NYR dusts off the pianos for some 90’s style House on De-Funkt Recordings. The original ‘743’ is a power packed slice of uplifting House, the kind that was a staple in the North of England in the good ‘ol days!!! Jay Kay toughens things up with a teasing lead and an overall deeper vibe. Stayin’ Low & Chinooq keep to the quality traits of the original adding some subtle filters and Future House esque stabs. Alphadisco gets chunky with the beats for a slamming disco influenced rerub. The vibes on this tune are off the scale!!!
We catch up with a recent batch of House & Techno bangers on De-Funkt Recordings/Traxx
Jay Kay & NYR – Choices
To quote the Futurama Police-Bot ‘Aawwwww Yeeeeeeaaaah!!!’. This Jay Kay & NYR track is supah saxxy, features tingling pianos, it has all the ingredients that make a perfect House anthem ‘Damn!!!’
Sound Out – Feeling Good EP
The Sound Out boys are back with a frsh round of their 90’s Rave infused House. ‘Feeling Good’ could make grown men cry with the euphoric pianos, rave breaks and hands in the air beats n’ bass, no need for drugs, just feel the rush!!! Jay Kay offers a tougher techy take on the original.
‘Hot One’ is chuggin’ good with weighty stabs, slappin’ beats and hoover riffs. Subjektive rework ‘Hot One; into a Ibiza piano anthem. This is a hot one that will leave you feeling good fo sho!
Massïme – Dark Water EP
Thump Thump Thump, oh yes!!!! We love a bit of pumpin’ Techno here at the blog and pumpin’ Techno is what Massïme does with the ‘Dark Water EP’. We enjoy the dark funky stomp of ‘Vudu’ plus Hoodrat’s late night sojourn of a remix. ‘Dark Water’ is a bump in the night monster of a Techno track with a nice Drumcode style rerub by Ripkhord. Nice!!!
Jonas Blake – Control
Jonas Blake lays the sonic smackdown with Skapes style bassy roller ‘Control’. The excitement level gets further amped up with remixes from Jay Kay, Buka! & X Amp. Booom!!!
Jay Kay & Conor Magavock – Cold Groove
Jay Kay & Conor Magavock get their ‘Cold Groove’ on, a tasty Tech House track with a large dose of oldskool class for a free download
Time for a Sunday round of big beats!!! For your Funky Breaks fix Rory Hoy Vs Kitten & The Hip have just the medicine with ‘Dirty Little Secret’ on Super Hi Fi Recordings. The Fort Knox Five remix of ‘Dirty Little Secret’ is No1 on our playlist.
And for the lovers of House Music we have plenty of goodies for your ears. The rising talent that is Chris Sammarco dazzles us with a dreamy slice of oldskool US House on the Kidology imprint, it’s called ‘I’m A Fool’ and we love it!
Black Tantra ‘Big Trouble’ on the We Jack imprint is a delightful number with summery pianos and husky vocals. Tough Love have a suitably tough number out with big whomps and twisted vocals called ‘Friday Night’. Rhythm Staircase ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ out on motion has a mid 90’s Tribal House thing going on with a hypnotic thud, Garage style beats and hypnotic horns.
When Skapes is in the joint you know the ‘Music’s Pumpin’ and it most certainly is on this nice thumping roller. And to get the warehouse party heaving is Glen Coombs on the excellent Criminal Hype imprint with the essential ‘Warehouse Jams EP’ featuring remixes from Leon & Vibe Killers.
Next up on our playlist is another great warehouse jam, namely Eyes Everywhere‘s ‘FiveO’ taken from the ‘Family & Friends Vol One’ compilation on Desert Hearts Records. Then from the warehouse to the Garage we go with Kindred Soul ‘She’s Got It’, quality classic UKG sounds out on Highly Swung Records.
Simma Black have some of their signature chugging Tech House out, this time Maur take the reigns with their ‘Nocturnal Volume EP. W.H.A.T.A.M.I spread the feelgood grooves with some bright and warm piano house called ‘Domino’ out on MVMT. On a deeper tip is the wonderful sounds of Black Coffee with ‘Buya’ remixed by Loco Dice out on Get Physical.
On DeFunkt Recordings,Stayin’ Low & Chinooq go in with big euphoric pianos just the way we love ‘em. Check out their ‘Al Fresco EP’, it’s a gem. Kryder whip up a ravey storm with a stomping remix of Bob Sinclair ‘Someone Who Needs Me’ on Spinin‘. Fat! Records provide some ‘Late Night Chill’ with their new compilation featuring material of a laid back nature from their back cat plus some fresh new tracks too.
Staying in more of a chilled mood we have Oxen Butcher with their melodic ‘Chills EP’. and from chilled to Funky, Karmic Power Records funks us up with FunkyOne‘s ‘Behind The Love’. No18 on our top picks playlist is a huge collab between Lupe Fuentes & Todd Terry ‘Jack In The House’ out via In The Loop.
Our House Music picks draw to a close with some choice cuts from Project Soul on Exhilarated Recordings, the sparkling soulful vocal house of ‘Question My Love’ is a must for your ears. Layout & Maverik‘s ‘Hot For You’ buzzes with electrifying synths and tough beats. It’s out now on Substance. Hoodrat‘s ‘Come Back EP’ on DeFunkt Recordings features the gorgeous Garagey groove ‘Love Me Because’ featured at No21 in our playlist.
