Our now Amsterdam-based Canadian familiar Poupon just dropped his debut release on Sweat It Out’s Club Sweat label and it is a vibe machine. “Want It All” pairs the melodic vocals of Alicia Keys with a deep driven bassline and the product is baby making house at its best. Listen below and grab it today on iTunes!
Black Butter Records have themselves yet another fine young recruit on their hands with Swiss producer Pablo Nouvelle. Pablo Nouvelle describes his music as “a mix of melancholic pop, modern soul and dance music”. That sound holds true on his latest track, “Poison”, a moody, soulful, dance pop song held together beautifully by French songstress Tulliae. If the sophisticated sounds of “Poison” are any indication of what’s to come from Pablo Nouvelle’s upcoming EP, then arousal levels are on high for the new EP release (set for late July).
Calibre and Noze are locked in for remix duty on the new EP along with the always fantastic Maxxi Soundsystem (below).
One of Denver’s finest producer/DJs, option4, returns with his first release in three months – just in time for the Summer season creeping in. After dropping his Love Like No Other/Black Cats EP, along with other singles and remixes, earlier in the year, this house music specialist has been busy with studio work, touring, and building Denver’s underground dance music scene. option4 now gives the Donell Jones classic, “U Know What’s Up,” his own deep house vibe, making for a Summer anthem that is bound to be a staple in DJ sets far and wide.
As the summer heats up the sounds are cooling down, with mellowed out versions of your favorite tunes popping up left and right, it’s pretty clear that the pool party season is upon us! Franne, a budding young producer from Germany, has hopped on NoNoNo’s classic, “Pumpin’ Blood,” and scaled it down to a vocal oriented piano house anthem to keep the blood chilled whilst coursing through your veins. Hop on his FB for a free download and throw the dude a follow on SoundCloud to stay tuned into to his productions.
The Parisian duo Amine Edge & Dance have been introducing us to an arsenal of rising talent via their widely supported imprint CUFF. Their newest FREE release is no substitution, featuring the north London based Tainted Souls (whom already have made a name for themselves on Sleazy G and LouLou Records). Grab it below and pay close attention to CUFF this year…
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On the heels of ZHU‘s debut EP, ‘The Nightday,’ we have today some ocular treats in the form of monochrome flesh in dresses. Said EP has been storming iTune’s dance charts, topping off Australia with a few weeks at #1 and generally getting nods from everyone all around. Oh and also he of course directed the video as well.
Stream the pretty much flawless EP here, and give ZHU some love on iTunes if you feel it.
Los Angeles’ rising producer/DJ, Justin Jay, has released his stand out remix of Claude VonStroke‘s single, “Sugar & Cinnamon,” as a part of the Urban Animal remix package, which also features the likes of Solomun, Dixon, Jimmy Edgar, Kill Frenzy, Photek, and more. In his remix, Justin taps into some of his more nostalgic influences for a funk-infused track complete with a bumpin’ bassline, quick guitar chords, and the original’s vocals on top. With HARD Summer in his sights, Justin Jay is prepping for a busy season of gigs and more fantastic releases. This remix is available for purchase on Beatport.
Preview the rest of the Urban Animal remixes after the jump…
Clancy continues to thrive as one of House music’s best mood setters. Whether it’s a one on one exchange with a beautiful stranger on a dark dance floor or a late night drive through the Hollywood Hills, the mood is always elevated when Clancy’s sounds are pulsating through the speakers. His latest track, “Take It Slow”, is another quality mood setter that gives you a feeling like you’re about to do bad things but makes you end up realizing that making wrong decisions & doing bad things were the right things to do all along.
Grab the FREE DOWNLOAD below & get in the mood…
Central coast California producer Nathaniel Stevens, aka Ghostea, is a an excellent fit for the Perfect Driver Music crew. Perfect Driver are on a roll this year with a string of cutting edge, stylish & intelligent releases. Like their February release of “Got Em” by Lux Groove, Ghostea incorporates a much welcomed Breaks sound into his songs & the result is a refreshing new style that puts Perfect Driver well ahead of the curve.
The “Still Sippin” EP is full of deep, atmospheric breaks & smooth vocals (by Millie Mayz) and still packs a formidable punch. The “Still Sippin” EP is out now via Perfect Driver Music.
Been hyped on ZHU for ages. Been offered up my co-sign. Breakthrough Artist of 2014. The latest from him just solidifies his mastery of the elusive and fickle form of a deep groove in pop music’s sonic landscape.
As Jonah put it on NEST HQ:
“Once again, ZHU’s flawless vocals steal the show in the new single, but the House/Garage crossover groove lying underneath is also nothing short of spectacular. It’s artists like ZHU that are following just steps behind the Disclosure lads, manufacturing productions that live as perfectly on the dance floor as they do on mainstream radio.”
Debut EP Presale here, available 4/20 (lol sick).