It’s hard to find someone in the Deep/Tech House scene that evokes emotion like vocalist Ali Love does. Gently straddling underground and Pop sensibilities, Ali Love provides deeper tracks with singalong capabilities, as evident in massive tunes like “Different Morals,” “Benediction,” and most recently, “Another” — his latest offering due out on Crosstown Rebels next Monday. The new single arrives with remixes from Chicago stalwart, Felix Da Housecat, and Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer AKA Tuff City Kids, making for a solid EP that we hope to be a touchstone for his album due out in 2014.
Hearing about a new record from Booka Shade will always put a big smile on my face. It’s been three years since the duo from Frankfurt released their last album, More!, but Walter and Arno are back with a dozen new tracks for their 5th studio album, Eve, due out digitally November 1st via Berlin-based Embassy One Records.
Today, we’ve been given the first single from the new record, and it’s gotten me truly excited and energized for what Eve has to offer. “Love Inc” is a delicate, precise club jam. Not overbearing and perfectly balanced, the single displays the genius that Booka Shade has always delivered over the years. As if that wasn’t enough, “Love Inc” will be released as an EP October 4th ahead of the album release, featuring 4 remixes from Hot Since 82, Emperor Machine, Richie G, and Booka Shade themselves. √++
We present to you the next artist in our GDD™ Guest Mix series… the LA-based Wood Holly offers up over an hour long of thick booty-tech and bass driven house, filled with favorites from the likes of Claude Von Stroke, Salva, Krywolf, Mark Starr & Lux Groove, and forthcoming releases on Perfect Driver, No Brainer, and Main Course. Dig in kids!
1. Wood Holly – Spiritual Gangsta (Original Mix)
2. Claude Vonstroke – The Clapping Track (Original Mix)
3. Wuki – Same Damn Sound (Original Mix)
4. Wood Holly – Bowser (Original Mix)
5. Salva – Drop That B (Original Mix)
6. Lux Groove & Mark Starr – Oscillate (Original Mix)
7. Wk7 – Higher Power (Hardcore Pck Mix)
8. CDBL – That Trick (Mad Villains Remix)
9. Shark Slayer & Say Wut – The Buckhorn (Original Mix)
10. Sluggers – Turbo Fade (Mark Starr)
11. Kry Wolf – Concrete (Woz Remix)
12. Wood Holly – Space Cash (Original Mix)
13, Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s (Jordan Postrel Remix)
14. Travie Bobby – Out The Trunk (Original Mix)
15. Mac Dre – Thizzle Dance (Wood Holly Furly Ghost VIP)
16. Aaron Snapes – Whatcha Wanna Do (Wood Holly Remix)
17. Phrixus – Bring It Back (Original Mix)
18. Wood Holly – Up Hands (Original Mix)
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OKAY, OKAY… before you go “Really? Another ‘Jack’ remix?” – take in mind that we thought the same thing and the ONLY reason why we’re posting this for you guys is because its well worth it. The artwork doesn’t help the argument either, I know… But throughout all the heavier to groovier versions put out, the DC badman Tittsworth has teamed up with co-producer Alex Eljaiek to bring something far off his own beaten path – and its insatiably deep. They don’t stray far from the original, but rather evolve into a tech house spirited rolling bassline that sends this into “after hours” territory. It was even approved by the big wigs at Dirtybird! Grab it below for FREE
Luca has really stepped back from his Drop The Lime moniker to focus on Curses this year, and I have to say I’m happy about it. Bringing in deep, black basslines and heads down, hands up vibes, Curses shows a darker side to Luca that we just can’t get enough of. His latest work comes in the form of a remix for London-based Crystal Fighters‘ “LA Calling,” adding his Gotham Wave steez to the contrarily vocal and jovial original. √+
Our friends over at Prep School Recordings continue their spotlight of rising talent with the LA techno young gun Modus. His self-titled EP was released today, featuring 3 originals that boast a huge tech house sound. The EDC Discovery Project winner displays an homage to European greats and a fresh take on the time-tested genre. Fans of Mark Knight, UMEK and Pleasurekraft will be all over these tracks, so check it out below and grab the free bootleg remix as well!
After the untimely breakup of Crookers, Bot has been hard at work at a studio in West London creating what he calls the sound of 2018. With plenty of releases in 2013 to back up the solo studio grind he’s been on, Bot takes us down the free download route with the single, “Barefoot.” With a techy approach to this piece, Bot put together a bouncing synth bass line complimented with a modded out flute hook that is sure to have you giggin’ in no time. For more of what Bot has been up to this year be sure to check his SoundCloud for more releases.
Next up from Jesse Rose‘s busiest imprint of 2013, Play It Down, is a two-track EP from a brand new name to the label: Christian Nielsen. Over the years Jesse Rose has not only had many secret or not-so-secret monikers of his own, from Alias Jonez to Black Rose (with the legend Henrik Schwarz), but also has released music from many friends and peers under different names.
Christian Nielsen is the latest name to add to this tradition, and with a little research I’m sure any fan could figure it out. But for now, we are left with the Shades EP, which contains two house-y tech-y club jams that with simple progressions are able to do some heavy-lifting in keeping the floor moving and the people dancing. ‘Push’ is the house-ier and stronger of the two tracks, and subtle layers and changes in the track make this a real ‘push’-er in a DJ set. ‘Slick’ is a little more uptempo, a little more techy, and after the 4:06 mark I’ll be damned if you don’t do the obligatory “WOOOOOO!!!!!” that happens when you’re witnessing the peak mark of a classic house/techno track.
Shades EP is out next week on Play It Down, but you can stream both tracks via their Soundcloud below.
Wankelmut is a subtle star. It’s not common for DJs who sell over 1.3 million copies for an official remix on Sony and garner 100 million plays on YouTube to be “behind the scenes” so to speak, but it appears that Berlin-based Wankelmut doesn’t need a Billboard cover or a headline festival slot to keep doing what he loves. Back in January, Wankelmut released “My Head Is A Jungle” featuring Emma Louise, which was championed by Pete Tong and Annie Mac vigorously on BBC Radio 1 in addition to strong DJ support around the world. 8 months later, the big tune will be seeing a re-release on Positiva, featuring the original accompanied by 6 mixes including remixes from MK, Friend Within, Gui Boratto, Solee, and Kasper Bjorke as well as an extended Vocal Mix from the original producer. The EP will be released on September 15th, but until then, stream the MK remix as well as the original below.
It seems like it’s only been a few days since I last wrote about Tom Flynn, but I’m certainly not complaining. Back again with this funky tech four track EP on Mobilee Records it looks like there is no slowing down for the British producer. I love the tropical deep feel of “A New Dawn” and the drug centric vocal sample on “Under My Control” is perfectly matched by its funky bassline. Check em out below!