God, Tuesdays, eh? Tuesday. It's not quite as bad as Monday but it's not as good as a Wednesday. Nothing exciting ever really happens on Tuesdays. Tuesdays are for putzing around your bedroom half-listening to records while thinking about making a half-decent risotto for settling on a half-baked jacket potato instead. If Tuesdays were a colour they'd be off-white. If Tuesdays were a person they'd be Les Dennis. Tuesdays: they aren't great.
Still, the laws of statistics mean that every so often something decent has to happen on a Tuesday. This is one of those Tuesdays. Praise be to Maximilian Dunbar and his fantastic Future Times label.
Dunbar's a DJ and producer who happily hops across boundaries and genres — he's as likely to play some super rare obscuro jazz fusion jammer as he is a club ready deep house cut, and his label is similarly eclectic. Vibe 3, a three part compilation series set for release in September, was announced earlier this week and just now Dunbar took to Twitter to unveil a track from it. OV's balmy "Junk Funk" has got us reaching for the Soltan already. Sweltering, stuttering balmy bliss for the heads out there.
The full tracklist for Vibe 3 is shaping up a little bit like this and Dunbar promises that he'll be dropping tunes from the compilation all week on SoundCloud so keep your eyes peeled.
A1 OV - Junk Funk
A2 Juju & Jordash - Soggy Bottom
B1 Max D - Octopus
B2 Grapes & Isle O' Man - Up The Dubs (It Can't Rain Forever) feat. The Wino Boys
B3 Raica - Makmba
C1 Beautiful Swimmers - Primo
C2 Edy Alta - First Sign Of Artifice
D1 Protect-U - Krums
D2 Jeremy Hyman - Machine Stops
E1 Shanti Celeste - Strung Up
E2 Dawit & Dolo - Knowledge Body
F1 Steve Summers - Shimmer
F2 DSR.MR - Crystal Jungle
F3 C'est Life - New Years Eve 2013