Who? Bodhi, house duo from Cardiff.
Why? Have you heard the EP they've just released via Sinden's excellent Grizzly label? It's an unashamed exercise in joyous house music, spreading the kind of ecstasy that's currently enveloping UK dancefloors. You know the type: skippy rhythms, soaring pianos, lush New Jersey-style pads and heart-melting female vocals, plus plenty of bass. The type of music that makes the weekend go with a proper bang.
The boys have previously released on crucial up-and-coming house/bass label Push & Run and are spearheading a bustling Welsh dance music scene, along with the Ten Thousand Yen label, cult underground Cardiff party Studio 89 and fellow househeads CRST. We couldn't resist getting them to put together an exclusive mix for us and they've provided an on-point, slickly selected hour of party hits and underground bubblers from the UK and beyond. MK, Bicep, Detroit Swindle, Kerri Chandler and Medlar? Yes please.
What can I buy? 'Culture'/'Deliquesce' is out now.
TLC - Diggin' On You (Going Home Dub) (LaFace Records)
Jodeci - You Got It (Coasmack Dub) (MCA Records)
The Md X-Spress - God Made Me Phunky (Unreleased Remix) (Defected)
Wbeeza - Billy Green Is Ded (Third Ear Recordings)
Bicep - Vision Of Love (Feel My Bicep)
MK Featuring Alana - Love Changes (Mk 12" Mix) (Charisma)
Zak Toms - Bring Me Down (Stanton Warriors Vocal Mix) (Unda-Vybe)
Nu Birth - Anytime (XL Recordings)
Nightcrawlers - Surrender your Love (MK Club Mix) (Bodhi Edit) (Final Vinyl)
Motif & Ramu - Just You (forthcoming Hot N Heavy Recordings)
Detroit Swindle - Guess What (Dirt Crew Recordings)
Kerri Chandler & Jerome Sydenham - Atmospheric Beats (Ibadan)
Medlar - Knocked Pearl (Detroit Swindle Remix) (Wolf Music Recordings)
Bodhi - Culture (Grizzly)
Chesus - Special (Local Talk)