Muizenberg - John Wizards (The 2 Bears Remix)

How about starting the week with this is magic remix of, local lads, John Wizards. The 2 Bears (Joe Goddard of Hot Chip and Raf Rundell) rework “Muizenberg” and, well, it’s just great.

Contributed by @rowaneva.

  • I Don’t Want To Change You - Damien Rice.

    I had the pleasure of seeing Damien Rice perform at V-Fest in the UK in 2003 and have been a big fan ever since. 9, his last studio album was released back in 2006, so his new album, called My Favourite Faded Fantasyis long overdue.

    Contributed by @hashtagdyl.

  • Saturday’s Song - Hiss Golden Messenger.

    M.C. Taylor as Hiss Golden Messenger’s “Saturday’s Song,” is the first single from the fourth album Lateness of Dancers. It features William Tyler, Megafaun members Phil and Brad Cook, Mountain Man member Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and former full-time Hiss member Hirsch.

    “When Saturday comes, I’m gonna rock my soul”

    Contributed by @johannvdnest.

  • The Perfect Parts - Shakey Graves.

    I’ve raved about Shakey Graves here before and I have no reservations doing so again. His new album, And the War Came, isn’t the first full-length recording Texan musician and actor Alejandro Rose-Garcia has released, but it’s the first high-end well-produced one. And it’s bitchin’.

    Contributed by @craigwilson

  • Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) - Run The Jewels (ft. Zack de la Rocha).

    El-P and Killer Mike’s highly anticipated second Run the Jewels offering, the creatively titled RTJ2, is scheduled to drop October 28th, and this week we were treated to yet another mouthwatering taster from the LP, featuring the mighty vocal talents of a certain Zack de la Rocha. 

    Contributed by @lancedaniels

  • The Record’s Flawed - The Delta Riggs.

    The Australian live music scene is thriving. With such a high standard of music in the country, local artists are forced to push themselves to new levels in order to be heard. One such band is the Sydney-based The Delta Riggs.

    "The Record’s Flawed" is taken from their sophomore record, Dipz Zebazios, which was released last Friday. It’s an upbeat party tune and really captures the energy of their electric live performance. I happened to be at the launch of their album last Friday night and was suitably impressed. Well done, Riggs, well done. The band’s off to dominate the USA later this week. Good luck!

    Contributed by @SchweppsRocka

  • Beam Me Up - Midnight Magic. 

    I’m obsessed with Brooklyn groovesters Midnight Magic right now, and it’s easy to hear why. Their brand of cosmic disco is funky, infectious, hypnotic.

    It’s the kind of music that plays just before last call at the club, when those with more carnal intentions have already paired off for the night, and those who remain are there to melt into the music, to imbibe the beat, those who want to be transported to the star-drenched shores of extraterrestrial oceans by a very good tune. This is that kind of music.

    Contributed by @orchidhunter.

  • Hymn From a Village - James.

    James return this year with a new album, Le Petit Mort - and it’s really good. 14 albums later, and it’s hard to believe that this a band that started in 1982, headlined with The Smiths, survived Acid House, Madchester, recorded with Brian Eno, made a few global hits in the 90’s, and even played Johannesburg. My introduction to them was a cracking live album called “One Hand Clapping” - which is a rarity, as it never made it past vinyl. This song, released as Fac 119 on the legendary Factory Records, is a reminder of their indie roots - with a (then popular) Afro sound that makes it feel all the more contemporary.

    Contributed by @jonathanbeggs