ATTRAKTORS – Ron Basejam Remixes

Crazy P Maestro tweaks industrial trio on Higher Love!

Attraktors are a power trio, currently residing in Nottingham. Bass player John Thompson is a veteran of the 2-Tone ska revival, having done stints with both Bad Manners and The Selector. He also spent time in Davy Henderson’s wonderful avant / art pop outfit, The Nectarine No. 9. James Flower was a founding member of post-rockers, Six By Seven, where he supplied saxophone and keys. Antony Hodgkinson previously beat the skins for Derby “alternatives”, Bivouac, and collaborated with Julian Cope. Their debut, self-titled LP was released to some acclaim in the press, on Ali Renault`s Vivod label, last summer. The set referencing influences such as Depeche Mode, Eno, Harmonia, Human League, and Kraftwerk. Ron Basejam, from live-wire festival favourites, Crazy P, has now remixed two choice cuts for Brighton`s Higher Love Recordings

Heavy Water rushes in on a siren-like synthetic fanfare, while dramatic, rattling percussion promises some kind of imminent lift-off. Mr. Basejam doesn’t disappoint, delivering a dynamite, deep, bottom-heavy chug, tested by depth-charge sonar blips. A menacing LFO arpeggio propelling the piece out onto the peak-time dancefloor. Its snarl softened slightly as Ron launches that fanfare once more. Moody, magnificent, body-moving, it drops down to a conga break, and then hits you with some real horns, before bringing that bolshy bastard of a beat back. 

Maximum Minimum initially subdues, suckers, listeners with a more serene start – one of cinematic synths, and kosmische squiggles. Counterpointing this gurgling gear with theremin sighs and epic keyboard arcs. Suddenly this is all then set running, racing, to a riot of rumbling motorik funk. Chunkily bass-ed, its punk edges are eventually buffed by pretty prog harmonies, as the track evolves into an opulent, vocoder-ed, expanse. A piano rolling and rolling, as that robotic voice readies you for ignition on this righteous cosmic rocket.

This 10″ single comes with a free digital download of the Attraktors debut album. Just tag in the label @higherloverec into a picture or video of your purchased copy on instagram, facebook or twitter for a download code.

OUT NOW – Listen / Buy via Juno here.

Ron Basejam in the Studio

The City – Session Victim & Erobique with Jamie Lloyd

Session Victim and Erobique join forces once again for a beautiful cover version of Mark Almond‘s “The City” starring Jamie Lloyd’s enticing vocals and featuring Linnart Ebel on rhythm guitar.

Ever since Hauke Freer stumbled over Mark Almond‘s final studio album Other People’s Rooms at Montreal record store Death Of Vinyl a few years ago, the pair would regularly finish DJ nights with this 1978 recording of their hit single “The City” – and since then, the idea of recording their own rendition had been tossed around frequently. Carsten “Erobique” Meyer was not the first but really the duo’s only choice to see this through and well, just listen to the impeccable Rhodes/Clavinet combination he came up with.

However, it is Sydney’s Jamie Lloyd who steals the show and takes the song into his realm, putting his very own stamp and character on this certified classic. Long time collaborator Linnart Ebel completes the band with his ever subtle rhythm guitar. The two, three, four, five man house, not house band branches out for all the right reasons and this is the result.

Released September 24, 2021 listen / buy via Bandcamp here or via player below…

Jungle Fire – Atómico EP

Hard to believe it’s been 3 years since Jungle Fire first graced the RNT catalog, and now the west coast boys of summer are back with a 5-track remix EP of varied Latin soul funk vibes, reimagined by a stellar cast of remixers. On the A-side, Colombian juggernaut Felipe Gordon takes Atómico fully nuclear with a stomping bass-heavy house remix, and JKriv goes elektrik with his Elektrikossa dub that sprinkles dubbed out and acid elements over a pulsating rubbery groove. On the flip, turntablist Nu-Mark delivers a punchy breakbeat take on Atómico, Jungle Fire member Patty B goes full-on boogie vibes with his Snake In Da Bronx Dub of La Kossa, and the record winds down with the dubby halftime flavor of Samual Miles‘ remix of Biri Biri. Whether in the open-air club, block party or rooftop, this record is the sound of summer 2021!

Released September 17, 2021 – Listen & Buy via Bandcamp here or player below…

Afterlife – Moksha

This is Afterlife’s late Summer Balearic update for 2021, and it’s quite a package. Atmospheric title track, Moksha open the set with its breath of mysterious voices, wigged out jazz and twisted techno vibes, an after dark soundtrack for sure. Ad Astra follows up with a delicate blissed out pulse of poolside melody. Abraxas is next up with it’s dreamy dubwise slo-mo beats. Completing the four tracker is another dub & delay heavy collaboration with Ken Fan, the Cafe del Mar resident under the name of Dreadbox. Essential listening for anyone hoping to make the Summer last that little bit longer…

Out now – listen and buy at Juno Download

MANUEL DARQUART – KEEP IT DXy

The new school meets the old school. Riding those crystal-clear waves off the back of their standout EP for WOLF Music, New Zealand duo Manuel Darquart double down with this 10-inch remix package containing a classic reworking from the master of dream house, Don Carlos and a sleazed-up street soul workout from themselves.

