So it would appear that the Great British Summer has arrived in earnest! One day at the beach and the number of people looking like cooked prawns wandering about with overhanging bellies and ice creams in tow has jumped up to dizzying new levels. Glastonbury and Wimbledon have been and gone and hay fever sufferers have cursed at the cruel beauty of the flora in full bloom. With this in mind, everyone is wondering what the big summer hits are going to be?! Daft Punk‘s ‘Get Lucky’ has to be a pre/after party favourite already but who else is out there? Well, let’s have a look shall we?
For me, it starts with Audioporn Records’ Xilent release ‘Boss Wave’. At least, the Dodge and Fuski remix. A full on party banger that mixes it’s stuff up like John Prescott in any given interview, it is sure to have elements that caters for all tastes. Big bass, jump up tempo, funky electro sounds, a nice big build up to the drop, and a general happy go lucky feel to it shoots it up to my top summer rankings! I can imagine myself at a boat party in ‘Beefa with the sun blazzing down and ice cold beers on tap, jumping up and down like a crazed chemical-cocktail- consuming chimp, forgetting everything and everyone around me. But enough with the ape related puns and on to the music. I’m sure you’ll agree that this is one hell of a party tune!
Want to know more about Audioporn and their releases? Take a butcher’s at their site! They’ve got a hell of a lot of talented producers in there for you to enjoy as well. http://www.audiopornrecords.com/
Now we move swiftly and seamlessly on to Danny Byrd and his latest LP ‘Golden Ticket’. What an absolute all-star cast of collaborations this little wonder is! With the help of masters of the rave such as Jaguar Skills, Brookes Brothers, Serocee and Roni Size to name but a few, Byrd does what Byrd does best. With a broad approach to his music as ever, there is something for everyone in this album- from jump up to garage and house- and as always a tip of the hat to those that came before, whatever you need to get your juices flowing you are bound to find here. Stand out tracks for me include ‘Touchline’ ft bad-man Serocee and the summer-tune ‘Bad Monday’ which is guaranteed to make any day of the week better! So here for your very own ears are ‘Touchline’ and ‘Bad Monday’. I sure do hope you enjoy
For more Danny Byrd goodness and general Hospital Records related paraphernalia visit https://www.hospitalrecords.com/ I would highly recommend following them on Youtube as well on the Hospital channel for all their latest videos and releases http://www.youtube.com/user/HospitalRecords
Keeping with the theme of summer goodness, ‘Jack’ by Breach has been pumping through the airwaves a lot recently! A hot and steamy, bass laced ‘simple’ tune is perfect for those summer parties where everyone has had one too many and thinks they can dance like a Pharrell and Usher hybrid for men and Shakira-Beyonce cross over for the ladies…makes for good viewing! Having said that, the video to this song has left me somewhat confused. Is the Chewbacca look in this summer?! If so then some of us are the most stylish people around and don’t even have to spend a penny on fake hair…loving the Sasquatch look!
Lastly for this edition of the blog, I rediscovered an old gem from 2009. A powerful mix that is sure to make you dance all night long and have on repeat in the car, it is impossible to not like this. Lo and behold…it’s Example?! The Credit Munch Redux – mixed by DJ Wire includes samples from Chase and Status, Justice, Simian, Jack Beats, Underworld, Prodigy…and so the list goes on and on! The best part? DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE THING FOR FREE FROM SOUNDCLOUD!
That’s it for this rendition of the blog! Now fire up the BBQ, sit by the pool, open up some cold brews to wash the sun down with and enjoy the sounds of summer! Just make sure you invite me over!
Just as an aside, I would like to thank each and everyone of you for sticking with the blog, particularly considering the infrequent nature with which I post up here. Fingers crossed I will very soon have more time for the blog and will be able to pay back your loyalty with regular updates, maybe a couple of videos and powerful tunes as always!
So, for this particular episode: that’s Waagwan!