We’re back to the norm this month bringing you Volume 1 of our April #SuperdrySounds Monday update. It’s a wide mix of tracks both new and old that we thought needed sharing.
Over in the UK we were finally given a taste of the summer managing to catch a few rays over the weekend – for that we thought we’d start off our playlist with Sly Johnson’s ‘EVRBDD’ (Everybody Dancin’) released on Parisian label, Heavenly Sweetness. A track that lives up to it’s name and although the sunshine most likely won’t last that long here it’s definitely getting us in the mood.
The end of March saw the release of Portico’s debut album ‘Living Fields’ on Ninja Tune Records. Formerly called Portico Quartet – the quartet is no longer – as Nick Mulvey moved onto release his solo album ‘First Mind’ last year. rebranding ever so slightly to portico the album release was highly anticipated – of course it was, besides re-working the music entirely they’ve got alt–j’s guitarist/vocalist joe newman and jamie woon featuring on most of the tracks.
Track 6 see’s our favourite Polish electronic duo Catz ‘N’ Dogz and their latest release ‘Good Touch’ out on their own label – Pets Recordings. They never fail to disappoint at their shows as their track lists are always impeccable and they clearly have a load of fun. Constantly playing worldwide there’s plenty of opportunities to catch them, find out when they’re near you here.
A little further down we see Fono’s yet to be released ‘Real Joy’ a track that first emerged on Danny Howards BBC Radio 1 show back in January. It caused quite a stir as no track information was provided and everyone wanted it. We’ve since found out that it hails from Brighton based producer Fono and is set for a release in June on Relentless Records. The hype for Fono is still ongoing with his debut track being heavily pushed by the likes of Annie Mac, Dj Zinc, Zane Lowe and Chase & Status. Click here for a longer preview.
a couple tracks down from fono is hnny’s forthcoming release, ’solsidan’. pronounced ‘honey’, the swedish producer already has a strong back-catalog of tracks from the past few years and is incredibly consistent with them – always full of energy and fun, it clearly reflects him as a person (seen here on his Boiler Room set). solsidan samples that of veronica maggio and also elton johns ‘are you ready for love’ to make a beautifully light and summery house track out on Let’s Play House
We thought we’d close of the blog post with the mention of Toro Y Moi. We managed to catch him last week at London’s Oval Space (hosted by RockFeedBack) and it was brilliant – the sound in that venue was spot on, Toro and his band sounded as good as the recordings themselves. We felt like we were at a festival and the crowd responded accordingly. It’s hard to pin Toro Y Moi to a genre as his production varies between one album and the next, that being said he always manages to uphold that definitive ’Toro’ sound. Toro Y Moi closed their set with ’Say That’ so we thought it be appropriate to do the same.
Listen to the full playlist below and let us know if you there’s a band or DJ you think we should be listening to using #SuperdrySounds.