Last month, Ferdinand Weber kicked off a brand new mixtape series appropriately dubbed the ‘F A V S’ tapes. The mixes are a collection of Ferdinand’s current favorite house tracks and boy does he have an ear for great music. Today he shared the second installment that is completely taking over our speakers, minds, bodies and souls. It’s a little under an hour of groovy, funky, shimmering, sexy house music that has us daydreaming of the weekend. Get out of that Monday slump with this exquisitely curated mixtape.
This next one is an emotive crooner that has been tipped for the dance floor thanks to the boys of French Horn Rebellion. They serve up a remix for Berlin based singer, songwriter and producer JATA and his track “Love You (Less).” It kicks off very minimal with the vocals taking center stage and eventually there’s a surge of disco sheen with a super funky bassline. It has an air of romance even though the track is singing of heartbreak.
House duo Nick Harriman and Alfie Granger-Howell, better known as Dusky, unleashed a brand new EP today via the 17 Steps crew. It’s called ‘Square Miso / LF10′ and it comes with an edit and reprise of “Square Miso” and our favorite track “LF10.” And much like a Dusky original these tracks come with some seriously potent bass, sweeping synths and an affinity for peak hour. There’s a really strong current of classic 90s house inspiration coursing through these tracks. The build on the reprise is so stunning that you can’t help but feel a bit of euphoria. You’re definitely going to want to take these for a spin. You know what to do after the jump!
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We’ll always swoon over a track that effortlessly delivers a minimal yet superbly effective sound. L.A based producer Eric Sharp presents his latest single called “Take This Time“ in collaboration with fellow L.A vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Zhao. The bubbling intro paired with those charming vocal melodies had us hooked in the first few seconds and then this deep, grumbling bass arpeggiating in certain key points gives it that cherry on top. And not only does it sound beautiful, it also carries an uplifting message to match. Check out what Eric has to say about the track:
“Take This Time speaks directly to the reality that individual closed mindedness is literally costing human lives on a consistent basis. If people could open their minds and hearts more a much better world is possible, yet currently we seem stuck in cycles of hatred and otherness.”
Third Floor and Olsen team up for a brand new single dubbed “Lost In You” featuring vocals from Boswell. The three Australian artists serve up some seriously sultry and enthralling vibes with this track. The soulful vocals are matched by the ultra smooth groove with just a pinch of funk in that bassline to get those hips in motion. This track completely melts in your ear. This is the first installment in a series of collaborations by all three artists, so keep an ear to the ground for more to come. Dive in after the jump!
It’s been a while since we’ve heard a track capture the endless summer vibe quite like this! Images of the sun kissed coast, Venice beach, Santa Monica pier and sunset drives down PCH run through our minds instantly when we hear “Out Of My Head” by Parisian producer Douze. And if you recognize those sultry vocals that’s because they come from Moodblanc’s Magnus who was featured on that killer Medsound track from two weeks ago.
The single is lifted from an EP by the same name that features an extended and radio edit version of the title track as well as another absolutely stellar original called “Zenith.” Everything about this track captures the essence and romance of those fleeting summer months. It’s a feeling that you can never really put into words, but always lingers long after the season ends much like this song that totally lives up to its lyrics.
The Media Blackout crew teamed up with Douze and Magnus to drop a visualizer that captures the intoxicating images associated with summertime. It’s all shot from stunning aerial perspectives with crisp cinematography. We couldn’t be more excited to premiere the visualizer today! French house paired with images of that familiar California coast, what more could you ask for?! Check it out after the jump!
Wednesday has just become the new Friday with this latest cut from London duo Toyboy & Robin. This pulsing cut has been garnering some well deserved attention and has even been charting over on Traxsource. But let’s put that aside and admire this absolutely killer bassline that has peak hour oozing from its core. Throw in a clever, thought-provoking vocal cut that points out just how potent this anthem is and you have a winner. This is pure, unadulterated, relentless, club tipped house fire at its finest! You can grab “Groove Talk“ now thanks to the Shanghaied imprint.
Feast your ears on this brand spanking new EP from the boys of Chaos In The CBD. Once again we are submerged in their propulsive and forward thinking brand of percussive house. The EP is titled ‘Comfort Zone‘ and it features three new originals from the duo that leave little to be desired. The title track is an immersive flurry of sounds from the natural world and sweat inducing drum patterns. Our favorite is definitely the first B-side called “Educate The Heart” with those signature layers of percussion that only these guys can pull off paired with an eerie, drowned out jazzy melody. And rounding out the release is another standout called “Pressure” that serves up a more fluid club tipped groove.
Chicago duo Al Tone served up four delectable disco edits for the indomitable Razor-N-Tape imprint and they are not available to purchase at all fine record retailers. Normally, the duo is churning out catchy edits prolifically, but this time around they switch things up and deliver an EP. On it you’ll catch the track “Groovin“ which has been making its rounds online thanks to the taste makers over at Stamp The Wax. A glorious bassline and swinging instrumentals combined with harmonized vocals make for one stellar disco ride.
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The folks over at Mixmag premiered a delectable disco anthem earlier today from London based producer Dan Shake. It’s called “Magic Marcel” and it’s lifted from his latest EP for the imprint Lumberjacks In Hell. Once again he lights up the dance floor with a soulful and uplifting blend of house, funk and disco to lift the mood and have you grinning from ear to ear. The twang in that bassline is absolutely killer. Check it out after the jump!