Here’s something deep and dark. It sounds a bit like progressive house, yet I don’t think the BPM would qualify for that genre. The first name that comes to mind when hearing this, is Neelix. He’s a great producer of trance and progressive house. The kind of dark and gloomy atmosphere which Lance Morgan has created with this track makes me think of Neelix.
Apart from the atmosphere, one great thing about this track, is the you can easily tell every single sound and melody apart. Usually a track has 10000 different sounds fused together, overlapping each other or drowning each other. This is not the case here, yet the track is not simplistic or minimalstic in any way.
This is a well rounded track that makes you want to move your feet in the late mornings at a gloomy club.
Artist: Lance Morgan (Arun Verone Remix) Title: Backbone Genre: Progressive House, Tech House Year: 2013
I bet you’re quite familiar with Yolanda Be Cool, the makers of the massive hit single “We No Speak Americano”. They’ve released a new version of the Ace and Base track “All That She Wants” on the progressive american music label Dim Mak Records. The track features the vocals of Starving Yet Full and Fritz Helder from the disbanded house group Azari and III.
There is only a vague resemblance to the original track apart from the lyrics, you don’t have to be a fan of any of the aformentioned artists in order to like this track. The style in itself is refreshing and new, the flow of the vocal is great and it really suits the tempo of the song. I would be very surprised if Yolanda Be Cool did not have Justice in mind when producing this great track.
Title: All That She Wants Artist: Yolanda Be Cool feat. SYF and Fritz Helder Genre: House Year: 2014 Record label: Dim Mak Records
This stuff is absolutely mindblowing, it’s so authentic that I feel like changing clothes to match the era of this kind of house music.
The pace is fast, and the track is not centered around the vocal as the original version. The transitions are thought through well enough for you to only notice them, because they add depth to the track, and what comes after the transition sounds even better than what was there before. My favourite transition is at 1:49 - where the vocal with a casually sung “I don’t trust you” presents a new part of the song and the percs are introduced.
Here’s a free track - a sort of fusion between the melodic sound of Tensnake and the retro house which Disclosure masters so well. Fat Sushi has sampled an old track “Set It Off”. Apparently they decided to give away the track for free, since a track sampling the same song was released right before their track.
Title: Set it off Artist: Fat Sushi Genre: Deep house Year: 2013
Refreshing and great track. I like the style! The track is not perfect, but the gritty simplistic up-tempo style would fit great into a mix on a late night at a deep house club.
Today was the first time I’ve heard Charles Fenckler. I like his raw acid house inspired house, and I look forward to what he will produce in near future, however one thing I think needs to be worked on is the different ways to create variations in a song.
Title: Strings system Artist: Charles Fenckler Genre: House, deep house, acid house Year: 2013
Applebottom has grewn rapidly during in popularity during 2013. Here’s a great remix by Applebottom with his signature lo-fi bass and synth. This type of house is poppin’ up all over the UK at the moment, especially after Disclosure gained massive succes!
What some people has described as being a teaser, is merely just excessive in my opinion. The first 2 minutes are a build up, but they have no similarity or resemblance to the remaining 3 minutes. The first time I heard this track, I had the feeling: “what’s the fuzz about?”. The second time I impatiently skipped the song until I found the sound I was looking for - the sound of Applebottom.
This is simply one of those tracks that anybody ought to like.from the french record label Kitsune. Kitsune has been a major player in house, more specifically in bringing you genres such as french house and fidget. This track is very melodic and features great guitar riffs, and it is from Chela’s first EP.
This remix of the track ”Stand Still” has just been released. This is premium house from a favourite of mine - Flight Facilities! The original version is great, but this remix by Mario Basanov takes the track to another level.
My focus is often on the vocal - if it is used correctly it’s an instrument in itself and not just lyrics. This is the case here. Another great thing about this track is that it reminds me of artists such as Booka shade.
Title: Stand Still Artist: Flight Facilities Genre: Deep house Year: 2013
Here’s a great track by R-zone “If You Going Thru Hell Keep Going” mixed with 2 other tracks. The mentioned track lasts about 2 minutes and is a great blend of acid and classic house.
Here’s how R-zone describes the track on the profile: 'If U Going Thru Hell Keep Going' is a paranoid, angsty bit of house jack with a busy synth line, hard hitting percussion and plenty of muddy, murky atmosphere.
The following two tracks is not exactly my cup of tea - you might like them however.
Title: If You Going Thru Hell Keep Going Artist: R-zone Genre: House, classic house, acid Year: 2013
New tracks by GotSome from the “Bassline EP” released on Defected Records.
The first track “Bassline” is absolutely crushing during the periods with vocal. The other tracks are great as well, the 2nd track “Don’t Want You Back” features a 90s house sound and has similarities to Disclosure. The third track is a great mixture of tech house, minimal and 90s house. What I like about these tracks is, that it is easy to recognize the uk house sound currently spreading throughout the world.