So this is a little different in that I wanted to focus on particular releases and artists. The stars of this show:
Kate Simko whose new album “Lights Out” raises her profile considerably in the dance music world.
Stewart Walker whose new digital label Son Of Cataclysm takes his techno experimentalism to new depths. The Sweetnighter track is an unreleased demo from his new guitar-based project collaboration with Reynold, aka Sam Rouanet, the label boss of Trenton Records
John Tejada whose new album comes out this week. John is a producer who has released a ton of music, always of the highest quality. I wonder when he sleeps.
Reggie Dokes is one of the 4th or 5th wave of Detroit dance music producers. Detroit is really a crucial center of house music’s renewal, with a long list of amazing musicians making crucial tracks. He’s not as well known as Omar S, or Moodyman, or Theo Parish, but he’s every bit their peer, and I expect him to become even more prominent.
Not a person, but a singular constellation of genre-bending music Hessle Audio just released 116 & Rising, a label retrospective that features 12 new exclusive tracks. It’s the only current label in the UK dance music world about which I’m an absolute completist.
|Reggie Dokes||God Of House|
|Stewart Walker||Slipped Off Fogwet Girders|
|Kate Simko||Mind On You|
|Stewart Walker||Lord Housefly|
|Kate Simko||Mira Vos|
|Chaircrusher||Transit Of Jupiter|
|Kate Simko||Bikini Atoll|
|Dennis De Santis||Five Minutes Today Forever(Stewart Walker RMX)|
|John Tejada||Unstable Condition|
|Sweetnighter||Sign Language Poetry|
|Addison Groove||5 Minutes Of Funk|
|Bass Clef||Rollercoasters of the Heart|
|Addison Groove||It’s Got Me|
|Bass Cleff||So Cruel|
|James Blake||Give A Man A Rod (2nd Version)|
|Throwing Snow||Un Vingt|