Righty……as requested, some required listening for the month. I find I’m quite heavily slanted to the listening end of things rather than the dancefloor just now, but I’ll include descriptions to guide you in the way of genres……
Also this is not a chart in any order, and it spans more than a month, but I find this format works better for me than trawling Beatport for a questionable group of 10 currently on sale. Who cares when it came out anyway?
Strong arpeggiated dancefloor dynamite.
Brings back memories of sweaty nights on the Optimo dancefloor.
As you might have divined from the title, this is not a dancefloor banger.
It is instead an ethereal, melancholy wash of beautiful tones and timbres. Pop from the other side.
My favourite Actress work since his first EP (which you should all own by the way!)
Beautiful confluence of marimba and drums, all deftly crushed together. Lovely.
Lush, melodic excursions of the highest order.
The kind of house music to get lost in.
You know where you stand with a bit of Shed.
Effortless and perfect for the floor.
This is like listening to a new artist. Featuring a much denser, more textured sound.
Deep and really impressive.
This is just stunning. So much texture and movement incorporated into it.
Definitely music to be listened to loud and in close proximity, when you have some time to yourself.
OK this is definitely an aquired taste, but it’s just got that strange something.
It’s been out a year so the vinyl’s disappeared but if you like weirdo pop check it out.
This is just the kind of sleazy electroid shit that gets me moving.
Utterly relentless, but so pure and brilliant.
So much more into this than the hard techy stuff Hyperdub are into these days.
Scrubbed, emotional and a bit bleak, you cannae beat Burial.
And in a break from tradition, I’ll also recommend you go see this is if it’s being played near you.
Going simply on the premise that it’s the best music I’ve heard all month.
The Kronos are touring it so keep your eyes peeled.
And again, I saw this live this month, and it made a huge impression.
It starts as a quartet, before the electronics take hold and it unfolds into a terrifying wall of sound.