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…”
Have you got yours?
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.
It’s jusssst about the end of Summer and Le Youth decided to squeak in one last anthem before the sun sets for good on the Summer season. It goes deeper than your favorite pool party and packs more heat than the best day at the beach. Catch Le Youth b2b Goldroom at this year’s CRSSD October Festival in San Diego and hear more of what these two Summer dons have cookin’ up!
If you’re looking for something dreamy & cosmic, our girl Zosia has got you covered. Her latest live poolside mix is taken from her recent set at the WAVEY pool party series held in DTLA’s Hotel Figueroa (and hosted by Dim Mak & The Well). Zo’s mix is what poolside dreams are made of. Except, instead of UBERing to the pool party, you fly in on a pegasus & upon arrival, you’re dropped down into a heart shaped pool filled with champagne & glitter. Or at least that’s how this mix will make you feel. It’s an endless journey up through the clouds & down inside a pool of stars…
…or something like that.
Recognize the name Ulf Bonde? You may remember him from a track, “Brother Piña,” that Justin Jay featured in his Desert Hearts Spring Festival live set (@ 1:29:45), but if you don’t, now is a great time to get familiar. Sweden’s Ulf is a brand new LA-based producer/DJ whose musical background consists of classical piano and choir singing. After moving to LA to go to USC a few years ago, and eventually becoming roommates with Justin Jay, he grew a strong affinity for underground dance music. In the midst of school and late weekend nights, Ulf took some time to carefully perfect his craft, but he’s now set for his debut release on September 28th, which happens to be on the trusted label, Culprit.
The first taste of his forthcoming EP, Blossom for Me, is the the title track. Soulful, deep, melodic, and groovy, the track has all of the key ingredients to mesmerize both casual listeners and a difficult dance floor, while also incorporating bits of acoustic guitar, trumpet and harp for a sophisticated touch. Check out the preview here, and stay tuned for the rest of the EP, along with a remix from Justin Jay.
Ulf Bonde is certainly one to watch.
Our favorite Parisian, Zimmer, worked with Norwegian singer Emilie Adams for “Escape”. It’s the first track of his “Coming of Age” EP to be released July 10 on Roche Musique. Escape is deep, with warm tones and ethereal vocals, backed by a catchy piano line, before the drop speeds things up. We’re looking forward to hear the rest of the EP.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from TÂCHES, but it seems like it’s for good reason. The mystery producer, who is known for his irresistible deep house grooves and iconic, anonymous branding, has come through with his first release in a few months. His latest, “Prints of Whales” featuring PB Kaya, displays TÂCHES’ refined sound, fusing dynamic synth work with edited vocal cuts and warm chords over relaxed, yet driving rhythms for a clubby gem. Watch out for TÂCHES making his way to the U.S. for a run of gigs in June and be sure to pick up this free download.
Our weary hearts are very susceptible to feels this time of year. Having just battled winter’s icy grasp, they are primed and ready for a warm embrace. This seasonal transition into a welcomed period of rejuvenation thus provides the leitmotif of Sprung Selections Vol. 3, and encourages the curious game of catching feelings.
Happy hunting xx