Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Marco Passarani - I House You

Proper sleazy electro remix of a house classic which you will recognise.

Oh and it's from 2004 so before electro went shit.

Dems – Down On You (Hemmes Fischer Remix)

This is lovely, another track with an indie style vocal and a bass guitar as part of a deep house track - would be nice to play at a sunset...ahhh Ibiza.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Bozzwell - Ambition (My Favorite Robot Remix)

All about the deep, dark and devastating bassline on this with more suspense than a thing with suspense.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Maurice Donovan - Call My Name

A track I heard Craig Richards play last year, I believe it samples the disco-sounds of Byron Stingily as did at least one more track he played that night before finally later on giving us an original Byron Stingily.

So apart from the sample it has a thudding beat and would sound excellent on any superb sound-system.

Top piece of house music by the man also known as Pearson Sound.

WebQueawry - Searching

Wouldn't sound out of place at a funky house night at Revolution with it's high pitched vocals and gay funky house beat but this is quite delightful and very modern sounding despite what I have just said.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Frank Weidemann & Ry Cunning – Howling (Ame Remix)

Wow.  This is a tingle down the spine track.  All set around a vocal that could very well have been swiped from an indie band, with a bass guitar and gentle beat – showing simple is beautiful.

I defy you not to love this.  Even my sister might appreciate this!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Robag Wruhme – Brumby Kapell

This is dark, twisted and minimal like a thunderstorm in tornado alley approaching that doesn't quite deliver the goods and it only rains a little bit.  An eery finish.  In fact you could finish a mix with this and leave the listener slightly disturbed.  Excellent.

Davide Squillace – Pieces Of You

I wasn’t expecting this, a somewhat industrial sounding driving tech-house track from one of the underground stars of DC10.  This is dancefloor mustard.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Bambounou - Fake Jake

Very hot underground house track with a recognisable vocal stab from many a few years ago, and a great bassline (not overdone)...almost a touch of garage.

Very London.

tINI – Fail Better

10 days since I last found a tune worthy of a place in my top tunes blog.

tINI is my hero of 2012, I love everything she touches and her productions are as spot on with her taste bringing a new wave of groovy minimal, this just oozes goodness like a broccoli in a blender.

Do not let my description of minimal put you off as this is very accessible.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Shiny Objects – Just Fabulous (Thugfucker Remix)

All about the chunky beat.  Big fat chunky beat.  Just how I like my chips.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Nina Soul - Relax Your Body

I just cannot get enough of this track - and those vocals send me crazy even when sat at my desk.  Really amazing underground house from a new producer from Argentina.  I just cannot say enough of how good this is.

I first heard the track on tINI's radio show back in July, taken me 3 months to work out what it was, I always assumed I would never find it but I don't like to give up when a track is THAT GOOD.

Sadly only a 4 minute snippet is available for listen but this is like so underground and rather far ahead of it's time...I feel that she may be a star producer of the future.

Maceo Plex & Jon Dasilva – Love Somebody Else

Jon Dasilva - remember him?  No probably not.  He did something once.

And he has done something again - combining funky house girlie vocals with Maceo’s fabulous basslines.

Lovely.  But funky.  Dare you?

Terranova - Paris Is for Lovers

This is a beautiful romantic house music song written about being in love with that famous hotel heiress, Vanessa Travelodge.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Paolo Rocco - That I Am (Point G Remix)

Just a really good house track which does sound a little like it might have been made in a fishbowl.

Ricardo Villalobos – Samma

Tripped out minimalism from Ricardo's new album, Dependant And Happy, which I assume will be delivered to me by Santa soon.  Dark and moody like the grey skies of today.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Clouds – Optic

Perfect way to start a techno mix.  I might just do so.  Intent and destruction.  With a touch of anger.

Lazaro Casanova - DeLorean's Groove (Manik Retro Mix)

This is a really groovy and slightly funky vocal house track for living in the future.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Chris Carrier - Planet Patrol

Chunky house with a hip-hop influence right through.  Could possibly send a dancefloor crazy.

DJ Koze - Abudinga

A beast of a track.  I am a huge fan of DJ Koze, I love the unpredictability of his music, straddling somewhere between deep house, minimal and tech-house, this is quite an emotive piece of music, one I think dolphins would appreciate and much as dancers, and takes that unexpected twist which ensures it is featured on my blog.

Sterac – Sitting On Clouds (Ricardo Villalobos Sittin On Klaus Remix

It is 19 minutes long.  It is a Ricardo Villalobos remix.  You will probably have already decided whether to press play or not so perhaps it is not worth too much of a description.  Hypnotic beat for 8 minutes.  Magical nothingness for 2 minutes.  Beat for 2 minutes dwindling into half a beat and then not a lot for 3 minutes.  And then yes, wham bam kapow the beat kicks in again.  If you understand it, then congratulations, you have reached a unique and special level of development in life.

Planetary Assault Systems - Sucktion

Proper relentless strobe-light techno that just builds and builds to insanity.  It does remove the need for men in white coats for a while but only to lull you into a false sense of techno security.

A perfect early morning wake-up call.  Hope my neighbours like techno.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Mercedes Sosa – Corazon Libre 17, Sacame Chacarera

I would not have discovered this on my own, Guti finished his Essential Mix with it.  I may have the name incorrectly detailed too.  I imagine it to be a traditional South American romantic piece, perhaps a woman whose husband has left her.  I could always google it for more information but I prefer my imagination.  I have nothing like this at all in my collection.

It is quite beautiful and only two and a half minutes of your life.

I'm not going soft, I'll find some techno.  Sorry.

Dexter Kane & Gav Memnos – Dirty Cash

I’ve definitely heard more than one remix/re-edit of the original this track is based on this year, but this is the only one I have been able to put an artist and name to, and it is the only one that retains a good level of underground house credibility and doesn’t overdo the recognisable elements such as the vocals.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Magic Mountain High - Workshop XX A1

This is as devastating as minimal techno can get, a constant rolling groove, teasing in and out at times - as much as my top tunes blog may have had a reasonably recent proliferation of vocal-based more accessible tunes, I still love this kind of stuff and it is inevitable I will backlash against vocals one day and be purely all about good underground house/techno.

Zoo Brazil - Slob (Nick Curly Remix)

I played this at the first Free House Project, it segways into house music really well, despite being more of a techno tune.

Tough, uncompromising and also played by Sven and Magda amongst others - massive tune.