June, the beginning of summer- sweet sun-soaked days spent doing everything in your power to be outdoors and enjoy the warm weather. Though watching the spring flowers die off is a bit depressing, beach days and bbqs make everything ok.
Here are some straight groovin’ tunes to blast during all of your June festivities:
Uncle Skeleton just released a double LP chop full of summer jams. It comes in four movements- each provides a great time! Get the whole thing and immediately enhance your summer for only seven bucks!
Motown legend, Brian Holland has taken Mozella under his wing to help produce a modern-Motown album that will drop this July. This sneak peak, Another You, is phenomenal.
Beat Connection is a great Seattle group that started out doing DJ sets, then came out with a more chillwave album year or so back and now have leaked a new tune that is just fantastic.
I don’t know a whole lot about AGOR, but the whole album is pleasantly perfect. Get it for free, or a kind donation.
Brisbane’s Charles Murdoch has been making waves in the blogosphere lately, and for good reason. His beats are top-notch. He’s got lots of great stuff up for download on the cloud.
De Frank & His Professionals are a Togolese band that will blow your mind.
Seattle lady duo, Lemolo, is hauntingly beautiful. My friend Nate of Friends & Family introduced me to this new group. Keep an eye out for their album at the end of the month.
I couldn’t help but not throw in Happy Bubble by Winterplay. This Korean jazz group as been a great spring soundtrack for me. This particular song put Winterplay on the (Korean) map when it was featured in a washing machine comercial. Perfect.
Also: Portals, Turntable Kitchen and a collaborative Smoke Don’t Smoke/Flashlight Tag/Head Underwater have some great mixes out this month.
Night Panther, Save the Clocktower, and The Hiya Dunes are bumpin’ and full of soul. Mean Lady, Father John Misty (aka J. Tillman), Birkwin Jersey and Tomemitsu have a great downtempo sound. Dudes, The Blank, Taquwami and Tours rock the beats like none other. Enjoy:
1. Sophisticuffs- Uncle Skeleton
2. Snudge- Night Panther
3. Another you- Mozella
4. Like That- Save the Clocktower
5. The Palace Garden, 4am- Beat Connection
6. Tempelhof- AGOR
7. Nancy From Now On- Father John Misty
8. Afe Ato Yen Bio- De Frank & His Professionals
9. Your Swell- The Hiya Dunes
10. Grand Lux- Tours
11. Messiah- Heavenly Beat
12. Somethin’ 2 Say- DUDES
13. In Dreams- Tomemitsu
14. Ahama- Charles Murdoch
15. Her Favourite Song- Birkwin Jersey
16. On Again, Off Again- Lemolo
17. Once- Slow Magic & Beat Culture
18. Smoke- The Blank
19. Happy Bubble- Winterplay
20. ßlυe ;;- Taquwami
21. Pony Ony O- Mean Lady
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