So a show of two halves again with musical electronica (for want of a better description) kicking things off and the deeper, leftfield side of house with a bit of disco and Afro finishing things off. Nancy Elizabeth got things rolling with our favourite track from her new album on the, always intriguing, Leaf Label and some cultured electronic folk. Cloud Boat followed that up with a great slice of James Blakesque future folk and displayed why they supported the man on tour before we dropped the most musical and melodic track from the otherwise dissapointing Mount Kimbie album. King Garbage then picked up the baton and delivered his otherworlldy R&B mutation, “Telephone” but it could have been any of 4 tracks from his great new EP on Styles Upon Styles.
Flako then got a bit more melodic with our favourite cut from his reissued and re-edited Mesektet Extnd album just about to drop on Project Mooncircle before Tall Black Guy showed why he’s being increasingly talked about with a great slice of Detroit infused Hip Hop. Now Sonic Router are refusing to be pigeon holed but I’m going to file them under “adventurous and varied” as highlighted by the, soon to be released, decayed, distressed, house mutation “Bhlok” from man of many pseudonyms, Fuewa.
Debukas then layed down the deep house vocal action (which is naggingly familiar) before Lone marked his return with a new EP on R&S which will be out in June, with the warm summer vibes of “Begin To Begin” floating our boat the most. Broken Beat don of old, Nubian Mindz, then threw down some deep Detroit house action which paved the way for the post album return of Prommer & Barck and a great slice of old/new/good house music. Thundercat then nicked in flipped the vibe with some future disco before Super Sounds Namba with some help from Ebo Taylor finished the show in fine Afro disco style..
Nancy Elizabeth – Debt (The Leaf Label)
Cloud Boat – Youthern (Apollo)
Mount Kimbie – So Many Times, So Many Ways (Warp)
King Garbage – Telephone (Styles Upon Styles)
Flako – YeahYeahYeah (Project Mooncircle)
Tall Black Guy – Mon Amie De’Troit feat. Ozay Moore (First Word)
Fuewa – Blhok (Sonic Router promo)
Debukas – Satellite (20:20 Vision promo)
Lone – Begin To Begin (R&S promo)
Nubian Mindz – Ghost Dreams (Counterchange promo)
Prommer & Barck – I Want You (Derwin promo)
Thundercat – Oh Sheit It’s X (Brainfeeder promo)
Super Sounds Namba – Yes Indeed (Strut)