Winter is just around the corner, and I know you dirty dancers can feel it. The best way to stay warm and keep that body movin? Why, your weekly dose of The Dirt of course. Today we bring you some of the top tunes procured by none other than aRod and BONES, a collaboration that represented the Official Pacific Festival mixtape, and then some. In this edition, we’ve decided to share with you our favorites in the Deep House category. Culminating from the origins of Garage, Soul, UK Funky, and good ol’ House, we’ve selected some of our favorites both classic and current. Enjoy these while you’re gettin’ it done, whether for serious or for play. DO WORK, AND GO DEEP.
• Chris Malinchak – No Secrets (ft. Damon C. Scott)
Like many others, I’ve been obsessed with this heavenly piece of soulful deep disco/deep house for the last month. It’s made appearances on some of the season’s best mixtapes (including Goldroom & Zimmer) along with countless makeout mixtapes all over the world.
• Jonas Rathsman – Love is My Middle Name
As we eagerly await the release of Jonas Rathsman’s “Tobago”, here’s an overlooked nugget of his from a few months back. This deep, 90s-tinged, house throwback is a nice lead in to “Tobago”. According to our man Leon at FRΞNCH ΞXPRΞSS, “Tobago” will be out in two weeks, which, under every circumstance, is Leon’s answer for all release dates: “TWO WEEKS”.
• Art Department feat. Seth Troxler – Living The Life (Aba Therapy Version)
The Art Department Essential Mix has become the most universally revered mix of 2011 here on GDD™. We Spotified the original version of this track on The Dirt #50 and today we feature the slightly deeper Aba Therapy Version which appeared on the Essential Mix. Set the mood with this one.
• Cadillac feat. Tesla Boy – Make You Feel (Marcos Cabral Remix)
This is another track in heavy rotation this month. Marcos Cabral takes the poppiness of the original out and adds a deep Balearic disco touch to this track, co-written (with vocals added) by Tesla Boy.
• Storm Queen – Look Right Through
I’m gonna book end my picks with another track featuring Damon C. Scott vocals, this time with Storm Queen, aka Morgan Geist. It’s a classic piece of deep boogie that’s an homage to house music’s Chicago & Detroit roots.
• Claptone – She Loves You (Original Mix) √+
Introducing the secret crew of some well-known former stage magicians, members of Claptone came to bring magic to your DJ-bag with 4 slices of jacking house. Less than a week out and already heavily supported by the likes of Tensnake, Julio Bashmore, Jesse Rose, Claude VonStroke, Round Table Knights, and Hot Chip (just to name a few). Make ‘em Clap To This.
• Fur Coat & Argenis Brito – Space Ballad (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) √+
Our london boy T.E.E.D. takes this Ballad straight to the moon in a deep bass shuttle. You may laugh at that now but once the low end takes off you’ll be scrambling for your space helmet. Another stellar release on Crosstown Rebels.
• FCL – Let’s Go (Original Mix) √+
The elusive Belgians duo take house in its earliest (Garage) form – soulful vocals, über simple piano tunes, and simply added bass. This leaves you with one of the year’s best dance tracks, and some of the most purified house out there!
• SLG feat. Smoonly – Feeling 4 U (Catz N Dogz Remix) √+
First heard this in Round Table Knights Summer Mix 2010; insatiable remix by the Berlin-based Catz N Dogz. Once the 1 minute mark and the hi-hats kick you’ll be body jackin before you know what hit you. Check out more of these boys on Get Physical Music.
• Young Lovers & Lil’ Bo Tweak – Keep On (Original Mix) √+
Another side project of the UK jack of all trades Hervé (YL) and Trevor Loveys (LBT). This tune is the proud bastard child of UK Garage, UK Funky and 2-step in the best way a collaboration could produce, one of the many creations on Herve’s new Deep Thrills vol. 1 full length VA release.
• BONES – The Dirt #53 (zipped up)
*Be on the lookout for aRod + BONES Holidaze 2011 mix, coming very soon!