FK Panda (formerly known as Panda) takes us into the weekend with their new single “Remember the Feeling” released this week on Love & Other. The duo first came to attention with their release on Bondax’s label three years ago and have become a staple in the house music scene. Working with many labels including Toolroom, Anjunadeep, Black Butter, and Kitsune, their singles and remixes have garnished support on radio from the likes of Pete Tong and Annie Mac. ”Remember the Feeling” clearly demonstrates their great finesse in production technique and and ability to maintain a unique vocally strong sound that defines the duo’s sound.
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If you’re hearing Justin Jay‘s music for the first time it might be easy to pass him off as a seasoned veteran producer, but in reality he only recently finished college and is just beginning his career. As reflected in his music, he effortlessly integrates both classic house with his own unique sound we have come to know him for. His newest single with Chris Lorenzo couldn’t be any more fitting for the rising star.
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Power duo Hotel Garuda (Manilla Killa x Candle Weather) are back with another fresh new remix, this time of Royal’s Passenger. The uplifting chord progressions truly embody the positive idea of “one good heart [being] plenty,” not to mention an unexpected vibraphone interlude to truly have us slow down and enjoy the moment. These highly talented lads (who I’ve had the pleasure of DJing with before) have had a busy summer touring all around the U.S. Be on the lookout for Hotel Garuda to grace a city near you soon!
Now this ones a REAL crowd starter. LA based producer DJ Drew puts a fresh deep house spin on The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” that is all kinds of dance floor seductive. I can’t wait to throw down this R&B esque interlude at my next deep house set and have the crowd go wild. And it’s all thanks to producers like DJ Drew who make these moments actually possible. So good luck trying to find your face this weeknd! Lipstick Disco [stamp sound] APPROVED.
I first heard of DJ/Producer Boehm when he released a beautifully addictive remix of James Vincent McMorrow’s cover of “Wicked Games” and now the Easter European melodic/tropical house king is back with a spin on The Beach’s “From Above.” Never mind lazing down in a pool on a hot summer’s day, imagine floating above and viewing the world through a seagull’s eyes. Perhaps that way (contrary to the song’s lyrics) you will never leave behind the sun. It’s always summer somewhere in the world.
DC’s Julius Jetson has a knack for picking unique tracks to remix and this one is no exception; Chedda Da Connect get’s Jetson’s special rework treatment adding his signature bass and percussion to the mix. A small step from away from his G-house style, Jetson adds in some retro fitted synths and pads do give the house rework more disco elements the we totally dig.
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German producer Ben Teufel has been putting out some solid tech house tunes for a while and after drooling over his single Storm Chaser that was featured on the brilliant Traum compilation, I have Sleeping Ocean on loop now. Out on August 7 via Jannowitz Records.
We’re digging the grove of this remix of Sebastian Carter’s single “Fascination” by Kulkid. A variety of elements from basic piano chords to powerful synth stabs and vibrating bass give this remix a very dynamic sound as it winds from start to end. Kulkid adds emphasis to his instrumental work by keeping vocal elements from the original track simple yet memorable. Repeating “fascination builds” throughout the chorus along with a catchy synth and chord progression will leave this song stuck in your head for days.
With a steady string of releases in 2015 including the release his debut full-length album “Turns” earlier this summer, Cut Copy bassist and songwriter Ben Browning has already accomplished more than most artists have this year. Currently in the midst of his US Tour (see dates below) he’s certainly keeping busy. LA duo Wild & Free rework his single “Friends of Mine” into a a blissed out chill house tune. A soft thumping kick drum maintains the supportive backbone of the track while a myriad of synths, pads, and disco elements help build a lush landscape to complete the track. Ben’s full-length album “Turns” is now via iTunes HERE.
July 23 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
July 24 – El Paso, TX – Club 101 (Live Show), Basement S7 (Afterparty)
July 25 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage
July 26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – Cambridge Room
July 29 – Washington DC – Black Cat
July 30 – New York, NY – (Le) Poisson Rouge
July 31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Aug 1 – San Francisco, CA – Neck of the Woods
Here’s some gritty disco from Melbourne producer, Throttle, remixing Conrad Sewell’s “Hold Me Up”. At first listen the track seemed to take a progressive direction but at 60 seconds Throttle drops a heavy hitting funky bass line with guitar riffs, horns, and the whole shebang. A high energy dance floor banger that will keep the energy alive all night long. Find Throttle’s remix released via Big Beat Records; available for purchase on Beatport here.
With recent releases on Nurvous, Hotfingers and M Recordings this london based collective, Fish From Japan have a brand new EP on deck titled Dirty City Nights. The collective takes a new but familiar direction on their EP By infusing disco elements into their unique brand of vocal led deep house opening up their sound to a wider audience. Both tracks tell their own separate stories yet come together as one to bring listeners through the EP’s journey. You can catch the EP released yesterday on the Misshapen imprint.
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Amsterdam based Ferreck Dawn unleashes his latest heated single “Superman” that takes sexy to another level. The track begins with super smooth R&B vocals and a multitude of percussive elements which slide right into the deep bass that drops in at 30 seconds making every inch of your body vibrate. Major props to Ferreck Dawn on another successful release – his ability to incorporate classic house to his unique sound will most certainly keep him on the top of our radar.
Out now on BMKLSTCH records you can purchase this track now on Beatport.
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The mighty Ambassadeurs who has been hailed as a bass producer with a distinct left-field sound recently offered a stellar debut LP on his label Lost Tribe Records. Although never steering far away from electronica, Patterns showed that he could also successfully excel in house and techno with tracks like Crimson and My Way.
As a bonus, his lead single Looking At You, which features up and coming singer C Duncan, got the remix treatment from producers like Moods, Aucan and me, Villette. While Moods offers a sexy nu-disco cut, Aucan goes into dark waters with pitched-down vocals and techno-y synths. I, on the other hand, aim straight for the dance floor with a summery house tune. Enjoy!
We’re really enjoying Polymer from London based Producer Bxentric on brand new Hacnkey based label Nanda Records. A Todd Terj style progressive electronic groover, that twists and turns and steadily and builds momentum throughout the track. Swirling synth layers and percussive elements drop in and out while the steady pounding vintage drums and monotone staccato baseline, remain constant through the whole track pinning all the other elements together.
Blonde just keep going from strength to strength, with release after remix and a string of strong remixes. While they’re putting the finishing touches on their next release, they thought they’d provide their fans with a little mash-up as a free download and it’s a banger. The boys have taken two 90s classics and mashed them up, the tracks in question: Gala – Freed From Desire and Liquid – Sweet Harmony, bringing you – Freed From Sweet Desire.
Grab the Free DL HERE – www86.zippyshare.com/v/N9Qp8y97/file.html