No introduction is needed when you see Don Carlos’ name in the mix. A legend of the Italian dream house movement that has influenced so much of what we’ve heard since, not least the productions of the Manuel Darquart guys. A dream (house) matchup some might say.

Step one, Carlos sprinkles his magic on ‘Keep It DXy’ switching up the drum programming and adding those Balearic flurries that add a considered dose of dreaminess to whatever he touches, think summery sweeping strings and echoing synth stabs.

On the flip the Manuel D guys go full sleaze, weak at the knees for their ‘Sleazy Sunday Mix’. Imagine a street soul, Balearic lovechild and you’re on the right track. Start suppin’ a margarita and you’re getting closer. Sun-lounger on the sand, Adriatic in front of you, last night’s euphoria still a buzz in the brain and you’ve hit the spot.

Out on 10” VINYL & DIGITAL – RELEASED: 20TH AUGUST 2021 – Listen / Buy here

Bad Business Club – ‘Naked Neighbor’

Effervescent nu-disco act Bad Business Club present their second supremely refined full-length album the deliciously sun-soaked and harmonically rich ‘Naked Neighbor‘.


Following excellent releases on revered label, Midnight Riot, the band return with eight delicately honeyed tracks – each of which are certain to ring out blissfully over pool-sides and ocean panoramas throughout the long hot summer and far beyond. Informed by an irresistible blend of Moroder-infused disco edge, yacht rock flair, and understated modern gloss, their sound is the aural embodiment of a gentle summer breeze.

The band wrote ‘Naked Neighbor‘ at a hilltop cottage in Puerto Rico, examining the theme of leaving old baggage behind as they reflected on their break from everyday Brooklyn life.

Released 13/8/21 – Buy / stream / Listen here.

Not My Day – Quinn Lamont Luke & Alex From Tokyo

Quinn Lamont Luke is back again, just one month since his last release, the sublime ‘Don’t Run Away’, this next track on his own El Triangulo label is ‘Not My Day‘ – another top quality addition to your collection from the New York and Oaxaca Mexico based musician, songwriter and producer.

Not My Day bounces along beautifully with some cheeky synth action and an uplifting 90’s feel. The stellar Tokyo Black Star remix c/o Alex from Tokyo takes you deeper and dubbier, into late night acid chug territory, with tougher beats and a stabby synth, softened by Quinn’s vocal crescendo coming in to make some summer dance floor memories.

These trackshad previously appeared on an extremely limited, vinyl only release on Alex From Tokyo’s World Famous label in 2016.  Seeing the digital light of day for their first time now, the release comes along with a luscious “retouch” by Tokyo Black Star of Quinn’s cover of the Lil Louis classic “Club Lonely.

Out now, listen and buy via Bandcamp link above and here.

Ground Plane Aerial – Elusive Maneuvers EP

Mysterious Copenhagen producer ‘Ground Plane Aerial’ has adopted a new name for a new project, the first releases on his own Theorama imprint. Ground Plane Aerial is the latest incarnation of the mysterious man behind the highly regarded Paxton Fettel project. With countless releases under his belt on much respected labels – including Delusions Of Grandeur, Kolour LTD, Apersonal, and regular home Greta Cottage Workshop – the new nom de plume is an exciting new vessel from where he intends to advance his odyssey into house-inspired jazz-funk futurism.

This new two tracker sets out his stall in fine style with a pair of driving, guitar and piano lead stormers, just add sunshine and friends for guaranteed dancefloor heat. He’s managed to combine timeless jazz sensibilities and emotion with contemporary production values to dazzling effect. Out 30/7/21 – Buy and listen here via Traxsource.

Don’t Run Away – Quinn Lamont Luke fka Bing Ji Ling

Quinn Lamont Luke is back from lockdown with one of the tracks of the year, ‘Don’t Run Away‘ on his own label El Triangulo. A timeless slice of deep house Balearic soul with a hint of Larry Heard / Mr Fingers in it’s DNA. If you’ve enjoyed Quinn’s work with Cantoma and Paqua then you’re going to love this, it’s an essential Summer soundtrack with tough, chugging drums and dreamy synths topped off with the artist formerly known as Bing Ji Ling’s soulful melancholic vocal. File in your collection alongside the Mancuso Loft classics that inspired it.

Out on the 9/7/21 buy via Bandcamp, listen in the player below…

Raise EP – James Bright

Starry-eyed sunset disciple James Bright makes a welcome return with his latest blissfully refined studio offering, ‘Raise’, which comes out courtesy of brand new label Sveva Music. The shimmering cosmic reggae hybrid features an exquisite vocal performance from Zoe Devlin Love and comes complete with an expert set of remixes from perennially on-point Balearic disco maestro, Pete Herbert, and White Island sonic luminary, Steve ‘Afterlife’ Miller. Pete’s remix and dub are the pick of the bunch for me, piano lead mid tempo chuggers built around the core acid throb of the original, very nice. Get your copy on Spotify and all digital services now.