James Bright – The Zooniverse EP

Hot on the heels of his early Summer Betamax EP, prolific balearic producer James Bright is back with his new 5 tracker, the Zooniverse EP on Quattro Music. His trademark shimmering, summery sounds are showcased here, with those bubbling, hypnotic acid lines never far away.

Head nodding chuggers for headphone hedonism are the elements of this universe, rather than big room bangers. We can all extend our Summer season with these downtempo poolside classics.

The escapist ambience starts with opener ‘Timelapse’, a cinematic glide with echoes of the Thievery Corporation. Then onto title track ‘Zooniverse’, with it’s brooding acidic throb. Track three is ‘Patchouli’ a deeper, swirling trip of psychedelic dub, and a personal favourite for me. ‘Freq Out’ is next, a mid tempo dancefloor cut with nagging 303’s and atmospheric synth lines. Finally JB lets us down gently with closer ‘Cosmos,’ a slo-mo tropical journey, with ringing guitars, merimbas and yes, that essential squelch.

Top drawer balearic business, an essential purchase, download or stream.


Boketto – Une

Lovely mellow balearic electronica from new project from radio veteran Mark Radcliffe and Paul Langley. Boketto is available as a free download from their site, see below.

The debut album drops 18/10/19 via Middle of Nowhere Records, https://www.monr.co.uk/products/une-lost-cd




Indigo by Chris Coco

Since I first heard Chris Coco’s album ‘Indigo’ in April it’s been one of my most played pieces of the year. It’s a real ambient gem, filled with deep listening, languid, cinematic and (dare I say it?) spiritual music. Have a listen with the links below, then get over to his Bandcamp to get you own copy. The spin off releases; ‘Slow Motion Saturday‘ and ‘Music for Relaxation‘ are similarly gorgeous. Personal favourite, the eno-esque lullaby ‘Event Horizon – Out’ it’s just sublime…