By LadyDot – October 2023
September is a very special month – many Electro Swing artists have already finished their summer tours and returned to the studio. Others have concentrated on releasing new singles, and still others are finally coming back with redoubled strength after a break and surprising us with new releases, new music and new energy. As every month, I have prepared a new article for you in the Electro Swing News series. Here you will find lots of news, my ratings of the singles released in September and my favourite Electro Swing tracks that I listened to most last month. So, shall we get started?
As I mentioned in the quick news, we had as many as three Electro Swing musical comebacks in September. However, I have not forgotten those artists who regularly create new singles and, as every month, I have gathered all the songs released in September for you in the list below. Do you remember my rating scale? One heart – I like it. Two hearts: I like it a lot. Three hearts: the track is brilliant!
♥♥ Elle & The Pocket Belles – 100 – 1st of September
♥♥ Betty Booom, Masha Ray – Sway (Swing House Mix) – 1st of September
♥♥♥ Moonlight Breakfast – Under the Sun – 8th of September
♥♥ Dirty Cash – Make Up Your Mind – 8th of September
♥ Glenn Gatsby, Sonia Elisheva, DJ Mibor – Every Now and Then (DJ Mibor Remix) – 8th of September
♥♥ Jamie Berry, Cleva Thoughts – Speak Easy – 15th of September
♥♥♥! Wolfgang Lohr, Dominic Paul – Black Coffee (Electro Swing Mix) – 15th of September
♥♥ Atom Smith, Emma Lea – Higher and Higher – 15th of September
♥♥♥! Swingrowers – Educated Feet – 22nd of September
♥ Szigeti Juli, Bbop – Feel So Happy (Bbop Future Swing Remix) – 22nd of September
♥♥ Varrick Frost – Rapture Night – 22nd of September
♥ DJ Mibor – Something to Dance – 22nd of September
♥♥♥ Amarià – The Sleeping Pills – 29th of September
♥♥♥ The Swing Bot – As Time Goes By – 29th of September
On the 29th of September Cut Capers finally released an album with a new vocalist and a refreshed line-up. “Sightseeing & Short Negotiations” is an excellent collection of songs based on the sound of raging brass instruments, which captivated me from its first sounds. It is a mix of pop, classic swing sounds, Electro Swing, funk, soul and Balkan rhythms.
When I listened to this album, I paid particular attention to how fantastically the delicate, subtle and girlish voice of the singer and the strong, really very energetic intense sounds of the instruments are balanced here. I for one love such interesting combinations of seemingly disparate musical genres and the brass section, which is undoubtedly brought to the fore here, so I highly recommend the Cut Capers album – ‘Sightseeing & Short Negotiations’ to you. My favourite tracks: “Medina”, “Say That You Don’t Know”, “White Lamp”, “Don’t Let Go”.
This is a very hard choice, as I was enchanted by a whole host of different Electro Swing songs in September. My number 1 this month is undoubtedly Ghost Toaster – ‘Sunny Side Up’, which I discovered totally by accident, in one of the Electro Swing Dance. And so I’m thinking that maybe our dancers would be pleased if I recommended some Electro Swing tracks perfect for dancing? What do you guys think? Maybe that’s a good plan for the next article 😉 😉 .
3. Parov Stelar – „Sunny Bunny Blues”
2. Swingrowers – „Educated Feet”
1. Ghost Toaster – „Sunny Side Up”
Written by LadyDot (Ja, Wizeruk) Date: 2023-10-09
Anna (LadyDot) was born in ’94, but always felt she came from the Golden Twenties. “Polka” in Polish means “girl from Poland”, so she’s “Polka in polka dots”. She loves vintage style and spontaneous travels around Europe. But her greatest love (apart from her husband) is of course music, especially Electro Swing, Funk, Swing Hop and French Electronic Music.
Anna works at a Polish music label, where she coordinates the physical production of CDs and vinyl records. Music is therefore not only her passion, but also her job!