We may not be having the best of summer’s weather wise, but there has been no shortage of scores of seductive sunshine sounds, not least from Adam Turner’s latest podcast production, a sixty minute marvel packed with vibrant vocals, uplifting beats & loads of the feel good factor, download stream options a “Podcast Of The Week” banner click away adjacent, or an image click below, while to dish up our devotion to this dance delight beneath.
There can be little doubt that, weather wise, it has been a pretty awful summer here in the capital so far, more often than not the temperatures back home in South Africa higher than they are here (and it’s their winter!), although while these unseasonal conditions have dented our expeditionary enthusiasm, the drop off in club attendances pretty stark, we have continued to find solace in a succession of prolific podcasts. And in Adam Turner’s latest production, “House Of Summer 2012”, we have an exemplary example of the feel good factor we seek out in music, especially when the weather & other issues in our lives are making us miserable, this compelling compilation serving up summery sounds that make our smile beam as bright as the sun from start to finish. Indeed, in the terrific talent that is Mr Turner, we have a charming & engaging chap and one that impressed us from the day we were introduced to him earlier this year, a man whose musical slant towards uplifting, vocal & energetic house, sits sublimely with us & is very much up our street, pressing our buttons in a brilliant way. Add to that a superb selection of residencies & guest spots across the capitals clubbing scene, including the popular Popcorn & the hip & happening Circa, and Adam is certainly a D.J./producer on the up, the latest high note being a worldwide record label deal, just one of many indicators that he is a very bright prospect for both now & the future.,
However, it is his latest podcast we are focussing on and while his productions thus far have been what we would call more minicasts, 30 minute tasters of tracks that are floating his boat & making it into his live sets, in “House Of Summer 2012”, Adam has broken that minicast mould & delivered a fuller length composition with considerable credibility, satisfaction pretty much guaranteed from the off. Indeed Adam’s first storming selection on this summer smash shouts this, satisfaction felt with every brilliant beat, he then neatly following it up with a resplendent re-mix of dance classic “Take You To Love”, Adam already having selected seventh sound gear just two tunes in, the next very much a track of the moment, Florence & The Machine’s superb “Spectrum” playing out literally everywhere, including within the Olympics coverage on the BBC. So, like a similar summer podcast release, having cast his line & hook, Mr Turner in the first ten minutes of his mix has caught us in captivating sinker style, sending us swooning with a fabulously funky next selection, leading into another rapturous remix of a classic, this time “Such A Good Feeling”, that feel good factor we always search for, absolutely oozing out of this Adam accomplishment. But the funky come progressive side of Mr Turner’s sound statement comes leaping out too, “Sweetest Sin” sinking that hook we have for this mix, deeper & deeper in, while it is the next track that completely sweeps us off our feet, the delectable Serge Devant dream of a devotion, “Dice”, rolling out those trademark tears of ours and in so doing, elevating this “House Of Summer 2012” podcast to heavenly heights that only one other D.J./producer in our favour hits.
Now a good halfway through, that progressive side to Adam’s music continues, although with enthralling elements of trance also coming into play, “Precious Time” combining the two genres brilliantly, the neat injections of vocals helping it along its captivating way, the Turner summer journey taking terrific twists & turns with every tune, although it is the next track that, a bit like “Dice”, sweeps us right off our summery feet, a mesmeric mix of trance & chill that certainly doesn’t leave us cold, rather absolutely absorbed by the amazing atmosphere it creates in our ears, a real Adam find this one and while perhaps not dancefloor worthy, is definitely a contender for the DM/Turner anthem accolade. But with successive progressive come vocal pop & funky tunes polishing off this prolific podcast, there is no shortage of shimmering sunshine from the selections of sounds, leaving us in in no doubt that this marvellous mix looks set fair to hit the high notes in our year end chart, it already knocking on the door of the Pitron podcasts that dominate our airwaves, not least that Adam’s latest ranks among a mere handful that gives us plenty of pedal power while whizzing around the streets of the capital. Plus, having gained its place in our “Podcast Of The Week” slot, it goes without saying that we thoroughly recommend “House Of Summer 2012” making an accomplished addition to your collection by going to either his newly launched podcast page at http://adamturnermusic.podomatic.com/, or by hitting on the direct link which takes you to his souncloud site, http://soundcloud.com/adamturnermusic/house-of-summer-2012.
So, as we look out of our study window as we complete our devotion to this prolific podcast, we cannot think of a better was to ditch the dreariness of the dusk, or even the lack of that summery sun that has been so lacking of late, than sinking into Adam’s “House Of Summer 2012” mix, one that very much proves our point that, whatever our woes, music is the answer and in Mr Turner’s hands, very much so. (DISCO MATT)