While I’m always thankful to receive upfront releases, I prefer to write about them near the release-date. This way you can walk in a shop and actually get yourself a copy. Sometimes it’s me forgetting about them, no matter how good a release is. That’s exactly what happened in the case of Glasgow’s The Blessings.
But enough of the excuses, let’s talk about the music. The Blessings are Dominic Flannigan and Martyn Flynn, founding members of the LuckyMe label and collective, alongside Hudson Mohawke and Mike Slott. That said, you can picture the direction the sound is going.
A1. Ariseee Henson
A3. Moranis Riding Ants
B1. Keith Sweats
B3. Hot Song
The EP was released two weeks ago on Kindred Spirits sublabel Nod Navigators, you can buy it directly from the label or mailorders such as Juno or Boomkat.
If you really need more time to consider, head over to their SoundCloud profile where you can listen to four of the tracks in full length. Only today, they have uploaded their first of the many remixes to come.
Kindred Spirits sublabel Nod Navigators, home to Mwëslee, Aardvark or Dorian Concept, will release The Blessings‘ debut EP by the end of the month (maybe early August.) In the meantime you can warm up with the podcast they’ve recorded recently.
Russian blog Gimme5 presents a mix by Miracle Libido, a member of the how2make family. Available for download and stream over here.
Hudson Mohawke‘s mix from this year’s Sonar is available from Numbers, there you’ll also find a set by L-Vis 1990.
Rinse FM regular DJ and Eglo Records boss Alexander Nut has put together a mix for Resident Advisor, who voted the home of Floating Points and Funkineven their label of the month.
Also from Resident Advisor is the new podcast by Magda. She plays a selection of her “favorite old post-punk/disco/electro tracks”
The guys of Soulparlor have done an exclusive mix for RBMA Radio, filled with lots of unreleased music. Stream only.
Not that many mixes this time, let’s see what the guys at Mixcloud recommend!
About three weeks after their label showcase at Sónar, the folks at LuckyMe have shared a video capturing moments of the night.
Find out more about American Men, Machinedrum, The Blessings or Lunice, and watch out for their forthcoming releases on LuckyMe!