Thursday, December 29, 2011


Vassup y'aaaal. Vancouver based U-Tern, whom you may know as one half of nu-disco outfit Oliver, was kind enough to release this collaboration with AJK for free via soundcloud...Gods be praised. With a  rolling and rollicking synth line filling the area between reverberated rimshots and punchy low-end percussion, this one seems appropriate for all times and places, whether you're just lounging at the crib or in the midst of a frenzied dancefloor. Give it a listen below.
  U-Tern & AJK - Side Ways by U-Tern

And speaking of Oliver, peep the sampler for their upcoming "Dirty Talk" EP below as well. Featuring remixes from the likes of Wax Motif and Punks Jump Up, it doesn't look like one to miss.
 Oliver - Dirty Talk (Kitsuné EP Sampler) by weareoliver

Though the title of this one from UK duo Audiojack urges the listener to "Get Serious", frankly thats the last thing I can do when I hit that play button. A seriously uplifting number, those chords in the breakdown, immediately followed by bouncy and playful tom and kick work, could not have me feeling higher. Give it a listen and see what I mean.

Audiojack - Get Serious

I'm not sure how Mercury haven't blown the fuck up yet, as their take on soulful, bass driven house music is too refreshing and unique to ignore. I've always been a sucker for vocal chops, but in "You Lift Me Up", it's the percussion that sets it off. It has a very retro feel to it for sure, but with modern flourishes that'd have it at home in any respectable club today.
Mercury - You Lift Me Up

The Mercury boys, in keeping with the holiday spirit, also released this edit of Marvin Gaye's classic "Sunny" for free on their soundcloud. Listen and download below, and be sure to show them some love.
 Marvin Gaye - Sunny - Mercury Edit II by Mercury (Switzerland)

Why not?
Black Moon - Who Got Da Props


1 comment:

  1. hahaha "...Gods be praised..." pull it together, Dragonborn.