Orange Tree Edits
Dorian (Jimmy Rouge Edit)
The fourth in the series of Orange Tree Edits allows the label owner to shine with this exotic tune.
Don’t Go (Gerd Janson Re-work)
The master brings some heft to this rave classic.
All of Roisin Murphy’s 12″s with Maurice Fulton this year are great but two songs stand out, this is the first.
A surprise banger from Chaka Khan with producer Switch and a Lumo Club favourite.
Respiration Alternée avec Elen Huynh
This song from the Australian producer stays weird the longer you listen to it.
A highlight from Soulwax’s album they made out of their Essential Mix. This sets the tone early in the night.
A motorik off-kilter pulsating dream on Phantasy Sound.
Lone’s music is always worth listening and buying and this Ambivert Tools Volume Three highlight was my favourite of his from 2018.
Thinking About You (Lauer remix)
I love tunes that go for an epic sound and this Lauer remix does that by building on the original’s Italo synth pop.
More grand sounds but this time, Montreal-based producer Ouri rivals Jon Hopkins in sheer scale.
Welcome Back to My Life
Curtain closer disco from Ireland, as heard on the brilliant Quare Grooves compilation on All City’s archival imprint AllChival.
My favourite track from Lauer’s full-length Power. Say it out loud.
Wide Awake (Danny Krivit remix)
The original is already a club-ready post-punk shaker but Danny Krivit gives it extra spark.
More people should make Italo disco music these days.
Time of the G’s
A late entry released in November that displays Pional’s ability with wide frequencies.
Another Deewee favourite from Charlotte Adigery aka Wwwater.
Palermo Disco Squad
As much a master of sound design as he is transportive electronic music, playing this on a good soundsystem only reinforces Hopkins’ attention to details and dexterity with frequency and texture.
A Young Marco-esque cut from Whities 017. That’s a smiley-headed melody from the man formerly known as Bwana.
Marquis Hawkes & Jamie Lidell
We Should Be Free
Always nice to hear Jamie Lidell over a big groove and this one goes pretty large.