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A beautiful swimmer is a small blue crab. The Beautiful Swimmers are Ari Goldman and Andrew Field-Pickering (AKA Max D). And you, my friend, are about to get high on the happy. They’re here to take you on a gleeful joyride around their collective musical imagination. The Swimmers are full-bore record enthusiasts you see, but whereas you might associate this with squirrelly, exclusive and crabby sorts, they are inclusive, human and warm. It’s a wide-eyed ebullient romp and the joy of discovery is one to share. And to see them DJ IS a joy - they’re having at least as much fun as anyone else in the room, locked together tight, riding the same wave.
So even when shit gets somewhat darker, the tempos higher and sounds gnarlier ("Analogous Doom") the world is never grey. When we’re stone cold Balearic in the Adriatic ("Plunky") the vibe is up, young and fun. Banging them B’more house beats? Well, you’re probably going to be recognising a welcoming RnB sample (KW Griff). We’ve also been blessed with some Swimmer’s specials in the shape of "Blow Up Girl" and "Living in a Zone". Exclusive.
Ari and Andrew have previously worked in dog and childcare respectively. If this compilation were a dog it’d be a 'rascal', if it were a kid it’d be 'spirited'. We can’t think of anyone better to be your guides, as they themselves might say, 'it’s a vibe'.
Matt says: First compilation from emergant festival / brand / record label Love International. It's a pretty cutting edge selection, highlighting the maverik and hedonistic spirit that epitomizes much of the brand's ethos.
A1. Plunky - Africa Sunset
A2. Harlem Gem - More Than You Can Wish
A3. Svend Undseth - Aquilla Aquela
B1. Alex Simon - Runnin’ Out Of Time (Instrumental)
B2. Mark Goddard - Tiny’s First Journey
B3. Foe - Are U Da Bomb / Blow Up Girl (Beautiful
C1. Nature Love - You Turn Me Around (Karu Mix)
C2. KW Griff - Be Ya Girl
C3. The Horn - Whiddon On Down
D1. Hieroglyphic Being Presents Analogous Doom - Living In A Zome
D2. Spirit Garden - Electra City