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Praise the Sun - Fliptrix feat Rag N Bone Man - High Focus Records

'Vultures' was one hell of a preview, 'Praise the Sun' is the second single to be lifted from Flip's highly anticipated fifth solo album 'Polyhymnia' produced by Molotov. Accompanied by a brilliant animated video 'Praise the Sun' is a minimal yet massive grower, slathered by Molotov with some peachy backing vocals and scratches, Flip really starting to sound unique in his attitude and delivery, his persona really coming across stronger than ever. At this rate High Focus are battering all competition in terms of the most exciting, vital UK label of the moment. Superb stuff from all involved. 

Spawner/Anonim - Grove/Miss Mants - V.I.M. Breaks

This sampler for V.I.M. Records' 'V.I.M.BREAKS250' compilation, celebrating a hugely impressive 250 breakbeat releases on the Greek label, sets out on solid ground with the lively and inoffensive mid-naughties-style acid tech funk of Grove's 'Spawner', a heady journey into progressive Hardfloor-style 303 territory. However, for me it's the shadowy, doom-laden stealth breakbeat of Miss Mants' 'Anonim', with its minimal breakstep drum work and deep dubby groove, that stands out.

Sulu Sekou - Call Super - Houndstooth

As a precursor to Call Super’s 'Suzi Ecto' album, the subdued edit of ‘Sulu Sekou’ that graces this 7” feels at first like it could be a bit misleading, built, as it is, out of tuned percussive ticks, worming melodies and sampled jazz toplines. But it isn’t. It’s actually the perfect palette cleanser from what’s come before it and a fantastic entrance point to what’s coming after. Impressively clever, it’s beautifully assured in its understatement.

 

Ceremony (Velvet Season & the Hearts of Gold Remix) - Mindfair - Golf Channel

Mindfair’s chugging disco track gets this smart reworking from Velvet Season & the Hearts of Gold. For those who need an intro to VS & THOG, Joel Martin and Gerry Roney have, respectively, been involved in Quiet Village/Churchill’s Leopards and DJ Harvey’s infamous Black Cock label, and between them they run the label, Luck Hole Records. Adding a proto-house/new wave touch with primitive drum machines, their remix curdles the original ‘Ceremony’ into something darker and more potent — oozing something oddly sophisticated and strangely elegant. Immerse yourself.