Several years after the commercial dance music explosion in the states, it seems as though the masses are slowly but surely continuing on their aural explorations to find new sounds and vibes to match their evolving tastes. The West coast festival culture that has spawned from Burning Man has been a catalyst for a range of dance music sub-genres, but it has been particularly crucial for Sabo‘s slower, moombahton-influenced style. “My deep, slow tribal sound was finally understood by a whole community of open minded people,” the Sol Selectas label head says about his experience playing the Robot Heart bus at that thing in the desert in 2013. It was at that moment when he knew he wanted to create what we now know as Vibe Quest, his debut album.
As a whole, Sabo’s Vibe Quest stays true to its name as it features an array of different sounds and styles, like world music, deep house, and tech-house, cohesively woven together with a common thread of tribalistic electronic music fused with an organic and spiritual touch. The most powerful music is able to transport the listener into different realms, and this album does just that. Sabo says, “My intention with this record is to manifest moments of positive feelings on the dance floor,” and he is surely well on his way to success. Enjoy the album above and be sure to pick it up on Beatport.
DAVI is no stranger to the Crosstown Rebels sub-label, Rebellion. With his latest EP, Metropolis, slated to be released on May 20th, it brings about the final chapter to his historically inclined series on the London imprint. We are fortunate enough to bring you a little taste of what to expect with the exclusive stream of “Change Your Life,” the second track off the upcoming EP. Ripe for the late night, it’s a tale of letting go as much as it is a tune that helps you find yourself. With intergalactic synth arpeggios woven across the barreling bass line, DAVI brings you home without you ever having left in the first place.
Miami Music Week is upon us & Perfect Driver label boss Matthew Anthony is bringing a little something extra on his way into town. As part of the label’s Miami Drivers 2016 compilation, the bossman’s track “Do It Again” will no doubt be rattling rooftops at plenty of daytime pool parties as well as being a go-to track for the late night club kids. It’s got the label’s signature driving bassline of endless energy that should have Miami-goers dancing right out of their bathing suits.
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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