What's been gracing the decks of D-Mac, Neville C. and The Secret Chimp (new releases and crate digging delights, its all here), updated regularly.
Author: DJ D-Mac
Summer 2010 has been a great one for music, with a triumph from Big Boi, Eminem's return to chart dominance, and Kelis' rebirth as a straight-up disco diva. I'm feeling these and more.
1. Sleigh Bells - Riot Rhythm [N.E.E.T.] 0s metal riffs, hyper-distorto hip-hop beats, girly vocals. What reads like a hot mess on paper becomes a raucous summer juggernaut in the hands of Sleigh Bells. Unique, utterly disposable and insanely loud, my favorite album of the summer!
2. Jamie Lidell - I Wanna Be Your Telephone (Tiga's Party Like It's 19909 Remix) [Warp Records] Tiga gives Jamie Lidell's cranky funk single a beat-heavy rework. Nice.
3. Big Boi - Tangerine [Def Jam Recordings] On top of synth squelches, overdriven guitar and a drumline rhythm, Big Boi urges his girl to shake it like a tambourine.
4. Duff Disco - Gimme Some Bucks [Duff Disco] he JB's classic You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight--with that catchy-as-hell guitar riff--gets a chugging disco rework. Perfect for a late night dancefloor when folks are feeling especially funky.
5. Kelis - 4th of July (Fireworks) [Interscope] A real departure from her previous left-field R&B hits like Milkshake, this is straight-up house, tastefully and expertly produced to hit all the pleasure buttons just right. In a perfect world, it'd bump Gaga off the charts.
6. La Roux - Bulletproof (Hyper Crush Remix) [promo-only MP3] LA day-glo party maniacs Hyper Crush crank up the electro to 11. Undeniable.
7. Milkman - Mucho Fresco [promo-only MP3] Latin hip-hop with those so-hot-right-now martial snares and a bit of digital cumbia. Dope!
8. El Coco - Afrodesia / Coco Kane (Eddie Tour Edit) [Disco Deviance] From the Disco Deviance collection, Eddie Tour re-edits El Coco into a 12+ minute tribal disco epic.
9. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Dog With A Rope [Tru Thoughts] Title track and lead single off the latest Quantic release. Dub Reggae meets Latin horns in a brilliant tropical soundclash. The soundtrack for your next BBQ.
10. Minority Band - Live [Peoples Potential Unlimited] Lead cut off the amazing Peoples' Potential Unlimited Family Album, a jaw-dropping collection of unknown/unheard/under-appreciated disco, funk and boogie gems from the late 70s/early 80s. Lovingly and obessively compiled by DC's own Andrew Morgan.
11. Mynabirds - Numbers Don't Lie [Saddle Creek Records] Like what recording in Memphis did for Dusty Springfield, DC indie-pop songstress Laura Burhenn moved to Omaha and found her blue-eyed soul. The whole album--What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood--feels like a lived-in pop-soul classic.
07.27 Summer Beats
12.28 Italian Ice
09.27 Getting Caught Up
04.06 Strictly Forty-Fives
03.26 Out Like a Lamb
12.31 Mid-winter heat
09.29 Mixed Little Bag
08.13 Mid-summer heat
07.30 Digging Deep
01.15 I Got Som[e] More
11.02 I Got Som[e]
10.02 Nevilles Fall Faves
09.01 Summer is almost gone
07.24 Summer Breaks
03.29 Spring in the Dancestep
02.17 Icy Cold Cuts
01.21 The Best of the 06
12.12 New Beats
10.25 Secret Weapons