The latest installment of our recap series, keeping you up to speed with the new and independent music out through The state51 Conspiracy last week.
1. Departures, Owl & Mouse
“Quite simply, the best of 2015 to date” – 5/5 Narc. Magazine
A charming debut album full of lovely melodies, ukeleles and songs of love and heartache. Out on the ever marvellous Fika Recordings.
2. Your Eyes, Eli & Fur
The latest dreamy belter from these rising DJ stars. Stay tuned for the Aprés remix as well, out tomorrow.
Do catch them live too. They’re playing all over the shop this summer, with a tour of the US approaching followed by spots at Creamfields and Space in Ibiza, amongst many others.
3. Looking At You feat C. Duncan, Ambassadeurs
Ambassadeurs’ latest single is another showcase of their bass heavy, ethereal electronica. Looking at You, out on Lost Tribe records, has got dark ambient moments and some shimmering, melodic techno. It’s also got C Duncan on vocal duty and an excellent remix from Moods.
The latest from Switched On Records is an easy way for you to get your regular fix of vocal house.
5. Reykjavik EP, SEØUEL
Intense techno electronics by this mercurial beatmaker. Described by The Line of Best Fit as ‘admirably harrowing’ and, in their 8/10 review of the EP, like ‘playing laser-tag with Simian Mobile Disco.’ Out on Disorder Records.
6. Mind, The Ancients
This album has been a long time coming. The band, fresh from the success of their debut, started in New York in 1993, coming back to the record time and again without ever releasing it. Until now! The Human Label help bring this hidden gem out to the public for the first time.
7. 5 years of Gruuv Vol. 4, Various Artists
The fourth installment of Gruuv‘s celebratory series to mark their 5th anniversary. It’s another batch of four tracks from top-end producers including David Pher, Tuccillo, Audiojack, Kevin Knapp, Paul C, Paolo Martini.
8. Pony, Strange Cages
Some characteristically psyched out garage rock from this Brighton outfit, out on Strong Island Recordings. An aesthetic they carry over into their videos, as you can see below.
9. Cornbrail Acid 2.5, Beatwife
More hugely enjoyable glitchy dance from Love Love Records. Try Star in particular sounds like someone listened to Squarepusher and thought, “if only it was a bit glitchier’.
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