Joy O – Wade In / Jels

Joy O Joy Orbison Wade In Jels Hotflush

I’m aware of posting relatively old music here, but seeing as I’m making up for lost time, this EP is one that has to get a post on this blog. Peter O’Grady’s first release under his new moniker ‘Joy O’ on Hotflush quickly became one of my favourite releases of the year. It’s simply a two-track EP of forward thinking house music of a crazy high standard. The 12″ artwork is also really understatedly beautiful. Definitely a must have on wax. If you don’t buy vinyl, at least pick it up on digital.

Addison Groove – This Is It / Make Um Bounce

Techtonic, juke, bass, swamp81

Last month Addison Groove’s new EP on Techtonic dropped, and it’s big. At 138 and 133 BPM, with lots of 808 kick, booty-style vocal samples, acid bleeps, and chicago drums, both sides are huge, and this is one EP that’s definitely worth picking up.

Something else I’m excited for is information about Addison’s huge remix of Martha & the Vandellas classic Jimmy Mack. I heard him play it first at BLOC, and it took the roof off. Eyes peeled for a quite white label release on this one.

Jamie Woon – Mirrorwriting

Jamie Woon Lady Luck Spiral Night Air

Jamie Woon’s long awaited album Mirrorwriting recently dropped, with a relatively positive reception. The two big singles, Night Air and Lady Luck had already been released prior to the album, but I was also pleasantly surprised by Spiral.

The whole album is well worth picking up, but if you’re looking for something more dancefloor friendly, I’d get up the Lady Luck EP; the Hudson Mohawke is one of my most played tunes of the last while.

 

Dem 2 – The Holding EP

Bass house dubstep A1 bassline Tighten Up Records

I realise I’ve neglected this blog the past month. I was busy with college exams, and music production and promotion and a few things, but it’s all change now. I plan to get Forward/Slash back on track this summer, with more interviews, more guest mixes, new contributors, and most importantly, get it back to daily posts. I’ll let the new contributors introduce themselves, but they all have great taste in house and bass, and will be great. Now, to crack on with a backlog of music I have to post.

Tighten Up Records are one of my favourite new labels. The brainchild of Tek-One & A1 Bassline, they’re churning out quality bass EP after EP. This tasty two track number is no exception. They’re always giving away tracks by Tek-One, Kavsrave and A1 Bassline, to grab them click here, and remember to pick up The Holding EP from any of the good download sites.