We recorded a lot of mixes of our guests playing at Sunday Best over the years. There’s also a few from Eamon and Justin and one in particular of them playing back-to-back at the last Sunday Best party ever.
Here they all are. A real treasure trove. We hope they whet your appetite for Mister Sunday kicking off on May 29th. Don’t download them all at once!
This year I discovered Truth Is Light Records, a great Canadian label releasing simple edits of brilliant, largely obscure, genre-unspecific gems. I could’ve chosen most any of the records I ordered from them this year, but “Be Thankful”, the A-side off the first record in a limited edition 45 series they’re doing, got the most deck time. Slightly disco-ey, thoroughly old-school electro, it toes just the right line to make it the perfect bridge between house, modern soul and all kinds of other tracks, and though it’s a tool, it’s never outshined by what comes before or after it. (Sadly, I couldn’t find a version of the track to post here, but you can listen to it on the TIL page.) Continue reading “Justin’s Top Five Tracks of the Year”
A big package of records just arrived at my door. It’s like Christmas! The James Blake track above – ‘I Only Know (What I Know Now)’ – was the first thing to go on the player. Heavenly. The I:Cube track below, ‘Merovingienne’, I’ve been dying for since I got the promo late last spring. Two (two!) got lost in the mail on the way over the Atlantic, so it’s a long-time coming. ‘In The City’ is a pretty little thing for the early evening by our friend Jacques Renault; and ‘Closer’ is, well, it’s filthy. And I love it. Continue reading “Just Arrived”