As we get inch closer to the end of the year, we’re on the lookout for those essential NYE tracks to keep us going well past the countdown. And this remix is definitely up there on the list. It’s the latest remix from PUZL Records‘ label-head MR PUZL for Awaken. The track is called “The Wall” and it’s lifted from Awaken’s recent EP that dropped with the PUZL crew. But this stellar remix isn’t the only one on the package, you can expect to hear renditions from XINOBI, Silly Nova, Frank Serin and Pascal Pur. We’re completely hooked on this MR PUZL version that serves up some relentless tech house fire that’s reminiscent of early Pyramid.
This new track from Irish producer Bobby Analog has us searching for the nearest ball to catch some voguers getting down to this anthem. The track is called “Busted” and it’s lifted from his latest three track EP which he dropped over on his label, Body Fusion. Not only is it beaming with pulsing percussion on a classic 4/4 beat, but it looks like the library has been opened for a late night reading session because the two people on the vocals are serving it all up. It’s an amazing nod to the roots of house music and where it all began. Stream all three tracks after the jump!
This one is for all you dance floor revelers looking for the perfect confection to get you through the extended weekend of festivities! Our beloved Erol Alkan returns with two mind-blowing originals that showcase different sides to Erol’s current approach to DJing. He created these two tracks with the idea in mind that they would fit effortlessly into his DJ sets and we’d say he definitely succeeded. The release is a double A-side with a double sided slip: one in full color for ‘Spectrum’ and the other in black and white for ‘Silver Echoes.’ Up first is ‘Spectrum’ with a glorious percussion laden track with layers on layers of pure, unadulterated electro. And ‘Silver Echoes’ closes it out with a melancholic touch that works beautifully with the pulsing reverb effect and just wait until you listen to the last two minutes of the track. Each one exudes its own vibe, but both equally amazing.
This is one set we’re dying to see live. Sheffield, England based DJ/producer Crooked Man has an LP out via one of our favorite labels, DFA Records. The album is called ‘Crooked House’ and it comes with 9 addictive house cuts ready for dance floor consumption. The thing we love about his music is that he blends classic house beats with pop vocals and diva hooks that always hit the right spots during a party. The DFA crew shared this gorgeous track off the album called “Walls” that’s serving up 90s house. Imagine a crowded dance floor, confetti raining down and disco balls lighting up the room as this track plays. Definitely how we want to spend NYE!
Durante has a brand new EP out now with record/fashion label Nice Age. It’s titled ‘Orca’ and it packs a pretty big punch with two rad originals. He’s only had a few releases out, but each one has been top notch. This time he takes us deep with two melodic tech house gems. First up is the title track with a solid bass treatment and quick tempo to get you in that warehouse party mood. On the B-side we have a ditty called “Reprieve” with a slightly lower tempo and hypnotic bass patterns that lead into revelatory piano chord progressions. Grab the Orca EP here.
Friendly Fires‘ stellar new track gets a brand a new video that basks in the uplifting vibes of the song. The track was co-produced with the guys from Disclosure and since we don’t really have super cold weather here in Southern California, you can definitely take it with you poolside. The video stars acclaimed actor Jeremy Irvine as he struts down the street in what we can only assume is a super fun acid trip. And honestly, this track is the best soundtrack for a day like that.
It’s been a while since we heard Amtrac singing on one of his own tracks and to be honest we were looking forward to this. We’ve been following his music since the earlier days when his vocals were featured on “Why You Look So Blue?” and pretty much the entire 2010 release, ‘Why?,’ when we were hooked on that Bloghouse sound. It’s a nod to his roots, but this track showcases how far his productions have come. It’s polished, deep, melodic and euphoric house. This is an instant favorite for us. Those blissed out synths make us want to go on a late night drive just to have this on repeat. And, of course, the vocals melt in your ear. The way he closes out the track gives it a cinematic vibe that lingers in the mind for a while. Grab “Madness To Mayhem” here.
Le Youth is back with a brand new slice of pure, uplifting romance. His latest gem is titled “Stay” and is out now with the folks over at Parametric Records. This one deviates slightly from his party inducing anthems and instead we get this beautiful and blissed out track that features vocals from Karen Harding. It still carries that dance worthy energy, only with much more lighthearted brush strokes. Full stream after the jump!
The prolific Seb Wildblood dropped a brand new EP called ‘Grab The Wheel‘ and showcases a new sound. Seb slightly deviates from usual sound to give us something emotive, dynamic and refreshing. The EP includes four new originals that flaunt a new side to his music that is surprising and feels completely organic. Our favorites are definitely “Bad Space Habits” for the hypnotic synth melodies and “Grab The Wheel” with that infectious rave euphoria. Stream all four after the jump!
Currently vibing to this excellent new cut from Frankfurt based producer Paawl. It’s super smooth and minimal with a solid percussion laden groove. The undulating synths bring that extra layer of highs. It’s perfect for late night streaming or throw it out there in one of your sets and layer away. This one is up for grabs for free over on Paawl’s Bandcamp page! Enjoy.