With so much going on of late, we (or Barry) has been slack at getting the Ear To The Ground features out, highlighting the best releases for your pleasure. So to make up for it, we have put together a list of our favourites from June, July and a couple of forthcoming releases. Although everyone is currently melting across the UK and Europe, we hope the heat below will be a proper pick me up.
In addition, we have asked the brains from our LHM Artists roster to offer a track from the same time frame to include in this feature, something you will definitely hear on the dancefloor at one of their parties this summer.
ALMA NEGRA – HARAMBEE
Harambee four tracker out now on Alma Negra Records
Barry’s pick – “Funk fuelled, jazz lined, afro tinged wonderfulness”.
GENIUS OF TIME – PURPLE MOTUS
Sunswell EP out now on Oath
Stuart Patterson’s pick – “More quality from GOT with their trademark deep, warm and rhythmic sound that you just can’t stand still to”.
JKRIV – SHOULDA BEEN ME FT. TORIBIO
Something Else EP out now on Razor-n-Tape
Barry’s pick – “US summer grooves with Jkriv bringing in a host of Brooklyn heads for three original tracks plus LHM favourite Alton Miller for remix duties”.
MIND STATE FT. TESS LEAH – FOR YOU
Out now on Raising Records
DJ Precious’ pick – “Perfect summer vibes on a great label run by Sy Sez”.
AMBROS SEELOS – GIMME MORE
One for the crate diggers.
Noble and Heath pick – “Not a new release but this is one we have just bought [from 1979] and loving this at the moment!”
MOON FT. TAMU – HANDMADE
Various – Family and Friends out now on Wolf
Barry’s pick – “Complete sucker for underground house with spoken word. EP kills with four originals from Medlar, Manuel Darquart, Jon Sable and Moon”.
GIOCOSO BBQ CLUB – LOVE THE WAY
Out now on Nervous
Terry Farley’s pick – Release includes remixes from Craig Smith and Justin Harris
DJ DISCIPLE – KEEP ON MOVIN
Album Grateful 27/7/365 including Keep on Movin from DJ Disciple out now on Catch 22
Ralph Session pick – “Classic DJ Disciple track I have been banging out lately”
MEDLAR – THINGS TURN AROUND
Interruptor EP out now on Delusions of Grandeur
Barry’s pick – “Four originals that show just what an absolute creative talent Medlar is. Title track Interruptor is going to tear dancefloors to pieces but I can’t get past the 90s NYC vibes of Things Turn Around”
MARK GRUSANE – DANCE INTENSITY
Out now on Rush Hour Records
DJ Amir’s pick – “Absolute summer banger”
FOUR TET – SCYTHE MASTER
Out now on Eat Your Own Ears
Bruise pick – “Hard to pick just one but the latest things to twitch my ears is this, a classic Four Tet track”