With one every week dropping into the inbox, this was the month that WAO’s release trickle became a flood. The quality threshold’s largely held and with much to pick from, it's James Dymond’s ‘Siren’s Song’ that just manages the chequered flag. Grand Oscar-worthy strings, poleaxing drums, plenty of the titular vocal style and loads of welly in its production V8, this should get the job done.
The lead track from Croquet Club’s second offering on Anjunadeep has been turning a few heads. It’s a stellar mix of soulful vocals, summery progressive vibes and seductive synth blasts.
Following recent album material from San Franciscan duo, 40 Thieves, Leng drop a surprise remix single featuring productions from Psychemagik and Phil Mison under his Cantoma guise. One of the standout cuts from ‘The Sky Is Your Yours’ LP gets a whimsical, cosmic disco fix from the always excellent Psychemagik boys, keeping the tempo simmered to 110 BPM. Accompanying, a rare remix appearance from Cantoma renders the title tune into a sweeping, deep house/Balearic vista.
As ludicrous and wonderful as Tiger's 'Rap Pon Riddim', this raw and punishing drum excursion is not for the fainthearted. Featuring the roar of the wonderfully titled Major Mackerel, it's a dancehall classic in the making with its unique vocal imprint over an even more unique and relentless rolling drum pattern. Brilliant.