Local @ Cord – Every 1st Thursday of the month!

Local @ Cord – Every 1st Thursday of the month!

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So…2012 is off to a good start. Putting on a new session with man Diesler at Cord, a great venue in the heart of the Northern Quarter, Manchester. We’ll be at the musical helm every 1st Thursday of the month, weaving between soul, funk, latin, disco, hip hop, house and all sorts in-between.

Expect sounds to warm your souls and wash away early-week blues!

Good people, music with feeling – this is us adding our own square on the warm fabric that makes Manchester great.

The Purpose-Built Best of 2011

The New Year is nearly here, and what better way to kickstart this blog for 2012 than to look back on a cracking year of music. Here are 10 bits I loved during 2011 – in no particular order. Too many to choose from! 2011 best of turntable mix soon-come too. Happy New Year!

A steel-drum killer from Jamie XX – check his rework album with Gil Scott Heron too.

Massive track from our friends at Wolf Music – such a good year for those boys. Could easily have gone for tracks by KRL or Greymatter. ‘Alllll IIIII Dooooooooo!!!!’

Mr Terje proves once again than he’s not just an edit king. Big synth key change. Hands up.

Nuff drums from Julio Bashmore. Was tight between this and ‘Father Father’, but that military rolling beat had me playing this A LOT all year

Every DJ Kicks artist has to produce a track to go with their mix, and MCDE didn’t disappoint. Best intro to a track all year.

Huuuuuge track from Chris Duckenfield. Gospel beatdown smiles-all-round business. Love.

Dropping the tempo – tough to choose one off the great “Within and Without’album.

Another awesome slow one – Bon Iver follow up with a brilliant self-titled album. Lovely video too.

Last of the lot… balearic goodness from White Elephant, a collaboration between Jim Baron, Benjamin Smith of Smith & Mudd fame and Chris Todd (Crazy P). Check the Mark E remix too.

Wait, here’s some more Wolf howlings as a bonus – it’s a music cliche but 2012 is set to be an olympic year for KRL


Honourable mentions…

James Blake
Dead Rose Music Company
Move D
Floating Points
Suzanne Kraft
Nocturnal Edits
Eddie Murs…