In the next weeks I am going to share the 20 albums of 2015, that really blew me away or touched me in a certain way. In no special order… What better way to start then this one: YOUNG GUN SILVERFOX are the two infamous englishmen SHAWN LEE and ANDY PLATTS and together they just reinvented Westcoast music for the modern age. On “West End Coast” they just need 10 tracks to take you on a laidback, mellow ride through the music, the harmonies and the soul of the Westcoast. This is just timeless music, played with so much passion, love and soul, it will make you fly! Relax and enjoy the trip!
A new track by BIBIO is always a great moment. “Petals” is another majestic, laidback, breezy downtempo pop-song, the kind, that only a few people can perform. Another good news: his new album drops in spring 2016. Until then, listen on repeat!
FKJ – that’s short for FrenchKiwiJuice – is from Paris and his latest tracks have made him one of my favorite modern electronic disco-soul producers. He is loosely connected to the evergrowing Parisian possee around ROCHEMUSIQUE (home of Crayon, Darius etc). Check out his new track “Better give you up”, where he not only does everything musically, but also sings. This is brilliant! First track of his upcoming album! I added his stunning remix for LIANNE LA HAVAS, which is the first thing I ever heard of that talented guy.
He’s done it again! London’s rework-genius THE REFLEX comes up with the long awaited volume 3 of his ongoing Edit-series, feat 12 sophisticated dancefloorfiller. It is as brilliant as always. Feat. his reworks of songs by artists as diverse as Stevie Wonder, The Jam, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Kid Creole a.m.m! And remember, where there is a Volume 3, there mostly also are volumes 1 & 2… Check out his bandcamp-page (link below) for the full package. This is totally essential, if you like soulful dancemusic and – even more- if you are a DJ with taste.
Any day with a new LUXXURY edit is a good day. Even better, this time he really surprised me by choosing a track to rework that I didn’t know even existed: Here is PETULA CLARK’s version of “I’m not in love” by 10 CC. Awesome work, as usual. And number 16 in an ongoing series…