands. It is a lush, lavish and sunkissed affair as warm synths fizz with life and effervescence, gushing over soft beats, deep seductive grooves and sparkling spurts of electronics, amid an abundance of uplifting and sunny vibes. ‘Always In My Mind’ is a beautifully, uplifting and lush jam, bound together by a feelgood vibe, seductive groove, and peppered by bouts of mild euphoria and compulsion to dance.

One to get lost in as it forms a real sense of familiarity, oozing nostalgic feelings for hazy summer days and nights – and something that will keep you coming back for more.

Listen to ‘Always In My Mind’ below now:

Freedom Fry – ‘Corde Sensible’

We love a bit of Freedom Fry round these parts – no question.

Over the past number of years the prolific pairing of Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll have  regularly brightened up our lives with charming, catchy and memorable indie-pop jams culminating in 2018 debut LP, Classic, and 2020’s Songs from the West Coast.

And now, Freedom Fry are back with new single ‘Corde Sensible’ – a second track lifted from their forthcoming third album, their first entirely in French. ‘Corde Sensible’ is an exquisitely crafted track fueled by a dance beat coupled with moody piano chords, bright strings, shimmering synth and ethereal tones of Parisian, Seyrat. It has something of an indie-music-to-dance-to vibe as it grooves along a disco-indebted beat  and flows with an ease and breeze. ‘Corde Sensible’ might be Freedom Fry’s danciest tune to date but while it marks a change of pace it retains their signature touches; an ear for hook,  melody and harmony amid their charming shimmering sonic delights.

Get acquainted with ‘Corde Sensible’ below –  it will be released alongside two other new songs as part of a three-song EP on Friday, February 12.

Alps 2 & Simona Drive – ‘Burnt’

Alps 2 & Simona Drive are outfits with pedigree: as performers, Simona Drive have toured with Maribou State; as individuals, they have released on Ralph Lawson’s 2020 Vision and Fatboy Slim’s Southern Fried Records. And as a collective, they’ve launched Selby Sounds, and now,  Alps 2 & Simona Drive have teamed up with Ad Hoc Records proudly for Burnt EP.

The resulting sound is deliciously displayed on title track ‘Burnt’; a lush, feelgood and woozy slice of sunny electronica escapism as the pair marry the exquisite elegance of electronica, dancefloor focus and seductive grooves of house music. ‘Burnt’takes all the aforementioned parts and creates a rich and alluring soundscape. Lush synths fizz with life and effervescence, gushing over soft beats, deep seductive groove and sparkling spurts of electronics, amid a warm, sunny and feelgood dose of escapism. A beautiful, uplifting and lush jam bound together by a smiley feelgood vibe, seductive groove and peppered by bouts of mild euphoria.

An absolute lavish gem, check ‘Burnt’ out below:

 

Mjiri – ‘Stamp City’

Mjiri is the moniker of London-based British-Nigerian producer, performer and educator Mel Uye-Parker.

Uye-Parker has been making music for over 15 years – as a vocalist and writer, working with the likes of Rae & Christian and Yesking – but more recently, under the moniker of Mjiri as explored a flair for stunning sonic distillations that transfix and captivate. Latest single ‘Stamp City’ is a dancefloor ready banger. It is bright, transfixing and utterly addicting as sputtering and choppy electronics and burbling synthesizers are stitched together with acid squelches, house basslines, winding techno and ravey tones. The stuttering beats are delivered with clinical precision as we are utterly captivated by this marriage acid/house/techno which, as it goes, will get your body grooving (and no doubt dancefloors moving).

Listen to ‘Stamp City’ below:

Introducing: Atroxity

Hailing from Oslo, Norway, Atroxity is an electronica producer and composer who embraces the full spectrum of genres and has a preference for cross-pollination.

For almost 20 years, Atroxity has been a part of the local Oslo music scene in varying capacities, culminating in the release of his debut album Newland Punks in November 2016. Today however, we concern ourselves with his latest release, EP Cult Of The Scarab which is buttressed by ‘Outpost 10-3’ and ‘Yeah (It Works)’.

