Theo Kotz puts together the first in a series of features focussed on the rich, fertile well that is Dance Music; a little insight into some of the more electronic tunes that have been doing it for him this past month.
A selection of the albums, EPs and 12”s that we didn’t stop listening to throughout May and June. Some are discoveries of old, others are new releases, and a few are records we'd completely forgotten about.
Of special note this month: Rhythm Section International's latest release from SilentJay x Jace XL, Sacrifice; Omar S's modestly titled The Best; Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's beautiful new LP, EARS; and Melt Yourself Down's latest release, Last Evenings on Earth. Recent discoveries such as Lou Ragland's Understand Each Other, Masayoshi Takanaka's weird and wonderful story, The Rainbow Goblins, and Hot Sound of Mauritius' enchanting Lalabye, are all also well worth checking out.
Of special note this month is Johnny Kafta's Anti-Vegetarian Music, based out of Lebanon; the return of Kano on Made In The Manor; Enid Records' Vibration Black Finger; and a few records we recently picked up on a trip to Istanbul, Turkey - in particular Okay Temiz's A Drummer of Two Worlds and some killer funk from Mustafa Özkent.