Editor’s Cuts: October 2017

Clubs Editor Dan King talks you through his album picks for October

Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives

Mount Kimbie, the sought-after electronica duo, are back with their third album after a hiatus that saw them win production credits for Jay-Z and Kelis. An intense, gripping listen throughout, plus a standout guest appearance from King Krule, this album won critical praise but somehow escaped mainstream attention in September. But now you know about it.

Hercules & Love Affair – Omnion

Disco is a genre that will forever primarily be associated with decades gone by. But this new release shows, that even in 2017, the genre can be rehashed without going stale. It isn’t all fun and games, though – perhaps the most memorable track of all, Epilogue, uses a children’s choir to add a sombre finale to a varied but rewarding album.

Four Tet – New Energy

Two years on from the two-track LP Morning/Evening, Kieran Hebden returns to a more conventional fourteen-track offering this time around. And it’s unmistakably Four Tet. Sometimes beautiful, and often glistening in his signature style, with a handful of dancefloor-minded tracks that characterise his later career, this is a release that deserves a listen this October.