Thomaas Banks is a name you may have never heard before. However, you’ve probably heard his music, as he is one half of the duo Psychmagik. Earlier this month he began a solo project under his own name, and has started off with a heater. Called upon by Alex Metric & Amtrac to remix one of his latest tunes, Thomaas brings a deep, dark tech twinge to the table. His remix is definitely one of the most unique off of the remix pack, and I can’t wait to see what he releases next. Stream it now!
Producer, DJ, and A&R extraordinaire Richy Ahmed announced his first release in over a year today and it’s with none other than the Foss/Jones imprint, Hot Creations. This marks his third release with the international house label and it would appear he’s found his groove. Side one brings the Summer vibes as lush percussion pair nicely with a soulful vocal rip crooning the song’s title, “So Good” as side 2’s aptly titled “Ruff & Raw” showcases a little more bang for your buck. Be on the lookout for this two track 1, 2 punch when it hits the Hot Creations shelves on April 29th and enjoy a preview of both below in advance.
With releases like “Karma,” his Momentum EP, and Mom, I Graduated! EP last year, Justin Jay slightly shied away from his more nostalgic roots in funk and disco, but he has come back to those groovy sounds, and he’s better than ever. For his first release of 2016, the Claude VonStroke protégé has taken on Billy Kenny’s “Work Me,” which was originally released on Germany’s This Ain’t Bristol label. Justin Jay completely remade the track into his own quirky, funky, and fresh take that includes guitar and slap bass elements woven in with a quirky vocal sample and more.
On top of this release, Justin Jay is currently bringing house party vibes to a city near you on his Fantastic Voyage tour. Head to his website for a full list of dates and tickets.
Over the course of his fairly brief career, Germany’s TOPIC has created music that resonates with many around the world, and his new single, “Home,” is a great example of this as it has over 3 million streams online. To add to that, the song has also made its way up to #1 on Shazam’s Future Hits chart in Germany, and the music video for it was short-listed for mtvU’s The Freshman, which is a weekly music video poll where the winner gets aired on TV! Enjoy the video, and vote for it on mtvU.
Our man Figgy is back at it with the smooth House track “Moments With You”, which beautifully blends chopped up Diana Ross vocals with crafty, live instrumentation. It’s the type of high quality + style we can always count on from a Figgy production. Figgy’s hard work in the studio always shines through in his production. He’s also been hard at work on a new live set which makes its debut at The Mezzanine in San Francisco on April 8th with Goldroom.
As expected, Figgy has exceptional taste in music & has been one of my favorite artists to follow on SoundCloud. His reposts are always on point (which surprisingly isn’t always the case with some artists). Unfortunately, the powers that be at SoundCloud have issued him a third strike & his original account is set to be terminated. Do yourself a major favor & follow his new account. You won’t be disappointed: https://soundcloud.com/figgymusic.
In the meantime, get down to this smooth new freebie…
Following up two smashing remixes of Tame Impala and Louis the Child, we’ve got another one from Rambo V. The LA-based DJ/producer has been experimenting with a variety of sounds over the past year, and he’s landed an official remix for Pat Lok to continue the trend. Balearic vibes run consistantly through the majority of his productions, and this track certainly isn’t lacking them. Bouncy bass and creative vocal stabs make this one suitable for any dance floor. Download it now.
LA dance music mainstay, Whiiite, has helped shape the scene in one of the most influential music cities in the world. With his eclectic bass-heavy sound, high-energy DJ sets, and comic book aesthetic, he’s built a legion of followers that have an affinity for harder styles, but he’s recently been showing a slight change of pace. On this remix of “Motley Crue” by the Mind of a Genius-signed duo, THEY., Whiiite fuses the originals catchy hooks with a slowed-down house groove, driven by airy atmospheres and moombahton-esque percussion for a summer-appropriate gem. Enjoy!
The LA based collective Gotta Dance Dirty is taking over Harlot once again! To celebrate, The Interns, have released their live set from last October featuring plenty of house party vibes to carry you through this weekend. Join us Friday, February 19th for dancing, debauchery and house music all night long with Bones, Shae B, aRod, and The Interns!
Toronto’s Loud Luxury are paving their way to the international stage with their groovy house sound that holds some serious weight. Following in the footsteps of acts like Gorgon City, Loud Luxury bring clubby vibes with accessibility that comes with an ear for great vocals, refined melodies, and chunky basslines. Inspired by the Netflix documentary, “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” the duo took a piece of Nina Simone’s truly timeless work, pitched it down, and created a hard-hitting groover fused with piano chords around it to stir up nostalgia. Enjoy/download!
Just before boarding Holy Ship! yesterday, Justin Jay dropped his addictive Fantastic Voyage House Party Mix, in celebration of his upcoming tour. With his tour announcement earlier this month, he unveiled his Fantastic Voyage brand/party concept, and filled us in on what we can expect – house party vibes, and a mix of forward-thinking music with songs too weird/quirky for festivals, and other tunes too cheesy for underground warehouses. Additionally, his “Friends,” vocalist Josh Taylor and guitarist Benny Bridges, will officially be joining him on select dates for live experimentation that you may have already gotten a taste of at Coachella, CRSSD, and more. We can’t wait for his LA date at The Roxy on Saturday, February 27th, especially after listening to this new mix. Listen above and head to his website for the full list of dates and tickets.