UNIT’s 3 Of The Best | Harvey’s Monthly Music Picks.
UNIT Nuke Artist as well as passionate DJ, producer and record collector Harvey David digs out 3 of the best vinyls, both old and new, each month.
Music has become a real essential getting us through the days whilst we are all working from home, so what better time to check out what Harvey is listening to.
This months ‘3 Of The Best’ picks:
1. Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog
This Old Dog, DeMarco’s third album released in 2017, has been the absolute perfect soundtrack to the quarantine. It’s the ultimate feet up in the sun kind of record that leaves you longing for hot summer days out in the park. DeMarco nails his blend of acoustic and electronic instruments creating a unique sound, self proclaimed ‘Jizz Jazz’ – open for discussion on that one though. ‘On The Level’ is the top song for me – synth heavy, neon washed and staring out across a city at twilight vibes.
2. Fatima Yamaha – What’s A Girl To Do EP
The success of Fatima Yamaha’s ‘A Girl Between Worlds’ EP came almost 10 years after it’s initial release back in 2004 where it originally went almost entirely under the radar only for someone to repress it a decade later on the esteemed Dekmantel label. For years now, discerning record collectors have been losing their marbles to the title song ‘What’s A Girl To Do’ with its catchy synth riff, ethereal pad swooshes and vocal sample pulling Scarlett Johansson out of the film Lost In Translation. Other tracks on the record are more upbeat with a synth/electro/breaks kinda vibe but honestly just have the EP’s closing song on repeat and you’re good to go.
3. Whiskey Barons - JB Reworks
If this record doesn’t make your feet tap uncontrollably then we can’t be friends. Superb edits of the Soul Brother No.1 from US duo, the Whiskey Barons – particularly their edit of an already killer song ‘There Was A Time’ with a solid 11:20 of funky strutting, horn stabs, cymbal crashing and, of course, trademark JB vocals. On the flipside, the ‘Can’t Take It With You’ edit is an equally infectious rhythm but the A side is where it’s at for me. If you aren’t sure you can move to a groove, put this on loud and find out.