This time two days summer starts. In my head I imagine the dead flowers on my window coming back to life and my whole room breathing a sigh of relief. My posters will sway in a cool breeze and my head will be full of things that I want, rather than what I need. At the moment though the flowers are turning a still-life purple, my room is distressingly rigid, my posters are mainly falling off the wall, and my head feels like an overcrowded lift.

For times like this I need House. The certainty of a four-four beat, a loop, a rise and fall ground me. There’re some interesting theories on the importance of time and space in dance music, but this isn’t the time to get philosophical. This is the time for action.

Opolopo puts a funky spin on a soul tune, 1960 What? by Gregory Porter A simple bass kick, hi-hat, tempo play and a little adjustment and you have a bouncing track.

Gregory Porter – 1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass Rerub)

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When all this musical stimulation fails there’s always Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull. I think his power over me resides in his husky beard. The Zach Galifianakis one, y’know. His Right Away, Great Captain! project is more haunting than Manchester Orchestra and Hull’s harmonic story telling envelopes and holds you tight. The third instalment in his trilogy is out 12th June

Right Away, Great Captain – Blame

This time two days.


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