Thursday, 27 March 2014

Mumdance & Mao - Truth

I seem to be getting a bit of a liking for bass music - I just love the slamming beats on this track - almost like drum'n'bass for adults.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Simian Mobile Disco – Escamoles

I really like this.  It might come as a bit of a surprise to hear them doing some nice plodding tech-house but they were always talented producers and this is just good empty dancefloor music with that 11pm at fabric feel.

Randomer – Bring

Slow Techno is the next big thing after deep trance.  Trust me.  Snippets of deep house vocal with dirty tough beat.

Stiven Rivic, Michael & Levan – Priority (Pole Folder Year Of The Dragon Mix)

Drive.  Drive.  Drive over the mountains and into space, drive with the windows down flying with grace.  Power, drive and glory.

DJ Nori – Happy Sunday (Maurice Fulton Mix)

Yes.  I have been looking for this for a while, it kicks in with a notice me bassline but flips the other way with piano-based melody.  Despite being slow, it has a certain sense of urgency.

Marcus Worgull & Peter Pardeike – Lenoix

I could tell on the build up that I was going to love this track, and the melody kicks in and yes it is a beauty, sticking in the mind like the Eiffel Tower.  Power and melody.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Chris Turner – FlyLOVE (Andres Remix)

The word sublime was made for this.  Gently floating down a river during sunset with a picnic box to hand and some apple juice.  This is sublime deep house, and at a gentle pace.

Fabio Gianelli – Lost In 27 (Darius Syrossian Remix)

This is a really nice piece of house music, a Guti-esque piano breakdown and a general all-round smoothly done house feel.

Midnight Magic – Drop Me A Line

Another track that Seth Troxler has been playing recently, albeit at a faster pace than this.  Not my favourite Midnight Magic disco track (that is the amazing Beam Me Up) but such a delight nonetheless.

Ryan Crosson & Aquarius Heaven – Head Above Water

A mellow plodding affair with a drawn-out West Indian voice giving you some life advice including to give thanks to your mama and papa.

Dinky – Falling Angel

The highlight of Dinky’s recent album, Dimension D, which is a bit of a masterpiece.  Almost as much pop music as it is mellow house music, this is a real beauty.

Chaim – Blue Shadow (Guy Gerber White Isle Remake)

 I considered giving the original top tune status but this is a step further into brilliance, an mellow enchanting brooding beauty, which makes me think of birds of prey flying over the sea in Ibiza.

Mirko Loko – Love Harmonic (Carl Craig’s Soundscape Remix)

A brooding tribal techno beast that never unleashes over it’s 11 minutes but it doesn’t need to.  Luxurious remix from the master.

Michel Cleis – Mir A Nero

Michel Cleis makes these occasional stunners, including the ubiquitous La Mezcla from a few years ago (you will know it even if you don’t recall it by name) and this is one very good-feeling house track with loads of percussion and a Samba-esque feel to it.  You will hear it a lot once it is fully discovered.  But at 11 minutes you won’t hear too many DJs play it.