Alela Diane -The Pirate’s gospel

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Nevada City, California is the origin of this wonderful singer-songwriter. She bears a stark resemblance to Lisa Hannigan in terms of her looks and sings like a god too. ‘The Pirate’s Gospel’ is a really catchy little jingle, the harmonies remind me of Irish band ‘Ham Sandwich’, with the male bass vocal complimenting her voice perfectly. This is the perfect uplifting folk song to listen to in the morning to perk you up for a days slog. This is the Gospel according to ‘Diane’. This slipped through the net 10 years ago. Listen.

 

 

Kev Sheridan – Losing Someone is Never Easy

IMG_8200One of the juiciest piano led house tracks of the week here from Kev Sheridan. Bringing us to euphoric bliss as this chord heavy floater just carries us away from reality. Sheridan is not trying to be overly pretentious here, he sticks to a mundane name, nothing flash, nothing abstract and lets his music talk. It’s rare to have deep pensive chords accompanied by a house bassline and disco clap. This is one of those rare house releases that thrives at low BPM with high emotion. Kudo’s to the great Axel Boman for introducing us to this under the radar artist. Check out his ‘Alone in Berlin’ too, it’s mellow and nostalgic. The subtlety of Sheridan’s productions has us hooked here. It’s nice to stumble onto a real gem on occasion – we will be following this man’s music intently in future!

C.P.I. – Masa y Poder

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Spanish lads C.P.I. are just out with their second release this time a four song EP ‘Meine Hand’. Minimal stuff, yet atmospheric and progressive. The Eerie feel to Masa y Poder grabbed attention from the EP as it just plods along with dark sound effects littering it on its journey. It’s not a show stopper in itself, but packs a punch within a tech house set for sure. Well worth a listen here, Solid stuff!

Chrome Sparks – I Just Wanna ( Ft. Kllo)

0620be2c834d8afb4d3adcf9ffc54af9Music straight from Brooklyn, New York, here from ‘Chrome Sparks’ and it has us grooving around the house today. This little beauty was nested in a fairly drab playlist and instantly caught the ear and requested a second listen. Kllo’s vocals are husky and smooth with an insatiable collection of bass/melody/rhythm pushing this song along. Sparks has won the title of our ‘Song of The Day’ with this one. It’s raining in London which meant a sound would have to lift the spirits – This is that sound. ===========================================================================