So back again after a little trip last week and a few, most enjoyable, days spent in Berlin eating, drinking, walking, record shopping and putting some faces to email addresses at BLN.FM and meeting the Project Mooncircle crew - good times. So back to the music and kicking off with a track from the If Music/Ninja Tune Record Store Day special release to celebrate the shops 10th anniversary which, as one of the founding staff members, makes me feel very old! Abstract soul was then just what the doctor ordered, first with Gypsykind from the new, sweet and soulful, The Heart #3 compilation on Tokyo Dawn followed by a slice of Shuanise from the new Eglo compilation to celebrate their 4th anniversary, which also doesn't do much to make me feel any younger. ADR then kept it dark but in a jazzy cut up sort of way.
Hip Hop was then the order of the day kicking off with the throwback vibes of Homeboy Sandman on fine form which led nicely to the return of Quasimoto as Madlib dusts him off and drags him out of retirement. Soosh then showed that the Russians are making ever greater inroads into the wider music consciousness with a little help from a great Slowcoach remix. U-ZIQ then upped the tempo but kept the sweetness with a taste of his new EP due soon on Planet Mu before "Urban Heartware" provided a taste of the lush new Ritornell album about to drop on Karaoke Kalk and Francesca Belmonte then showcased her talents for Tricky's False Idols imprints.
It looks like Gold Panda is due to drop a new album this year and if "Brazil" is anything to go by his fans, Audio Texture included, won't be disappointed. Another Record Store day release then followed in the form of a great Paskal & Urban Absolutes remix of the classic "That Night" which led perfectly into a track from the new Kelpe EP on Drut before the aptly named Astro remix of Pablo Fierro kept the deep, cosmic house vibes going. Kalabrese then ended the show in fine style..
Terry Garthwaite - What More (If Music/Ninjat Tune)
Gypsykind - Room 126 feat Amalia (Tokyo Dawn promo)
Shuanise - Catch (Eglo)
ADR - Casual Friday (Hippos In Tanks)
Homeboy Sandman - Oh, The Horror (Stonesthrow)
Quasimoto - Planned Attack (Stonesthrow)
Soosh - Uncertain, Slowcoach remix (Error Broadcast)
U-ZIQ - New Bimple (Planet Mu promo)
Ritornell - Urban Heartware (Karaoke Kalk promo)
Francesca Belmonte - I Could (Fallen Idols)
Gold Panda - Brazil (Notown/Ghostly International)
Jazzanova - That Night, Paskal & Urban Absolutes rmx (Sonar Kollektiv)
Kelpe - Answered (Drut)
Pablo Fierro - Whistle, Atjazz Astro Remix (Atjazz promo)
Kalabrese - Purple Rose (Compost Records)