Gay Marvine – Bath House Etiquette Vol.3 [BHE003]

Gay Marvine presents Bath House Etiquette Vol. 3… 1 Anxiety into Ecstasy – A clever take on a peak moment for the dance floor, fusing pieces of Chicago’s classic ”Street Player” (it was such a small space in time, I never knew what I would find, a musical path for all to see, anxiety into ecstasy) with the classic beats of The Bomb! which famously sampled the original for Henry Street in 1995. 2 America – The Bomb goes boom says Prince in this ecstatic take on ”America” found only in parts from the 21 minute 1985 12”. Guaranteed to pump your dance floor into madness. 3 Wait a Minute, Baby – One of the most gentle songs from Stevie Nicks on Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk perverted into a red hanky anthem. This mix is special because it allows you to play an almost folk rock moment as pure hedonistic disco, like a fantasy lost Cocteau Twins cut from 1979. 4 I Hate the Food I Eat – I have nothing nice to say about Sting except he made some also pre-Police Italo and perfectly overacted in Dune. An effortless groove that despite being over 30 years old sounds remarkably contemporary.

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Gay Marvine – Bath House Etiquette Vol.3 [BHE003]

Ikonika – Beach Mode (Keep It Simple) [HDB074]

Beach Mode (Keep It Simple) is the perfect snapshot of Ikonika’s new album ‘Aerotropolis’. It’s also her first vocal track, graced with the voice of One To Watch, Jessy Lanza. Beach Mode combines sunny salsa-like chords and claves, inspired by latin freestyle dance music from the 80s, with Jessy’s vocals cutting in over some soaring rough synths. It’s a refreshingly straight forward and sensual piece of pop dance. Side B starts with a dub mix for all the vocal haters, while the Percapella version breaks it down into a syncopated drum track and a slightly dubbed take on the vocals, giving it a tracky and colder toughness reminiscent of early Chicago house music.

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Ikonika – Beach Mode (Keep It Simple) [HDB074]

Gonno – The Noughties [BIS009]

The latest 12″ from Beats In Space Records features three tracks recorded between 2005 and 2009 courtesy of Tokyo’s humbly dynamic Gonno. A dynamic producer who is clearly not afraid to nest until crucial hatch time, Gonno flies the coop with a wingspan throwing psychedelic color at a sunburst sky. Blending a spectrum of musical influences from Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, to Basic Channel and personal touch points about the people (and animals) he’s met and the joy / sorrow they cause, Gonno’s productions blur the lines between art and life experience.

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Gonno – The Noughties [BIS009]

Selvagem – Amor [BISX003]

Selvagem is both the name of the DJ duo as well as the name of their monthly party in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Its a monthly sunset party that is considered one of the best in the city. They have hosted DJs such as Twitch from Optimo, Severino from Horse Meat Disco, Andy Blake from World Unknown and Paul Thomson, the drummer for Franz Ferdinand. They recently did a mix for Beats In Space that was 100% Brazilian music. From disco to funk, psychedelic, post-punk, electro and batucada. Its a mix of luscious rhythms, crazy translations and outer-world oddities that can provoke one’s inner savage. The three tracks on this EP were selected from this BIS mix.

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Selvagem – Amor [BISX003]