Top 50 tracks of the month May ’13
Another month, another 50(ish) audio treasures that cheered my soul during the coldest, dampest May since the Ice age. As ever please let me know what I missed and check out streamable playlists at Whyd.com (embedded below) and Soundcloud.
DUB PLATE MASTERS
Mungo’s Hi Fi ft Yellowman & Mr Williamz – Dubplate Master
Head to Soundcloud to listen to a couple of dub versions of the track.
The Axumite Remix of Dub Colossus is more latin than reggae but it’s got a deliciously dubbed out horn section and echo chamber effects.
Murder She Re-Wrote on Names You Can Trust and Bastard Jazz.
Dubs Vol. 2: Bubble Dub – Vinyl & Download: www.stonesthrow.com/news/2013/05/bubble-dub
The Lazy Heart Parade’s “The Best Defence (Is All Out Attack)” is actually 9 months old but its new to these ears and absolutely beautiful.
It’s only a couple of weeks since Rayys sumptuous debut graced this site but she’s back with a gorgeous piece of summery psychedelic 60’s folk that seems perfectly timed for the Glastonbury Festival. I make no observations on the cover art.
If you’re a fan of Afro-funk you have to ‘like’ Analogue Africa a Frankfurt based label dedicated to unearthing unusual African music from the 70s. They love “music with a certain twist that will surprise you or that you didn’t expect to hear from Africa” and I love their latest release “The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk Vol.3”.
The techno sounds of The Syrian Houran
Born Orlando FitzGerald in the south west of England, Orquesta’s current musical endeavour takes its cues in name and in sound from Latin America.
Psychedelic Garage? Side A of the Jacuzzi Boys Double Vision 7″ single, available exclusively from Hardly Art records on July 9th, 2013.
OBLIGATORY BENIN CITY MENTION
Benin City are monopolising this blog in the run up to their debut album and this month is no different with “Faithless” getting probably the strongest reaction of all their singles so far.
Benin City frontman Josh also graces Metronomy bassist’s Olugbenga new side project, an insanely catchy VIP version of which is currently up for free download.
We couldn’t labour under the term of music blogger without mentioning Daft Punk so here’s the Theatre of Delay’s remix of “Doin’ It Right”. Long-time Music Like Dirt favourite Brassica has given Alison Moyet an electronic makeover that takes her back to her 80’s heyday.
Not a remix but a cover of Karma Police.
One of my favourite cut’n’paste tracks of the last decade just popped up on Soundcloud.