2022 / A Few Favourites – By The Insider

The Insider jacks their way, month by month, through a few of this year’s 4 / 4’d floor-filling favourites. 

Super selections and wonderful words by The Insider.

JANUARY 

JIMPSTER / THE DOORS OF YOUR HEART 

“The tempo lifts slightly as key changes make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, while its broken beat rouses, and the other-worldly vocal raises the spirit.”

Jimpster Birdhouse

FEBRUARY

TONE CONTROL  / ILLUSION (THEO PARRISH REMIX)

“Builds over ten minutes, where bass synth, keys, and fresh drums pack a mighty punch.“

Tone Control Illusion

FABRIZIO FATTORE / LYLE (VINCE WATSON BALEARIC REMIX) 

“Watson goes for two ultra-classy takes on Lyle. His Reshape guiding the dancers to a ravishingly deep, but rousing place, while his Balearic Mix ushers you to a more soothing space.”

FABRIZIO FATTORE : LYLE : COSMOCITIES

MARCH

YUKSEK / CALA BOCA 

“Squeezing the goodness out of these seismic sample-based tunes…Gilles Peterson jumped all over the opener, Cala Boca.”

PARTYFINE : YUKSEK

PANNA COTTA / SUNRISE (MARCEL VOGEL REMIX)

“Marcel Vogel adds extra dance floor power, and drops of hazy acid… Like the duo’s delicious namesake dessert, devour this slowly.”

The Insider Panna Cotta

SOUL OF HEX / MYSTIC 

“This time they add Italo disco grooves to their musical melting pot.”

SOUL OF HEX MYSTIC

APRIL

BASSFORT / MOON SHADOW (JOE CLAUSSELL REMIX)

“Joe Claussell turns Moon Shadow into 10-minute epic, with the most uplifting breakdown since Kings of Tomorrow’s heyday.”

BASSFORT : MOON SHADOW copy

MAY

MR FLIP/ HIT DIFFRENT (KEVIN REYNOLDS REMIX)

“A deep and dirty Detroit revision. Proper SLEAZE.”

MR FLIP HIT DIFFERENT

COR.ECE / WHAT`S THE WORD

“It brings a tear to my eye and makes the hair stand up on my arms.”

COR ECE COVER SHOT

JUNE

OSUNLADE / BLACK WOMAN CRY 

“Black Woman Cry will lock you into its hypnotic ceremony from the opening bars.”

OSUNLADE : BLACK WOMAN CRY

JKRIV / SHOULDA BEEN ME (ALTON MILLER REMIX) 

“It’s the low-fi groove machine of Shoulda Been Me that`s the one, featuring the voice of Conclave’s Toribio. Then…as if it couldn’t get any better… Detroit’s Alton Miller takes it up even further, into rolling deep house territory.”

JKRIV : SOMETHING ELSE

CRACKAZAT / THANK YOU 

Crackazat Press Shot Square

BYRON THE AQUARIUS / SWONDO?

“It will move your feet, it will lift your spirit, and warm your heart and soul.”

BYRON THE AQUARIUS : SHROOMZ GUNS AND ROSES

JULY

PEDRO GUINU / ELETROMANDINGA

“Bulging with tasteful arrangements, polyrhythms, and grooves, this fusion of traditional and modern styles and influences will thoroughly thrill and entertain.”

Guinu

AUGUST

MARK E / LEANING INTO THE LIGHT 

“A cool, mediative, mover for your afters.”

Mark E Leaning Into The Light

SEPTEMBER 

TURBOJAZZ / THE STANDARD

TURBOJAZZ : THE STANDARD

OCTOBER

FLASHBAXX / BROOKLYN LOVE BOAT (MOODS REMIX)

Brooklyn Love Boat is really quite exceptional, and Moods remix takes it to a whole other level. “

FLASHBAXX rel

FLASHBAXX / STRANGERS (ATJAZZ REMIX)

“A collection of quality cuts, characterized by audible warmth, effortless musicality, and memorable, sun-soaked songs.” 

Flashbaxx 2

KEVIN REYNOLDS / RIVERFRONT

“A deeply emotive, and ever so classy slice of pure, warm, Detroit techno with soul.”

Kevin Reynolds Riverfront

NOVEMBER 

TIGERBALM / TOKYO BUSINESS

“Tigerbalm’s trademark sound is kaleidoscopic, unflinchingly percussive, and undeniably infectious.”

Tigerbalm International Love Affair

NATE08/ PRIMROSE

“Primrose, sees the album home with a fitting flourish, where Naisha‘s heartfelt harmonies sail across an ocean of polished and ever so classy chords. ”

Nate08 Furaha

 

DECEMBER 

DAM SWINDLE/ THE WRAP AROUND (DJ BONE REMIX)

“Loved by many, but owned by few, this song skyrocketed the Dutch duo to fame, and it`s back to blast them into the next decade.  Amsterdam artist DJ Bone’s take adds his trademark techno-soul touch.”

DAM SWINDLE KEEP ON SWINDLING PART 3

MEDLAR / TURN THINGS AROUND

MEDLAR : TURN THINGS AROUND

MASSIANDE / HERE COMES THE HOUSE MUSIC 

Massiande - Dancing is Life

BEN SUN / HARVEST 

BEN SUN : HARVEST

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