In celebration of announcing our upcoming WMC showcase w/ Sweat It Out! Records, we bring you the exclusive premiere of their own Indian Summer‘s new single “Aged Care” featuring Benjamin Joseph. This bouncy tune is carried by Joseph’s soulful vocals before winding into a jackin bassline and house groove that wont quit. Get in the Miami spirit with us, and check this one below!
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So excited to get some proper hangs in with the dude, Cassian, next month in Miami! Ahead of the big time Sweat It Out event down there in March (which you’ll hear more about today), Cass has sent over a brilliant rework of the Cajmere classic, “Brighter Days,” cutting up the ever-familiar vocal and repositioning it above a sea of hi hats and on-point, rolling House drums. The rework comes as Cassian’s second musical offering this week as he also just unveiled his official remix for Kraak & Smaak‘s “Love Inflation” which you can check out below and pick up next week on Jalapeño Records. √+
Back when I was at college in Virginia I would go to these rad parties in Richmond put on by the Audio Ammo crew. In those days I was just getting into raves and exploring the better side of electronic music and I’d see this kid Cranks DJ around town from time to time. Well fast forward a few years and I’m here in New York and this remix comes through my inbox and lo and behold, it’s Cranks! Last few years must have been good ones, this remix is a high powered house anthem and I’ve been jamming to his remix of Tiga all day! Definitely keep him in view, word on the street say’s he’ll be dropping an EP this summer!
Lux Groove returns with his second official release entitled “Got Em”. ”Got Em” is a head bobbin’, hand clappin’ piece of chunky house action. It’s bass heavy with a bit o’ breaks harking back to the early/mid-2000s when drums were king & acts like Plump DJs & Stanton Warriors dominated the Electro Breaks/Bass scene. Back then, every DJ from House to Progressive to Trance to Breaks would always try to work this style tune into their set. Lux Groove is bringing the style back big time, making it more modern & giving it an updated Booty drum sound. Get dirty on this one.
“Got Em” is out now via Perfect Driver Music.
The trumpet player sits cross-legged front and center with a lone spotlight to illuminate his cause as the drummer keeps the beat patiently in the background. The room is dimly lit (naturally), and the clinking of ice cubes rattling around in my goblet of whiskey compliment the quiet acoustics of the space. Smoke vapor is ruminating as it dances freely in the minimal light available as the dull roar of intimate conversation comes into play. People are dancing, but not maniacally, it’s more of a lonely waltz as you wander the dance floor in an attempt to discover yourself. Head in the air, arms wide open, spinning and shuffling as the melody shifts in intensity. This escape that is offered is so meticulously calculated, from the white noise that gently makes it’s presence known in the background to the muted reverb drenched trumpet, it almost lets you know that you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be, because it’s exactly where it’s supposed to be. Check for Francis Harris‘ “Minutes Of Sleep” EP out on Scissor and Thread February 24th. Stream the project preview after the jump.
Hervé’s Cheap Thrills imprint is back with another edition of the artist-breaking compilation series, Fresh Meat, featuring 6 tracks from a collection of budding talent along with one from the label boss’ side project, Action Man. We’ve been asked to premiere UK House producer, Odysseus‘, tune from the March 3rd release, and with previous top notch releases on Black Butter and Moda Black, there was no way we didn’t want to be involved on this one.
Odysseus’ “Hypnosis” is an energetic House jam complete with an insanely catchy instrumental hook and crisp percussion. It’s got that indescribable UK feel that really gets the feet tapping with definitely enough bandwidth for the big room. Listen first below and pick up the full release in early March.
Black Butter is just a one-stop shop for audio gold. Repping guys like Gorgon City, Rudimental, and Kidnap Kid, the London-based imprint is undeniably at 100, and Kidnap Kid‘s upcoming Stronger EP due out March 3rd is keeping it that way. Just revealed this week is the title track and A-side to the two-tune EP — a rainy day House number with some emotional vocals that personally give me an incisive Karin Dreijer Andersson vibe. Check it out for yourself below. √+
The only ones not complaining about the brutal cold felt in most of North America are the producers who’d normally be stuck inside regardless of weather conditions. So for Canadian music makers Prince Club & Poupon, they’re getting along just fine. They’ve teamed up once again to freshen up Route 94′s anthem My Love with a remodeled bassline and energized percussion hits. While they hunkered down in the studio, they informed us that they’ve also finished a new EP which they’re presently shopping out to labels. Grab the free download below and be on the lookout for their new tracks.
Recently sprouted NYC label, Lokal Legend, made themselves known in a big way last month with the debut release from Calgary-born vocalist, Kiesza, whose pipes (along with an ace House jam) brought “Hideaway” into the spotlight reaching the charts of Hype Machine and the kind words of Pitchfork simultaneously. Promised with the original mix was a forthcoming remix from Gorgon City, leading me to believe that they very well could have produced the original as well, but either way, it’s a ‘monster’ as advertised. The package will be available for purchase here March 23rd. √+
Bonus Original Mix!
It may be still be winter wherever you are, but it’s never too early to jump back into the deep end. With the start of 2014, BONES gives you the 5th installment of THE DEEP END mixtape series, featuring some of my favorites in house, deep, garage, ghetto, tech, booty, and bass line. This full hour is packed with recent and forthcoming release from the likes of Doorly, A1 Bassline, Bixel Boys, Tough Love, Playless, Shiba San, Prince Club & Poupon, Jimmy Edgar, Ruff Hauser, Gorgon City and more. Whether at work or home, drive or flight, starting the night or winding it down… take the plunge and get lost once again kids, I’ll see you on the other side.
TRACK LISTING HERE