It takes a special kind of person to pull a feat like releasing music every 12th of the month on the dot for a whole year, and house producer and champion Jesse Rose is just that kind of special person. November means the second to last in his 12×12 series, this time seeing him parter with Australian-based Playmode and Cool Kids’ cool kid Chuck Inglish on vocals. It’s ‘g-house’ without any of the overdone ‘g-house’ formulas.
Jesse’s new 12×12 is out exclusively on Beatport now, but you can stream it below, and hop over to his Soundcloud page to check out the rest of the 12×12 series.
Last week on Play It Down, the UK-based label from Jesse Rose, two very talented gentlemen by the names of Doc Daneeka and Nick Hook came together on a brilliant collab track called ‘Jacking Dogs’. Doc and Nick are two extremely multi-faceted guys in the industry, both dipping their fingers in multitudes of genre and talent pots, and more importantly doing it with all sorts of style and grace. ‘Jacking Dogs’ is their first collaboration together, and with such comes with a new pseudonym: Doc:Hook.
‘Jacking Dogs’ is smooth, infectious house music, keeping with the classic Play It Down vibes whilst remaining as interesting and fresh as can be. For now it’s out exclusively on Beatport, and you can stream and purchase it below:
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.
Jesse Rose is keeping himself very busy. In between constant touring, curating his Made For The Night parties, remixing a boatload of different artists from Banks to Calvin Harris to Rüfüs and more, he’s also promised to deliver a single or EP on the 12th of every month of 2013 as part of his “12×12″ series.
July’s 12×12 comes in what is undeniably his strongest vocal 12×12 of the year: ‘Time Is But A Moment’. Featuring vocals from NYC’s Arama, it’s a catchy little number that’s an ode to New York’s house heritage. I’m almost certain you’ll be hearing this from all your favorite house DJs playing wherever you are in the world… the 12x12s were created by Jesse who’s spent years mastering the art of how to keep people dancing… ‘Time Is But A Moment’ is proof that the effort continues to pay off.
You can stream the track below and purchase the release (which will include two remixes) this Friday, July 12.
This December, you’ll be gearing up for the holidays, going on ski trips, and most importantly, reading year-end reviews from blogs and other online publications. My prediction is that atop all of the ‘Tastemakers’ lists for best songs of 2011, Oliver $‘s ‘Doin’ Ya Thang’ will hold its place just as it did on Beatport for multiple months. If the Berlin-based producer was not well-known from his multiple releases on Made To Play, Play It Down, and Wearhouse, he certainly picked up a lot of attention from his vocal sample masterpiece released last April. Now, the groovemeister is touring 4 continents for the rest of the year, working on a debut album out on Made To Play early next year, and helping out Justin Martin in the studio for his album due out on dirtybird. He’s a busy guy, and most recently, he’s made a fantastic mix for DJ Mag that includes some top tier producers and he’s given us the preview to his newest release, ‘Granulated Soul.’