Here’s a new one that is definitely worth shedding some light on. Rising LA talent, ROOM8 recently released their single “No Hard Feelings” a few weeks back and today we’re happy to share a stellar remix by fellow LA producer, Rothchild. Retro synths and a thicker kick drum give the original track a livelier vibe that perfect to set the cruise control to. Rothchild aka Ryland Blackington is a new project, but he’s a seasoned musician as a veteran with ex-Cobra Starship and having done vocals for Oliver’s “Light Years Away”.
This new release on Spinnin Deep is more up my alley with its piano rich chord progressions and pitched R&B vocals. The brains behind this release are two duo projects, Lucas & Steve and Matt & Kendo and they’ve certainly caught their listener’s attention. Well over 100K plays in a few days on Soundcloud, their production style is classic yet very attractive and there’s no doubt you’ll be hearing this on the dance floor this summer.
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Take a moment to absorb the latest work from one DC’s rising producers Philco. He transforms the original into a sexy dance floor heater with classic house progression and four on the floor kick that’ll keep people going well into the night. The smoky vocals of India add another dimension to the track and bring it to life. It’s a free download for all you DJ’s out there, you can grab a free download here.
Two of the UKs hottest house producers Shadow Child and Ben Pearce have joined forces to create what’s bound to be huge summer anthem “Nothing Ever Hurts” features the vocals of newcomer Laurel. This emotive little laid back Deep House track, screams festival vibes and we’re pretty sure we’ll be hearing a lot of this track.
So we’re already full swing into festival season and just last week I returned (and am still recovering) from a weeks partying in Barcelona for Sonar. It’s a musical mecca I’ve partaken in for what’s just been my fifth year in a row and I assure you it won’t be my last. The festival itself is undoubtedly one of the biggest and best electronic music festivals in the world, but it’s not just the festival alone that gets the city buzzing, it’s a whole heap of ‘off Sonar’ parties that throb and thrive during Sonar week, that make Barcelona a hub to club-goers from Europe and beyond.
One such party, which always takes place on the Thursday night of Sonar week (Official Sonar only takes place Thurs day + Friday Day & Night) is Heidi’s Jackathon party, which is an absolute must for any house music lovers descending on the city during Sonar week. Heidi’s Jackathon parties, wherever they are in the world, always massively go off; I’ve been to a few and each and every time, I’ve walked away musically mind-blown, wondering if I’ll ever top it, this one was no exception. This is my third Sonar Jackathon, each and every year Heidi hand-picks pretty much all of my favorite DJ’s and throws one fuck-off party with them all gracing the decks; the likes of Detroit Swindle, Waze & Odyssey, Bicep, George Fitzgerald, Citizenn, Ejeca pretty much all my top picks have been guests previous years. This year, she had Kim Ann Foxman return, Krankbrother, and legends Derrick Carter and Carl Craig while she took on a bk2bk with Tom Trago, absolute dream line-up.
The venue changes yearly and this time the setting was Razzmatazz, arguably Barcelona’s most renowned and prestigious nighclub. I was lucky enough to be invited to the pre-drinks on the roof terrace, sipping on beers while Krankbrother laid some soulful vibes, to watch the sun go down. Meanwhile downstairs, Kim Ann Foxman stepped-up in the main room, while the venue began to fill with excited party-goers, smashing out a set of solid, Acid house grooves to warm the crowd; I’ve seen Kim play a few times and this was undoubtedly the best set I’ve heard her deliver, bang on point. Next up, Chicago legend Derrick Carter came to the decks, laying down (in my opinion) the best set of the evening; relentless, pumping, hi-NRG hands-in-the-air, no-nonsence, banging, Chicago House, so.damn.good!! Making way for the No1 girl herself, Heidi who together with Tom Trago, tore the roof off the venue with a set of heavy, Deep-Tech House grooves. Finally Detroit Techno God Carl Craig absolutely ripped his way through the closing set of the night, firmly cementing his status as one of the worlds leading Techno DJ’s.
