Playlist 01/06/12

Gold Panda – Mountain/Financial District

He’s back. Two new tunes from the Asian-inspired producer have set tongues wagging about the prospect to a follow up to Lucky Shiner, his astonishing debut album. These two tracks are brilliant and an example of why Gold Panda is one of Britain’s best chilled out electronic producers.


Yeasayer – Henrietta

Another comeback track, this time courtesy of Yeasayer. We haven’t heard much from them but ‘Henrietta’ is sure to satisfy the appetite of hardcore fans. A standard structure song falls into a warped synth section then as the drums and bass come back we find a great song has crept up on us. Lovely.



Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music

I would have included the whole of Killer Mike’s new album if I could but alas, I am not allowed. ‘R.A.P. Music’ is the closing track on his album of the same name, a political vent about America in a storming 12 tracks. If this is your thing then opening tune ‘Big Beast’ and ‘Regan’ were the main rivals for my choice of Killer Mike track.

Auntie Flo ft. Esa – I Want To Blow Your Mind

Jonjo’s pick of the last few weeks is a song with influences stretching all across the globe. African style drums, South American bells and vocals coming from Esa Williams accompany a warm, clean bass line. Future Rhythm Machine is the first collection of songs from Auntie Flo and it’s out now!


Jack Steadman – Onsen

Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman really is a talented young man. His solo side project sees him release electronic tunes such as this every few months on his soundcloud and you know what? He is a brilliant producer. ‘Onsen’ is a rolling, relaxing hip-hop inspired beat.


Jessie Ware – What You Won’t Do For Love

Our cover girl has got another tune out, with backing vocals and production duties handled by former collaborator Sampha. Starting out with her sultry vocals over a sparse electronic backing track the tune grows into a layered, low-key, soulful tune.


Onra – L.O.V.E.

Hana’s recommendation sees French producer Onra showcase a track from his new EP coming out June 12th. Far away electronic drums, distant vocals and clean cut synth lines all put together perfectly. This is what groovy should sound like.


Disclosure – What’s In Your Head

This has been getting a lot of love from the Circulation team over the past week. This is the second track on their forthcoming ‘The Face’ EP and it’s the duo at their finest. It’s a bit rude too, lot’s of moaning and groaning in the background. Dancefloor filth.


Luke Abbott – Modern Driveway

This is the first non-Gold Panda release on Gold Panda’s NOTOWN label and this is absolutely gorgeous. Simplistic, sparse and warm, this is a tune that begs to be put on repeat in the early hours of the morning.


Robin Gibb – Another Lonely Night In New York

Robin Gibb sadly lost his battle with cancer this week. ‘Another Lonely Night In New York’ is one of his finest moments. Robin will be sorely missed.

Joni Roome