Welcome to Editor’s Choice: our weekly playlist of what’s special to our ears. Every day, loads of music passes through us; we consume it like locusts and it in turn consumes us. The goal of a society is Togetherness. Join in our consumption: Together, we share a listening experience beyond the ivory pale.
Walter (Community Manager / Editor)
Jazzanova – I Human feat. Paul Randolph (Jeremy Sole Remix)
10cc were quite right when they sang ‘I don’t like reggae / I love it’ back in 1978. And although there are hundreds of club remixes of pop or club tunes being passed around in my timeline, reggae versions are very rare — which is why I am stoked about this reggae version of Jazzanova’s and Paul Randolph’s ‘I Human’.
Wareika Hill Sounds – Coconut Head Special
Speaking of reggae: I haven’t really forgotten about the beauty of Wareika Hill Sounds’ self-titled album on Honest Jon’s from 2007, just haven’t listened to it too often lately. Still: one of the best roots reggae albums there is!
Louise (Contributing Editor)
Charli XCX – You’re the One (Deadboy remix)
This is right up there with Blawan’s Why They Hide Their Bodies track as one of favourite records of the year so far. Strobe-lit and tunnelistic, it takes Charli XCX original and sheers it down to gristle.
Jessie Ware – Sweet Talk
When I saw Disclosure on a rooftop in Dalston a couple of months back, the best bit was when Jessie Ware got onstage in a trouser suit and belted out Running. This may be more subdued, but it’s slick production – complete with Rhodes piano – suggests there’s more to Jessie than glorified garage ingenue.
Moritz (Online Duty Editor)
Female Band – Rain Song
Russian-born Anastasia Vtorova is set to release her forthcoming debut EP Goodbye New York via London-based DIY label Italian Beach Babes. Really digging the lead track ‘Rain Song’ above.
Teamm Jordann – I Need a Moment
Teams and Michael Jordan Pog unite for Teamm Jordan. Keep your ears open for much more totally rad shit from this duo.
Photo: Viviana Druga
Published August 15, 2012.