Tuesday, November 13, 2018

LA MURPHY SAGA CONTINUES: "THE RUMBLE" / "WORLD'S CRAZY" [with Maurice Fulton] - Róisín Murphy

Both "The Rumble" and "World's Crazy" have already scored high among my #Top25 Crème de la Crème list for October but the arrival of the official video for the A-side track makes for a splendid occasion to blog about this final instalment in the lavish Róisín Murphy x Maurice Fulton collaboration once more.

"The Rumble" is an epic diva-house-meets-gospel gloriousness quickly becoming the favourite out of the 8 Murphy/Fulton club tracks among the fans. The uncompromising, utterly hypnotic video, featuring the alluring choreographer Lindy Nsingo in a trance-induced, cathartic dancefloor moment, captures the gritty aesthetics of the underground London club scene which served as one of the main sources of influence for Murphy's tireless and self-directed video project. The rapturous single was co-written by a Tanzanian artist Mim Suleiman whose album "Tungi" I have been holding close to my muso heart for years. The bass-laden B-side "World's Crazy" is a funk-dripping slow burner even if it may seem a little understated next to the throbbing extravaganza of "The Rumble". Yet another example that Róisín Murphy doesn't do lazy b-sides!

You can order your copy of the limited edition 12" single of "The Rumble"/"World's Crazy" directly from The Vinyl Factory.

What a year it's been for all of us Róisín Murphy admirers and devotees! Here's a little summary of the previous chapters with handy links and music videos:


Limited Edition 12" at The Vinyl Factory (Edition of 1000)
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Limited Edition 12" at The Vinyl Factory (Edition of 1500)
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Limited Edition 12" at The Vinyl Factory (Edition of 1500)
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ALL artwork by Bráulio Amado!
Order your limited edition T-Shirts HERE!

And this is how it all began...

Monday, November 5, 2018

Crème de la Shrem: TOP 25 BEST OF OCTOBER 2018

Exclusive artwork: Les Cullinan Designs

25 (N) "Freelance" - Toro Y Moi (Carpark Records)

24 (N) "Slide" - Escort (self-released)

23 (N) "Lover Chanting" - Little Dragon (Ninja Tune)

22 (N) "High on Your Love" - Amber Mark (Jasmine Music/PMR)

21 (N) "Oedo 808" - Lone (R&S Records)

20 (8) "Good In You" - Seinabo Sey (Saraba AB/Universal)

19 (N) "Senga" - Galleriet (self-released)

18 (N) "Stuff" - Roses Gabor (AllPoints)

17 (N) "Girls R Us" - Lyzza (self-released)

16 (20) "Topdown" - Channel Tres (GODMODE)

15 (N) "Walls" - Crooked Man feat. Amy Douglas (DFA/Play It Again Sam)

14 (N) "Karma" - Svala (Sony Music)

13 (N) "Swim" - Mild Minds (Foreign Family Collective)

12 (5) "Can't Hang On" - Róisín Murphy (The Vinyl Factory)

11 (N) "Gabriel" - NAO (Little Tokyo Recordings)

10 (N) "Crush (It's Late, Just Stay)" - Yumi Zouma (Cascine)

9 (N) "Signorelli" - Galleriet (self-released)

8 (N) "Better" - Buzzy Lee (Future Classic)

7 (N) "World's Crazy" - Róisín Murphy (The Vinyl Factory)

6 (9) "Never Saw It Coming" - Amy Douglas (DFA)

5 (1) "Jacuzzi Rollercoaster" - Róisín Murphy feat. Ali Love (The Vinyl Factory)

4 (N) "Overtime" - Jessie Ware (PMR/Virgin EMI)

3 (2) "Honey" - Robyn (Konichiwa Records)

2 (N) "The Rumble" - Róisín Murphy (The Vinyl Factory)

1 (N) "Écoute chérie" - Vendredi sur Mer (Profil de Face)

Sunday, October 28, 2018


Photos by Petter Löfstedt

The enigmatic Galleriet - California based Swedish interdisciplinary artist and electronic musician, has recently self-released one of this year's most distinctive EPs "Send Me Your Daughter". Katharina Stenbeck, the visual artist behind the project, channels her work through soundscapes of synth-pop, experimental pop and electronica which happen to be right up my musical alley. "Senga" and "Signorelli" - two stand-out tracks among this captivating selection, float aurally between the cold synth waves of early Eurythmics and the avant-pop excursions of Róisín Murphy's "Hairless Toys" era. Pop Art à la 2018.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SHREM'S LIST OBSESSION: "OVERTIME" + Top 15 Jessie Ware Club Diva Moments

The arrival of Jessie Ware's surprising new single "Overtime", the irresistibly anthemic, Bicep-produced club belter, inspired me to revisit this lesser-known side to the soul singer's repertoire. One of Britain's finest vocalists, Ware is prone to a sonic excursion into a more electronica-oriented territory. Through uptempo singles, classic remixes and stimulating collaborations, Jessie Ware spices up her impressive catalogue with club sounds, masterly balancing between UK Garage, various incarnations of house music, urban beats and drum'n'bass...

15 "Cruel (Klaves Remix)" (2015)

14 "No To Love (George Fitzgerald Remix)" (2012)

13 "Right Thing to Do" - SBTRKT feat. Jessie Ware (2011)

12 "Sweet Talk (Cyril Hahn Remix)" (2012)

11 "Champagne Kisses (TCTS Remix)" (2015)

10 "Peppermint" - Julio Bashmore feat. Jessie Ware (2014)

9 "Alone (Toddla T Remix)" (2017)

"Nervous" - Jessie Ware & SBTRKT (2010)

"Wildest Moments (T. Williams Remix)" (2012)

"Imagine It Was Us" (2013)

"Midnight (Peggy Gou's After Midnight Mix)" (2017)

"Confess To Me" - Disclosure Feat Jessie Ware (2013)

3 "110%" (2012)

2 "Aaliyah" - Katy B feat. Jessie Ware (2012)

1 "Running (Disclosure Remix)" (2012)