December 31, 2012 in Singles
Here we are then, the last day of 2012. And for once, what with it being Xmas and hence a quiet week for releases, I actually got through most of the stuff I wanted to tell you about last week… but here are a few other bits n’ bobs that are worthy of your attention.
First up is Claes Rosen‘s Starlight. You may remember this spangly, Balearic-leaning and slightly poppy nu-disco gem from a Spring Tube V/A sampler back in the spring… if not no worries cos it’s now getting a full single release complete with new mixes from Acryl boss Da Funk, Latvia’s Blood Groove & Kikis and Chile’s Aerotek. For deeper thrills, it’s the BG&K and Da Funk rubs you want to be heading for.
Next, the Soul World EP comes from Georgia Cee and is the first release on a brand new Italian label called Soul Town Records. Georgia was ‘discovered’ by Timmy Regisford and has worked with Quentin Harris, which should give you a pretty good idea what to expect here… as the hype sheet says, “fans of Shelter and Body & Soul, rejoice”! Of the EP’s four Latin-tinged cuts, Fallin’ Down stands out for me.
On an even mellower tip, Ir.Replaceable comes from Losing Rays on Incepto Smooth, and is a beautiful slice of downtempo/ambient electronica topped off with a blissed-out female vocal… with B-side Touch venturing even further into all-out ambience.
At the other end of the spectrum, Lyle Quach is a producer you can always count on for some jacking deep/tech house grooves and Check This Out is no exception. Pascal Daze’s remix goes a little harder/techier, Aldo Del Rey’s a little deeper, so a range of floors should find it in themselves to move to this one, which comes on New York’s Yellowjax Recordings.
Finally, a couple of nuggets on a D& B/dubstep tip. Coming on Section 8 Dub, Agari Tachi by Malicious is as deep, dark and minimal as it gets, and definitely worth checkin. B-side Peter Kurten collab Mitochondrion is a little too hard and industrial-sounding for these ears, but not to worry because there are more deep, minimal D&B delights to be found on the Tenderness EP by Mechanical Pressure, a two-tracker coming from the ever-checkable Plush Recordings.
And that, dear readers, is it for 2012. I’d do some big end-of-year spectactular but, y’know, places to go, people to see, etc. So it just remains for me to wish you a most exuberant NYE and I’ll see you on the other side… and DO check back tomorrow cos I’ve got some very exciting news for ya.
Happy new year!