A few months back the folks from Ed Banger dropped a top notch dance anthem called “The Sun” from one of their newest members, Myd. This gem continues to light up our playlists especially when summer rolls around for that carefree vibe. And just when we thought we couldn’t get enough, one of our favorite producers puts his soulful touch on the track. Pastel smooths out the edges and serves up a soulful, mellifluous and seductive edit that should not be overlooked. He gives us enough of the elements we loved from the original and flips it into a sophisticated nighttime treat. Rooftop lounge music.
This one hails from Orlando, Florida via the talented producer, Amorphous. He has a steady stream of sultry dance cuts. On his latest track he samples Mariah Carey’s hit 2009 single ”Obsessed” and lays it down on a solid feel-good house groove. The result is this gem called “Delusional“ that blends gorgeous R&B with uplifting house beats. It’s a total mood boost that you can play any time. Enjoy!
Alex Harrington returns with a saucy deep house cut titled “Midnight Club” and leaves us floored. It’s a glorious mix of pulsing bass, soaring acid synths and a bassline that won’t quit. This is definitely peak hour fodder for both clubs and festivals. Alex has been making waves these last few months and with a stellar single like this, 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for him. Full stream after the jump!
The summer anthems are already starting to surface and we have a brand new one to add to your playlists coming from the talented Final DJS. This track just surfaced on his feeds a couple of hours ago and it’s already one of our favorites of the week. It’s called “Break This Heart” and this time he teams up with Swedish songstress Yota. Her vocals bring the seduction and romance while his composition serves up effervescent, melodic house. Those airy chords hit all the right spots taking you higher and higher while the bass brings you back to Earth. And to top it off he’s giving it away as a free download!
The Los Angeles Music Project, or LAMP, crew dropped the second iteration of their ‘Spectrums’ compilation. The line up 9 top notch tracks representing some of the most promising electronic producers on the scene including Le Monkey, Birdee, MR PUZL, Damont Steele and more. The one that caught our interest comes from DC based producer and DJ, Nick Garcia, as he joins the compilation for the second time serving up some refreshing left-field soundscapes. He even pulls out his guitar to add a layer of organic instrumentals to his affinity of synths. Here’s a bit more about the compilation for those who aren’t in the loop:
SPECTRUMS is a compilation series from LAMP focusing on artists’ who are re-envisioning some of their favorite music, exploring the genres that inspire them, and pushing the boundaries of their creativity with sounds. Periodically, LAMP will select tracks that span multiple genres across the spectrum of electronically produced music and showcase them in this compilation series.
Stream Nick’s stellar track “Honeybees” after the jump! Download and Stream the compilation here.
The guys from Bicep team up with Ninja Tune once again to drop a brand new EP titled ‘Rain.’ It’s a powerful follow up to their stellar debut album that dropped at the end of last year. This release was actually made around the same time as the album. They also dropped a new video for the title track that is as eerie as the track. The song is propulsive, dark and melodic with some killer rave electronica to have you sweating it out all night. The video is a dynamic collage overlaying both iconic and obscure imagery in fascinating ways. It’s directed by Brooklyn based experimental artist Torn Hawk. Check it out up above!
(Photo by Niles Gregory)
We’re excited to have L.A based synth pop talent, Nyiko, back at IHOS with a brand new single titled “One U Luv.“ After premiering his stellar “In The Middle” gem last year, we’ve been itching to get our hands on another gem to add to our collection. This new track reinforces his heart tugging brand of synth pop with a bit of an atmospheric rock edge. It’s romantic, dreamy and heart wrenching all at the same time. Here are a few words on the release:
Seamlessly straddling bedroom synth-pop and moody post-punk, NYIKO follows up last year’s heart-on-sleeve anthem “Bad @ Luv” with similarly titled moody ballad “One U Luv.” Spacious guitars permeate the soundscape while NYIKO’s croon cuts through the atmosphere – a conversation between lovers; addressing the complexities of wants vs. needs and love vs. lust.
The track drops tomorrow Friday, April 13th! Dive into this dreamy pop anthem after the jump.
We haven’t heard a track this sexy in a while. It’s a quintessential anthem for city nightlife and hails from the bustling city of Seoul via the super talented up-and-comer HAECHI. It’s a groovy futuristic ride that serves up a super sexy bassline with powerful percussion. With tinges of disco and modern electro that will set dance floors ablaze. We’ll definitely be keeping a closer watch on HAECHI. For now enjoy “Beat10 (Something).”
Swedish talent DJ Different reinvents some classic 60s soul in this gorgeous house cut. He samples the great Marvin Gaye’s “Heard It Through The Grapevine” and churns out a sultry concoction to sit back and enjoy with a cocktail in hand. He kicks it off with those iconic vocals and steadily introduces the drum machine and layered bass stabs. It’s never over the top. Just pure, unadulterated, soulful house. This is “Be Mine.”
A deeper side of Dynamique has emerged in this latest remix for Banks‘ song “Haunt.” The groove is so damn good that it can easily light up the dance floor during sunset and again during peak hour. The melancholia in her vocals are enhanced by the gorgeous and subtle atmospheric synths undulating in the background. The chimes on top of that solid bass make for a particularly potent combination. All your sets for summer should include this anthem. Enjoy after the jump!