Here comes another suggestion from the ARC’s own audio chef:
The epic ‘Myrtle Avenue’, in all it’s 10 minute future boogie glory, taken from the new Floating Points EP, kicked off this weeks show and why not it’s a wonderful thing. Rather more deranged, yet quality, slow-mo house then followed from Kowton and the aptly named ‘Dirty Little Bomb’. Pole seems to be well and truly back after a prolonged absence with another release on his Pole Music imprint and as you can hear the ‘Aue’ A-side is another twisted dubwise winner and led rather nicely into the great new kooky beats of Paper Tiger’s new cut ‘Send Me’. Blundetto then threw down the soul vibes with a nice little version of ‘Hercules’ before the Stones Throw dynamic duo of Jonti and The Stepkids combined to great effect on ‘The Days Have Turned’.
Now we don’t normally drop too much drum and bass but we had to sneak in some recently unearthed Plug material from the mid 90′s which is still sounding fresh and about to drop on Ninja Tune before 1000names provided some nice boogie beats from their new album on Project Mooncircle. Mecca:83 then showed just how soulful modern beats can be given the right sample source before Madlib combined nicely with Freddie Gibbs on one of the beat maestros more straight up hip hop cuts.
Some of the more interesting 4/4 offerings then closed the show up kicking off with Serph’s new alter ego Reliq and some crazy layered melodic breaks before Photonz darkened the mood and destroyed the dance with ‘Wall’ which then led into the Euro disco delights of Mellophonia and ‘Sky Glide’.
Floating Points – Myrtle Avenue (Eglo)
Kowton – Dirty Little Bomb (Teal Recordings)
Pole – Aue (Pole Music promo)
Paper Tiger – Send Me (Jus Like Music promo)
Blundetto – Hercules (Heavenly Sweetness music)
Jonti feat The Stepkids & Illa J – The Days Have Turned (Stones Throw freeload)
Plug – Feeling So Special (Ninja Tune promo)
1000names – Water Resistant Rakete (Project Mooncircle promo)
Mecca:83 – With You (Freeform)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Deep (Stones Throw promo)
Reliq – Continuity (Noble promo)
Photonz – Wall (Don’t Be Afraid promo)
Mellophonia – Sky Glide (Lo Recordings)