Chicago’s prolific house music producer, Roy Davis Jr., is still on point, even after decades of strong influence in the scene. His newest release comes as a remix of Kim Anh’s “Shadows,” and he easily does justice to the original, while giving it his own flair. On his remix, Roy Davis Jr. keeps the soulful, psychedelic vibes strong with a smooth four-on-the-floor rhythm that’s accented by strings, phaser-ed guitar work, and chopped n’ screwed vocals. Enjoy below and buy it on iTunes.
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This year, the UK’s producer/live band front man, Duke Dumont, has been maintaining his steady ascent, as he aims to bring something different and refreshing both in the studio and on stage. A couple of months ago, he announced his Blasé Boys Club EP series with the first track “Ocean Drive” that was initially premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The 80’s-inspired track has become a fan favorite, and it’s now receiving some remixes from Hayden James and Shaun Frank, who have each given their own groovy house music flair – James taking more of a poolside approach, while Frank positions it for late night dance floors. Listen for yourself here. The Blasé Boys Club Vol. 1 EP is due out on October 2nd, and the remixes will be out on October 16th.
It’s jusssst about the end of Summer and Le Youth decided to squeak in one last anthem before the sun sets for good on the Summer season. It goes deeper than your favorite pool party and packs more heat than the best day at the beach. Catch Le Youth b2b Goldroom at this year’s CRSSD October Festival in San Diego and hear more of what these two Summer dons have cookin’ up!
Newcomer Alessia Cara broke through with her addictive hit, “Here,” off of her Four Pink Walls EP, and now the official remixes for it are starting to surface. One of which that caught my ear comes from the 20-year-old Winnipeg-based producer, Vincent, formerly known as XVII. After releasing remixes of Meek Mill & Drake’s “R.I.C.O.” and Flume’s “Some Minds,” Vincent is keeping his momentum rolling into the last quarter of the year as he delivers this outstanding future bass rendition of “Here” that gives Alessia Cara’s vocals a backdrop of wobbly lush synths, and punchy low-end for club/festival use. Enjoy!
NYC’s Gryffin is hopping back on the remix train after two successful offerings – his Years & Years “Desire” remix and his first Flight Log mix. For this latest undertaking, he’s drifted away from his house tendencies to transform Josef Salvat’s “Open Season,” which is sure to be a surprise for many of his fans. Gryffin has crafted soft synth plucks and new percussion around the original’s vocals, while keeping a mellow groove with a steady breakbeat foundation. Listen above!
If you’re a house head and you don’t recognize the name Billy Kenny, chances are you already know his widely reputable tracks. With tracks supported by so many heavy hitters in the scene, there’s no doubt you’ve caught his sound rinsed in clubs and festivals worldwide. Aside from releasing on Dirtybird and co-running the hidden gem of a label This Ain’t Bristol, Billy now has brought his production onto the perma-hot Australian label Sweat It Out, delivering a howling bass heavy flip for Benson‘s new single “Hollow”. The remix is officially out today, so we caught up with the man himself about the release and his upcoming shows in the USA.
Billy Kenny! Probably one of the most underrated producers right now, with everyone supporting your music from Skream to Chris Lake to Claude VonStroke. What’s one special ingredient that goes into a Billy Kenny track?
Thanks for the kind words! I test everything I make, live in my set’s before they go out as a demo to labels, so if it doesn’t work in the club, it’s most likely going in the bin (or “trash” if I’m in your neck of the woods!) I guess that’s not a specific ingredient, but definitely a formula I’ve been going by.
You’ve got a new remix for Benson just that just dropped on Sweat It Out. How did that come about with those Sweaty Aussies? Was it an easy flip of the original or a major process to get it where you wanted it?
I have indeed, Benson just hit me up out of the blue actually. As soon as I heard the original I was keen, but the final version being released was actually my third attempt! I scrap any idea I’m not fully into after three hours, which is what I did with the other two. Third time lucky aye!?
Your co-owned label “This Aint Bristol” churns out some of the best in underground house music, and your set for a 15 track compilation on September 24th. What was one thing you looked for in selecting the tunes? Who can we expect on the release?
Thanks! Yeah, I’m so excited about the compilation, it’s definitely my favorite release from TAB to date. I have a lot more freedom with our VA’s, so picking tracks for them is always much more fun. I had an idea where I wanted to go with it, but having each individual track stand out as much as possible was my main goal. “Even More Selections” has everything from absolute weapons to warm up and closing time stuff, so a bit of something for everyone! I won’t spoil the fun, but can tell you there’s stuff in there from artists we’ve previously worked with, new faces and of course contributions from our team including Maximono, Abby Jane and myself.
So we here a USA tour is in the works, with some big dates @ The Dirtybird Campout, HARD Day Of The Dead, and Holy Ship!… What are you most excited about with the American shows and the crowds?
I’m crazy excited for all three of these! I’m sure they’ll all be huge highlights of what has already been the best year for me so far and I’m really grateful to Vonstroke and Destructo for bringing me over there. First of all, I can’t wait to eat a burger from Grillson at the Campout and meet the rest of the DB family! I’ve been watching after-movies from HARD and Holy Ship! which both look unreal! Basically all three of those shows are most likely going to blow my mind! I’m getting pumped thinking about them now, so I’m moving on to the next question.
If you weren’t DJing/producing, what would you be doing?
Nobody knows this, but when i first moved to Germany, it was at a time when there wasn’t a lot happening musically, so i applied for a job at a coffee manufacturers just to stay above water. Anyway, about a week later, things just started to fall into place starting with a call i got from CR2 Records who asked me to do some sample pack work for them. A week after that i found a wicked studio to rent and moved in, so i knuckled down and worked on my music. In answer to your question, I’d probably be bagging up coffee beans!
Listen to Billy Kenny’s remix for Benson “Hollow” below, and watch out for This Ain’t Bristol Even More Selections compilation out September 24th!
Vibe cultivator Gallant has seen a plethora of remixes on his new single “Weight In Gold” – and this new flip from On Planets is literally holds it weight with a melodic downtempo groove and even a live horn section. No more talking, just baby making. Press play.
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The productions of Craig Williams go a long way in my MP3 library – his remixes are known for taking dance pop anthems and morphing them into techno laced dance floor stompers. A hefty trait to be known for, to say the least. His latest is no exception taking Duke Dumont‘s 2015 fanfare “The Giver” and reducing it into it’s simplest four on the floor counterpart. Ripe for anytime past midnight, it’s sure to bring the ruckus to any club or festival setting.
Well well well, it looks like the Fantastic 4 are real after all! Monkey Safari have paired with some BIG names for the release of their latest remix EP featuring their cosmic new tune, “Walls.” Perfect for staring at the clouds, or you know, generally existing, the German duo delivers a reaffirming anthem to help guide you to the light of the dance floor. The fun doesn’t stop with the Original Mix, though, as three House music heavy-weights interpret the tune to their own taste.
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!