— Issue 45 —

Genres in this issue: indie pop, boogie, house, soul

Various Artists

Stars

Selected by Luke (Wax & Stamp)

Joutro Mundo

Revele

Selected by Josh (Wax & Stamp)

The Letter

First up is Luke’s record. I’ve been looking forward to sending this out since John from WIAIWYA sent me a demo of it about 4 months ago. Stars is a compilation of some of the best indie-pop artists in the world doing their takes on Christmas. No covers in here, instead you have new, soon-to-be-classics by the likes of Darren Hayman, Bill Botting (from Allo Darlin) and White Town. Stick it on, grab the mulled wine and relax with some Christmas music…

Second up is Josh’s choice. We sent out BB08 a few months ago, and couldn’t resist sending out the next installation in the Barefoot Beats series, this time with Joutro Mundo‘s ‘Revele’. We might be entering winter in the UK, but in Brazil they’re gearing up for summer. Both of these feel like a summer time of sunset driving, smoking by the sea, and cocktails next to hotel pools.