le printemps


theo parrish

Could not stay long, but yoiks, a great dj — rangey house, slippery drum tools, big disco records, and I think he played three 10+ minute records back to back to back

ides of march

the bay

city life

east and west

sun, sun, sun, sun

Once more, with feeling.

2022: tracks of the year

Lots here, for some reason, but let’s get into it

two shell – Home / No Reply

wooosh. I don’t often get goosebumps at the drop at my age, but both these tunes are incandescently good.

Barbie Bertisch – I Thought This Would Be Easier

The most gorgeous & melancholy Blade Runner / Vangelis sunrise moment off a record full of them.

Daphni – Cherry

The lyrics for this are just “FM! FM! fm! fm! FM!”, and so on. I can’t count how the shift goes, or how this is counted, but it’s great just the same.

Pariah – Caterpillar


Call Super – Swallow Me

I thought this was Cathy Berberian doing a Sequenza, and lost my shit a little. Turns out it is Kamala Sankaram, no less amazing, over a snappy flip – which is all you need sometimes.

Emma Jean Thackray – Venus (Black Science Orchestra Remix)

I don’t know if the kids would say that this slaps, nor am I sure if quasi-speed garage can in fact “slap” – but I am pretty sure it does and that it is a great record

KH – Looking At Your Pager / Gwen Stefani – Let Me Check My Itinerary (KH Remix)

I appear to be becoming someone who likes a Kieran Hebden banger … which is a bit embarrassing, but I am happy to own it.

Cruisin’ Gang – Tap Dancing

The most over the top Italo / hip-house / tap-dance-sampling record in the world – a delight in every way.

Honorable mentions of the most high order to: Reece Cox – Clang 2, Billy Lo – It’s The Life, fleet.dreams – Can’t Stop The Momentum, Kush Jones – Big Stepper, Anthony Naples – Swerve, Daphni – Cloudy, and Objekt – Bad Apples.

2022: shows of the year

Daphni (with bonus Four Tet b2b) @ Nowadays

This one was almost kinda sorta spoiled by seeing the pretty tall Kieran Hebden in the club, and thinking … will they? Will they? They did, and the last 90 minutes was a great back-to-back, but the rest of the night was awfully good too. The aggressive eclecticism, the touches back to early 2000s battletech (Holden’s ‘The Idiot’ was played, and I lost it a bit), bits of jazz, etc.

Love Injection 7-Year Anniversary @ Public Records

Bertisch and Raffaele know things, and those things sound amazing on the Public Records sound system. A deep night for deep house, disco, and soul (A small advanage is that Shazam actually works at Public Records, but then the tracks are only available on vinyl – c’est la vie)

Four Tet @ Nowadays

Not many people can start with like 4 minutes of ambience – and then play ‘Some Polyphony’ to boot, to say nothing of Angel Echoes, Moth as I was leaving, and so forth.

Kush Jones @ Good Room

Backspins, uptempo heat, and vibes for days from Kush and DJ’J.

The most honorable mentions to Ben UFO at Mr. Sunday, DJ Python & Anthony Naples at Good Room, Underground Resistance at dweller, Pearson Sound at Contrair somewhere in Belgium, AYA at Nowadays, and rrao at Nowadays