So Tom Misch isn’t the usual vibes we post on the blog, but when I heard the promo for this album (which drops today), I instantly fell in love and thought it was way too good not to mention. Soulful, seductive, funk-R&B with rich and colorful textures and a host of incredible vocalists, Tom is one super talented 20-year old, producer / multi instrumentalist pure musical genius. One song I instantly fell in love with and has a more up-tempo housey flavour is ‘Your Love’ featuring Alexa Harley.
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Keep your eye on French trio 3 Monkeyzz. Their most recent release ‘Into My Dream,’ premiered by The Dancing Pineapple, will infiltrate your heart and mind as Lousie Mambell’s vocals loosely flow so effortlessly over tropical synths and relaxing shakers. This is the perfect tune for unwinding with that close friend / partner who always offers a level of comfort in the silence. Take some time to sail in and out of each other’s dreams and “if your mind is torn, please tell [them] about it.”
Warning: You might be that person at work today bopping away at your desk to a vibey-dancey tune that no one else can hear. But it is totally worth it to make a fool of yourself if it means hearing Kat Krazy’s new mix of Ella Eyre’s Good Times on repeat. Nevermind a long, suspense-filled build – I secretly prefer tunes like this that just gets straight to the point. If we came here to dance, don’t keep us waiting one beat longer. The good times are right here, right now.
Italian producer FreakMe and Montpellier resident Stan Ritch collaborate on this melodic tech house track with cinematic strings that is out on September 2 on Drywalk. After the Followers version, it now gets the remix treatment from Dyno who adds energy and groove.
If you’ve been feeling more attached than usual to any passersby, Hotel Garuda’s remix of Alina Baraz & Galimatias’ Make You Feel is just the politely romantic tune you need to put yourself out there, without risking too much. The gradual introductory chord progression is a delicately suggestive “could this be’s” vs a “what if it were,” before building into a soothing chorus that tries to push the idea just a little further. You may especially be filled with nostalgia as the words “Breathe, breathe me in, taste my words, let me blow your mind” gradually fade in the distance, but know that it is always in your power to try one last time before you truly let it go.
If you like your Tech House a little dusty and euphoric, this is the perfect EP for you. Hamburg based duo Suburb, comprises of Christoph Vogel & Levente Pavelka and they have delivered a 4 track EP to Slowtown records perfect for after hours listening. High On Luv is a sexy laid back mellow jam, while the other three cuts are a little more meaty, yet still retaining an effortlessly cool sunrise soaked vibe. Due out Sep 7th.
I’m all over Jack House vibes like a rash right now and this EP from Atove & Markomas on Roush is probably the most solid EP I’ve heard for a long time. Bouncey Hip-House style analogue drums, Ravey synth stabs, Acid basslines, camp cut up vocal samples this sounds like it’s come straight outta the New York Ballrooms of the 80′s and makes me wanna drop to the floor and vogue like a butch, queen, femme. Absolute floor killers.
We’re big fans of Australia’s Husky here at Lipstick Disco and couldn’t be more excited to share the remixes to the second single “Break Free” from his upcoming debut album, aslo titled Break Free. Husky enlists top of the line remixers including Matvey Emerson, Dirty Freek, Richard Earnshaw, and Midnight Pool Party. Each remix brings a taste of something new from the more piano embellished remix by Midnight Pool Party to a deep house mix from Dirty Freek. Check out all the mixes below and grab the full release with remixes on iTunes.
Lets take a step away from the fast moving dance vibes for a moment with this remix from LBCK of Gallant’s “Weight in Gold” really caught my ear. LBCK take the tempo up a notch but keep in line with their funky production style which combine well with the R&B vocal work from “Weight in Gold”. The remix carries some FKJ vibes but still holds its own unique electro meets funk sound that we’ve come to know LBCK for.
Los Angeles based duo Lost Kings reveal their latest remix of Rozes “R U Mine” which they rework into a blend of future house and nudisco that turns the original pop tune into an end of summer scorcher. The duo, known for their dynamic productions don’t disappoint as they craft up an earworm of a remix with strong piano stabs and funky synth leads just in time for the weekend.
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I’ve been following Blonde and posting their tracks right from the beginning and it’s wonderful to watch the boys go from strength to strength. What I enjoy about these two is their ability to come up with chart-topping original tracks of future house vibes, without conforming to remixing some kind of 90s R&B or House vocal, like so many of their chart-topping buddies. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good 90s remix and they’ve done a few themselves, but their original tracks are the ones hitting the charts and they’ve found a brilliant formula. This is Hands-in-the-air anthemic ‘feel-good’ house and employing songstress Karen Harding for vocal duties is the perfect killer combo. I’m sure this one will be a huge hit.
I’m always happy to see a Rick Wade EP drop into my inbox, you can rely on Rick for lush tech-house action, usually pretty banging stuff, but this 4 track EP on RYMD records is a little more sultry and laid back. ‘Strong Arm’ is mid-tempo, sexy, garage-style tech-house, with seductive chord progressions and moody textures. Deep 88′s remix jams out a little more, suspending the chords and adding a heavier bass and more bouncy beats. Funkopolis is a slow groovin disco-funk number, with sparkling overtones while Emotions one take Jam version strips back on the funk elements and turns it into a progressive floaty nu-disco number. Killer EP.
Weiss has be steadily growing and churning out killer tech-house tracks for a few years and his latest track which came out last month on Toolroom is an absolute belter. The original track is a dense piano groove, centered around a haunting addictive vocal which sounds a like it could be Vera Hall. The track actually reminds me a little of Moby’s – Natural Blues (that used Vera Hall’s troubles so Hard) only a fresher modern day version on acid.
Tube & Berger’s remix takes a slightly different approach, it’s a more laid back and stripped down version of typical Tube & Berger style of progressive indie-dance type house, heavily weighted on the bouncy bassline accompanied by dramatic drops and hypnotic grooves and perfectly compliments the original.
So last week Rachel posted up the Lefti remix of this track, but I wanted to give props to the original as it’s a killer feel-good anthem and personally I prefer the groove & kitsch vibe of the original. Sharer is a new project from JD Samson (Le Tigre & MEN) and Nick van Hofwegen (Young & Sick) the vocals come from Jo Lampert (Tune-Yards, AVAN LAVA) and Xavier Smith. I’ve had the pleasure to DJ with JD a couple of times and she always lays down killer beats, her previous projects have made big waves so I’m mega excited to see what’s in store for her new project Sharer, this super catchy track is certainly a cracking tune to kick start their musical journey and comes out today! Go grab it.