La Jåponaise Moustachue© - Guerrilla Stoemp - The Thin Black Duke - The George Låzenby Firelight Ensemble - The BaleaRic Hunter - (Le)Dåndy - Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly avec une Afro - André Bellegårde et son Orchestre Digital - I am a Cåssette...Dandytronic...Heddofone...Né à uccle mort en bas résilles...Matelot à sec...Inconnu du Nord au midi...Candidat déchu du concours Princesse Claquettes....La vie est un film natur(al)iste hollandais...Adepte des titres a rallonges...Toi aussi tu aimes les bûches?


I don't really do reviews, If it's on here, It means I love it. Dead simple.
Some of the pictures here are mine, hit me up if you're interested in my work.

lundi 29 décembre 2014

MinimalRome presents Enter The Plague LP

January is about to start with some excellent releases.
MinimalRome's new comp "Enter The Plague" is one of them.
A true Horror Disco All Star Team is gathered here: Alessandro Parisi, umberto, Antoni Maiovvi, Vercetti Technicolor and Heinrich Dressel are contributing tracks for the LP.
It should be out in january.
Have a listen.

dimanche 28 décembre 2014

Grimes - Christmas Song II (grinch)

Ok, I love Grimes!!!! 
This is my holiday season theme song.
She even manages to be cute with an axe in her hands.

Best Youth's new single Red Diamond

First single of Best Youth's upcoming LP. It is less immediate than their smash hit with Moullinex, my favourite pop track of 2014, but it is equally good. They have the ability to craft melodies that stick in my head, whatever the tempo is.
I'm curious to hear the full lenght.

lundi 22 décembre 2014

Caribou - Your Love Will Set You Free (c2's Set U Free Remix)

I was a bit underwhelmed at first by Our Love, but it's a grower and a lot of listens and a Caribou concert further, it definitely became one of my favourite records of 2014.

Here's Carl Craig's remix of Your love will set you free, one of the highlights of the LP

samedi 20 décembre 2014

Hunter - Memories on Midnight Side Records

Winter is only about to start and i'm already longing for warmer & sunnier days.
Memories has the exact sun-drenched, slightly melancholic but funky nu disco sound to help us through the next couple of months.

jeudi 18 décembre 2014

Tam...Tam...Tam...! released on Trunk Records

Remastered reissue of a hard to find  Brazilian record from the 50s.
It's one of the  recordings of Polish producer Miccio Askany's and it was part of a global touring show called Brasiliana. The music was written and recorded by José Prates.
Gilles Peterson had called for someone to reisue this record stating that this LP was a cornerstone of contemporary Brazilian sound, the roots of it all, and was essential listening, and Jonny Trunk made his wish come true.
I discovered it thanks to Jonny's weekly mailings and it truly is an exquisite LP.
Funny how on Nana Imborô you can definitely hear “Mas-Que-Nada”

Listen herebelow

Low Leaf Set Me Free video and Akashaalay Vinyl Release

She's one of my sonic darlings with Throwing Shade and Fatima.
Low Leaf's outstanding record "Akashaalay" is now out on vinyl as well and it's one for the collectors among us. The tracks have been remastered specifically for the vinyl release, it also includes a full-color sleeve with lyrics + new artwork, multi-layered gloss matte cover, lock-out grooves on each side and bonus hidden messages. So, actually, there's no excuse, even if you hade the cassette (which is my case). Support good music!
Vinyl, cassette and mp3s are available on Low Leaf's Bandcamp.

Check the video for Set Me Free.


Glass Candy - Miss Broadway (Italians do It Better)

Johnny Jewel has been uploading tracks like crazy lately on his soundcloud page.
Latest in line is Miss Broadway by Glass Candy (released on 12" in 2007). The track still sounds like a lost disco banger that should've reached us sooner. Free download ladies and chaps! 
Ida No I love you!!!!!

mercredi 17 décembre 2014

Triple Threat: new Manuel Gonzales, Healing Force Project and hodge releases on Berceuse Heroique

ΚΕΜΑΛ / Berceuse Heroique / Ancient Monarchy
"Promoting capitalism since 2012" dixit Gizmo.
BH is one of the best labels to have emerged of our current cultural void.
I discovered Berceuse Héroique through its sister label ΚΕΜΑΛ, which released two of this year's best reissues, namely Music Of The Firewalkers (I used a track in one of my previous radio shows) and Charles Hayward's Smell of Metal.
Add to that the best edit release in years from Japan blues and you'll have an idea of the reason why I follow BH. Even though i'm not an expert in techno, I'm really fond of Berceuse's uncompromising releases and visuals.
Also, forget all the craziness surrounding Loefah's re-release, and check Full Frontal, Strange Apparitions in My Recording Room and You better Lie Down.
Have a listen and buy, Those 3 might be the best music investment you'll make this month.
They're available at Honest Jons.



3 mixtapes! 2 for the b-boys (ΚΕΜΑΛ and Manuel Gonzales), and another, dedicated to Miles Davis, by Healing Force Project.



mardi 16 décembre 2014

lundi 15 décembre 2014

Vercetti Technicolor - Athens 430BC (MinimalRome)

Vercetti Technicolor's (Giallo Disco Records) contribution for MinimalRome Label's upcoming compilation "Enter the Plague"
The vinyl only comp will also feature tracks from Alessandro Parisi, Antoni Maiovvi, UMBERTO and Heinrich Dressel.

