GAYE SU AKYOL – Stikrarl Hayal Hakikatti [Music Video]

A few weeks ago a videoclip arrived for one of the best tracks from Gaye Su Akyol‘s 3rd album İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (2018). And what a glorious surprise it was. Sumptuous colours, mighty facial close-ups and an oddly fantastic realisation of a psychedelic bus ride. Its when she steps out in her black cape, pink…

HASHISH – A Product of… LP Vinyl

Easily one of my top albums of 2016 and I’m trying to squeeze a few of them in before 2016 comes to a close. Describe by the label as ‘occult Scandinavian psych-funk’, this may be so, but its less demonic than it is triptastic. The genius behind Hashish is  Stefan Kéry, the label owner behind…

JAIN – Makeba. 7″

French singer Jain released her song Come last year. It came along with a nifty video by directors Lionel Hirlé & Grégory Ohrel and was a clever nod to 19th century born illustrator MC Escher. The directors from production outfit Quad Group turn up the creativity tenfold for her song Makeba from her certified gold…

FREEDOM 35s – Dante’s Peak. 7″

Heavy hittin’ mod-funk from Keady, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Woah, this is tough. Clocking in at a 150bpms it’s a take no prisoners track dedicated to their favourite actor, Pierce Brosnan. If you drove from Keady to Dublin you would go through his hometown of Drogheda. And incidentally the film Dante’s Peak was directed by…

PAUL ATREIDIS – Arrakis Walk. 7″ vinyl

Superb cosmic funk from producer Ryan M. Todd. Originally pressed in limited edition of 125 copies. Then the producer announced on Discogs that there would be a re-press of an extra 300 copies as the original started fetching prices of around $90AUD. Thematically both tracks are based around Frank Herbert‘s classic sci-fi book Dune and…

MODULAR – Fuga Al Paraíso LP

Fronted by the Argentinian based Mariana Badaracco and Pablo Dahy. They hooked up in 2000 and named themselves after Moog’s famed synthesizer. After several years releasing demo CDs such as 2004’s Viaje por el Planeta del Pasto, 2005’s El Triangulo de las Bermudas and 2008’s Micro Film as well as contributing songs to various compilations, they finally…

MATO – Enter the Dragon (7″ vinyl)

STIX is the spin-off label from French label Favorite and they have a penchant for releasing dubbed out versions of classic hip hop tracks, mostly by Taggy Matcher, otherwise known as Bruno Hovart, the man behind Patchworks and Mr President. Coming a close second on the dubbed out antics is fellow Frenchman, [ercussioist and drummer…

AEON SEVEN – Lowdown Spectrum (video mix)

Exciting. I love me a compact megamix.  This is a very well executed visual accompaniment to French lad AEON SEVEN‘s 10min mix Lowdown Spectrum. At the moment it’s a video on YT or available as a digital download over at his Bandcamp page. Really hoping this gets onto vinyl somehow. It takes me back to…