Around this time last year, we premiered the first mix from the Belgium-based house music duo known as Arches. Since then, we’ve continued our support while they’ve released top-quality music like their new There’s A Place EP on Columbia Records, and their fresh remix of Keisza’s “Giant In My Heart.” We though it was about time for an Arches guest mix feature, so they’ve delivered a stand out mix featuring the latest and greatest house music of their own, as well as tunes from Duke Dumont, Redlight, Just Kiddin, Friend Within, Moon Boots, and more.
The deep sounds of Copenhagen’s KANT have landed our favorite remix on Blonde‘s new Higher Ground EP. The uplifting melodic original has summer written all over it, but KANT’s version unleashes all the feels – so much that it landed ‘Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune’ this month on BBC Radio 1. If you don’t already know his production, this track is like the the lovechild of Mark Knight and The Magician. Listen below, and grab it when itdrops on August 3rd.
The homies at Boomrat are rounding up the homies over here for their neat, new DJ Bag playlist series, starting things off with BONES himself. Tune in above, or head to their platform for the finest selections in bass heavy house and garage, from my main man, the booty rumbling Lord of Lowend himself. Gonna toss this playlist on and go lay under a fan and think about cool parties I’ve been to. Hump DAAAAYUH.
Mexicali duo Thee Cool Cats are at it again this Summer, this week releasing their new collab Get Close To Me EP w/ (HARD Summer act) Vanilla Ace. The 2 artists have been surging the forefront of gangster house, but let the vibes run funky on this project for the Berlin based label Tropical Heat. Some familiar R&B samples are carried by beefed up basslines and serious grooves. Listen below and pick it up today on Beatport!
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After paying their dues behind-the-scenes in the underground, the impassioned and well-intentioned Desert Hearts (DH) crew has recently been gaining the clout that they deserve, yet they still remain as humble and focused as ever. Known for their vibe-heavy, community-oriented gatherings where the House, Techno, and love doesn’t stop, Desert Hearts is now widening its musical footprint as a record label with its first successful release from one of the DH masterminds, Mikey Lion, and his friend, Jonjo Williams. The pair have offered up a funky, groove-driven 2-track EP that highlights Wu-Tang Clan and James Brown influences in a modern dance floor-ready manner. Enjoy below and the EP can be purchased on Beatport.
Check out the official video after the jump as a bonus!
As if the original and its first remix package wasn’t enough – Sweat It Out! and Motez are offering a very special giveaway remix to his newest single “Own Up”, coming from the mysterious collaborative project called POOLCLVB. This charts in as our personal favorite remix yet, and the response is an accordance with support from the likes of Claude Vonstroke, Oliver Heldens, Nina Las Vegas, Yolanda Be Cool, CRNKN and even Motez himself. Jackin and melodic, this remix delivers everything you’d want for a summer tune fit (ironically) for both the pool and the club. Listen and grab it below for FREE!
Sultan of Summer. Dance Music’s Jimmy Buffett. Mayor of Vibestown. Whatever you wanna call Viceroy, it’s clear that he has home field advantage at any summertime pool party, and Splash House in Palm Springs is the homecoming game. Round 2 of this summer’s poolside soiree is coming up quick (August 8th-10th), so we wanted to check in with our pal Viceroy in a little different way — with the Hawaiian shirt honcho responding to our inquiries only in the form of GIFs.
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Bondax and Darius come together on the latter’s remix of the former’s track “All I See” and the result is a mid-Summer masterpiece. Every track released between June and August claims to be a Summer classic. But few can truly back up that claim. Bondax have a proven track record when it comes to Summertime vibes. And Darius has proven to be a mood setter for all seasons (his “Romance” EP is [hot] hands down one of 2014′s finest). So naturally this artistic combination is a can’t miss for a proper Summer nights jam. Darius eases back on the tropical booty wave of the original to give “All I See” a more smoothed out, balanced sound. Darius softens the bursting vocals of the original, creating a more seductive feel to set the mood just right. If you like to keep things close on the dance floor, then this is the song for you.