Tuesday heat from Lady Blacktronika, James Blake, and more feature in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Merchandising Manager / Berlin
In addition to being an intriguing producer in her own right, Lady Blacktronika has become one of the most identifiable vocalists in the slowed-down “beatdown” sound of deep house. Here she takes on a memorable cameo appearance on Skymark’s track “Use Me.” This EP continues a fruitful collaboration between the Californian Lady and a Spanish network of deep house labels and producers, with Deep Explorer, Your Only Friend, and now Barcelona’s Skymark.
Merchandising Manager / Denver
One of the few shining lights in today’s electronic music world of cracked VSTs and mediocrity is James Blake. Continuing his sweet serenade of cosmic melancholy on his second full length, Overgrown, Blake’s sprawling sub-bass and inimitable sonic palette shine through the overcast of forgettable chart-toppers like the blinding brilliance of god himself.
Merchandising Manager / Los Angeles
The back side of this Tempa exclusive has the versatile SP:MC doing one of the things he does best: Heavyweight production with fluctuating sub sounds and ghostly percussion make this one perfect for dark rooms with a soundsystem. Crack this one open as an opener or finisher, and listeners will be content with the bass bombardment you’ve unleashed on them.