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Tim Green body language artworkBody Language Vol. 18 by Tim Green
Get Physical Music

You pretty much instantaneously realize that you are listening/ experiencing something quite special with Tim Green’s installment of the popular series. And what you won’t find are a lot of hackneyed cliques but can discover beautifully fused together music moving across many different platforms from teasing vocals such as the smouldering ‘Still There’ by Landslide to Greg Haines rush of emotion on ‘Habenero’ which completes. In-between the selections flick between the funky and tougher over the course of 72 minutes featuring tracks from, of course, Tim Green, Justin Jay & Chris Lorenzo plus James Holden amongst others, yet all making perfect sense of the sequence in the hands of this renowned artist.

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http://www.getphysicalmusic.com

artworks-000162377146-lkkab6-t500x500Corbi Feat. HYDE + SEEK
Cosmo
The Bricks

FINA Records A&R, and one quarter of the Melon Bomb crew, Corbi delivers his debut production for Anna Wall’s inaugural release for her brand new imprint: The Bricks. It’s an accomplished piece of music that is as much about emotion as it is about rhythm. Fuelled by a playful yet punchy Detroit styled bassline the sounds soon evolve via the addition of warm pads and also care off HYDE + SEEK’s lead singer, Binky who supplies a tender, yearning vocal. Only the one mix, but this says plenty into the bargain. ( Photo credit: Netti Hurley)

Release: June 24

http://www.thebricksthebricks.com
https://www.facebook.com/corbidj
https://www.facebook.com/annawallmusic
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Adriatique
Midnight Walking EP
Culprit

adWhat better way to introduce to 2014 than another superlative release via Culprit. Indecently one of my favourite labels but none-the-less this tastefully brooding epic bears all the hallmarks required right down from the teasing, haunting synthesizers to the breathy, psychedelic vocals delivered by Name One. An effective Dub version follows feeling strangely brighter minus the voice, as second track Rolling Stone completes with more twisted electronics and heavily treated vocals sizzling their way across the airwaves.

release: January 27

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https://twitter.com/adriatiquemusic
https://www.facebook.com/CulpritLA

Rick Wade
Sweet life EP
FINA Records

Rick WadeVeteran Detroit and Harmonie Park main-man Rick Wade gets set to release his soulfully charged grooves on Northern imprint FINA. The title track as the name suggests positively drips with emotion as strings accompanied by poignant, minor chords all feel timelessly free in amongst the easy drums. Remixes come from a techier, Mr Beatnick and a perky Tom Taylor & Simon Morell version that ups the tempo and intensity for those late night moments. The Chateau, proceeds with further inescapable funkiness alongside celebratory rhythms galore to satisfy both the historian and dancer care of the well placed sample. Jazz Militia, then takes a tougher stance as deeper beats and bass offset the filtered string infused grooves all over again.

release: vinyl January 31/ digital February 14

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-Wade/42735184215
https://www.facebook.com/FINAREC

David Herrero
Bad Day EP
Defected Records

davidDavid Herrero’s instant party-time slammer neatly fuses a classic Chicago bassline together with insistent hi-hats and hook-line vocal edits plus 80’s styled chords to great effect. The arrangement doesn’t pull any punches either, aimed squarely at dancefloor action with its sassy breakdowns all producing a rush of feeling. Indeed, I Like That Feel continues the concept albeit on a deeper tip with more old-school punctuating vocals and synths. O’Clock, then finally calls time amidst a blaze of fiery Todd Terry-esque snares and a cool, rolling bass all of which tellingly links the past to the future.

release: January 20

http://www.davidherrero.info
https://www.facebook.com/davidherrerodj
http://defected.com

https://soundcloud.com/defectedrecords/sets/david-herrero-bad-day-ep-edits

 

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