Giorgia Angiuli – Trust The Hours EP – UNITED

Trust The Hours proposes engagement with all that surrounds you, but given the times we find ourselves in that sees an uneasy sentiment tempered by a blissful unfolding of each breath. I like this because the delicate vocal anticipates that situation and because musically this tough, yet eloquent production mirrors the hidden via its probing syncopation and cascading keys. Be My Rain is a collaboration with Nors Kode and feels that bit more intense, leaving the quirkier Who Are You to end.

Release: July 10

Giorgia Angiuli – You Are My Religion – Kindisch


Kindisch once again excite and tantalise with their latest release from Florence based artist Giorgia Angiuli. You could almost say this, and tracks around like it, make a return to more interesting music than the conforming constraints of Disco cliques combining intriguing influences together with vibrant instrumentation, fizzy electronics and importantly vocals in the shape of song. Revive, delivers all of that, while the title track You Are My Religion feels punchier more succinct in contrast. Leaving the probing vocals of final number Miracle to grasp for a higher reality amid mood enhancing piano and smouldering voices. More please.

Release: July 21



Single of the Week

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The Magic Rock
Play It Say It

The Magic Rock kicks off this release with an addictive 70’s styled drum machine repeating into oblivion, but which is soon accompanied by whirring synth notes and arpeggios that successfully seek to maximise the hypnotic nature of the track. It’s expansive too clocking in at almost ten minutes but worth every second of its twisted elegance. Next, The Early Years clashes Detroit stabs together with vocal weirdness and, what sounds like, a ghostly flute penetrating the airwaves as both these distinctive and imaginative productions sit neatly on Seth Troxler’s one of three imprints.

release: October 27

DesiresGiorgia Angiuli
KMS Records

Striking a chord as the nights draw in the excellent original version of Desires does so with deliciously haunting atmospheres and Giorgia Angiuli’s spine-tingling, breathy vocal delivery. What’s also dramatic about this production is the dark combination of provocative bass and treatments of the voice rendering it an extra instrument. Beckwith provide a tougher, trackier remix dropping the main vocal, while both: Dharkfunkh and Kasbah Zoo/ OniWax rework it for theirs. The former expanding the bass, and the latter picking up the pace with intense percussion rounding off this first rate release from Kevin Saunderon’s long time label, KMS.

release: November 3

Paolo Leary
Quanticman Records

Three tracks comprise Paolo Leary’s latest and opening with Overhand you quickly get the picture: tough, sometimes unforgiving, repetitive rhythms that work their way into mind and body. Combining pulsing beats and tricky snares alongside shimmering stabs and ‘Work That’ vocal lines this effortlessly becomes a hypnotic listen. Duties, follows a similar path, although this time with brighter undulating synths, leaving Route to feel warmer with atmospheric pads accompanied by yet more playful percussion.

release: October 29

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No Good

No Good reflects the detuned (familiar) vocal sample that runs throughout the original version of Paul Rudder’s gritty stab infused workout, which hits hard with a defiantly funky punch. The accompanying Refix version then replays the same elements including those deliriously sassy hi-hats to maximum effect. Leaving the second track to hint at the 90’s via uplifting synth stabs, crunchy drums and attitude proving How Do You Do to be anything but polite.

release: November 3