Disclosure continues to be the most blogged about act of 2013, but this time it is thanks to a remix by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The British DJ add his fun twist to an already amazing track. This release is huge and I would go to say better than the original. With remixes from Flume, Baauer and Toro y Moi, Disclosure adds another huge name to the list of remixed artists. Stream the track below.
Moon Boots is back with another excellent deep house jam titled Love Strong perfect for easy summer listening.
The first song that turned me onto Moon Boots was his remix of Little Boot’s track Headphones.
I absolutely fell in love with that song and explored the rest of his productions which are all excellent.
Love Strong has a nice island feel to it, sure to put you at ease. The track features some great vocals, which Moon Boots distorts and integrates to perfection.
Enjoy the track, and make sure to check out all of Moon Boots’ productions which are available for free download on his SoundCloud page.
The legendary producer Solomun is back with another huge release.
Yesnomaybe is hard to categorize. The song is deep house yes, but also contains elements of tech house and progressive house. And thats just the original mix.
Solomun also released a Dub mix and a “Summer Began” mix.
I like them all, but if I had to pick a favorite the “Summer Began” mix would win for me, just adds another element to the song that keeps your attention through the entire track.
Check them all out!
I GOOOO, I GOOOO…I’ve been searching for this song ever since I heard Richie Hawtin drop it in the Yuma Tent at Coachella. I had never heard it before and it was one of my highlights of the entire weekend. Song is straight sex and absolutely goes off! It was released on Jaymo and Andy George’s Moda Black Records. Hot Since 82 has been absolutely murdering the deep house scene over the last year. His productions are so infectious and catchy. This is definitely my favorite song of his up to this point.
The Gettup by Justin Martin & Eats Everything is yet another bangin’ house release from the Dirtybird Players crew. Like most of the releases on Dirtybird, this track borders between tech and deep house. It’s got the vibes of a deeper track with that added punch and bass we’ve come to love from Dirtybird. The grinding bass and mini wobbles are also signature of the San Francisco based label. I encourage everyone to check out Justin Martin & Eats Everything’s prior Feather Fight EP. These guys are a dynamite production duo.
A couple weeks ago in my Kaskade Redux review, I mentioned a mashup Kaskade played of Get Lucky and an ID deep house track. After doing some digging, I was able to uncover the actual mashup he played. Apparently it’s by an artist named Justin Michael who was giving the track away on his Facebook page. It’s a mash of Get Lucky with Surfin by Tube, Berger & Nice7. Kaskade dug it so much that he decided to throw it into his Redux sets. I’m not usually a huge mashup fan, but I do make one exception and that’s for Kaskade. His mashups are the best and even though this wasn’t made by him, the fact that he decided to play it proves its quality.
Hello all, very excited to share this new mix with you today. It is a bit over 90 minutes of some of my favorite deep house and tech house tracks.
Upbeat, fun and bouncy I’ve been pretty addicted to tech house lately.
Hope you enjoy the mix, had a lot of fun making it as always.
Download it here for free:
As requested, here is a full track list:
Let’s Go Back (Solomun Remix) – Kraak & Smaak ft. Romanthony
Get Lucky Surfin (Justin Michael) – Tube & Berger vs. Daft Punk
The Click – Breach and Dark Sky
Hiphouse – Kabale & Liebe & Lauhaus
Furios – Stefano Noferini
Cicada (Claude Von Stroke’s 17 yr mix) – Justin Martin
Hevvie- Eats Everything
Booty Clap (Martin Brothers Remix) – Kill Fenzy
Trap Shit V13 (Justin martin Remix) – UZ
Trace – Midland
What’s Up Suckaz (ZHU Remix) – TJR
Buhstyle – Stefano Noferini
The Tumble – Cirez D
Spank The Maid – Joris Voorn
Lakota – Eats Everything
So Sunkin – Worthy
Imprint of Pleasure – Tube & Berger
Coma Cat (Mark Knight Korma Cat Remix) – Tensnake
The Return – Deep Kid
Reckless With Your Love (Tensnake Remix) – Azari & III
If you’ve been sleeping on Hotflush Recordings head-honcho, Scuba, it’s time to wake the fuck up. The guy is on an absolute tear. In my opinion, this is the epitome of house music. Groovy and deep, but still packs the perfect amount of punch. The vocal sample is great too as you can faintly hear the “drena, drena, drenalin”, hence the title. I absolutely love what Scuba is bringing to the table right now and hope a lot more people recognize the brilliance of his tunes.
