Considering the Urban Dictionary definition of 'shonky' is "a compound word from the two terms 'shocking' and 'wonky' meaning that something is so bad or precarious that it is actually shocking" - This is pretty amazing.
Getting an e-mail from Phil Collins' ex-bandmate asking for a 'rockumentary' has made me want to dry retch a bit this morning. The beautiful beat-less track by Donnacha Costello however, has not. Give it a shot.
So summer has pretty much ended in mid-August. CHEERS England. Some photos from the last of my beach times in Alghero taken with a Boots disposable. And a gorgeous song from the Hivern A L'Estiu Vol 2. Comp.
Holy moly Brooklyn's Jacques Renault and Gadi Mizrahi from Wolf +/Or Lamb are playing this Saturday in a secret dingy hole in Dalston. We've got a fever and the only cure is more funky edits with a kickdrum on it.
So of course just as I left the T Bar Closing Party at Scrutton Sweaty Street, Soul Clap decided to play Extravaganza and everyone had an amazing life-changing singalong session and then I died.
To celebrate and recuperate, here's the gorgeous podcast for Hybridlife by Maayan Nidam. It's even got that horribly out of time x acid track, all my favourite things: Oracy - Bass Mood (via Pablo Funkism). So painful.
To sum up this track perfectly:
"You know this song was made by a man - A woman could not have made this... because a woman can never understand love, like a man does... And that is essentially, what this song is about". Thomas P Ensom
So usually if someone asks do you want to listen to some psychedelic IDM you'd say leave me alone you fucking hippie, but Oneohtrix Point Never is making it a bit interesting. Soaring off-key synths and layered bleeps make for an emotive ride.
So I think it's safe to say I've never been afraid of handbags until Lynch directed a Dior advert. Watching AnOther Mag coverstar Cotillard going a bit berserk in Shanghai left me curled up in a ball, wanting a Lady Dior cannage handbag and feeling like a right moby dick. Amazing.
P.s Sigha re-'imagines' the Echologist's (Brendon Moeller innit) Slow Burn. And featuring insightful lyrics everyone can relate to 'You Can't Hide Your Love' is a pop-tastic blast from the past from DMX Krew, blates a genius.
I've been non-stop listening (well at 15 minutes a pop, repeats pretty much fill up a day) to the beautifully lush SIS remix of Hector. This track will make you exceedingly happy. A lighter version of the bouncy 90s house route as Hector likes to take.
Now in chill out mode: From the new Future Disco album City Heat via Sean Brosnan, Ilija Rudman x Greg Wilson on Call Me Tonight.
After a night of bin bags and Bad Rabbits, I'm urgently looking forward to Le Loup at T Bar next week, hoping he'll out-do his amazing set that time I was sober for Resident Advisor at Dalston Superstore - Though he's up against Crosstown Rebels at Fabric w/ Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus, Deniz Kurtel & Dyed Soundorom. DEAR GOD.