Playlist: November 2016

November is here, so it’s time for your regular dose of 10 bangers to keep you toasty this month.🙌

 

1. The Chemical Brothers – C-h-e-m-i-c-a-l

The Chems, aka Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands are back with another huge track since the release of their latest album ‘Born In Echoes’ last year. The tune starts with a cheering crowd before spelling out the band’s name and goes into a classic chemical acid drop. We love.

 

2. Sasha – Track 10

‘Track 10’ is a spacey banger from the house and techno super producer Sasha and was a previous Hottest Record for BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac. It samples ‘Emotion’ by Destiny’s Child and has a dreamy and progressive flow that completely takes the track to another level.

 

3. Dusky feat. Solomon Grey – Long Wait (Polydor)

Dusky are a duo that never disappoint with their quality sets and mixes. ‘Long Wait’ is taken from their debut album ‘Outer’, which captures the unique space-aged house sound they champion and is a collaboration with London band Solomon Grey who provide the vocals. You can catch Dusky at Canal Mills in February on their live tour.

 

4. Boddika and Joy Orbison – Severed Seven (Sunklo)

Techno’s power couple are back with another class track. ‘Severed Seven’ is taken from Boddika and Joy O’s forthcoming collaborative 12″ via their Sunklo label. This one has a jerky drop which you know is going to sound great in the mix. We cannot wait to hear the rest!

 

5. Shadow Child & Bodhi – Um (Food Music)

Taken from his collaborative new album, ‘Connected’, Shadow Child has teamed up with Cardiff duo Bodhi on this one. ‘Um’ has a gentle build up and fat bassy drop with stinging kicks and highs that show the diversity of this legendary producer. Shadow Child is playing on New Years Eve alongside MK and Gotsome at Canal Mills. You can grab tickets here.

 

6. Skream – You Know, Right?  (Cross Town Rebels)

Skream’s new break-beat stomper is a fresh release on Damian Lazarus’ label Crosstown Rebels. ‘You Know, Right?’ follows Skream’s mesmerising ‘Settled’ which was an extremely influential track this summer. You can grab this track on his 2-track EP available Nov 11.

 

7. Solardo – Tribesmen (Hot Creations)

Brand new to Hot Creations, duo Mark Richards & James Eliot, aka Solardo deliver a tune destined for the dancefloor. ‘Tribesmen’ is fun, fresh, and full of percussion. Bassy house at its best.

 

8. Eats Everything – Veronica Electronica (Edible)

Bristol-boy Eats Everything has just launched an EP on his label, ‘Edible’ and this is our favourite track on it. ‘Veronica Electronica’ combines sharp heavy beats with a robotic woman’s voice, giving a unique sharp-house effect that we love. Yes Eats! 🙌

 

9. Armand Van Helden – Eluv8 feat. Big Brooklyn Red (Spinnin’ Records)

‘Eluv8’ is forthcoming on Armand Van Helden’s new album ‘Extra Dimensional’, due out on November 25th. The house don has been counting down to album’s release, by dropping a brand new track on Spotify each week. ‘Eluv8’ follows ‘Wings’, ‘Know Thyself’ and ‘Statue of Liberty’, and is full of punchy grooves and soul.

 

10. Justice – Alakazam (Ed Banger Records/Because Music)

‘Alakazam’ is taken from Justice’s a highly-anticipated third album ‘Woman’, which is out Nov 18th. This track has flavours of classic Justice, made up of Frenchemen Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, who are making their comeback after 5 years away from the scene.

 

Words by Jaguar Bingham