New York City’s producer/DJ, Baltra, is making a strong introduction for himself with his mesmerizing new EP, The Vision, which is his debut on Curses‘ well-respected Safer At Night label. In honor of the release, we’ve enlisted this emerging underground talent for a showcase of the distinctive house and techno vibe that he, and the “Gotham”-based label have incubated in the basements, warehouses, and clubs in the city. Weaving through tracks from his EP, and others from jozif, Secondcity, Dusky, and more, Baltra offers up a fantastic guest mix that’s definitely one to hold on to for those late nights/early mornings. Check out the mix below and find his EP, as well as the mix tracklist, after the jump.
Joshua Garcia, aka Modus, has been on a steady ascent as a local artist here in Los Angeles, and he’s well on his way to becoming an international contender. Through his pumping techno/tech-house productions like his latest single, “There’s No Limit,” and consistent gigs at some of LA’s finest nightclubs, he’s been cultivating a loyal, like-minded fan-base, while shaping his distinctive sound by drawing upon influences such as Dusky, Umek, & Richie Hawtin. Modus is now stepping up his game with a new podcast series, Operandi Radio, and in celebration, we have an outstanding special edition of our guest mix series that will satisfy your needs for darker grooves.
In celebration of his forthcoming release, “I Find Myself,” due out on the House of JEUDI compilation (Jeudi x House of Disco) on October 6th, the Berlin-based producer/DJ, Sean Roman, brings us a firing guest mix that will get you in the weekend mood, despite it being Wednesday. Featuring jams from the likes of The Mekanism, Soul Clap, Shadow Child, and Tough Love, Sean‘s 1-hour offering is a quintessential deep house mix – and he even threw in his unreleased remix of Klangkarussell’s “Falls Like Rain” as an added bonus. Enjoy below and stay tuned for the Monday release of the House of JEUDI compilation that has seen early support from Maya Jane Coles, Hot Since 82, Catz N Dogz, and more.
Slowly transition into fall with me as the days become shorter and bodies become warmer. Ride down the coastline with chills down your spine as the tasty licks, insatiable riffs, and melodic choruses course through your veins. Always enjoy in good company and welcome what lies ahead with open arms.
Respect the Indian Solstice, its older and wiser than we are!
Tracklisting coming soon via ‘tropicool’ FB page…
10/2 @Vessel (San Francisco) w/ Mighty Mouse & Carousel
10/4,5,&6th @TBD fest (Sacramento)
The ever-growing popularity of Tropical House doesn’t end when the leaves start falling and snow joins the party. Far from it. The sultry vibes of clean marimba and steel drums will keep Summer alive forever. Felix Jaehn knows this all too well. His latest collaboration with London-based singer Chris Meid is exactly what we need as the sun sets and the breeze starts blowing.
Felix Jaehn’s remix of Jaymes Young’s song “One Last Time” begins with a sensual beat behind gorgeous bellowing vocals before segwaying into an upbeat Tropical House masterpiece. Meid’s soothing vocals, accompanied by light marimba tones, will transport you straight to the beach with towel and beer in hand. Jaehn’s laid-back rework gives the acoustic original an island flavor, creating a unique sound guaranteed to lift your spirits and sway your body to the beat.
Since his recent emergence, the rising tropical house specialist, Bearson, has been racking up SoundCloud plays, reaching over 2 million on his assortment of chilled-out remixes. Clearly, this 19-year-old is carving out his own place on an international stage as he follows in the footsteps of his fellow Norwegian, Kygo. After dropping his remix of The Lighthouse and the Whaler’s “Venice” last week, Bearson is quick to the draw, delivering a refreshing guest mix of sun-kissed house that’ll keep the Fall season at bay, as long as you’re listening.
HarmonikElektronik’s track “Feel the Music” has taken a dive into the deep end with the touch of Mexican maestro Louie Fresco. This tune is already doing the rounds at clubs like DC10 and Pacha, and it definitely rides that 3am vibe. HKEK’s Chris Long, the producer of the original track as well as label boss of Furtive Music, is set to release the track on October 7th with additional remixes from MANIK and Climbers. Louie Fresco, who just recently put out his first full length album on Art Department‘s label N0.19 Music, is making waves of his own after having a solid go this summer at clubs and festivals worldwide. Hopefully this won’t be the last collaboration between the HKEK and Louie because this one left us wanting more.
Over the past couple of years, our homie Sam Luria, aka Charles I, has been building out an impressive catalog of releases, which includes his stand out collaboration with Craig Williams, the This Is It EP, out on Discobelle Records, his Attrition EP, and more. Charles I now brings us his latest gem, “be.,” that showcases his dark techno sound with dynamic, detailed percussion, driving rhythms, and various industrial accents for a proper warehouse tune.
This release marks the second installment of an elaborate audio/visual series between Charles I and photographer, Dustin Hollywood. Charles I provides the music and Dustin brings the artwork for a unique pairing that is just as pleasing for your eyes as it is for your ears.
The young homie, Durante, has released his incredible piano-laden smash, “Slow Burn,” today on free-release imprint Nest, blowing us away with his soulful groove and spot-on vocals from Chuck Ellis. The new tune is something straight off of UK radio, finding that perfect balance between popular accessibility and driving dancefloor vibes. Download it for free below. √+
From the vibe-heavy deep house to the anonymous black & white branding, TÂCHES has become easily recognizable as an artist, both aurally and visually. With a steady flow of originals and eclectic remixes like the latest for Wet (listen after the jump!), TÂCHES seems to consistently hold a place in the internet’s spotlight, always gaining support across the blogosphere and beyond. Without further ado, we’re proud to present this blissful guest mix that features everything from Teen Daze to Dixon.
Tracklist after the jump…