Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo - Teardrop on the Fire [download]
Hailing from Birmingham, Hannah Wants is one of the multitude of rising electronic music talents from the UK today. I only discovered her music a few days ago, when listening to catz n dogz essential mix (which I highly recommend by the way…) and now I am stoked to have found her unique and irresistible beats. When I heard the “Teardrop on the Fire” vocal sample on the Essential Mix at around [50.05] followed up by some banging deep house with an even smoother passage into a slower, grooving rhythm, I had to pause and find the tracklist STAT and look into what artist made me get out of my chair and dance unrestrainedly with headphones on. Don’t forget to download the track for free in [320 kbps] above from the artist herself…More to come on Hannah Wants, keep an eye out for her!
Ali Love - Emperor (Maceo Plex Last Disco Rework)
This track made the rounds over at Miami Music Week, and Maceo Plex’s disco rework is a killer jam to be vibing out to in the hot Miami sun. Crosstown Rebels always bring the fire.
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.
The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)
I’ve been on quite the disco kick lately, and this late-2010 remix of The Chemical Brothers epic track “Swoon” has me on a psychedelic disco adventure. The Norwegian Lindstrom and Prins Thomas take this heady track on a ride on the Scandinavian space-age-disco train, a la Todd Terje, with synths that are pretty much out of this world. I would love to hear this jam with my feet in the sand somewhere. Can’t wait for summer.
Tensnake - Need Your Lovin (Tiger and Woods Remix)
Happy Friday! From the German house connoisseur who brought you “Coma Cat” comes “Need Your Lovin,” with a psychedelic and loopy remix by the enigmatic Italian duo Tiger and Woods. I remember seeing Tensnake at A Club Called Rhonda last year in March, and this heady track definitely got the dancefloor groovin’. Hope these warm, disco- infused beats put some beat in your step today.
Roman Flügel - Thank You Jack
Been groovin’ all morning to this super heady track by Frankfurt based German DJ Roman Flügel, off his Cookie Dust EP. This song is absolutely beautiful. A swirl of ambient melodies converge upon a g-funk inspired, glitchy trip-hop beat. The intro reminds me a bit of the ambiance of Sasha’s Airdrawndagger album, and when beat drops I am elevated to a state of bliss. This track is masterfully crafted, and I highly recommend you check out his stellar EP.
Miguel Campbell - Not That Kind of Girl
Jamming to deep house is a surefire way to get your morning started on a groovin’ note. Those familiar with The Magician’s mixtapes, specifically #26 will instantly recognize this massive tune by another Hot Creations star Miguel Campbell. After sampling “How to Dress Well,” The Magician launches into this heavenly disco track, which features Beck Lott’s smooth vocals along with a steady, stomping beat. It blows my mind that this release was a B-Side, which just goes to show you the prowess of the deep house vanguard of Hot Creations. Get your morning started right, and start stomping!
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
Norwegian producer Todd Terje delivers some delectable, space-age disco goodness with “Inspector Norse.” I heard jam dropped by Christian Martin at the first Dirtybird party of the year this past weekend, and I was so stoked when this song started playing! Everybody started grooving to the fun and funky beats immediately, and my happiness level went through the roof as the entire room got down to this massive party track. I hope to hear this spun on a dancefloor in space one day. This one’s for you, min Norwegian, Siv Rakel! :)
Getting physical with Blond:ish throwing down a full moon set at Burning Man.
Blond:ish shining under the full moon on the Robot Heart bus, Burning Man 2012. Take us back!
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The XX - Angels (Bodhi Remix)
An excellent, chilled out remix of “Angels” by Bodhi. You don’t wanna miss this groove, I find it more exciting/dancefloor ready than the original.
Uffe - When the Sun Rose
Deep, dark, and smooth groove. Reminds me a lot of Nicolas Jaar.
Suzanne Kraft - Jus U [download]
Laid back, summer disco groove by Suzanne Kraft. I saw Suzanne a little while ago at some party over at Public Works, and he did a great job of bringing that disco warmth to the floor. Enjoy this free track from Friends of Friends new sister label, Young Adults. Props again to XLR8R for always bringing the freshest of jams to light.
Cities of Foam - Girls in Bars [download]
I wrote about Cities of Foam a few weeks ago, and I wanted to share another one of my favorites tracks off their album, A Great Day for the Race. “Girls in Bars” is an upbeat and jazzy electronic track with a heady groove. Mildly psychedelic and very catchy.
More Cities of Foam here.
Maya Jane Coles - What They Say [download]
Maya Jane Coles is a deep house goddess who hails from the UK (God, why am I not living and breathing UK’s amazing music and scene right now…) like many of the great electronic artists today. 24 year old Maya Jane Coles was just named “Best Newcomer” at the Ibiza DJ Awards, and she already has caught the attention and commanded respect from the biggest names in the electronic music community. Her style is very unique; her beats are a blend of tech-house and deep house, and you can hear the influence of her Japanese and British upbringing in her sounds. She is quite possibly my favorite artist of the moment; in 2010 she won the award for being the Best Breakthrough Producer in DJ Mag, and she has been producing hits consistently since.
This song, “What They Say” hit #1 on Beatport’s Deep House charts, and it has been at the top of the charts at respected music authority Resident Advisor. The first time I heard this song, I was in awe and immediately scoured the internet in hopes of finding the song. I highly suggest you download this gem. More Maya Jane Coles to come… I will keep you posted with the freshest tracks from the beautiful M.J. Coles :)
SBTKRT ft. Little Dragon - Wildfire [download]
This tune has a sweet bassline and a sexy rhythm. SBTRKT (pronounced subtract) and Little Dragon really do an amazing job on this track. Its tribal, electronic, and has a grooving tempo that makes you just vibe slowly to the beat. A+