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The Editors' New Groove Vol. VIII

Make your weekend suck less with tunes from Duke Dumont, Jamie Jones, Ron Morelli and more.
December 14, 2013, 1:00am

The Editors' New Groove is a weekly pow-wow on the freshest new releases on THUMP's editors and regular contributors' radars. 


David Garber: Duke Dumont's sunshine-filled tropical vibes will pull you right out of winter and straight to paradise. I love how Duke didn't try to get too crafty on this one; it's just a catchy beat, some feel-good vocals and a steel drum or two. Plus, Annie Mac's accent just makes me smile.

David Garber: Phoenix's last album was kind of wack. But you know what isn't? This grooving deep house edit of "Chloroform" by Hot Creations don Jamie Jones, who gave it away to his fans to thank them for a huge year he described as "an incredible journey." It's pretty fitting that this track is called "Chloroform" seeing that it might put you in such a state of sedative hypnosis that you'll wake up six hours later naked in the bathroom of Boston Market.

Vivian Host

: I'd love to tell you the whole story about how I was working on a track with UFO! and a giant fight erupted in his house and I hid in the bathroom, but I'm too busy listening to him and Bro Safari's remix for ya boy Brilly Twonka. Straight cinematic neojungletrap that's not afraid to get weird. 1:05 and 3:36 are particularly good.

Vivian Host: It doesn't get any more insider than a vinyl of Ron Morelli outtakes from the Spit album on Vatican Shadow's bleedingly cool Hospital Productions. Break out a copy of this record in any Bushwick bar, and you'll get at least five phone numbers; someone might even jizz on your Oak jeans. The temptation of getting a psycho-sexual HJ to this claustrophobic 9-minute version of "Crack Microbes" is great indeed. (Listen to a preview of this EP on Boomkat.)


Michelle Lhooq: Maybe this is cheating, but hot damn, I love this exotically-tinged track from London's Nightwave so much, I have to throw it up here again. Apparently, she messes with both alternative medicine and quantum mechanics, which halfway explains its spectral weirdness. Puff some opium rings and read our interview with the cat-eyed vixen here

Michelle Lhooq: Thinking aboutthe amount of bullshit I have to do beforethe holidays is giving me stomach ulcers. Butwhen I close my eyes, put on this super-fun-times tun from newbie producer South Seven, and imagine the glorious week where I get to eat, bone, smoke, and drink as much as I want... those ulcers start to twerk. 

Mike Steyels:

 It's almost impossible not to associate Damscray's 80s dystopian aesthetic with movies of that era—like the triple-boobied hookers from

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Total Recall

, the urban cyber-warriors from

Robocop

, and the ultra-violence of every Arnold Schwarzenegger flick before

Kindergarten Cop

. The near future back then was nothing but hellish, and it was great. Damscray is Russian, which somehow seems very relevant.

Mike Steyels:

I can't help but get excited by listening to this dark, minimalist tune. It's sparse, cold, and metallic; a stripped down track that avoids repetitiveness with expertly-placed accents, subtle effects, and large beat switch-ups. Seems perfect for the ricketiest of warehouses, where the kicks loosen debris from the ceiling.


Max Pearl: Yesss, gurlllll—Mad Decent's Liz sounds here like a B-side house remix of Brandy in 1996. Babe deserves everything she gets.

Max Pearl:

I guess it's Goddess Week here in Pearlsville because these women are ROCKING MY WORLD. Bey hasn't made this track available in full yet but this is a highlight from the album, despite Jay-Z's verse which is decidedly meh. Drunk love is so romantic.


Joel Fowler: Axel Boman and the entire Studio Barnhus crew continue to hoard all of the good vibes in Sweden and distill them into music, leaving only a few musty scraps behind for the mainstream. This song flows effortlessly, so enjoy the journey, man.