cosmic handshakes sees the pairing of 2 extremely talented detroit natives - blair french & todd modes - who take elements of disco, techno, jazz, house, afrobeat, latin music, dub and electronics and filter them through their own unique view of dance music. steeped in soul, live instrumentation, sampling and analogous alchemical studio processes, french & modes give us an exhilarating and fresh take on the deepest smoked out, after hours sounds of the city of detroit. in the mist is the duo s second release, following on from 2013 s the delicate details , released on the m1 sessions imprint. the last 2-3 years has seen the pair individually release music on a plethora of varied and esteemed global labels such as fit sounds, claremont 56, rocksteady discos and more. we at gghq are very excited to finally share with the world what we feel is hands down one of our favourite releases yet. a compelling body of work from front to back, the tracks on in the mist work perfectly as a self contained home listener, or as we ve found, just as well on a darkened dancefloor, leaving the choice up to you, the listener.
we are proud to present the 11th release on going good, fittingly by xi (sex tags mania, sued). with earlier releases fetching up to at least 3/4 times original value, xi s work is in demand and this will be only their 4th release since their first in 2009. quality over quantity being the mantra it would seem.. plus running labels, putting on parties, producing under various other guises and djing/performing live around the world also feeding into the size of output.
needless to say this one s been in the pipeline for a while and we re super happy to announce it s imminent arrival. comprised of the duo of emmanuel corre and silvere letelier, nummer have surprised and impressed many with their fresh take on the last 20+ years of dance music. inspired by the deepest strains of detroit, chicago, new york and their native france the pair have tapped into something that few artists manage these days - an original style. this sprawling 2x12inch touches on many of these cornerstones but never apes anyone s sound or vibe, forging their own path into the cosmos and beyond. machine music with a beating heart is central to the second sight atmosphere and nummer s character as producers. this is the deepness.
the long awaited ninth release from going good is here. the first live incarnation of naples infamous mystic jungle collective. analogue improv captured live in front of an audience of around 100 people in an art-space in the city. sprawling across 2 sides of wax uninterrupted and encapsulating the tribe s cosmic drenched machine funk live in napoli is a fascinating document of a crew formulating something that touches equally on boogie, new age, house and esoterica with ease while oozing the sophistication and singular style the mjt have become known for in recent years. recorded in 2015. released by going good in 2017.
following their debut ep for going good we have here a rare glimpse of a live action performed by aquarian foundation at an unknown location. information is scant at this point but this live set excerpt is %100 original aqfn material & %100 hardware generated.