Can’t stop, won’t stop buying records.
1. MRR-ADM feat Malcolm Catto – [untitled] track 01 [MRR]
Breaks-heavy, tripped-out, analog-synth psychedelic madness. An instant Soul Strut classic!
2. African Music Machine – Black Water Gold [Paul Winley Records]
Afro-funk disco excellence from the Super Disco Brakes Vol. 8 EP.
3. Lito Barrientos y su Orquesta – Cumbia en Do Menor [Soundway Records]
Amazing vintage Columbian sounds from the stellar Soundway comp, Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes.
4. Chico Mann – Who You Running From? (Quantic Mix) [Kindred Spirits Records]
My man Quantic adds his Latin-flavored, broken beat stylee to [Antibalas guitarist] Chico Mann’s afrobeat club cut.
5. Quantic Soul Orchestra – She Said What? feat. J-live [Tru Thoughts Recordings]
Hip-hop/descarga banger from QSO’s Tropidelico LP. Kills it on the dancefloor. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
6. Chris Joss – I Want Freedom [ESL Music]
Cinematic funk breaks from a French guy who DOESN’T sound like Daft Punk or Justice or their German cousins Digitalism. From the Teraphonic Overdubs LP. In terms of the funk, Joss is the deepest on the ESL roster.
7. Ghislain Poirier – Go Ballistic feat. Zulu [Ninja Tune]
Ragga-flavored dancefloor action from Canadian Ghislain Poirier. Bass-heavy and hard hard hard.
8. The Million Dollar Orchestra – Funky Funky Beat [BBE Records]
From the Better Days LP, this is brand new disco (from Glasgow-based disco mastermind Al Kent) but sounds straight outta 1976. Astounding and utterly authentic.
9. M.I.A. – Paper Planes (DFA Remix) [XL Recordings]
From the Homeland Security Remixes EP. Yeah, everyone loves Paper Planes, but DFA flips the track into a techy downtempo number. You almost don’t miss the gunshots in the chorus.
10. Leroy Hutson – Blackberry Jam [Curtom Records]
From the classic and classy Hutson II album (1976). Super soulful, deep and funky. Awesomeness care of Som Records.