Amtrac has a brand new remix making the rounds with the Secretly Canadian imprint. This time it’s for Miami based R&B singer/songwriter Steven A. Clark and his brand of confessional singing. His vocals are paired with Amtrac’s melodic house grooves and undulating synthscapes. It has an emotive ebb and flow that builds and enhances the message in the vocals. A bit of late night euphoria for you to treat yourself with.
It’s been a few weeks since this baby dropped and we still can’t shake it from our minds. Never Dull has been an instant favorite for us and his brand of house is classic and contemporary at the same time. His latest EP called ‘Groovin’ really laid it down with prime sampling, instrumentals, melodies and beats. Each one serves up a smorgasbord of house, funk and disco. There’s three amazing originals and an equally stellar tech house remix from Danvers that seals the deal. The EP is out now via Spanish house imprint theBasementDiscos.
Digitalism‘s latest is out and up for grabs. Yesterday they released a visualizer for one of the two tracks on the EP. “Olympia” opens with a thunderous drum and synth pairing that leads into a stellar break beat pattern and cascades into an explosive dance groove. It lies comfortably between techno and house and we’re loving every second.
Hayden James has us dreaming of summer road trips down the coast with his new music video. He serves up a beautiful, romanticized view of the California coast as five friends crowd into a van with skateboards in hand and soaking up those incredible views. “Nowhere To Go” is the name of this collaboration with the duo NAATIONS and it’s lifted off his debut album which is a little over a week away from getting released. We’re definitely looking forward to hearing this full length given that he’s been consistently dropping jams on jams throughout these last few years. Be on the lookout for the drop of Hayden’s new album, ‘Between Us,’ next Friday the 14th!
It’s been almost two years since Nyiko and The White Electric graced us with “In the Middle” and the follow up is finally here. “9×16″ is further proof of the chemistry between the two. This time the result a glimmering pop number with melancholic undertones, carefully embellished by Nyiko’s passionate vocals and an underlying message: “What begins as an intimate inquiry into internet dating ascends into a dance floor proclamation – that we put down our phones, get up, and get offline.” In a world consumed by the internet and all things digital, we can definitely get behind that sentiment. Listen below. You guys are in for a treat.
Sondrio‘s fifth installment of his ‘Night Music’ EP series is finally out and serving up some top notch house grooves. With each continual episode of this series he keeps a firm grip on the pulse of the dance floor and exactly what we want to hear on those late nights on sweating it out under shimmering disco balls. This package comes with three new originals including a collab with Black Loops and two remixes from a couple of our favorites: Crackazat and Soul Wun. Take it for a spin after the jump!
It’s a good day for disco when we see New Zealand based producer La Felix pop up in our inbox. His latest track – “Too Many Lies” – a collaboration with with vocalist Max Green is out everywhere today. The track reinvigorates the well known disco formula, yet their dynamic creates something seductive-perfect for mornings and Saturday nights alike. Despite the track’s upbeat demeanor, vocalist Max Green says it has a slightly more serious tone: “Too Many Lies is a song about integrity. In an attempt to reduce anxiety in my life, I’ve personally found the most relief through being honest to both yourself and others. In this particular song, I’m talking about a relationship that was at one point very strong but lost its weight after too many lies were told.” That’s something we can get behind.
If there’s one thing we can get behind, it’s a tasteful French producer championing the West Coast. With his forthcoming release, Cherokee has announced a new EP titled ‘Californism’, out June 21. The lead single on the release is a funky collaboration with Knight One that is perfect for the dance floor or cruising down Sunset Blvd. To go with it, the guys released a California-Cool music video that captures just what makes LA, well LA. If you’re wondering where these guys hang out, we’ve recognized the ever-so-hip Silverlake bar, The Friend, owned by world renowned artist André Saraiva. Stream the music video below.
The weather has been less than predictable here in Los Angeles. With California having recently spent more than just a few years in a drought, we’re not used exactly used to rain in May, but we can’t definitely count on things to heat up soon. When they do we’ll have a collection of delectable tracks to spin our way into summer. Techno and Electronica producer Nhoah, who’s worked alongside the producers of heavyweights like Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk, has delivered peak hour material for this very collection. His latest release, “I Can’t Satisfy You” is the kind of track you drop when you want every single body in the room moving. The track is built like a secret weapon. At first, as it starts it’s unassuming, and then it packs an irresistible punch that makes you want to get lost in yourself. Then before you know it, you don’t know what time or day it is, and nothing matters. Get lost it bit below.
Our beloved Yuksek has a new single out featuring Polo & Pan titled “Cadenza.” It’s as hypnotic as we expected, but this time he deviates a bit from his usual disco sound to serve up some quality house vibes. This man can do it all and his attention to melody is unparalleled. Yuksek always knows how to get those bodies into motion. The bass is powerful and confident and when it’s paired with the undulating chords the results are quintessential dance floor fodder. Stream it after the jump!