Tess Parks is a talented singer-songwriter, originally from Toronto but working now in London with Anton Newcombe, the founder of the cult band The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Friendlies will feature on the album I Declare Nothing which is out tomorrow!
Hypnotic classical synths from Finland’s elusive Trevor Deep Jr.
SYAP is a french artist influenced by Gangsta House Chicago House and Future House Music. Night & Day is a club track with addictive bass.
Staying in the psychedelic cumbia spirit. This time by a band from Mexico!
Tiger’s Milk Records label is dedicated to releasing quality music made in Peru: from punk to funk, chicha to cumbia and folk to electronica, past and present.
With a focus on ‘60s and ‘70s Latin and tropical music, the compilation Peru Maravilloso features a selection of vintage cuts and unknown treasures from one of Peru’s most exciting musical eras. The vast majority of these songs were only ever pressed once on vinyl and have remained unreleased since.
Songs here stem from different places – influences of soul-jazz, psychedelia and traditional Andean music can all be heard in the soundscape of this “maravilloso” 15-song-selection.
My favourite track is La Cumbia Del Pacurro by Juaneco Y Su Combo which you can clearly hear influenced Meridian Brothers.
This precious song was first issued by Tin Angel records in 2010 but dug up recently by DJ Koze for his DJ-Kicks mix!
The Thing are a punk-influenced Scandanavian jazz trio who have jammed with Thurston Moore and Jim O’Rourke, and also covered work by PJ Harvey, White Stripes, and Lightning Bolt.
Golden Heart comes from Neneh Cherry and The Thing’s one-off 2012 album The Cherry Thing. The song was written by Don Cherry, Neneh’s step-father. The album contains beautiful covers of other prominent artists, such as Madvillain, Martina Topley-Bird and the Stooges.
The Galleria are Morgan Geist and Jessy Lanza. Their music “ripples with echoes of the indigenous music of long-dead suburban New Jersey shopping malls and NYC radio stations: bombastic freestyle, club dubs, razor-edits and bubblegum-pop R&B.”
Check out Calling Card and Mezzanine.
Check out this (disturbing) NSFW video from Atlanta rapper Father.
Happy (belated) Father’s day!