New Panda Bear video Boys Latin

Panda Bear's new lp should be out in january. 
First cool lp from 2015?? We'll see. 
One thing's for sure, we're in known territory with track right here. It instantly sounds familiar and I don't mind that at all in this case.

The animated video was directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch (from Encyclopedia Pictura)

vendredi 12 décembre 2014

Madacam Mambo DJ's - Ultima Sensazione (Macadam Mambo Records)

 January might be hotter than expected thanks to the macadam mambo crew!
Ultima Sensazione, the collective's first LP will be released  soon.
Expect some weirdo disco, sunshine music, Italo stuff, good vibes selected by Sacha Mambo and Guillaume des Bois

2xLP Limited Edition - 500 copies.

Tracklist :
A1 - Take A Chance 5:00
A2 - Alibi 6:20
A3 - Spaghetti Dreams 4:20
B1 - Lolo La pantera 6:50
B2 - Rudy Rap 4:34
B3 - Vamos A La Discoteca 4:43
C1 - Do You Like Banana 5:14
C2 - For Your Smile 5:54
C3 - Candlelight (To Albion) 5:01
D1 - Sikaa 8:23
D2 - Don't Stop The Music 6:25

jeudi 11 décembre 2014

Jacques Bon - Mona (MuleMusiq)

New release on one of ma favourite labels, Mulemusiq. Mona Ep is courtesy of frenchy Jacques Bon.
I had never heard of him but the snippets are really promising. I'm particularly fond of Easyarp and Goodbye Mona.
The 12" should be out in january through Kompakt.

mercredi 10 décembre 2014

Down To Earth Vol. 2 (The Standard Bap Edition) New Ras G record on Leaving Records/Stones Throw

Even more afro futurism for the soul. Theesatisfaction, shabazz palaces and now Ras G!
His new LP Down To Earth Vol. 2 (The Standard Bap Edition) is already out on the Stones Throw webshop. It is an ode to the boom bap hip hop he listened to while growing up. The same kind I loved so much (and still do)

Listen to "Let G know..." herebelow. I'm in love with that Aaliyah sample in there.

Carl And Carol Jacobs - Robot Jam (Emotional Rescue)

The second volume in the Caribbean reissue series by Emotional Rescue.
Robot Jam is a Trinidadian electro funky disco banger.
Idjut Boys are handling the remix duties.

Objekt - Second Witness (PAN)

Objekt's "Flatland" is another contender for album of the year. 
The visuals for second witness are the result of a collaboration between Hertz, Swiss visual artist Rachel Buehlmann, and British photographer Joe Dilworth. It is rather abstract as you may imagine but really captivating, and, it's shot entirely on film.

Fatima - The biggest joke of all (Eglo records)

The new first lady of neo soul in my humble opinion.
Her record Yellow Memory is amazing, one of the best releases this year.
The biggest joke of all, produced by Floating Points, just got the video treatment.

lundi 8 décembre 2014

Shabazz Palaces track Cakes remixed by animal Collective

More futuristic grooves with Shabazz Palaces' track "Cakes" remixed by Animal Collective.

New Theesatisfaction single Recognition form forthcoming LP Earthee (Sub Pop Records)

Afro-futurism for the soul.
First track from Theesatisfaction second LP, due in february.
The album features guest appearances from Shabazz Palaces, Meshell Ndegeocello, Porter Ray, Blood and Taylor Brown
Can't wait!

dimanche 7 décembre 2014

Chihei Hatakeyama - Too Much Sadness (White Paddy Mountain)

New music from Chihei Hatakeyama.
"Too Much Sadness" was recorded just after the March 11 earthquake and the catastrophy at the Fukushima nuclear power plant and is about Chichei's emotions at the time.
The result is beautiful.

samedi 6 décembre 2014

Rue 14 n°14 radio Show Episode 14 is online!

14-14-14, Is it a sign, Is it an Omen? We'll never know. 
What I do know is that n°14's one of cosmogonic proportions
With gems by Metronomicon Audio, Matamore, some Sun Ra, Melvin Van Peebles & The Heliocentrics, Stones Throw Records, Catherine Ribeiro, Whyte Horses, Optimo Music, Jazzman Records, Front and Follow, Dean Blunt , Head Of Wantastiquet and soooo much more.

S.L.Y.C. - White Noise
Midget! - L'occident
The Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles - Telepathic Routine
Sun Ra - Angels And Demons At Play
The Last Poets - Black People What Y'All Gon' Do
J.Rocc - Malcolm Was Here (Part 1 & 2)
Alex Scorier - Top Less
Louiz Banks - Song for my Lady
A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got)
De La Soul - The People feat. Chuck D
Whyte Horses - Astrologie Sidérale
Jean-Bernard De Libreville - Sexophone
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes - Paix
Asuna - 100 Keys
Lichens - Skógi
Grouper - Lighthouse
Anna Meredith - The Binks
Peter Zummo - Sixths
Arvo Pärt - Pärt: Tabula Rasa - 1. Ludus
Steve Reich - You Are (Variations) - Shiviti Hashem L'negdi (I Place The Eternal Before Me)
Jace Clayton - Evil Nigger: Part IV
Nettle - There Is a Hole in the Middle of the World Filled With Languages That Dont Have
Head Of Wantastiquet - Dead Seas
Dean Blunt - Molly & Aquafina