Midland’s music has always got me right in the head or the heart. I like it when his music takes you roughly by the collar and throws you straight into the mouth of dance floor destruction. But I also like it when he lets his subtle, melodic taste in electronica come to the fore. Enter Before We Leave, a track that is both driving as all house-hell and yet as smooth and groovy as the sun setting across a Balearic coastline. You’ve done me again Midland. Bravo.

Greymatter’s album ‘Visions’ is now on general release - and on my vinyl shopping list - but this exclusive extra track from the digital download version means I am tempted to get it in digital format too. End Game featuring Kishon Khan shows the influence that jazz has had on the producer - so so good.

Fresh heartache electro-pop from Greek duo Keep Shelly In Athens. This track Flyaway has a melancholy chill under the pop melodies. It’s an understated and pretty comeback.

Today in ‘remixes to know and love’ I give you, Kelis. Masterfully mellowed out and twisted by Maribou State and Pedestrian, Friday Fish Fry sounds incredible. Kelis’s voice on that line, “begging you please, I’m down on my knees”, well, I die…

Fresh bars from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib on Shame, remixed by Canadian trio BadBadNotGOod; supremely chilled flows and jazzy soulful vocals blended throughout.

The freshest nouveau RnB kids on the block are Canadian duo Evy Jane - well they are my newest discovery in that genre pool anyway. Worry Heart has a low slung pop-RnB-soul with a melancholy electronic gloss to it. The finesse is in down in no small part to the hypnotic vocals from Evelyn Mason.

This Forest Swords album from last year is amazing - missed it then, not missing it now.

Looking forward to seeing Neil Young this Saturday, even in the commercial surroundings of ‘Gigs-In-Hyde-Park’. Probably my favourite Neil Young track would be this one Heart of Gold. But then there is always Unknown Legend. Or You and Me. Or, or, or.

Roni Size Reprazent’s New Forms was one of my formative albums. I re-listened to it in full for the first time in years this weekend and was impressed at how current it still sounds, even though it is also a jazzy, truly Bristol sounding mix of 90s jungle, breaks and hip hop notes. It unashamedly sends me reeling back to my early teens - I think I was 13 when I got this on CD. 

This track New Forms with Bahamadia is still probably my favourite track - minus Brown Paper Bag of course. 

Been revisiting this classic from Larry Heard since I heard it out on Saturday night. You Rock Me is effortless cool for a laid back dance floor.