Fort Romeau – Diana [Cin Cin]
Let’s kick things off nicely with this new Fort Romeau track. It is on the B-side of the first ever Cin Cin record, a joint initiative led by the former La Roux producer and Ali Tillett from the Warm DJ agency. CINCIN001 also involves Nick Höppner. You know Ostgut Ton, Panorama Bar, the works. Diana is a simple yet very elegant combination of wavy strings and drum machines. By now, you should now I thoroughly dig this shit. In fact, I have already listened to it ten times as I write these words. See for yourself.
Ripperton – Ordine Gigante [Maeve]
Ripperton pulled a Richie Hawtin on us. That’s what I thought when I saw the length of the song on SoundCloud. “13 minutes? What the f*$k is wrong with these people?” and all. However…Ordine Gigante is a brilliantly-written, accurately-produced gem of a sound journey. Not the kind of journey where you wonder when you’ll get to piss next, the kind of journey that actually takes you places. No jokes.
Skence – Perorus [Nowadays]
Hey we’re French after all. And Skence did release what I think is one of the most interesting albums of this festive period. So why not listen to this one? It’s almost as brilliant as it is disturbing. And it is a banger. So many good reasons…Catch him on Nowadays Records. Boom.
Of Norway – Black Desert Disco Cult [Darkroom Dubs]
I don’t really have much to say about this one. I guess it’s just one of these sounds that you suddenly find catchy but can’t exactly explain why. It’s not only a good tune the boys from Oslo released on Darkroom Dubs – it’s one that gets better by the minute. I definitely would like to hear a lot of that in clubs this December.
Chet Faker & Marcus Marr – Birthday Card [Detail Co]
Ok fine it didn’t take a lot of digging to find that one, it is bound to be overplayed, and yes – it is sounds over simplistic at times. It is borderline pop. But Chet Faker‘s tone of voice and songwriting fits Marcus Marr‘s beat PERFECTLY, and its guaranteed that you will be shaking your head throughout the whole thing. It is not genre defining, but it is a good tune. And we need that.