Five Dance-Oriented Records to Beat the Heat With

This week I have a quick round-up of recent albums and mixes that have been getting lots of dance moves from Mutant Dance Moves at home and in public. Here’s five that come highly recommended as the summer swelters on.

1. Various Artists — Originals Vol. 7 (Claremont 56)

Quickly disappearing from shops is the CD compilation Originals Vol. 7, part of the Claremont 56 label’s ten-part series featuring DJs digging deep for some of their most rara avis selections. This time around, the set features Rong Music’s Jason “DJ Spun” Drummond and Ben Cook, but it’s not the seventh entry in the series but rather the penultimate one, following Vol. 8 and 9 (released earlier this year). And after the tenth volume is released, there will be a hefty vinyl box set featuring selections from all of the mixes. If deep knowledge about release dates, serial numbers, different B-side mixes, UK-only promos and the like are your thing, this is the set for you, as each edition of this series has featured impossibly rare tracks unearthed by some of the western hemisphere’s most dedicated diggers, ranging from Moonboots to Sean P. to Phil Mison.

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