London-based Mokoa brings some sunny French House feels to your January grind.
Apologies for the hiatus. The busy holiday period of work, travel, and family time meant I didn’t have much bandwidth for regular posts. Even more unfortunately, it meant that I didn’t even have chance to review my year in music discovery and reflect on the best tunes of the year. Belatedly I’ve cobbled together a little list, in no particular order, of the favorite tracks I came across this year. Enjoy and make the most of 2018!
Nice little hypnotic cover from Wingtip of Postal Service’s infamous “Such Great Heights”
Happy Holidays from Beartoons! To celebrate here’s a melancholic remix from DJ Koze of a Michael Mayer and Joe Goddard track.
Nothing like a bit of zen techno to get you through the day. Good for yoga, trainrides spent staring through the window or just the odd contemplative montage. Like Indian style Kiasmos.
Manchester duo Shy Luv channel their best 80s era ballads with a miraculous ability to be upbeat and yet melancholic simultaneously. These guys are one’s to watch in 2018.
Nils Frahm makes some of the most wonderfully crafted classical and ambient music, unique in its creativity and intensity. Echo 6, a newcomer from Montreal by way of Toulouse, has seized upon a chilling masterpiece by Frahm and built a masterpiece of his own.
Snowfalling outside, its time to wind back the clock with some old school feels. The instrumental from Shyheim’s (of Wu Tang Clan) “Shaolin Style” is so perfect, it could be a stand alone track. Produced by L.E.S.