My latest five picks for Underground Essentials include new releases from Leanne La Havas, Bwana, Jackspot, H.O.S.H., Francesco Tristano as well as remix work by Matthew Herbert, Marc DePulse and Thomas Gandey & Radio Slave. Enjoy and thanks for listening!
1. Leanne La Havas
'Lost and Found (Matthew Herbert Mix)'
Label: Pampa Records
Pampa Records is releasing their first ever true label artist compilation that is sure to be one of the top 10 compilations of 2016, which will include Matthew Herbert’s sublime remix of Leanee La Havas' Lost and Found.
'Muscle Power’s Final Hours (Original)'
Label: AUS Music
Bwana’s latest three track EP includes my personal favourite ‘Muscle Power’s Final Hours’ which uses the original vocals from the classic 1983 disco tune ’I Need You Now’ by Sinnamon.
Label: Nu Ideals
Young Berlin based label Nu Ideals is back with their second release entitled Unari EP from Lisbon artist Jackspot.
Label: My Favourite Robot Records
Latest three track EP from German producer H.O.S.H. and his first first release on My Favorite Robot Records with Meloman being my pick of the EP.
5. Francesco Tristano
'Place On Lafayette (Thomas Gandey & Radio Slave Remix)'
Label: Get Physical Music
Francesco Tristano’s latest release on Get Physical Music ’Place On Lafayette’ gets the remix treatment with this 11min just in time summery vibes mix by Thomas Gandey & Radio Slave.
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