Smoove & Turrell – Will You be Mine [2013]
July 28, 2014

My apologies for the delay in posts, its been a busy few months and sadly WP have changed their default posting backend making it rather troublesome to post on this POS Atom machine I use. That said, this is how you do a triumphant return, with a corker of a track like this.

Ive enjoyed pretty much every Smoove release i’ve heard. He’s got a real knack of kicking out some of the freshest sounding funk this side of 1979 and with his collaborations with Turrell, its just onward and upwards. Broken Toys is their forthcomming album, #3 in total and the standout track for me is this track. Its an absolutely perfect marriange of electro, funk and soul, with fantastic lyrics, a driving bassline from heaven and plenty of soul to keep you nodding. I heard it originally on Zemeralds most recent mix on Blue Racoon radio and must have repeated that part of the mix a dozen times before locating it.

For those interested, the link to the soundcloud copy of Broken Toys from Smoove & Turrell is below. Give it a listen, its amazing. Standout tracks other than the one above are Broken Toys and People Keep Talking but to be honest, the whole album rocks it.

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Basecamp – 2 Thingz [2013]
November 19, 2013

One sent over by my much better half, Basecamp look to be doing a cracking job of meshing R&B/Dub percussions with huge sweeping synths and textured electronic landscapes. While in itself that would normally be all I need to sign up, you also have a fantastic set of vocals that really polish the track into a total cracker.

They have rather generously uploaded their entire EP to Soundcloud and while all the tracks are great in their own right, this is the standout for me. Its all about the bleeps man.

Here is the artist page with links to the entire EP for your listening pleasure, enjoy.

Mix – Electrojunk Spring [2013]
June 21, 2013

Electrojunk – Spring 2013 by Dan Wuh. on Mixcloud

Since work is easing off, I figured it was time to get a bunch of the track’s ive been caning the past few months into a mix. Its a bit different to my other mixes but ive been really loving some of the beats and sounds coming through my soundcloud feed of late. So, on a far more relaxed, head nodding kind of trip this one.

MØ – Pilgrim (MS MR Remix) [2013]
March 16, 2013

No Cans! I have not forgotten about you! Life is a hectic place which is why you’ve not heard head nor tail from me as of late. But there is a stack of crackers just waiting for an appearance.

Such as this corker MØ featuring a bloody fantastic vocal from M0 and some exceptional sound production. Its got a heavy flavour of “Time after Time” from Cindy Lauper since the synth used sounds so very similar to the opener of that track. But thats where the similarities end, this is a sweeping downtempo electronic beast. Absolutely lush.

Jakwob – Fade (Featuring Maiday) [2013]
February 3, 2013

Proof that you dont need a lot to produce a blinder of a track. Of course, this has all the components that I love in a tune, a cracking piano, beautiful vocal and an interesting break. The artists, Jakwob, is better known for churning out vocal led Dubstep type tunes so this is a bit of a welcome departure. Simple, gorgeous, quality stuff.

From Soundcloud.com Bio
Jakwob is talking about super-gnarly, super-heavy dubstep.
“I can make that music, I enjoy that stuff,” he says, a slim, stubbled young man with dark eyes, “but I don’t want to replicate it, I don’t like making music that’s too difficult to get into so I end up adding things, different unexpected elements…”

This approach has made 22 year old James Edward Jacob a hot property. Take the recent track ‘Let it Fall’ – it has soaring vocals courtesy of writing-collaborator Rocky, pulsing dubstep rhythms and electronic elements all combined effortlessly. Jakwob has no snobbery or boundaries, he can play nine different instruments, he’s a musical magpie and always has been…