BB #658 | Appleblim | Flourescent | Apple Pips
Appleblim drops us a timely reminder, in CAPITALS, that he’s still a force to be reckoned with on the scene. This one prompts involuntary arm-pumping, like that time you had an arousing dream about being an ice road trucker.
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BB #657 | Bad Boy Bill | Are You The One? (Dub Mix) | International House
James Welsh graces us with another superlative selection, this time reaching back to 1987, Bad Boy Bill and the birth of the Chicago acid house scene. Jimmy graces the Jack Music agency launch party in Bristol on June 15th. Don’t miss.
BB #656 | Ohm | Tribal Tone (Marquis Hawkes Remix) | Unknown To The Unknown
Originally released in 1992, Tribal Tone was one of the first to incorporate ‘that Korg M1 sound’, since replicated on an infinite number of house tunes. Here, Marquis Hawkes rolls out a raw edit as part of a celebratory 2013 remaster.
BB #655 | Low Key | Rainforest | Serious Grooves
If one could gain a qualification in ‘the history of house/disco/techno music,’ judging by the Voyeurhythm management’s selections, thus far, one wouldn’t mind if they were guest lecturers. Here, Ben Sun hands us a lesson from 1992.
BB #654 | Close | Beam Me Up (George Fitzgerald Remix) | !k7
Close, Will Saul’s latest venture, is making all the right noises. This hard-edged edit by Fitzgerald nicked it, which is some accolade considering the ‘Beam Me Up’ EP also contains excellent reworks by Scuba + Hercules & Love Affair.
BB #653 | Joey Anderson | Press Play | Latency
Flori tips Joey Anderson, this week, and the mesmeric A-side from his new EP on Latency Recordings. Our man’s European travels continue this w/end - he’s in Bratislava tonight with Covert Interests and hits Vienna tomorrow.
BB #652 | Move D | To The Disco ‘77 | Electric Minds
The masterful Move D secures another slot in the BB archive with yet further evidence (as if it were required) of his genius. Coming soon on Electric Minds, this one is so smooth it hurts - like peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
BB #651 | Laszlo Dancehall | Gave Up | ManMakeMusic
George Gitzgerald and his ManMakeMusic imprint get a nod from Wolf Music management, this week. Laszlo Dancehall is a slick collaborative project from BB favourite Leon Vynehall and relative newbie Christian Piers.
BB #650 | Dark Sky | Voices | Mister Saturday Night
The ‘In Brackets’ EP marks a serious return to form for the Dark Sky gang, a definite distillation of their more orthadox sound. Unsurprising, perhaps, that the shift is accompanied by a release on NYC’s brilliant Mister Saturday Night.
BB #649 | Aquarian Foundation | Mystery Track | Going Good
As ever, Park Ranger delivers. Fledgling Brixton label Going Good emerge with their second vinyl release, courtesy of Vancouver’s Aquarian Foundation. Available for pre-order already, this limited twelve is unlikely to hang around long.
BB #648 | Omar S | Thank U 4 Letting Me Be Myself | FXHE
It’s not often that we archive two tracks from the same LP. But, after featuring Rewind a few weeks back [BB #623], missing out on this one left us with a sense of loss akin to that felt upon dropping one’s ice cream in the dirt.
BB #647 | Jamie Trench | Juicy | MIL
“Jamie Trench produces a certain ‘hip-house’ style that we don’t hear every day. The reversed chord/vocal/stab sample lays down the suppressed fire and the female rap sharp-shoots itself into your brain, leaving you singing, ‘hope, ‘cause I’ve learned to cope,’ all friggin’ day.”