This was a Epic musical journey of mind-blowing proportions, impossible to top i’m sure (until the next Jackathon anyway) and for those of you who missed out, Heidi put together a pre-mix of Carl Craigs best remixes prior to the party, check it.
We’re super proud to share a brand new remix from one of Brooklyn’s rising female DJ’s, Akki in collaboration with fellow New York producer, Zev. The two take on Major Lazor‘s “Too Original” for a bass heavy remix that’ll have you busting out your best dance floor moves. The two work in more house flavored elements and percussion including rhythmic synths that support the lead vocals while maintaining the pumping energy of the original. The result is a down and dirty dance floor burner.
‘Anthem’ by N-Joi is exactly that, an epic old-skool, serious hands-in-the-air type anthem. The intro needs no intro and is unashamedly spine-tingling greatness, perfect festival fodder. Swiss producer Nicolas Haelg however, has stepped this little bad-boy up a notch and made it even more goose-bump worthy. The intro is drawn out longer and even more epic and then drops in with more punch than the original, more choppy stabs, extra sweeps and a modern house twist. Awesome stuff and a lovely free download too.
Starting off our week here is a stellar remix of Little Giants‘ “Lately (Love, Love, Love)” by french producer Monsieur Adi. Although Monsieur Adi may have been off the radar with new releases lately, he hasn’t lost his touch one bit. He gives the original tune a Balearic house feel with glaring synths and gentle percussion that fit Little Giants’ vocals beautifully. Summer is here and there’s no better time to spread the love around.
This past weekend was another very special one for Lipstick Disco in New York City. We teamed up again with Music-Agogo as well as Mugatunes to organize a showdown at Cameo, headlined by none other than LA based deep house producer Templeton. He teased out his brand new remix of Robyn’s Dancing On My Own during his set and we’re so excited that it was officially released earlier today. Needless to say, any DJ who throws down this pumping remix won’t have people dancing on their own for long.
Thank you to everyone, from passionate followers to artists who came out for this event. Till next time!
21 year old Instrum (aka Jacob Entel) has quite the range of production skills with recent releases ranging from nu disco to future house, he’s managed to capture the attention of fans around the world. With chart topping remixes, he’s showing no sign of slowing down, this time teaming up with Carneyval on this stellar future house remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “I”. Powerful synth stabs and piano melodies paired with a punchy kick and upbeat rhythm suit the soulful vocals well and make this the perfect track to push us right on into the weekend. Grab a free download here.
If you’re in search for some tropical sounds look no further than the TropiKult collective, home to some of our current tropical favorites, including Instrum, Bobby Brush, and Deep Chills. Today we’re floating to Bergs’ new single “The Time is Just Right ft Trine Hartz” full of light-hearted guitar riffs and sweet tender vocals that make up the perfect tune for your summer soundtrack.
The aptly titled Einmusika Recordings, the label owned by German producer Einmusik, aka Samuel Kindermann, has been providing dance music fans with great tech house releases for some time now. In addition to the label boss’ own productions, they have the likes of Jager, Miss Melera, and more recently, Jose Maria Ramon, William Medagli & Thallulah. The trio’s latest offering in the form of a two-track EP and a remix, is a captivating blend of techno synths, uplifting and melancholic melodies, deep, emotional pads and groovy beats. Edited by German producer Jonas Saalbach at an increased pace, No Infinity is a glorious tune off the Once Upon A Time EP.
Michael Calfan has got some serious summer vibes coming your way; his newest original is a blend of some of our summertime favorites – think Bakermat x Kygo x Thomas Jack all in one song. A four on the floor kick drives the track forward with a catchy piano riff and very sexy lead harmonica that separates Michael Calfan from his musical counterparts. This one is definitely being added to our summertime playlist. The single will be release on June 29th via Spinnin’ Records.
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