Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Matt John - Hello Again

First heard this by Sven at Cocoon In The Park, and it just stayed in my mind, it starts of going “ye hee, ye hee hee”, and then strange accordion style music over a simple house beat, with some crows and eventually breaks out into “hello, hello” – very catchy.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Laura Jones - Love In Me

Yes, it is garage, of the UK variety.  Some people say deep house but this is reminding me so much of 1997 – except for the lack of fake London gangster vocals, it is just a nice garage beat.  Don’t be scared, it fits perfectly into a deep house set.  A recommendation from The Shapeshifters!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Dan Ghenacia - Globe

This one has taken me a little while to work out.  First Dan Ghenacia track I have loved since Traffic Jam way back in 2006.

Clearly made for Cocoon in mind, swooshing and whoosing away with a few strange chirpy sounds and a really nice solid beat behind it.

Lovebirds – Want You In My Soul

It takes a while to build up, which is more than fine by me, before breaking out into a very warm vocal house tune, such a nice warm feeling to it.  Perhaps slightly in the bracket of funky house.  Definitely a repeat listen.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Voices of Black- Take Back Soho (Tanner Ross Remix)

Slow house music that makes me envisage all kinds of hot women surrounding me until 5 minutes and 9 seconds have passed when I open my eyes and realise I am in the office and work in a finance department.  Heard Soul Clap playing this.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Subb-an - Positive Expression

Dark, growling but slightly charming house track, nicely underground – none of these pop vocals!  And I love the artwork on the Youtube clip.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Djebali – Reputation

I like this a lot, just got a really good house groove going on with some lovely chirping chimes continuosly and very unusually for me – no vocals (well not noticeable anyway).

Art Department - We Call Love

This is unmistakably Art Department, with the slow house groove and almost a romantic tale, not quite so gothic, and still individual.  I continue to be very impressed with this production duo.

Octave One - I Believe (Sandwell District Remix)

I wanted to put this up ages ago but annoying it got taken down from Youtube as soon as I discovered it.  So listen whilst you get chance!

Suitably different from every over tune on my blog, this has these lovely swooshing trance melodies, with faint vocals, and yes it is trance.  Deep trance.  Don’t be scared…

Monday, 1 August 2011

Missy Elliot - Work it (Nicolas Jaar Rework)

Quite a unique track, it being a Nicolas Jaar remix, this should not at all be a surprise.

More hip-hop than house, and much slower than the vast majority of the music I love - many won't like probably because it is quite frankly just 'too cool'.