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It’s not very often I come across a song that makes my jaw hit the floor, but this monster from Billy Kenny & Wongo hits all the right spots. The sound design is to be rivaled by none as swirling sub bass envelops your ears and airy synth pads tantalize the mind. Minimal vocals scattered throughout tie a nice little bow on the formidable package that is sure to be one of the stand out house tunes of Winter 2016. So whatcha waitin’ for…head on over to BeatPort and cop this bad boy right this moment! Purchase HERE.

Cabrillo’s new record entitled ‘Dancing For Myself’ was released today via rising UK Collective, We Are The Network. The record builds up nice and slow around a female vocal sample that has old school UK House written all over it. Once we are hit with filtered sub bass we know the party is about to start. Following the drop, a playful combination of hi hats, egg shakers, and a thick bassline/melody will take the listener on a cosmic journey to house heaven. The sassy vocals come back into play later in the track and pair up nicely with Cabrillo’s playful bassline.  

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TGIF! Put some wiggle in your weekend with the little house heater “We’re All Friends” from NY to LA transplant Sean Glass and collaborator Jay Xero. Their little medley features a cheeky but infectious vocal from Rocko Rochee that dances atop a hypnotic groove all the way through. Sean told us “‘We’re All Friends’ picks up on the real spirit of house music­­ – inclusion. House music is a color and gender blind community that simply seeks to connect.”

“I’ve been reading GDD for more than a decade, always admiring their tastes. Thankfully, I’ve since had the pleasure of playing with Bones, Tropicool, ARod, and becoming friends with Toks, Jonah and the whole crew. I’ve always been so much in sync with all of their tastes, so I’m really happy to have my production featured on the blog, and hopefully I’ll hear it in their sets soon!” – Sean Glass

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Klatch and Modus have teamed up to produce a track together. The LA and SD residents had been looking for an area of collaboration for some time now, and landed pleasantly on “Love This.”  The track is a deep and grooving, with darker tech and house elements.  It’s seen great feedback in clubs over the past weeks, and promises to be a sick addition to any set.  Both of these guys are seasoned industry talents and should definitely be watched closely this year.  Stream and download the track below. 

Over the last year and a half the masses have been graced with records hailing from Los Angeles based indie house imprint Nite Records. With a steady flow of releases coming from names like LiTek, Aaron Jackson, Hostage, 219 Boys, and Fritz Carlton; it appears that Nite Records have become one of the current mainstays for up and coming house music. Their next release comes at us today by way of the United Kingdom. This time around we have UK duo Want More, teaming up with fellow UK native, Tank Edwards, for their ‘Shake Your Body’ EP which features two collaborative singles. The title-track ‘Shake Your Body’ features a thick, rolling bassline accompanied by steady percussion and playful stabs with a drowning vocal sample that reminds you to ‘shake your body’ every so often. The B side record is entitled ‘To The Rave Cave’ and holds more of an old school ravey vibe with hints of acid house coming at you. Talk about classic UK house wrapped up and delivered in a two track EP!

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Earlier this month, Australia’s Cosmo’s Midnight, a duo of twins, released their successful 5-track Moments EP on Future Classic, and now they’ve begun to roll out the remixes for the release. The mysterious production collective, KOA, and the up-and-comer, Skylar Spence, have individually tackled “Walk With Me” ft. Kucka, and they’ve both done great work in transforming the track. KOA maintains the original’s overall vibe while also smoothing out groove, adding different melodic content, and more. On the other hand, Skylar Spence brings more of a clubby sound with a punchy bassline, stripped down elements, up-beat feel, and the original’s vocals to top things off. Check out the remixes above and below. The Moments EP is available on iTunes.

It’s always exciting when artists finally release tracks that have been a staple in their sets. The UK’s duo, Just Kiddin, is doing just that with their latest offering that’s capping off another successful year. Ever since their hit, “Thinking About It,” they’ve been on a tear, and they’re ready to continue crushing in 2016. This new tune, “Only For You,” is a quintessential piano house jam that was made to help you escape the cold with warm melodies and sun-kissed grooves. Enjoy the tune and watch out for its full release in January.

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LA-based, self-proclaimed weirdo-house producer Fritz Carlton just dropped a bomb of an EP on the world.  “No Law in Dancing” is a late night array of sounds and feels that you’re keen to buy some good headphones for.  “This Time” is a personal favorite, pitching down some vox samples and pumping up the bass for a nice six minute club banger.  Each track progresses in its own right and they all come together nicely for as a unit.  Make sure to pick up the EP to supplement your dance floor jam arsenal.  

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Say hello and get your swoon on for LA’s hottest trio.  Overjoy consists of the production team of Danny Atilano and Chris Hoffberger, with lyrics/vocals from Lex Famous.  This crew has come together for an official release on Sweat It Out — the “Breakfast” EP.  Two tracks, roughly infinity vibes.  “Love For Breakfast” and “Airport Song” are both romantic in nature with lounge house roots.  The former features a really nice grooving bass line and wavy synth work.  The ladder will probably make you miss your ex-girlfriend.  Stream the EP below.

The first of Fabric’s legendary FABRICLIVE compilation series for 2016 was announced this week and at the helm is none other than house-music stalwart and general good dude Jesse Rose. It’s been a rollercoaster year for Jesse, with a new label A-SIDED now in effect, a seemingly endless tour schedule, an induction into BBC Radio 1’s Hall of Fame, and a particular low point when the majority of his belongings were stolen in Ibiza this summer. But somehow, in-between gathering back the pieces and traversing the globe on tour, he’s put together and mixed FABRICLIVE 85, set to release early next year on January 22nd 2016.

The lead single from the compilation sees Jesse collaborating with the talented vocalist and fellow producer Seven Davis Jr. “It’s Not Over” glistens with late-night feels, a musical and literal encouragement to keep doing… whatever it is you’re doing towards the end of the night ;).

Of course, “It’s Not Over” sees itself nestled between some true house classics along with a good flavoring of tracks from Jesse’s label imprints. There’s Henrik Schwarz’s “Leave My Head Alone Brain” all the way to a remix of Mathias Kaden from STAYGOLD, which is Jesse’s newly formed collaborative effort with Junior Sanchez.

You can read more about the Fabriclive 85 release HERE.