They’ve been on a small pre-summer hiatus just like ourselves but the Only Vibez guys are back with their usual monthly installment of fire today. Check out what they think will increase the heat even further during your first summer month!
Visionist – First Love
Visionist really is exceptional. ‘First Love’ is tough, it makes you want to lose your shit but it gets you emotional too. The ‘I’m Fine Pt. II’ EP is undoubtedly one of the standout releases of 2014 so far. Also, it will be pressed to vinyl when enough orders are made here.
Darq E Freaker – Minger
If you don’t like it, you haven’t heard it out.
Jamie xx – Girl
He doesn’t release very often but when he does, it’s really, really good. Girl/Sleep Sound is sure to be on heavy rotation throughout summer.
Young Thug – Stoner (Evian Christ Remix)
The original is big but jheeeeeez. I listened to his Fabric set on Rinse and I don’t think I’ve ever regretted not going out more. (Plus the set ended with Madonna – Frozen)
Moony – Heavy
Moony is the man right now. This 2-step heater is the perfect follow up to ‘Poundcake’ and serves as further proof that UKG is still going strong.
Charlton – Unforgiven
Kicking things off nice and heavy with this brilliant techno artillery from the Mord camp. The progression of the track keeps you sucked in for the whole six minutes but still leaves you wanting more.
DJ Rashad – Somethin ‘Bout the Things You Do (feat. Gant-Man)
DJ Rashad with the help of another prominent figurehead in the footwork scene, Gant Man, has torn apart Chaka Khan’s notorious funk hit ‘I Feel For You’. You might recognise this from a number of Just Jam intros going back a little while. However this has only just been released, which comes very soon after the king of footwork’s passing. R.I.P
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Deeper
‘Cocaine Piñata’ has to be my favourite hip-hop LP that’s dropped so far in 2014. This project has been in the works for some time now, as we were first teased with ‘Thuggin’ and ‘Shame’ way back in 2012. The prolonged release has just built up anticipation and I was blown away with the end result. The realness of Gibbs’ lyrical style accompanied with Madlib’s raw and soulful production makes this an instant classic for me.
Jacques Greene – No Excuse (Yung Gud Remix)
The mastermind behind the beats of a number of Yung Lean’s most popular hits such as ‘Kyoto’ and ‘Ginseng Strip 2002’, has taken a slightly new direction by remixing Jacques Greene and I think it pays off big time. Out now on LuckyMe.
Galcher Lustwerk – Chillin In The Booth
Galcher Lustwerk’s previous work on White Label Material has been pure heat, with ‘Put On’ still being rinsed by myself. This track is on a very similar vibe with those catchy vocals, which really define his sound. I’m sure he will be making big movements this year so definitely keep an eye out.