This Friday I will be taking the short walk to Dalston to play some records at New Beat which takes place at the recently relaunched Hysteria, alongside Punks Jump Up, Justin Faust, Lemmy Ashton and others. The original plan was to record a mix to help promote the night, but hey life has got in the way and free time has now become a commodity I vaguely recall enjoying at one point in the past.
Instead here’s a run down of five tracks/12″s that I am currently enjoying and most likely to play on Friday night.
Alan Hurst – “Parallel Sensations (Timothy J Fairplay vocal remix)”
Not out for a good few months but another sterling release from the Emotional Response label and another reason why Fairplay has become one of my favourite producers of late. This remix which features his own vocals essentially recasts the soundtrack sensation of Jason Letkiewicz’s Hurst alter ego in a grubby analogue strain not dissimilar to his work as half of Innergaze
FaltyDL – “Hard Courage”
Slipping out at the end of June on nice looking old skool Ninja sleeve after debuting on Ben UFO’s LWE mix earlier in the year, “Hard Courage” mainlines for the old hardcore sound via rattling drums and rave tinged keylines wrapped in thick low end.
Funkineven & Fatima – “Phoneline”
I write this in the confidence that Eglo will finally release this record this week as I have been waiting a very long time for them to get round to doing so. Undoubtedly a contender for one of the tracks of the year, my favourite Eglozoid and his labelmate go toe to toe on a endlessly flirtatious pop track that demands to be huge.
Parkway Rhythm – Midnite Special
Special test pressing of the next Parkway Records release arrived all the way from Sweden last week replete in authentic promo pool sleeve and complemented by a Parkway Records tshirt (as shown above) Midnite Special picks up where Working Girl left off, rewiring a vocal sample across three versions that all saunter along around 112bpm.
Omar S – S E X (Remixes)
FXHE can do little wrong at the moment and there’s not one remix on this record that doesn’t work in one situation or another. I especially like the thought that maybe Omar S. L’Rennee and Aaron Fit watched Drive together and it inspired them to make the AOL Remix.
More info on the New Beat night can be found here