Some songs get too big for their own good, and it takes someone injecting some fresh blood into it for you to step back and gain a new perspective on it. GDD™ homie Amtrac has done just that with Duke Dumont and A*M*E’s 100000% smash hit single ‘Need U (100%)’, and he’s provided a new shelf life for a song that you seemingly couldn’t get away from for the first half of 2013.
Reserved with its use of the signature vocals of the original, it’s more dancefloor-oriented, and a pumping little number that would fit nicely in any deep or tech house set. Available for free download via Amtrac’s SoundCloud (and above), I couldn’t be happier to have an excuse to play a rendition of this out once again!
In celebration of the Win & Friends stage at Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas this weekend, the label’s founder, Sean Glass, offers up an excellent one and half hour mix. Featuring many deep house gems and unreleased material mostly from Win Music, the mix highlights Glass as a distinctive tastemaker and a skillful DJ. Check out the mix below, and if you’re going to LIB, be sure to spend some time at the Win & Friends stage (lineup after the jump).
In anticipation of his forthcoming Bring Me Home EP out next week, Prep School Recordings artist Wilks is offering up a free original tune! “Fuck The Barkin” is a fresh mix of contemporary LA deep house and classic ghetto house, fans of Sharam Jey, Kolombo and even Jonas Rathsman will be all over this one… Here’s what the man himself had to say about the track:
“Fuck the Barkin’s chopped and screwed hip-hop vocals are weaved between a chugging bassline and classic house chords. Borrowing samples from ‘1once Again’ by A Tribe Called Quest, this track is both dark and dance-worthy.” -Wilks
It’s always a treat when a new GLOVES remix surfaces. While GLOVES may not be as prolific of a remixer as he was three years ago, he’s kept his finger on the pulse of the dance music scene, more specifically, on the Australian dance music scene. He’s done so by collaborating with fellow countrymates Passerine and producing their new “Paris Morning” EP. The original of “Paris Morning” is dubby disco pop tune that is a throwback to 90s trip hop, a genre that could use revival right about now. Keeping with that 90s theme, the GLOVES remix of “Paris Morning” has 90s throwback house written all over it – soulful, poppy vocals over a classic + infectious deep house/clubby disco beat. Big ups all around to our man GLOVES. Continue Reading
After fantastic remixes of Ellie Goulding, Little Dragon & Beaumont, Clancy is really starting to hit his stride. Clancy is on point once again with his remix game, this time remixing the new Magician track “When The Night Is Over”. Clancy adds his signature deep components, extracting & layering just the right amount of vocals & dropping a monstrous, pulsating bassline for another deep, dark + sexy remix.
The Magician’s “When The Night Is Over” remix EP is out NOW with additional remixes by Brodinski, Claptone & Ejeca. Continue Reading
Over the past decade and beyond, the recent signee on Steve Angello’s underground-leaning X label, Trent Cantrelle, has been building a reputation not only as an artist with style and integrity, but also as an impresario with his popular parties such as his “Sounds Like” series. He follows up on his latest single, “Born” with Stacy Barthe, to bring us an exclusive Marquee Minimix featuring half an hour of house music handpicked with sophisticated taste. Listen/download the mix below.
Additionally, we were able to chat with Trent about releases on X, how he utilizes his parties artistically, his thoughts on losing the term “deep house,” and more. Check out the interview after the jump and if you’re in NY, see him live this Friday at Marquee NY.
Our very own aRod returns with another seasonal mix – FallGaze 2013. Whether it’s warm indie/disco sounds to fit the feel of the Indian Summer or darker, sexier deep house/minimal sounds to go with the cooler, moody feel of Autumn, this mix will fit whatever vibe you’re feelin’. The track list includes originals from Nadia Ksaiba, Hot Natured, LUXRY & Daniel Avery plus remixes by Diamond Cut, Grafton Primary, GRUM, Jonas Rathsman, PIXELATED and many more. Extra special shout out goes to the artists/labels/management who helped out with a few exclusives (Kaytranada’s remix of “Perfect Form” by Cyril Hahn and Joe Goddard’s remix of “Everything You Never Had” by Breach).
It’s hard to find someone in the Deep/Tech House scene that evokes emotion like vocalist Ali Love does. Gently straddling underground and Pop sensibilities, Ali Love provides deeper tracks with singalong capabilities, as evident in massive tunes like “Different Morals,” “Benediction,” and most recently, “Another” — his latest offering due out on Crosstown Rebels next Monday. The new single arrives with remixes from Chicago stalwart, Felix Da Housecat, and Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer AKA Tuff City Kids, making for a solid EP that we hope to be a touchstone for his album due out in 2014.
You might remember LA duo Phantoms from a post we did back in March when they released their self-titled EP via OWSLA’s NEST IV service on Drip.FM. Their production can be classified as deep yet funky, taking aim at 5AM dancefloors everywhere with their groovy yet energetic style. After somewhat of a lull on their Soundcloud, the guys are back today with a remix of London-based FKA Twigs, who recently released her EP2 via Young Turks last month.
Phantoms create a deep roller with this remix of “Papi Pacify” — definitely a heads down hands up tune ready for any dark after after party. Keep close watch on these guys providing their output gets consistent.
Hearing about a new record from Booka Shade will always put a big smile on my face. It’s been three years since the duo from Frankfurt released their last album, More!, but Walter and Arno are back with a dozen new tracks for their 5th studio album, Eve, due out digitally November 1st via Berlin-based Embassy One Records.
Today, we’ve been given the first single from the new record, and it’s gotten me truly excited and energized for what Eve has to offer. “Love Inc” is a delicate, precise club jam. Not overbearing and perfectly balanced, the single displays the genius that Booka Shade has always delivered over the years. As if that wasn’t enough, “Love Inc” will be released as an EP October 4th ahead of the album release, featuring 4 remixes from Hot Since 82, Emperor Machine, Richie G, and Booka Shade themselves. √++