SOHN - The Wheel (Distinction Remix) [free download in 320 goodness via his SoundCloud!!]
UK producer Distinction (/dɪˈstɪŋkʃən/) takes SOHN's upbeat and bouncy jam “The Wheel” and gives it a moody makeover. I love how clear and pronounced the vocals start out in this remix, and by the minute mark the listener is immersed in a melancholic, chopped and screwed world with a deep trapped out bass. It is truly a beautiful remix of an already magnificent track, and I suggest that you go and grab the free download above and play in your headphones some hazy and reflective evening.
Hobo - Incise
I’m just going to leave this one here.
"Another Minus smasher (and my favorite tune so far this season), this track got the treatment by Maceo Plex at the Amneisa opening, just before heading to Underworld’s ‘Born Slippy’ to finish things up for the day, as well as Uner’s Pulse Radio podcast. It’s, deep, twisted, undulating synth grooved out of Amnesia’s terrace speakers, shaking the floor and vibrating our chests as Maceo danced along, making for one of the most welcome returns to any club a techno fan could have asked for."
Green Velvet - Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)
Walk around like you´re bigger than Prince. Deep.
Joy O - BRTHDTT (Big Room Tech House DJ Tool Tip)
Finally found the name of this song that had been eluding me for a minute. First heard it at one of the Dirtybird parties earlier this year at Mezzanine, and this song sounds damn good on a huge soundsystem, staying true to its name (Big Room Tech House). Joy O really kills it on this wobbly track.
The Weeknd - Wicked Games (Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo Remix) [[free download!]]
A bass heavy, deep and unique 126 bpm remix of The Weeknd's “Wicked Games”. The rolling bass in this track just keep coming and undoubtedly causes the floor to erupt. I absolutely love the back and forth pace of this track. Scope the free download that Birmingham’s Hannah Wants released today!
XXYYXX - About You
Heard this track for the first time last night at Prajna Yoga’s Two Year Anniversary Party. This woman Tiana was doing some serious L.E.D. hooping to this track and had the whole place mesmerized! Enjoy the warm, ambient synths with some bass later in the song. Reminds me a lot of Koreless's grooves.
Lee Burridge and Matthew Dekay - Wongel [via Zippyshare]
Bouncy tech house goodness with nice little variations and progressions over a ten-minute span. Lee Burridge and Matthew Dekay provide deliciously clean bass that is sure to keep a dancefloor popping. Props to my homie Greg “Chin” for this one.
James Blake - Live at Coachella 4/14/2013
A very decent and pretty high quality recording of UK’s legendary James Blake throwing it down at Coachella last weekend. I wasn’t able to make it there this year, so this is the next best thing for me, and his set is absolutely beautiful. This is now convincing me to find a way to buy tickets to one of his sold out shows in SF at Mezzanine coming up. Thanks to Evil Concussion on Soundcloud for posting his recording of the set.
☆ ☆ ☆ T R A C K L I S T I N G ☆ ☆ ☆
01.) James Blake - Air & Lack Thereof
02.) James Blake - I Never Learnt To Share
03.) James Blake - Overgrown
04.) James Blake - Limit To Your Love
05.) James Blake - CMYK
06.) James Blake - Voyeur
07.) James Blake - Digital Lion
08.) James Blake - To The Last
09.) James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream
10.) James Blake - Retrograde
Disclosure - What’s In Your Head (Mak & Pasteman Remix)
The Nottingham based UK duo Mak & Pasteman take Disclosure’s silky smooth and groovy track “What’s In Your Head” and turn it into a club banger with the 808 bass treatment. Their deep and heavy basslines on this remix are very reminiscent of the Dirtybird or Night Slugs sound to me, and I think you’ll enjoy this one quite a bit if you’re a fan of that arena of electronica.
James Blake - Take a Fall For Me (feat. RZA)
This is the third track off James Blake’s latest album, Overgrown. I’ll do an album review later. “Take a Fall For Me” is melancholic and moody, and Blake’s high pitched manipulated vocals with RZA’s lyricism are beautifully mixed with hypnotic piano tones and deep bass lines. I haven’t given the entire album a thorough listen yet, but I’ve had this track on repeat about three times now and am definitely impressed so far.
Kerri Chandler - Oblivion
house music is all about love
First heard this ultra-deep, smooth and hypnotic track on Dusky’s Essential Mix last year. I was immediately put into that late night, deep house trance that commands your entire body to move. The bass lines on “Oblivion” are so low that you need serious headphones or good speakers to even hear them, and the spoken vocals are absolutely mesmerizing. A must-have tune for all serious fans of the deep house scene.
DJ Snake - Together [free download in 320!]
I never thought I’d be listening to hardstyle in a non-ironic fashion in 2013, until I heard this mind blowing jam “Together” that my good friend Noel shared with me today. “Together” pays homage to the good ol’ days of that uplifting, “we-are-pirates” sort of rising synth combined with that sharp kick drum, resulting in a whole bunch of people from the Netherlands and Melbourne battling it out on the floor to see who has the superior shuffle.
According to his Soundcloud, DJ Snake is “Born & Raised in Motherfuckin’ Paris,” and I absolutely love that he reps his Parisian roots hard. This track is absolutely flooring to me. Hardstyle meets trap in a manner that is très fantastique. I have to admit, trap generally does not scratch the right itch for me, but this track is absolutely on point for everything that I do enjoy about the genre.
The first drop is masterful, with the requisite repeating “bounce” vocal / lasers and a bassline that would light up any dancefloor. The song once again tilts its head in the direction of that classic hardstyle sound and build, but the second drop is pretty unexpected and absolutely godly. The heady arabian sounding bass along with the repeated “work” vocal is guaranteed to get people slithering.
The best part? He’s giving the track away for free via his Soundcloud in 320kbps quality. Class act. Throw this track on repeat, because if you’re like me you were probably wishing that “Together” had another few minutes on it. Werk.
Kingdom - Bank Head (feat. Kelela)
Just listened to Kingdom’s first track off his forthcoming album, Vertical XL which drops on May 28th and I’m quite excited for its release. “Bank Head” has Kingdom’s signature cascading bass waterfalls, combined with claps and a warm synth to produce a very warm, summer-ready beat. You can hear the influence of his time with Night Slugs on this track with the echoing vocals that are reminiscent of Girl Unit’s dancefloor dominator “Wut.” Enjoy the smooth bass.
Underworld - Holding the Moth (Audiojack Remix) [download]
Hello readers! It has been FAR too long since I’ve posted anything, so I’m going to kick off my posting again with a track that is fit for rocking a large room, festival, headphones…any locale with the bass.
The English house legends Underworld take you on a journey on this track, with the techno duo Audiojack cutting it up spectacularly. This track is dear to my house-loving heart. I’m pretty sure the first time I heard it was at EDC 2009, I definitely remember James Zabielaletting this song bang on the main stage with tens of thousands of people in the L.A. Coliseum, and hearing this jam takes me right back. Turn it up and let it take you on a ride.
with a glass eye on you
electric eye on you
who could dance like you
dance like you dance all day
pleasure dance like you delay
…keep it simple
Dusky - Essential Mix 2012-10-13
GO DEEP. As a huge fan of the deep house genre, the UK duo Dusky takes the clean and deep bass to a whole new level. It is a perfect mix for an afterhours, warehouse soiree. This is hands down one of my favorite essential mixes I’ve heard all year. I can only imagine a 2am-6am set with these beats going down. Thanks to Alexandra for opening my eyes to this one.