The beginning of each month HNQO releases a new podcast through his soundcloud showcasing some of the best tracks in deep house. This months podcast titled “Lights of My City” is full of groovy house jams that are the perfect cure for the common frown.
Who is HNQO?
This past July Henrique Oliveira or better known as “HNQO” burst onto the international deep house scene with his release “Point of View” on Hot Creations records. “Point of View” hit number one on the beatport deep house chart and ever since the 22 year old from Brazil has been one to watch.
With an upcoming release on up and coming UK label Midnight Social Recordings & the launch of his own label Playperview, I expect big things from the young Brazilian producer in 2013.
In 2011, Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones was the undisputed king of the rising deep house field, and here at the tail end of 2012, fellow label mate Lee Foss is hot on his heels with a superb Essential Mix and one hell of a fiery EP.
Our very own Troy Kurtz brings you a truly unique mix of solid house grooves in his signature sexy suave, to commemorate his momentous relocation from Miami to LA. May this be a sign of more great things to come. Welcome to your new home, bud.
Slap & Tickle resident DJ Santiago Caballero delivers an extremely tasty first installment of his Sanduguera mix series. Clearly inspired by the late nights that we’ve spent manning the decks together at Miami’s infamous Electric Pickle, his mix delivers a dollop of deep basslines and wondrous house tunes. For those of you in Miami this Halloween, you can catch Santi warming up for The Magician on October 31st at Bardot. Click here for more info.
Duke Dumont is back in a big way with the second installment of his For Club Play Only series. He released the first EP in May on Turbo Recordings, and is following it up with two massive tracks called ‘No Money Blues’ and ‘The Giver’. You can pick both up on September 17th.
A couple of days ago New Orleans natives Ryan Deffes & Barrett Bonura (aka Junk Yard Rhythm Section) dropped their new EP Falling on Cimelde Records. Falling is an extremely solid EP from start to finish, showcasing deep underlying grooves that are complimented by perfected percussion. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this EP and at the moment am really feeling Kolombo‘s remix of Falling.
Ms. Tamara Sky and myself, Tre are on dirt duty this week and we have some splendidly fresh sounds for your experienced ears. From massive drops to spotless underlying groove, Tamara and myself have covered all the bases. So sit back, grab some free tunes and enjoy!
Tonight, things are leaned out, grimey and late night. We’ve scoured the sonic landscape for these picks that have been taking us over the edge and into the abyss lately. Embrace your inner afterparty weirdo. Go deep. Get ‘em into you.
This four track EP by Steve Huerta on Amadeus Records is sexy, deep house with a club-friendly demeanor geared for the summer. Throbbing bass, bubbly synths, intricate vocal work and sampling, spot-on grooves and percussion, filtered pad work. It takes you deep– very deep– but in a friendly sort of way that Steve is carving out as his signature. I’ve always loved what he does with the vocal samples that he combs the sonic world to find, and he’s got a hauntingly good sense of atmosphere that is at this point unmistakable. All wraps up nicely by an even deeper remix by Urulu, another favorite of ours. Everything these two put out just keeps getting better and better. I’m on board and hereby offer my unconditional endorsement.
Now, I don’t usually post unless something really strikes my fancy. Even more rare still will a mix inspire me to words. And the best part? It’s GDD’s very own Troy Kurtz today, absolutely nailing it with this mix he did with Panic Bomber, the first installment in their “Berlin Breeze” mix series. I’ve been consistently more and more impressed with what TK and Panic Bomber have been putting out of Miami since their deeper-than debut Never Sleeping. Life is good when it’s summertime and you can sit back and watch your colleagues and best friends become your favorite DJs in the world.