This episode we are mostly exploring acid house, new music that sounds old, post dubstep club, and generally up stuff made with machines, made with love.
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Follow Chris Coco on MixcloudTHAT FUZZY FEELING: JOAKIM – NOTHING GOLD
Nothing Gold, the title track of Joakim’s 2011 album, is back with an extended 12″ version and a new mix from Todd Terje (here and set for a spin on next week’s show). It’s a gorgeous slice of slo mo old school new school indie disco, so it just has to be tune of the week.
Boys And Girls is the debut album from Alabama Shakes, a band from Athens in, um, Alabama. This is a proper album of sort of old fashioned garage soul, full of heart and passion and really good sounding guitars. It sounds, live, fresh and really analogue. An album to play over and over, preferably on vinyl. An album to cherish. It’s no surprise that they are supporting Jack White on his next tour.
HOT FLUSH GOES HOUSE
There are three house tracks from the Hot Flush label on this week’s show, including this fine thing from Lando Kal. Also featured are excellent Scuba album track If You Want To and the a remix of Sepalcure’s Hold On. Exciting times for old house heads.
Forward To The Past 2 – The Acid Flashback is a great collection of new acid house music released by the ever reliable Poker Flat records. It’s inspired by the original jacking house and 303 experiments of the late 80s but with modern production values it feel fresh enough to play without making you feel old if you remember the stuff from the first time around.
Nu Groove, the underground New York based label, had a massive influence on house music in the late 80s and early 90s. Rush Hour have just released a great collection of tracks from the label’s main producers, Rheji and Ronald Burrell. Some of it sounds surprisingly current, despite the fact that it’s blooming vintage. It’s simple, soulful machine music that has stood the test of time (whatever that means).