Parker + Barrow dig deep below the surface & well beyond the House music realm on the latest Deep House Amsterdam mix, DHA Mixtape #190. The mix is a beautiful blend of atmospheric gems (which includes a few unreleased essentials), a mix that dares to go beyond what most mixtapes have to offer. With style & mood shifts throughout, it not only guides your body but your mind & spirit, too. It’s easy to notice that this fast rising production/live performance duo takes pride in crafting their mixes. If this mixtape is any indicator for what Parker + Barrow have to offer for the remainder of 2016, well…we can’t wait to see what’s in store.
Fred Falke‘s latest release is getting a proper remix package and we’ve got a taste of what’s to come with the premiere of Amtrac‘s take on the iconic producer’s latest original. Featuring LA indie mainstays, Elohim and Mansions On The Moon, the remix from Amtrac channels their ebullient vocals and haunts them with his brooding synth lines. Ripe for the late night, this essential tech house tune will be available on February 26th via Pantheon Musique and will include remixes from Chrome Sparks, Oliver, Ferdinand Weber, FDVM and Wielki.
2016 is shaping up to be the year of Jack Novak. With seminal plays at Lollapalooza, Firefly Festival, and residencies in Las Vegas and Cancun, it’s getting increasingly more clear that little can stand in her way. Hailing from Chicago but residing in Los Angeles, Novak spent two years holed up in her studio honing her craft and expanding her catalogue before touring with Pharrell as his DJ in 2013. Fast forward to the present and she has her own label, Power and Light Records, and a gaze that will not ease up as she sets her eyes on the prize in 2016.
Her latest podcast features a hearty playlist of tech and deep house cuts along with Jack’s unreleased track with tyDi, “Oceans” featuring Greyson Chance. Stream it below and connect with her on tour after the jump!
I don’t know what it is about this song, but ever since I heard it I can’t stop playing it. It’s infectious in all the right ways. The energy is optimistic with guitar driven melodies living in coordination with warm synth chords as the effervescent four on the floor brings the tune home. With early support from Matthias Tanzmann, Jamie Jones, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Claude Vonstroke, and Davide Squillace, it’s safe to say this is not one to sleep on.
The summer season is heating up for the boys of RÜFÜS with a new album on the way and a looming Coachella play to kick the season off! The forth single off their Sophomore album features their classic lazy day house vibes and sultry melodies, rounding out their already loaded catalogue for Bloom, set to be released on January 22nd. If there’s one thing that’s clear, the RÜFÜS boys need no prayer, the future is already looking bright as can be! Stream the new track below and catch them when you can.
TÂCHES returns! Aside from a pair of jams, “Prints of Whales” and “Yours,” the mysterious house music aficionado has been staying relatively quiet on the production front this year, so he’s making his releases count. In between tour dates this year, TÂCHES has been hitting the studio, cooking up tracks like this remix of Elk Road’s “Not To Worry” featuring Governors. For the remix, he’s traded the original’s broken beat for four-on-the-floor, while supporting the edited vocals with detailed percussion, subtle arpeggiated synth work, and a smooth, bouncy groove for yet another jam. Enjoy!
Earlier this year, the London-based producer/manager, Duncan Murray, delivered a stand out remix of ON AN ON’s “Drifting,” and now he’s coming through with his second release of the year. This time, he’s worked Ofelia K’s “Gone” into a hypnotic deep house gem that would fit perfectly into a late-night set. With tracks like this, Murray is able to hone his production skills, all while he manages Great Britain’s rising stars Tom Misch and Blonde.
“I discovered “Gone” on Hype Machine and instantly wanted to work with the vocal. I wanted to create a new blissed out version that would keep the vibe of the original but just make it more suitable for the clubs. I really enjoyed working on it and tried to make the remix a bit of a journey!” – Duncan Murray
Hailing from Amsterdam, the emerging talent, Bolier, has graced festivals like TomorrowLand and Ultra, while also getting co-signs from Pete Tong, Oliver Heldens, and more. This year, he’s put out a grip of tracks and remixes, like “Ragga” with LVNDSAPE, and now he’s bringing us “Forever And A Day” with Natalie Peris. On this track, Bolier uses Peris’ vocal to build the energy before moving into a deep groove with gritty, horn-like synths and vocal accents.
The production duo and young lovers known as Parker + Barrow have emerged today after over a year locked away in the studio to premiere with us this alluring take on War’s classic tune “Low Rider.” Her refined, sultry vocals tiptoe barefoot over driving, sculpted production which fans of Hot Creations or simply dead-sexy house music are advised to get ahold of early. I’ve heard a lot from them in the past year and been in and out of the studio with them while they’ve prepared a staggering amount of music for coming releases, and I can say that this song is at most a tease of what’s to come, albeit a very decent one. The mellow punctuation found here along with vocals built to drift in and out of your subconscious through the day for me immediately delivered the invite to “take a little trip with me…”
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The Netherlands’ own Ferreck Dawn and Franky Rizardo have teamed up with the singer, Torica, to create this new tune that comes as we enter the last quarter of the year. Previously thought of as a Sam Feldt track, “Baby Slow Down” has been getting played out at shows and festivals around the world, and it was even officially premiered by Danny Howard on his BBC Radio 1 show. It’s a vocal deep house number that incorporates piano, gritty synths, a solid bassline and Torica’s vocals as main driving forces of the tune. Listen and keep an eye out for the release on October 26th.