Thursday, 30 June 2011

Mario Vidis - Changed ft Ernesto (Soul Clap Remix)

Another slow, plodding but heart-warming remix from Soul Clap – I didn’t actually take to it on the first listen, but it was definitely worth another try, I think I might cry.

Soul Clap - Dreams

This is a re-edit of a Fleetwood Mac tune.  Funny, if nothing else!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Art Department - Tell me Why (Part I)

Another fantastic tune from their album, a nice melody, the usual male vocals and their distinctive gothic house feel.

Laid Back - Bakerman (Soul Clap Remix)

This is ridiculously cool, I recognise it from somewhere, perhaps Trigger Happy TV?  But made housey thanks to Soul Clap.  Nice, relaxing and slow, with some kind of saxophone or similar over it (I’m not exactly an expert on real instruments).

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Lee Foss - Keep My Cool

Very much an end of the night song, the track to play in a club if you are trying to calm the crowd down and signal it is time to go home.

Modern Amusement - Cold as Ice (Louie Fresco Remix)

I think the original vocals are originally on a track from Bobby Brown – anyone remember him?  This is very song-like, quite a slow BPM and just sounds really nice.

Maceo Plex - Can't Leave You

I love this, it has a devastating bassline, but also quite a friendly, chirpy house thing going on with some good drums and of course, the obligatory male vocals.  Huge fan of Maceo Plex.

Danny Daze - Your Everything

A nice deep bassline with male vocals, what a shocker – first heard from Jamie Jones, house track with a really good groove to it.  Definitely a favourite, getting many repeat plays from me!

Monday, 27 June 2011

4th Measure Men - 4 You (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

I don’t know much about the artist but I’ve long thought Maya Jane Coles to be the most over-rated person in underground house music scene, but I am slowly starting to appreciate her somewhat, this is the first time I have blogged about her - this is a nice, deep house tune, just does enough for me to be quite a fan of it.

Jamie Jones – Tranquilizer

I really like this, and not just because it repeats the word ‘tranquilizer’ all the way through, I like the blippy ness and the nice bassline.

Guido Schneider meets Jens Bond- Bob And Curly

Its been a couple of months since I listed a minimal track – if I had been doing this blog 5 years ago then every track probably would have been minimal.  This is nice and sparse and just keep grooving along.  Oh when is minimal coming back?

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Duke - So in love with you (GummiHz Edit)

A ridiculously cool track, heard it played by Soul Clap, it has a breaks thing going on with a slow house – and a very recognisable vocal that really should not be cool.

Efdemin - There Will Be Singing (DJ Koze Remix)

Heard this on a couple of DJ sets from Tiefschwarz and Art Department, loved it but no idea what it was for weeks and then I heard Sven play it at fabric and it just sounded amazing – 3 weeks later finally worked out what it is, it has been driving me crazy!  Amazing tune, with this absolutely devastating rolling bassline, some minimal clicks and beats and breaks down suddenly into a really good quote from some film “what is it about art anyway that we give it so much importance…” – this is just absolutely fantastic.  If only I could afford a trip to Ibiza to hear it in Ibiza.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Daniel Stefanik - The Silicon Garden

One can tell within seconds of listening that this is on Cocoon, it is quite progressive kind of techno, plenty of little bleeps and moves along nicely.

Risque III - Essence Of A Dream

This is a fantastic sounding house track from 1987 that I have just discovered – it still sounds rather modern as if it could have just been made, though I guess the recent resurgence of Chicago sounds probably has something to do with this.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Greg Paulus - Nightime (Crazy P Remix)

A truly superb gentle deep house track with snippets of vocals as per all my favourite tunes seemingly nowadays, this is just sublime.

Robin Ordell - The Show

This is pretty damn excellent, just a really good house groove with some fairly random chatter over it, doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary, just sounds really damn good.

Sadly no Youtube link.  You lose Mr Ordell.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Ananda Project - Moment Before Dreaming (Idjut Boys Dub)

Something has definitely gone a little wrong in my world with the amount of deep floaty trance-like tunes I am featuring at the moment, this is delicate and floaty – very nice.

Skinnerbox - Purgatory Five

Quite stunning in its simple, gentle sound, a beautiful melodic track with some kind of slightly strange sounding female vocals.  I’m putting it in the genre of deep trance, ha ha!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts - Promess Lovin'

This is a really pleasant sounding deep house track – I find Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts vary between the average and the lovely – this is the lovely side.

Thugfucker-Disco Gnome (Tale Of Us Remix)

I listed the original many months ago on my top tunes blog but have actually come to prefer this remix after a few listens, very happy, nice and slow with positive sunshine vocals.

Todd Terje – Ragysh

It is official – trance is cool again.  The other track on the same EP as Snooze 4 Love – a huge delightful melodic breakdown, meant for you to put your hands in the air like it is 1997 all over again – ha ha ha!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Todd Terje - Snooze 4 Love

Somewhat trance-like it it’s electronic beauty, this is really quite lovely.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Chymera – Curl

Quite fluffy compared to most of the house music I like – a happy piano house thing.  A rarity in my top tunes – enjoy the rareness.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Azari & III - Hungry for the power (Jamie Jones remix)

I just needed to look at the title to list it here.  I decided to listen too, a devastating twisted house remix of one of my favourite tunes of 2010.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Dinky – Polvo

I am a huge fan of Dinky, this is a nice rolling tech-house tune that just sounds really damn good.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Lee Curtiss – Candy

Lee is part of Visionquest, possibly the hottest thing in the underground at the moment, this is quite techy with a nice dark bassline and of course, some male vocals!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Maetrik - Crush On Me

Quite lively and upbeat, with various sounds and takes a twist to a darker side quite unexpectedly, very good production.  I can understand why Cocoon signed it.

One of my favourite tunes of 2011 so far - absolutely love it.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Pan-Pot - Captain My Captain (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)

Oh yeah, got to love the rolling bassline on this one captain, this is devastating in a glorious deep dark minimal way, so much going for it, and a tiny hint of trance-like melodies, love it!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Santos - Primitive Cannible

I loved his previous track, Hold Home, for it's simplicity and repetitiveness, this one is again, simple and repetitive, but it feels that there is a bit more to it, there is a real carnival atmosphere to it - and a whole 11 minutes long in it's Mediterranean beauty.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

The XX - Crystalised (Jamie Jones Booty Mix)

This one has been going around for a while but seems to have surfaced at last, a lovely dreamy floaty remix.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Hot Natured - Forward Motion

This is a rather excellent song, chugging slow house of the Jamie Jones variety, with stuttering vocals along the lines of “she got me rocking in a forward motion”.