1. Coldcut ft. Roots Manuva – True Skool (Switch remix)
Switch deliver an incredible remix; mashing a Chems-ish groove with the rudest London bass into an unstopabble whole. Blinding!
2. The Knife – Silent Shout
Carl Craig-ish afro-techno from Sweden (I know – sounds unlikely…) So brilliant it’s been in the box for 3 months now. Ignore the remixes and stick to the wonderful original.
3. Gucci Soundsysyem – A Carpenter [Bugged Out]
Ben and Henry on the menacing 80′s industrial disco tip.
4. Machine Ate My Homework [CD-R]
Journalists making great dance records? Why don’t you stick to your day job Gavin and leave it to the professionals! (Ahem…)
5. Al Usher – Gnanfou [Misericord]
The first offering from a brand new label with yours truly at the helm comes from the enormously talented Al Usher. New-school electronic boogie for all forward-thinking disco citizens. On the flip Swag dub it up for the dancefloor.
6. Prince – Black Sweat [Universal]
Everyone’s favourite perv-funk elf is back and in fine form. (Hint: he wants to take his clothes off…)
7. Sons and Daughter – Dance Me In (Twitch remix) [?]
Disco-pogo from our lovely friends at Optimo.
8. White Rose Movement – Kick LP [Independiente]
Hot on the heels of three corking singles comes the great debut album.
9. Cosmo Vitelli – Delayer [CDR]
Wonderful new track from Mr Vitelli.
10. House of Black Dress – No One To Care For [Fresh Meat]
Ace piece of Murk-ish French house.
11. Howie Beck – Howie Beck [Ever]
Sublime singer-songwriting from Canada; and comes with a guest appearance from the divine Leslie Feist.
12. Caged Baby – RadioSlave remix [Southern Fried]
Yet another brilliant set of mixes from Matt Edwards, casually inventing a new sub-genre (micro-italo anyone?) for good measure.
13. Ewan Pearson and Hafdis Huld – Let It Go [Fine]
Heartbreak house from the new FUN2 compilation. We call it downlifting. Hankies at the ready.