A new look weekly chart this week with little sentences on each track and everything! This week featuring repeat-players from Avi Buffalo, Holy Fuck, LCD Soundsystem, Sleigh Bells, Kavinsky, Gold Panda, Villagers and more.
- Kavinsky – ‘Nightcall’ (featuring Lovefoxxx)
Epic light and dark electro from French zombie Testarossa-crashing persona with the light provided beautifully by the CSS frontwoman.
- DJ Cleo – ‘Wena Ng’hamba Nawe’
A product of my South African travels, you may recognise this from The Very Best’s version. DJ Cleo is one of South Africa’s biggest producers.
- Avi Buffalo – ‘Summer Cum’
The sixth track from Avi Buffalo’s self-titled album – growing in stature with every listen.
- Holy Fuck – ‘Latin America’
First single from the Toronto tape-messers’ third album Latin, which I’ve yet to give a proper listen. Love this though.
- Gold Panda – ‘You’ (Seams Remix)
Taken from the new Gold Panda You EP which also features remixes from Minotaur Shock and Dam Mantle, this Seams remix has just the right amount of bump.
- Fuck Buttons – Rough Steez (White Hot Heat Remix by Alan Vega)
What the fuck is going on here then? Alan Vega of Suicide performs over Fuck Buttons while White Hot Heat pick up the tab. That’s what. It appears on the Olympians EP.
- Sleigh Bells – ‘Riot Rhythm’
I can’t get enough of Sleigh Bells’ marriage of simple melodies, room-shaking production and big guitars. Treats indeed. I expect their album tracks to be the basis of many a hip-hop remix and freestyles. It’s already happening.
- Villagers – ‘Becoming A Jackal’
Huge congrats to Conor O’ Brien and co. for hitting number one in the Irish album charts this week. Well, well deserved.
- LCD Soundsystem – ‘Dance Yrself Clean’
While I generally agree with Shane Galvin’s assessment of This Is Happening – that is I can see the cracks of influence slipping into copycat territory and think it’s a good time for Murphy to quit, I’m still rather enjoying the album a lot. This opening track’s dynamic shift gets me every time.
- Kendal Johansson – ‘Blue Moon’
Possibly no other song has left such a lasting impression on me this year than this cover of Big Star’s ‘Blue Moon’. On repeat all month. Buy the 7″ here.
Kendal Johansson – Blue Moon by Nialler9