Monday, 28 February 2011

Nicolas Jaar - Come N Get It

I am a big fan of Mr Jaar – doesn’t like to think he makes house music, this is kind of house, lots of piano and a hip-hop feel to it.  Rather cool.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Henrik Schwarz / Âme / Dixon - Chicago (Live Version)

This sounds way too much like techno to be from these guys.  But it is an excellent stomper of a Cocoon-style techno tune.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Jacob Korn - I Like The Sun (But Not On)

Sven style techno, I’m sure it has been around for a couple of  years but I’ve only just worked out what it is.  I would love to hear this on a dancefloor…been too long since I have seen Sven (two months is too long!).

Sadly not available on Youtube at the moment.

Deniz Curtel – The L Word

I’ve been wondering what this is for quite a while after hearing it on a few sets from the likes of Seth Troxler – it is a top quality vocal house, I liken the word ‘beautiful’ for it – well worth a listen.  On one of my favourite labels, Crosstown Rebels.

KZA - Le Troublant Acid

I really quite like this, no idea who KZA are, relaxing and chilled house with a feel of disco to it too.  More for summer than winter though!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Nicolas Jaar - The Beach

I'm on fire tonight on my tune searching!  This is a fantastically teasing remix of New Order by a new musical genius.  Excellent stuff.

Dualton - Formula

This is a very pleasant piano house track, perhaps a little too summery for the middle of February...but spring isn't too far can imagine.

Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere (Psychemagik Remix)

Oh yeah - a disco version of a Fleetwood Mac classic.  Happy days!  I honestly never thought I would be writing about Fleetwood Mac.  "I wanna be with you everywhere".

Chris Liebing & Tommy Four Seven Bauhaus (Mallet Mix)

Dark, evil and ongoing techno, perfect for a little anger.  Not that I have anything to be angry about...not even between the hours of 9am and 5pm.  Honest.

Monoloc – Pumpkin

Really quite angry stomping techno, perfect accompaniment for smashing something up…take me back to Hull!  Many years ago I smashed about 20 windows at my school one evening, such was my distaste for the education system.  I wish I had access to such good techno then.

Green Velvet - Flash (Jamie Jones remix)

A techno classic remixed by a man who can do absolutely no wrong, a man very much on the top of my to-see list.  Anyone else would have ruined a classic.  Sinister and slightly ravey.

The Bees - Winter Rose (Nicolas Jaar Remix)

Another masterpiece from Nicolas Jaar, very slow and musical as you would expect…one to drift off to on a beach watching a sunset.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Art Department - I C U

This is much more gentle than their other tracks, a nice vocal house track.  I much prefer Without You though!  Really hope to see Art Department at some point in 2011.

Nina Kraviz - I'm Gonna Get You (Melon's X Rated Version)

I’m a big fan of Nina Kraviz, very nice vocal deep house, and this is another track to add to the growing list.

Stimming & Lazarusman – Change

Not normally a fan of Stimming’s work but this is really quite my cup of tea, very minimal with a deep synthesised melody, almost 5 minutes of the 8 minute track is the breakdown and it has excepts from a speech overlaying it.  Really rather good.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Art Department - Without You (Jamie Jones On The Fly Remix)

Even Jamie Jones cannot improve this track but as the original was my favourite tune of 2010 by quite some way despite how much amazing music there was, then that is no bad thing.  This remix is only 5 minutes long (though I’m not convinced this is a full recording on Youtube) but still very good and distinctive enough from the amazing original.

Pteradactil Disco - Big Ass Biscuit

Slow, groovy with a filthy bassline, being played by one of the hottest new DJs in my opinion, Lee Foss.

Azari & III - Into The Night (Nicolas Jaar Remix)

This is really nice, slightly disco influenced, but still somewhat housey with the talents of Nicolas Jaar on the remix.  Very good.

Seuil - Prostitute (Visionquest Remix)

Would I like this very slow sleepy, jazz-influenced deep house track if it didn’t sing about Jesus being in love with a prostitute and having a big collection of porn to blow your mind?  Quite possibly as it has the magic touch of Seth Troxler and co.  Wrong, but so right.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Thugfucker - Disco Gnome

Deep house can be as dull as dishwater but this is lovely, full of personality and charm, with snippets of vocals hidden inside.

Russ Yallop - I Can't Wait

Not an artist I have heard of, but a really damn groovy and rather bassy slow house track.  With, of course, snippets of vocals.  Love it!  On Crosstown Rebels, one of my favourite labels – home of Art Department!

The XX - Night Time (Greg Wilson version)

Ooh this is quite lovely, nice, floaty and somewhat disco-like.

Escape from New York - Fire in My Heart

Fantastic piece of disco that Craig Richards played at fabric the other weekend, just so warm and groovy, all of 26 years old now, and very sing-alongable.

Marco Faraone, Arado - Strange Neighbors

A really good jacking house tune, perfect for something like Ketoloco.