It’s November: the clocks have gone back, and the countdown to Christmas starts in earnest, so as the leaves twist and tumble from the trees here are 34 tracks to warm you this winter. This month’s Boat Floaters selection, curated exclusively for Meet Bernard, can be listened to here.
We start slowly, soulfully, this month, with Lady Wray’s Piece of Me. MMYYK (pronounced “Mike”, in case you were wondering) is next, with his Science. He is a very interesting artist, and Bradley Zero, among others, has been bigging him up. I couldn’t resist Cornell Campbell’s Two Face Rasta, which Wah Wah 45s’ Dom Servini played on Soho Radio recently.
Things start heating up with Mala’s Kotos, which I was reminded of when the dubstep pioneer started posting his old stuff on Bandcamp. Having travelled in Peru I can’t get enough of the panpipes blown by Asociacion Juvenil Puno on this innovative track. What a legend Mala is.
Next comes the new one from Nu Genea, one of my favourite groups in the last few years: Marechia. They know how to get people moving. Then comes possibly my best find of the last month: Harvey Sutherland’s remix of Julian Hamilton’s City of Love. I love the lyrics.
Another remix in the form of Felipe Gordon’s Latin Jazz Rework of Breaking by Kyodai (which means “brothers” in Japanese) takes me back to the beach in Sete at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival. GP told me the original version of this was the tune of the 2012 event.
There are loads of beautiful soul tracks on this month’s selection, partly influenced by the recent Sunday Afternoon at Dingwalls session, featuring GP, Patrick Forge and Kev Beadle – all amazing DJs spanning jazz, soul, funk, and Brazil.
Hope you enjoy this month’s selection, and make the most of your November.
Thanks for your support.
Yours in music,
Ollie (Boat Floaters)