Brighton pair provides the goodies…

Max Wheeler and Victoria Port represent the bodies and brains behind Brighton-based, Brownswood-signed duo Anushka. The pair’s debut LP, ‘Broken Circuit’, came out through the Gilles Peterson-associated label on July 7th – and to mark its release, Clash opened the door for Port and Wheeler to let loose across one of our always-reliable DJ mixes.

With plenty of critical props from the likes of the Guardian and i-D, Anushka hardly need any further endorsement from our end(s). But what the heck: their soulful, accessible dance fare deals in the sort of instant-click licks that some producers marginalise in favour of somewhat misguided leaps into template-twisting dizziness. There’s originality across ‘Broken Circuit’, but one listen to a track like ‘Mansions’ paints its makers as purveyors of perfectly pitched summertime dance. Yeah, it glitches as much as it glides – but you gotta have dirt to respect the shine. Identikit, this ain’t.

Oh look, here is the video to ‘Mansions’:

If that’s tickled your taste buds for what Anushka have to offer, stream ‘Broken Circuit’ on Deezer here and their specially selected Clash DJ Mix below…

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Dark Sky – ‘IYP’
LTMDTW – ‘The Rain’ (Anushka remix)
Daniel Avery – ‘Naïve Response’
Lorca – ‘Calcutec’
Leon Vynehall – ‘Butterflies’
Tones – ‘Unsaid’
Fiona Bevan – ‘Rebel Without A Cause’ (Anushka remix)
Alice Russell – ‘I Loved You’ (Anushka’s Wild Hearts edit)
Robinn – ‘The Game Is Not Over’ (Anushka remix)
Anushka – ‘Fire To Me’
Anushka – ‘Mansions’ (Ossie remix)
Anushka – ‘Mansions’ (VIP edit)

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Find Anushka online here. More Clash DJ Mixes here.

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