MTs Summer Holiday

MTs is going on a summer holiday. HQ will relocate to Portugal for the week to enjoy the delights of the Algarve. Below is a taster of the sun-drenched tunes coming with us. Their sound doesn’t lie; yes, there will be a roof terrace – and sure, the terrace has a hot-tub. Até brev, meu amigo!

Chamillionaire Takeover

 

This week it’s a selection of my favourite beach anthems in preparation for one last sun-soaked hurrah in the south of Portugal. You’ll be pleased to know I’ve secured some serious funds so you can expect these to be pumped out of the back of the Sunseeker when MTs and the boys head down to the Algarve for some R’n’R next week.

First up it’s a remix off of Beat Connection’s EP Surf Noir. The original Silver Screen flew under my radar when it was released back in 2010 but it’s hard to ignore this remix’s maelstrom of Pan Pipes, Cut Copy-esque oohs and ahhhs and slapped Bass. Enjoy!

 

 

I was treated to this beauty last weekend after a particularly brutal bender and could not help but be woken from my drunken stupour by Lana’s uplifting chorus and that Sizzling Sax. Props to Beancountboost for bringing this to me and now you.

 

Finally it’s my boy Breakbot’s remix of Roche. It’s hard to imagine a more beachy intro – and for those of you who are linguistically challenged here’s a (rough) translation of Sebastian Tellier’s french musings:
I dream of Biarritz in the Summer
The sun shines on my skin

I see girls tanning
I see the blue sky Marry you (!)
And I at once love you
I dream of you and me hand in hand
Love Sebastian

The sun shines and burns my name on your skin
Love the warm wind,I feel the heat of Summer….
Sebastian Tellier – Roche (Breakbot Remix)

 

Charlie.

Sorry Beijing

Well, Beijing can jog right on. Last night saw the 2008 Olympic city totally eclipsed by a newly buoyant London. Having enjoyed unprecedented merriments for a Sunday night, MTs thought it would be rude not to hail the rich tapestry of British talent on display last night (I exclude Ed Sheeran from this, Ed Sheeran can fuck off to Beijing). Below is a just a taster of the spectacle we were treated to. Normal service resumes for MTs tomorrow, but will be basking in London’s glory for a while still. Spine-tingling stuff.

Chamillionaire Takeover #2

Leftside Wobble’s Kinky Girl might not be your idea of Wednesday morning music but this is the only kind of shit Chamillionaire gets out of bed for. Almost undefinable, but there are elements of lots of cool stuff in here, including some garbled lyrics from Rick James’ Super Freak.

 

If that’s a bit too much for you, the Londoner’s re-edit of Ain’t No Love Lost by Patti Jo is equally fresh, but totally different. His ability to boss such a diverse spectrum of genres will immediately inform you that you are listening to the workings of a Mega G.

Charlie.

Sunny, Sunny, Sunny

Happy-fucking-friday! With Eastern Electrics on the horizon a little calm is needed before the storm. Sunny by Pillow Talk fits the bill perfectly. The San Francisco-based trio have beautifully reworked the Marvin Gaye original, giving it a cool, easy gloss. Lovely stuff.

 

While I’m at it, Mercury Edit II’s version is definitely worth a listen..

 

And to round things off, it would be rude not to include the original.

Chamillionaire brings the funk

For my first ever MT’s guest special I give you Kon and the Gang’s delicious Get it Together. The latest release from the excellent purveyors of disco-house infusions at Basic Fingers speaks to Chamillionaire on every level: Chilled and reflective yet soulful, funky and smooth. It’s topical too, as the loop questions his lazy state of unemployment and the impending budget cuts that threaten to curtail his lavish lifestyle. I imagine a sun-drenched rooftop terrace packed with wanton hedonists ironically basking in the track’s effortless grooves.

The B side Strong Love (Everlasting) is none too shabby either. It’s OUT NOW.

 

 

Charlie.