Crew Picks #1
Introducing Crew Picks – a selection of releases hand-picked with care by our stunning crew members. This instalment features a MoMA Ready club stepper picked by Joginda from Black Cadmium, the hypnotic voice of Sevdaliza selected by R&B curator Noa and the beautiful collaboration between Jazz legend Pharoah Sanders and Floating Points pointed out by Daan.
Joginda (Black Cadmium)
MoMA Ready – A Special Connection
A huge fan of his music! Especially his recent album BODY 21 with A Special Connection as one of my favourite tracks on the album really stands out for me. Have a big love for UK garage/Bass sounds since the early 90’s, so tracks like this always have my attention. A really nice track.
Sevdaliza – Darkest Hour
She’s the dream! Do yourself a favour and listen to Sevdaliza’s hypnotic voice and subtle dance groove. Don’t forget to watch the recently released visuals of the song; a tribute to the women of the world.
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra – Movement 5
Just incredible musicianship and sentiment as could only be expected. On repeat listen both at home and on the road during these crazy times. Soothing saxplay by the living legend P. Sanders, complemented with an aural oasis. Perfectly tailored to face the challenges of lockdown life! Movement 5 is my favourite part, but I strongly advise you to listen all nine movements from start to finish.
Windows & Daidu – Resolace
Out on the latest Sankofa Rhythm Records release Black Gravity Rhythms, compiled by Belgian super DJ’s DTM Funk and AliA. I’ve been playing and pushing this tune every chance I get. It’s subtle, sexy, groovy. DTM and AliA are carrying the torch for the Belgian dance scene very well. Can’t wait to hear what’s next.
FAUZIA ft. Kelela – When It’s All Over
My favourite track of last year and I haven’t stopped playing it ever since. A production by London’s FAUZIA that starts with dreamy soundscapes and synths with vocals from the amazing Kelela on top, to then transition to a beautiful Drum & Bass record. A one of a kind track that brings out the best of both worlds – but what else would you expect from a collab between these two?
DJ Life – Glycol
The Naarm/Melbourne music scene is thriving, I have been hooked to it for quite a while now. One of the many promising artists is Patrick Blay aka DJ Life. Life recently released his exhilarating EP called Accelerator where one track stands out from the pack; Glycol. Acid, electro, breaks, trance and a phat bassline. A peak time track that screams for a proper soundsystem.
Eversines – Companionship
Great release by Eversines on the never disappointing Nous’Klaer label. Four uplifting, but most of all dreamy tracks which fit the label more than well. Can’t wait to hear them played out loud in the wild when dancefloors are aloud to open the doors again. For now, max volume over the headphones. Enjoy!