(Photo by Rita Lino)
Discotexas is gearing up for a steady stream of jams on jams dropping this year and our bodies are ready. Among the releases we have on our watch-list is the debut album from Berlin based artist Oma Nata. After hearing the beautiful anthem titled “Father’s Son,” we fully on board for what he has in store. The track is a stellar dedication to his late father. It fuses funk, jazz and house which is right up our alley. And the result is a soulful, confident, playful and hypnotic house track that is an instant favorite for us. The video (courtesy of the Bolting Bits crew) is minimal and totally captures the vibe of the track with each twist and turn of his body mirroring the inflections and nuances of the track. He’s definitely one-to-watch this year.
(Artwork by Michal Rafaj)
Crackazat‘s third album with the Local Talk Records crew is almost upon us. Mark your calendars for January 25th for the release of ‘Magic Touch (Local Talk Reworks).’ In this album you’ll catch brilliant reworks of 8 of Crackazat’s favorite tracks from the label. Ahead of the release, the folks over at Bolting Bits premiered his rework of DJ Spinna‘s “Tie It Up.” He transforms it into a gorgeous piano anthem that is funky, soulful, uplifting and worth a good dance session.
(Photo by Lady Drewniak)
AIRWOLF has us dreaming of summer with this brand new banger he dropped a few days ago. “Make It Bang“ lives up to its name with a surging tech house groove. He threw in plenty of bass to get those heartbeats racing and melody worthy of the Ibiza shores. This is the blast of energy we needed today. Imagine how much fun this would be during a live set. Stream it after the jump!
Get an earful of this blissed out edit from Luvless titled “Lady Skills.” He definitely has the magic touch for putting out ultra smooth, dusty disco edits that melt in your ear. It’s the best way to wind down late at night. This time he serves up an edit of Freddie Jackson’s single, “You Are My Lady,” made popular back in 1985. It’s brimming with romance and when paired with his sultry disco reverbs, the result is nothing short of mesmerizing.
This one goes out to all of you in the mood for something a little more on the retro side. The folks over at NDYD Records have a new track out called “Ghostin’.” It’s a collaborative gem birthed from the minds of AIDA and Initial Talk. Together they give us an ultra smooth, 80s R&B tinged groove with AIDA’s piercing vocals raining down from the stars above. The track drops this Friday so keep an ear out for that! In the meantime, get your fill after the jump.
Jungle‘s new album is still one of our go-to’s for those feel-good vibes we crave. They shared a new video for one of our favorite tracks, “Casio,” and the funk is matched once more by amazing choreography. We noticed some familiar faces from their “Heavy, California” video and we’re really glad they made a return because the way they move fits perfectly with this track. It’s beautiful to see how the dancers interpret the music and they always highlight key moments in the track brilliantly. Each movement picks up a note that we might not have noticed without the visuals and when they introduced the female lead when the vocals switched it was so smooth and magical. We’re here for it. All of it!
This track is our current vibe. This is the type of house we love to stream late at night or while working on a creative project. It just has those soundwaves that give your mind momentum. It hails from Montréal via the talented mind of budding producer Moox. “Give Up” packs nebulous synthscapes that ebb and flow from a minimal and very effective hi hat and bass laden groove. You have the option to enjoy from your seat and relax or get up and dance the night away. This is how you kick off the year of releases.
Since it’s almost technically the weekend we’re just going to leave this bop right here. The one and only Alex Harrington puts his golden touch on this late 90′s classic titled “Horny” by legendary house producer and film composer Mousse T. It still retains a lot of that 90s house oomph, but with soulful, modern chords and a solid club tipped four on the floor beat. You know what to do after the jump!
Yesterday we noticed that one of our favorites, Hush Hush, shared some new artwork for some new music. And when we headed over to his soundcloud page we hit the jackpot with a brand new track called “The Way It Goes.” It’s beautifully minimal and so damn good. That persistent hi hat and bass pattern combo is magical only to be pushed further with a soothing synth reverb and sample of Ms. Jackson’s 1993 classic “That’s The Way Love Goes.” Really looking forward to hearing more (and hoping that this is an EP). Stream the track after the jump.
We can always go for a mid-week mood boost. And Irish DJ Rosso is here to deliver some much needed feel good disco with a pinch of tropical vibes. It kicks off with classic disco percussion and resounding chords leading into a shimmering mix of uplifting guitar riffs and swinging bass. Then he introduces those stunning, harmonized vocal samples. It’s classic and modern all at once and something you can stream at all hours of the day. The full EP drops this Friday via the folks over at Slightly Transformed.