Fresh Tracks: New tunes for your weekend

Weakling – Elephant

gentle techno tune with real Elephant sounds, tragically the elephant sample is from an animal sadly kept in close confinement in a Chinese zoo

The Honeyfire – Replica

folky dream pop sister duo from Bristol deliver a sweet tune

Lapsley – Operator

a tune that demands a sunset and a cocktail

Tensnake – Freundchen

spin the mirror ball and get to the dancefloor

Delphi – Blue Monday

very subtle

Planningtorock – Let’s Talk About Gender Baby

it’s been out for a few years but the subject is so relevant

Rony Breaker – I Feel Loved (Ashley Beedle Dub Mix)

spaced out disco brilliance

Pixies – Tenement Song

almost as good as their classics

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Donny McCaslin – Warszawa
the jazz artist featured on Bowie’s final album takes on his ‘70s instrumental

Sofi Tukker – Drinkee
it’s a strange Portugese chant over guitars

Julia Jacklin – Coming of Age
country music can be cool

Primal Scream – Mantra for a State of Mind
Scottish psych merchants take on S’Express acid house classic

808 State – In Yer Face (Bicep Remix)
not quite as caustic as their earlier work, quite laid back actually Bob Sinclair and Daddy’s Groove nice vocal sample from the camp classic ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’

Craig David – Sink or Swim
surprising career resurgence, lush production from Kaytranada

Stacey – Build Me Up
an almost unrecognisable take on ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ – it sounds heartbreaking

Johann Johansson & Clarice Jensen – A Deal with Chaos
stunningly beautiful classical tune mixed with static

Bon Iver – 22 (Over S∞n)
imagine if Justin Vernon made an album after listening to a lot of Aphex Twin

The Avalanches – Subways (Arthur Baker Remix)
stripping out the ‘Warm Ride’ samples gives this tune a new lease on life

Boy George and Vanilla Ace featuring Katerina Themis – Just Another Guy ( Tvardovsky Slowdance Remix)
this track came out a year ago but this new mix is sublime

Lost Ragas – Where James Once Played
a gorgeous tribute to Australian musician James Cruikshank

Jagwar Ma – Slipping
there’s a good chance this might set you slipping into a trance (in a good way)

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