Fresh off the release of their summer stunner “Soul Makossa (Money)”, the Sweat It Out chiefs Yolanda Be Cool have ventured back stateside for a full fledged tour of clubs, festivals and everything in-between. To roll it out right, they have delivered a 30 minute mini mix packed with a sampling of the house heat they’ll be cooking up all summer long – new tunes both Sweaty and supported from the likes of Rufus, Playmode, Dash Groove, Cassian, Worthy, and more. Get the vibes going and look out for when the YBC boys will ripping speakers near you!
1. You Were Right – Rufus
2. Legs – Chuck Inglish feat. Chromeo (Yolanda Be Cool mix)
3. One Track Mind – Playmode
4. Wobble-dy – Dash Groove, illusionize
5. No ID – XXXXXXX
6. Define – Dom Dolla & Go Freek (Cassian mix)
8. Soul Makossa – Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP
9. Handle It – Worthy (Yolanda Be Cool’s Disco Knights mix)
Zimmer continues to blast his own soulful brand of house music. “Moonrise” is a thoughtful and charming work that I’ve got on repeat right now. Infectious melody, guitar-ry instrumentation and poppy synths weave together to create a dreamy landscape. Pump this one right now and look out for more from Zimmer real soon.
Moonrise revolves around a luminous guitar melody while ghostly vocals sweep in and out along muted drums, before an array of hand claps takes the song to it’s euphoric tipping point. Zimmer describes his sound as a modern and colorful house music, and his new EP Coming of Age is definitely proving it. With this EP, I took time to experiment, to sharpen my sound, to bring out the emotions I wanted on the record. I put my heart and soul into this, and hopefully it’s my most complete work to date.
Continuing on their streak of successful releases, New York City’s house music trio, TKDJS, comes through with a stand-out rendition of Basement Jaxx’s “Never Say Never” featuring ETML. As the second installment in a three-part remix series that aims to showcase a different aspect of their sound, this new remix elevates the mood with piano chords and the original’s vocals before dropping into heavy, bassline-driven sequence that evolves throughout for a club-ready jam. Enjoy the remix above and grab the free download here.
Catch TKDJS live at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on August 21st!
Before Major Lazer was the Major Lazer that the masses have come to know, the project was a split effort between Diplo and production guru Switch. Now unveiling his new With You. project, Switch has returned to our airwaves. A collaboration with Vince Staples, “Ghost” is a cheeky blend of house and hip-hop that really hit me hard the first time. It’t not an easy auditory bridge to gap, but they’e done it seemlessly.
The recent collab w/ London young guns Disciples proved to be a tally in the cool column for Calvin Harris, but the nail went in the coffin when Chris Lake delivered his piping energetic flip on the single – giving the deeper driven original a jacking appeal fit for the summer season. It just dropped today on Beatport and iTunes, listen below and scoop it up in time for the weekend festivities!
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The wild boys of Cut Snake awoke from their disco naps this afternoon to drop a brand new bombshell on us. This time, they’re editing a Hayden James tune, “Something About You.” There’s something very distinguishably shifty about these Cut Snake tracks. Some eyes-low, groove laden house tunes that draw just a bit from techno influences. Needless to say, their production chops keep improving, and I keep continuing to dance to every track they release. Keep it up, boys.
In the midst of studio sessions with Kaasi, TÂCHES comes through with his first release since his tune, “Prints of Whales,” shook up the internet a couple of months ago. This latest offering titled, “Eat Your Friends,” features calming, synth and key-driven atmospheres that compliment a head-nodding groove, while also supporting Shoffy’s soft vocals. Listen above and download the track here.
If you’re heading to Nocturnal Wonderland in September, be sure to catch TÂCHES live!
Wood Holly was responsible for one of the livest bootleg packs I have ever heard, so I’m always keen to see what he’s got in the pipelines. His latest is shockingly more on the dark side of things. Really haunting vocals, scratchy percussion and cool synths blanket the listener before that absolute vortex of a bass arrangement steals your soul. Can’t believe he’s giving this one away for free via Perfect Driver Records, grab it right now! Thanks Wood Holly!
Years & Years have just received yet another remix from NYC’s Gryffin. After first taking on the UK trio’s hit, “King,” Gryffin was enlisted for a rendition of another one of their songs, “Desire.” Featured as the lead single on the We Are Your Friends official soundtrack, this remix brings Years & Years into the house realm once again, as it showcases Gryffin’s melody-driven, high-energy grooves that pair perfectly with the original’s catchy vocals for a smooth summer tune. Have a listen for yourself below!
Australian producer Danny Chien aka Wax Motif boasts a unique production style and fresh mixing skills that have kept this rising artist in high demand. His Mad Decent debut comes to us in the form of the much anticipated “Krush Groove,” the first single off of his brand new True Joy EP, dropping in August. The track breaks down into a war-cry of chords before building back up into an explosive synth lead and hard hitting low end, making for a colossal bass driven future house anthem. The forthcoming ‘True Joy EP’ also highlights Wax Motif’s perfected g-house sound (a movement he’s on the forefront of). Expect to hear Krush Groove roaring across the festival circuit this year, and look out for the rest of the True Joy EP in the coming weeks!
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