Tiers La Familia is a blown-out collision of so many divergent spirals that it’s hard to keep track. Bandleader Joe Sidney never lets up on their second album in the past six months, Active Cultures/Active Couture, this time for Jeff Tobias’s new label, Strategy of Tension. Sidney’s iron first productions are rapid speed blitzkriegs, covered in grime and sharp angles that try, but fail, to obscure a profusion of alien hooks and leads. Beneath a viscous gloss is a gnarled web of intricate, memorable sounds. Huge recommendation on the album.
When I heard it, I figured Sidney would be a good bet to create a mix that hits quick and hard, and I wasn’t wrong. These 62 minutes have become my go-to jam for the summer.
Active Cultures/Active Couture is out now. Grab it HERE.
Technological Homosapien – Yusuf Lateef
Good Ones (Perfume Genius Remix) – Charli XCX
Cuuuuuuuuuute – Rosalía
akiba – Coa White
Ripples – Arca
Keep It Going Louder (ft. Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze) – Major Lazer
Toa Lock (ft. Dully Sykes) – Juma Nature
Calaba Calabao – La Tromba
Rhymes to the East – Sampa the Great
S_it – XXX
Attitude – Lil’ Flip
Look Girl – Barrington Levy
Dub Styles – Roots Manuva
We Ain’t Having It (ft. Wiley) – Dizzee Rascal
Shopping Song – Tiers La Familia
All My Friends Know – PinkPantheress
Yuppie – Heartcore
Bobby in Phoenix – Gorillaz
Ruleta – Lido Pimienta
Dime Quien Ama De Verdad (Aleteo, Zapateo, Groove) – Jaxx