The two pillars provide a perfect example of the differing facets of Atroxity and what binds them together so seamlessly. ‘Outpost 10-3’ is a lush blend of tech-house influenced bass groove, soft pattering percussion and seductive deep house vibes, and bound by a playful synth, that flickers and sparks, bringing some breezy brightness to the fore amid the ambient landscapes. ‘Yeah (It Works)’ is a more uptempo affair, playful yet cinematic, it bounces along a colourful confection of quick step beats and irresistible groove illuminated by acid squiggles, winding synth and bursts of electronics for the more dancefloor ready of the two. Not only is his work bound by a love off of all things electronic, Atroxity’s work is marked by a playfulness, flair for groove and precision beat-work.

You can listen to ‘Outpost 10-3’ and ‘Yeah (It Works)’ below:

Moullinex – ‘The Huggers’

Moullinex is the alter ego of Portuguese producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Luis Clara Gomes.

Moullinex’s preference for summery, tropical-infused sounds revolving mostly around disco house, synth pop, and new wave was born out with stunning effect on most recent album, Hypersex. The Portuguese producer is back with another single lifted from said record, and it bears all the aforementioned fun-filled colourful hallmarks of his sound. ‘The Huggers’ is upbeat, bright and funky as it skips along an infectious disco house groove flanked by wacky sense of fun, playful synths and bursts of neon colours, and most notably, his prodigious imagination. And for all this technical ability, his imagination is the star here. This is music that doesn’t take itself too seriously as he dares to go where others will not, while concocting something utterly contagious that could (and will) rock many a dance floor. A summery, feelgood and utterly infectious jam that will be bouncing around your head all week – pure unadulterated brilliance!

Listen to ‘The Huggers’ below & if that is to your liking, why not give Hypersex a spin here?

Cavego – ‘Hunderfossen’

Late last year Norwegian producer Cavego released his debut EP Gudbrandsdalen on Eskimo Recordings; it is a gorgeous mixture of field recordings, vintage synths, ambient sounds and bright, sparkling electronica, and it is fair to say, it is pretty damn great.

The same can be said for the latest instalment from Cavego, sprightly new single ‘Hunderfossen’. Named after a famous Norwegian amusement park, ‘Hunderfossen’ is a bright, bouncy and playful slice of Scandi-Disco. Bursting with buoyant, uplifting sounds, it is a feel-good tune that brings party vibes, radiating an air of unquestionable coolness as it swaggers on a funky bassline and buoyant melody – highly infectious and danceable. With its deep irresistible groove, funk-filled bass and colourful beats, this deliciously vibrant, sparkling slice of cosmic disco struts its way onto the dance floor, leaving you hypnotised as it pops along. Magnificent!

Listen to ‘Hunderfossen’ below:

Fred und Luna – ‘Nichtmusikalische Stadt Unter Schritten’

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Fred und Luna is the curious project of German musician, lector, poet and photo/video maker Rainer Buchmüller.

“Fred und Luna” are two mannequins residing in a fashion boutique in Karlsruhe, Germany, and they serve as Buchmüller’s muse – an usual backstory, yes but a fruitful one for his self-style “elektrokraut” sounds.

Having previously released the EP ‘Glück Auf’ and debut album ‘Im Klanggarten’ in 2017, Buchmüller is primed to release the project’s second album ‘Im Tiefenrausch’. Ahead of the album, we’ve been presented with taster track ‘Nichtmusikalische Stadt Unter Schritten’ – a perfect exhibition of his “elektrokraut” taking parts electronica and Krautrock, to fashion them together. Shifting along a steady, transfixing winding groove, it is overlaid with cool, chiming chords, laid-back vocals and a funky sense of melody. With its combination of repetitive rhythms, beautiful melodies, electronic soundscapes, irresistible rhythms and dreamy atmospheres, the dusky vibed ‘Nichtmusikalische Stadt Unter Schritten’ wields a rather seductive, spellbinding charm.

Listen to ‘Nichtmusikalische Stadt Unter Schritten’ below now and keep an eye out for the new record coming on February 1st.