2 bears queenArtist: The 2 Bears 

Release: My Queen 
Label: Southern Fried Records 
Genre: Dance 

The legendary Henrik Schwarz joins Southern Fried favourite Brooks on this uber strong remix package of standout track My Queen taken from the The 2 Bear’s universally acclaimed new album The Night Is Young. Two years ago The 2 Bears dropped a debut album that reinvigorated a genre and gathered music fans in the open embrace of house music. Now they return with the second installment The Night Is Young, the eagerly awaited follow up released on Southern Fried. Honing their craft with all the care and attention paid to a well groomed patch of facial hair, Raf and Joe have bounced from Brixton to Tel Aviv via Cape Town, sharing the decks ever since their fateful incarnation, delivering a memorable blend of house, techno, ragga and more to almost every continent. A bearded pilgrimage if you will, and one that has coloured in the bold dancefloor-centric shapes of their second album.



moda blackArtist: Various Artists 

Release: The Best of Moda Black 2014 
Label: Moda Black 
Genre: Dance  

This album takes a look at back at another great year for Moda Black. Featuring an exclusive remix of Ejeca from Citizen alongside tracks from Jaymo & Andy George, Sidney Charles, Groove Armada, rising star Theo Kottis and a former Essential New Tune from Walker & Royce.


rtist: Batida 

Release: Luxo EP 
Label: Soundway Records 
Genre: Dance 

“Slippery guitars of classic African dance-band music and a touch of pumping super-modern bass.” The Telegraph

Batida’s trademark strands of Afro-House, Kuduro, Benga, Semba and more are all present on new single ‘Luxo’ including Spoek Mathambo (Africa Express, Fantasma) & his crew contributing the lyrics together with Angolan MC Sacerdote and a guitar riff by Duncan Lloyd (Maximo Park). Remixes come from the Gilles Peterson approved Clap! Clap! And DJ Satellite.



waylayersArtist: Waylayers 

Release: Weightless 
Label: Alcopop!
Genre: Alternative 

After a spectacular 2014 which has seen Waylayers chart in the Billboard Top 100, tour the US, smash UK press and Radio and play festivals galore – they say goodbye to the year with this; perhaps their finest work yet. With EP, album, SXSW, UK tour and so much more to come in 2015 – listen and love, but don’t hold your breath… It’s all go for Waylayers!