A couple weeks ago, I had the enviable opportunity to see Kaskade perform on his It’s You, It’s Me Redux Tour. The tour was a 10 year anniversary celebration of his first album on OM Records “It’s You, It’s Me”. Appropriately, his stop in San Francisco was at Monarch, which is actually owned and operated by the head honchos of OM Records. This Redux Tour was quite the departure from Kaskade’s sets over the last couple years. He ditched the mainstream, big room mashups (THANK GOD) for his roots in deep melodic house music. The result was my favorite Kaskade set of all time (I’ve probably seen him 7-8 times live now).
This show was definitely one for the true fans. I felt extremely privileged to be there but also had a small feeling of self-entitlement. Kaskade is the artist that sparked my love for house music and dance music in general. I fell in love with his deep sounds from Strobelite Seduction, with Angel On My Shoulder and Move For Me being two of my favorite songs ever. Tickets for Monarch sold out in 20 seconds and by some miracle I was able to grab them. The Kaskade gods were certainly shining down on me.
I had never stepped foot in Monarch before this night, and I can definitely say that I’ll be back again. The small, intimate club had really sick decor and the speakers are by far the best I’ve heard in SF up to this point. The opening DJ got the crowd warmed up with a great mix of tech and deep house. He even dropped the Eric Prydz remix of New Order’s Blue Monday, which certainly got my ass groovin. When Kaskade hit the decks just after midnight, the crowd went ballistic. He opened with an awesome deep mix of Raining, which I had never heard. The crowd sang along to the entire song and the night was off!
From there he got into some of the ICE mixes from his latest Fire & Ice album. Llove, Waste Love, and Eyes all got play. Then he got into some of his classics like It’s You, It’s Me, Steppin’ Out, This Is How It Goes, and I’ll Never Dream. My highlight of the night was when he dropped one of my favorite deep mixes ever, the Kaskade mix of Late Alumni’s One More Chance.
Another highlight was when he dropped an Electrick Hat favorite at the moment, Jack by BrEaCh. This song is so damn funky and groovy, it’s impossible not to get down. The lyrics are infectious as well; they’ll be in your head the rest of the day.
He played a really dope mashup of Mark Knight’s Alright with the breakdown from Destination Calabria. He also played deep mixes of his new tune Atmosphere and one of his classics Everything. Even Daft Punk’s Get Lucky vocals found their way into the mix over an unknown ID deep house track. The final highlight had to be when he dropped his Members Only mix of I Can’t Go For That by Hall & Oates. It was such a fun song that had the entire crowd moovin and groovin.
Overall, it was definitely a concert experience of a lifetime and one that I will never forget. I’d like to thank Ryan for not forgetting about his roots in deep house and giving his fans a show that reflected that. Personally, I never thought I would hear the original deep versions of his classics played live. I’m glad I was proven wrong and hopefully this won’t be the last we see of the deeper side of Kaskade.
You can find the entire setlist from the night here:
And even better, you can download Kaskade’s Redux set from San Diego to get a feel for the vibes yourself:
Pleasurekraft announced a new series on their SoundCloud today for their favorite up and coming producers, as well as featuring established artists.
Here is the description taken directly from their SoundCloud of Volume 1, featuring four tracks. Here is the stream of all four songs and the descriptions:
The first cut – “Got a Feeling” – by UK based Josh Butler saw a release on MTA records remixed by fellow countryman (and Kraftek regular) Bontan – however this version has a new bassline and a new arrangement by the Pleasurekraft boys themselves.
The second track from Spanish duo Raw Rootz – (one member being Cadenza’s own Scan Mode) is a driving groovy techno number – the most peak time track featured on the release.
From there we move to a brand new Canadain trio – Return of the Jaded with their tune “Lolita” which draws influences from an array of electronic genres and turns them into more than the sum of their parts.
Lastly – another group of Canadain producers – this time from Toronto – Subplot, and Cosella – whose brilliant tune “The Wire” is a lovely deep tech house number with a dark underbelly – inspired by the legendary HBO series “The Wire”.
My favorite on the series is the Pleasurekraft Edit of the Bontan Remix of Josh Butler’s Got A Feeling. The edit is not so different from the original, but Pleasurekraft’s high level of skill in production shines through above the rest.
Pleasurekraft has so mastered their art, that they are now beginning to pass the torch to other artists. Excited to see where the rest of this series goes and discover new artists!