Les Diaboliques is a Scottish producer (or as mum knows him, Stuart Evans). Pizzico cite the sense of detachment in his out-there productions as the reason why they love his music so much and who can blame them? The John Coltrane & A Kick In The Eye EP presents four ever-deeper cuts of sublime, groove based leftfield disco jams. Highlights of which include the DFA-esque punk funk of the title track, the spaced out nu-disco odyssey "Jupiter & Beyond" and best of all, the gothy Balearic trip, "Some Far Away Beach".
With their recent debut album on XL Recordings receiving much acclaim, Jungle are getting the remix treatment here from Joy Orbison, adding an extra club bite to their crossover pop sound. Orbison opts for a slow and sinewy revision that works around a distinctive arpeggiated chord and sizzling drums, keeping the TV On The Radio-esque vocals in the mix and working in some illustrious synth sweeps for added drama. It's a finely balanced affair that manages to pack a punch while staying tender and patient at the same time, suggesting prime warm-up fodder for those craving a 4/4 heater laden with an authentic kind of soul.
Hot damn daddy-o! Here we have a deliciously decadent collection of rockabilly and surf music from the 1950s. It's all zoot suits, wrap around shades and Bettie Page types dancing on pink and turquoise cocktail tables. Tiki holidays in Hawaii with the sweet smell of 'jazz cigarettes' driving all the young folk into a debauched, kitsch-trash frenzy. Simply 'Crazy man, crazy'!
Exclusive compilation of Juno's favourite Late Night Tales' tracks available at a special low price, including voucher for 25% discount on further LNT downloads
30 Nov 12
Here at Juno HQ, we rather like the long running Late Night Tales series, where esteemed bands, musicians, producers and DJs give us a taste of what post-club listening is like round their gaff. To celebrate the series, we've put together a little low-price bundle featuring some of our favourite tracks from the unmixed versions of the compilations. There's plenty to enjoy, from the shuffling goodness of Kenny Dixon Jnr's slightly overlooked remix of Innerzone Orchestra, and the Balearic goodness of Steve Miller Band and Chris Rea, to the classic hip-hop styles of Mos Def and Souls of Mischief. As if that wasn't enough for less than a fiver, you also get 25 per cent off any downloads from the LNT catalogue. Bargain!
The much delayed and even more awaited Spike retrospective from Golf Channel is finally here! For the uninitiated, Spike Wolters was responsible for a series of self released albums in the early 80s recorded using all manner of primitive drum machines, synths and guitars which resulted in some of the most diverse FX laden, ahead of it's time music. Mentioned in hushed tones by feverish record traders for years to come, Spike's work was first introduced to the wider world by Golf Channel in 2011, with the New York label issuing Magic Table, a 12" featuring some of the Dutchman's compositions backed with remixes from Thomas 'Welcome Stranger' Bullock. Fast forward several years and the label has finally issued Orange Cloud Nine, a retrospective which draws from the four albums Wolters recorded in the 1980s.