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.
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.
Andre Crom - Hypnotizing (Homework NYC ‘82 Mix)
Amsterdam’s up and coming duo, Homework takes this track by Andre Crom back to NYC 90s house with warm vibes and classic samples. [4:04] is probably my favorite build, and when the beat comes back in I’m put into a hypnotic trance where my feet and head move with no direction from my brain. On repeat. Warm and fuzzy.
Tomas Barfod - Till We Die (Blond:ish Remix)
Massive remix of Tomas Barfod's summer tune “Till We Die” by Get Physical's sexy UK-based duo Blond:ish. I wrote about Tomas Barfod last year, and then later discovered Blond:ish, so imagine how pumped I was to find this amazing remix by two extremely talented producers.
Blond:ish takes the original in a new completely new and intricate journey, with hypnotic riffs, mesmerizing basslines, and a chillingly smooth inlay of Nina Kinert’s vocals. Blond:ish’s talent is unique, provocative and genre-defying, and this remix is a clear example of their beautiful sound.
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!
MaG - Freedom [download]
Normally I don’t post too much hip-hop, but this caught my eye this morning as I was browsing through new music. RCRD LBL sent me an email of a free album download by this new rapper MaG, and in their words… “Ambitious, declarative and sprawling, MaG smashes through the rap wall and announces his presence as a refreshing new voice in New York hip-hop with the release of his new LP freedom." He has a good rhythm, and his lyrics flow smoothly with a clean beat.
Thievery Corporation - Satyam Shivam Sundaram (Feat. Gunjan)
"To summarize Satyam Shivam Sundaram means that the path of truthfulness (Satyam) is always conscious based (Shivam) and leads to inner happiness (Sundaram).
Or to acquire inner happiness one should follow the path of truthfulness and conscious based decisions.” Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite Thievery Corporation tracks. If you haven’t heard the album which this song is from, The Cosmic Game (2005), I highly recommend you check it out. ”Satyam Shivam Sundaram” is heady and hypnotic; the use of the sitar and the echoing vocals teleports the listener to another cosmic dimension. Rob Garza and Eric Hilton make up the duo, and they put on a helluva live show with all their supporting artists… If you ever get a chance to see them live, or even for a DJ set, you should see them immediately! I was lucky to catch them at the Greek Theater in Berkeley a while back, and their show is honestly one of the coolest live sets around.
The Bamboos - The Wilhelm Scream (feat. Megan Washington)
James Blake’s post-dubstep ballad reinvented by The Bamboos and Megan Washington. This is a beautiful, mellow, and jazzy take on the already fabulous original. For some reason I can picture this song going to the credits of a bomb movie. Maybe someone should do it. This strikes me as an evening song.
Disclosure - What’s In Your Head
No words needed, really.
Justin Martin - Fabric Promo Summer Mix 2012 [download]
Justin Martin puts out a killer summer mix for Fabric (UK). J Martin gets all deep and funky on this mix, and I can’t seem to pause for a break now that I’ve started it. Get involved with the Dirtybird crew.
Alpines - Cocoon (Nocturnal Sunshine Remix) [download]
Miss Maya Jane Coles, under her dubstep alias Nocturnal Sunshine drops some dark, deep, smooth and sexy sounding beats with this Alpines remix. This song has a very underground, industrial vibe to it, and I love the direction that she is taking with these futuristic sounding beats. It is no surprise that she is making such gigantic waves in the industry with her infectious house music and dark yet thoughtful tracks under her dubstep moniker, Nocturnal Sunshine, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for 2012.
Physics - Holding On ft. Daisy (Karol XVII & MB Valence Remix) [download]
Today’s deep house brought to you by Physics, Karol XVII, and MB Valence. Don’t really know much about any of them, but I think this song hits the spot in terms of deep house vibes. Super chill and lounge-y, with the sexy and smokey vocals that draw you in right before dropping the beat again.