Fabich takes Pat Lok‘s “Stay Together” deeper and funkier and consequently gives us a quintessential NYE jam. He gives the original bassline more power with a groovy bounce backed by pulsing bass stabs. This is so damn groovy that those hips will be in motion long after the song is over. It’s the epitome of sophisticated dance music and it’s right up our alley. Check it out after the jump!
Cassian shines with a brand new anthem called “Know U Well.” It’s super melodic with a super soulful acoustic sample come together beautifully with the reworked vocals. There’s something so charming and romantic about this track that we’re a bit weak at the knees. Cassian totally hit all the right spots with this gem. It’s understated and exactly the kind of track that will set dance floors ablaze.
Switching gears a bit to bring you this gem. Imagine yourselves greeting the morning light on top of a hill as you bring in the new year with this track playing as your soundtrack. That’s exactly what we imagined when we heard “Snow In Gothenburg” with its haunting and hypnotic melodies. Kasbo really put together a shoegaze tinged dream with a video to match. It’s emotive and lush with levels that take you from light atmospheric harmonies to moments of deep, grounded bass. Check out the video up above.
Amtrac is closing out the year with a bang. He’s unleashed a brand new single titled “Companions“ out now via his burgeoning imprint Openers. So far, it’s been garnering plenty of support from taste makers like Pete Tong. It’s a relentless, pulsing warehouse dance floor cut ripe for those peak hours we have coming up for the end of the year. There’s lighter breaks throughout the track that have a beautiful retro synth touch, but those thoughts quickly dissipate when he brings the surging deep house groove back in full force. He really takes us on a full on journey with this track. And by the end of it we’re left in complete aural bliss.
For those of us in L.A, Amtrac will be celebrating the release with an after hours show to close out the year tomorrow Saturday, December 9th at a secret location in Downtown L.A. He’ll be joined by Durante, Body Party, Eli Glad and the legendary Egyptian Lover! Grab your tickets here!
It’s new release Friday and Le Youth dropped his brand new single “I Could Always.” He deviates a bit from the R&B and house anthems and serves up something a bit more pop inspired. It’s a really chill track that features those distinct vocals from MNDR. Although it’s not a dance floor tipped track, this gem is still very much influenced by the 90s. It’s like an upbeat Massive Attack track with those orchestral tones and beats rooted in hip-hop. This is the ultimate feel-good track that transitions seamlessly from day to night and should totally be a staple in your NYE party playlists. Big ups to Le Youth and MNDR for this super smooth soundtrack to our day.
Anoraak unleashed a rad new video for his single “Last Call” yesterday that’s serving up some not-so-distant dystopian future that’s reminiscent of Ghost In The Shell, Cowboy Bebop and Blade Runner. The song is lifted from his ‘Black Gold Sun’ EP and comes with a glorious synth lead groove with plenty of percussion to take it from your car to the club. Anoraak has come to master that retro-future sound and we’re left with something that strikes as familiar yet completely fresh. The video follows the mysterious protagonists to an underground VR competition. The images and music complement each other beautifully. Check out the video up above.
Miss Honey Dijon has been serving up jams on jams all year long and shows no signs of slowing down! We were all waiting on the release of her debut album, ‘The Best Of Both Worlds,’ and it was on of our favorites of the year for sure. Her collaboration with Tim K and Sam Sparro was one, among many, standouts on the album. Yesterday we got word that she teamed up with the Aussie vocalist once again on a pulsing rework of the 1979 disco classic, “Stars” by the celestial “Queen of Disco,” Sylvester.
Honey was also recently approached by Smirnoff for a campaign about diversity which she naturally was hesitant about because she wasn’t sure about their intentions. But ultimately she went through with it because the company made an agreement that they would put their money where their mouth was and make a donation to a charity supporting trans rights. Big ups to the one-and-only Honey Dijon for breathing new life into this disco classic by Sylvester and for representing for the community! We’ll leave you with this great quote she gave The Fader:
“It’s very important for me to bring some color, vibrancy, and queerness back into dance music.”
Add this one to you list of things to look forward to for Friday. Berlin based producer Superlover unveils a brand new feel-good anthem coming out in just a couple of days via Club Sweat. It’s called “I’m Loving It” and it blends soulful French touch and disco with groovy house. The blissed out instrumental samples will have you grinning from ear to ear as you glide across the dance floor. This is the kind of track you want to have on deck in an open air venue as the sun is setting. But it can also be a shining track to throw in during those NYE sets.
NY dance duo The Juan MacLean serve up a new single called “The Brighter The Light.” The track is out now via DFA in both digital and vinyl formats. It also comes with three top notch remixes from DJ Tennis, Len Leise and Octa Octa, each bringing their own flavor to the mix. The original shines bright with a sultry club groove with poignant piano progressions. It’s a clean and crisp dub workout from the duo that showcases their mastery of dance music. And the remixes definitely don’t fall behind each giving you rhythmic Balearic moments to more atmospheric house.
This one goes out to all you night owls who scour the web for that perfect late night treat. Laurence Guy has a new one out called “All I See Is Her” and it showcases something a little different for the producer. Where most of the tracks we’ve heard from him before are more fluid and smooth, this one has a dynamic sound that brings together seemingly disparate elements that work beautifully together to form an off-beat gem. It taps into a lot of the energy and spontaneity of jazz and hip-hop, but with an obvious house perspective that is signature to the Laurence Guy sound. And it’s right up our alley. Get your fill after the jump.