Joe Tossini and Friends – Lady Of Mine [Efficient Space]
Private press classic landed on Efficient Space: Joe Tossini re-released his album from 1989 in partnership with Michael Kucyk. “An astoundingly honest, passionate record of cosmopolitan lounge music, he willed this charming suburban oddity into existence without any formal musical training”.
Passarani – Wow [Offen Music]
The album of the month with no doubt. One half of the Tiger & Woods, the synth wizard Marco Passarani released his first album in seven years on Vladimir Ivkovic’ label. Deep excursions in space and modern classics. You can listen it both at home and at London’s fabric.
Liluzu – What’s Your Star Sign [Kalahari Oyster Cult]
It’s time for another half of Tambo’s House to step up with his solo material. As his partner there, River Yarra, Lachlan McGeehan aka Liluzu is a super-talented Australian musician with a bold handwriting and fresh ear for the melodic and euphoric dance music. Supa dupa debut.
La Batterie – Let There Be Drums [Kalahari Oyster Cult]
Another chugger from the Kalahari Oyster Cult catalog, it launched a very cool series of reissues along with modern reinterpretations. The classic from 1983 got two hypnotizing refixes from Max Abysmal and Benedikt Frey. Machine funk.
Zjisin – Heute Insta, Morgen Tod
An ode to Acephale, “the best bar”, and other life stories in the album of my Cologne friend who undercover his real name here with a new moniker. Guitar and drum shakers with enough dose of humor. Who do you think is this Zjisin?
Powder – Powder In Space [Beats In Space]
Oh this Samo DJ track with the samples from Zodiac’s ‘In A Mysterious Square’! It sits on the same side with Daphne late-night house from 1993. While the A-side is for the latest grooves from the Powder herself. What a nice way to start a mix compilation series, Tim!
Short Term Memory – Plus Or Minus Two [Seance Centre]
“This EP focuses on the group’s prescient dance-floor DIN-sync workouts which share sensibilities with contemporaneous early Detroit experiments by Juan Atkin’s Cybotron, Ron Hardy’s visionary Kikrokos tape edit, Shoc Corridor’s extended 808 exercises, and 90s Techno Pop by Haruomi Hosono. Rounding off the EP is the existential electronic soul ballad Words.”
Kito Jempere – DB7 003 [Duca Bianco]
A label from Rimini launching with a bunch of 7″ records. My fave one is from St Petersburg friend Kirill Sergeev aka Kito Jempere. “Drakon” made Lipelis smile wide while playing it on his recent Red Light Radio session – a perfect simple edit of Thomas Leer.
Bell Towers – I’m Moving To Berlin [Cocktail D’Amour]
This rosy-cheeked Australian, who captured my attention with his Public Possession output, changed sample-pack and recorded a tribute to the best gay party in Berlin, Cocktail d’Amore. 100% bangers.
Roy Garrett & Man Parrish – Hot Rod To Hell [Dark Entries]
1980s New York porn star turned poet teams up with electronic disco maestro for a snapshot of gay history. Risky business.
Croatian Amor – Isa [Posh Isolation]
Posh Isolation boss Loke Rahbek comes back with another dose of ultra-modern abstract and sensual music.
Lo Kindre – Chlorophytum [12th Isle]
“Chlorophytum ticks all of the right boxes, sitting somewhere between a budding sci-fi homage, drum machine escapism and a fascination with the motorik styles of West Germany and the wider On-U continuum.”
LVRIN & Jan Fietser – Ancient Melons [Kaften]
Shaggy abstractions from my Russian friends.
Texts Sasha Tessio