JONO dons some shiny Techno boots for the dark pumping ‘Knocking On The Sky EP’ on DualOrbit Recordings, get your stomp on for this one!!! Raveskool Recordings have only gone and released the best NuSkool Hardcore track of 2016. You can thank the talented duo of Monks & Mort for the rushin’ ‘ardcore of ‘Don’t You Want’, it’s massive!
Another incredibly talented artist, one we have tons of love for is Motivbreaks. He has a new EP out on VIM containing two lush tracks that combine 92 Rave, Breaks, House & Garage all in his signature haunting yet euphoric style.
On the mellow mid-tempo bass tip is Eliphante whose ‘Catching On’ gives Major Lazer a serious run for the money when it comes to downright catchy sounds. The Art aud imprint has the second of it’s ‘Secret Rave EPs’ out featuring oldskool hardcore style tracks by Anybody Anytime, G-23 + Rivet, Myler & Textasy who clearly loves the classic video game ‘Streets Of Rage’
We go into some futuristic Footwork and plenty of Drum & Bass kicking off with a great experimental track from Fekix‘s new EP on Good Street Records. Gradual & Impak have a huge EP for free up on Technique Recording‘s Soundcloud page. Beat Assassins ‘Deny’ opens with a striking intro leading into organ driven vocal DnB plus a remix from DJ Rap!
MC Fats has a brand new EP of awesome collabs with Alibi, Brother, Mini M, Squarewave & Serum continuing his excellent series of releases on his U Understand Me imprint. Caspar & Rusko team up for an EP of slickly produced cutting edge Grime/Bass music titled the ‘Fruity Loops EP’, it is of course fiyaah!!
Out on Rasta Vibez for lovers of Vinyl & Ragga Jungle, Mystic Pulse & Gunman provide the fiyah beats and vocals that will have crowds jumping! North Base‘s latest release is the stunning big room vocal DnB of ‘I Found You’ out on Audioporn. And we conclude this round-up with some deep ground breaking DnB from Ed:It,Handra & Mystic State on the cutting edge Addictive Behaviour label.
Enjoy what remains of your weekend. If you’re lovin the tunes we featured here they are all available to purchase from reputable online retailers. Give this post a share and let your friends know about the tunes!
Gojack lands on De-Funkt Recordings with the sunshine packed house feels of ‘I’ll Be Good’. You will fall in love with the familiar vocals and sweet sax licks on this absolutely wonderful slice of Deep House.
The weekend is upon us, therefore you need a hefty dose of fresh new Bass Music, we got you covered with 7 sick new releases!!
1.Jay Kay – Spirit
Jay Kay takes it back tot he classic early 90’s house sound albeit up to date with one of the best House tracks of 2016, strong oldskool vibes, nice warm bass stabs, big uplifting keys a la Gat Decor, this…is…. HUGE!!!!
2.Rhythm 4 Reason – I Thought It Was You
Wayne Dudley & Phil Maher give a 90’s funky house classic their Rhythm4Reason style rerub adding in some ravey pianos for a great cheeky free download, positively hostile!!!
3.Jay Kay & Phil Maher – Yeah, Alright
Jay Kay & Phil Maher revive the breakbeat house sound with this hand raiser of a tune check out those uplifting pianos and the big Meat Beat Manifesto break in the drop, whoooo!!! Alright!!!!
4.Twin Fingers – Want Me To Be
Twin Finger inject some of those Chicago vibes into this big club ready house jacker out now on Yoo’Nek Recs, this’ll get ‘em jumpin!!!
5.Cardiac-Get Ready Don’t Stop
Some of that good old US style House on this 3 tracker by Cardiac for Rhythm Control Recs, 3 tracks of thumping grooves and funky keys just how we like it!!!
6.The-Wolf ‘Purple Smokescreen’
Another House track of the year in the same blog post!!! The Wolf weaves something extra special, big pounding Techno bassline, sounds akin to classic 70s/80s cinema and then there is the flutes, those flutes man!!! This is the kind of track where you really get lost in the groove and not only that but there’s a ton of quality remixes for every house/techno fan’s taste. Out soon, keep your eyes on this link https://www.traxsource.com/label/11966/drum-records
7.HUD – Feel Good Tonight
And here to truly make you ‘Feel Good’ is House Of Dice radio show host, DJ & Producer HUD debuting on 18 09 Records with a thunper of a tune you won’t be forgetting any time soon. Building from a funky foundation into some squelching acid house style sounds, it’s a potent club weapon as the Graeme Vass remix also included
Fresh Bass Music from House to DnB, read on for some essential bass reviews
1.Abstract & Logic – Switch
Abstract & Logic blend Jungle, Breaks & Bass for this killer tune on Low Pitched Recs, the best of 3 worlds
2.Shulgin & Subjective feat Rion S – I Feel Love / Music In Me
Vocal house excellence from Shulgin & Subjective with vocals from Rion S, 2 quality tracks plus remixes from label don Jay Kay. The vocals are outstanding on both tracks and really add something special to the timeless house feels on both
3.Lamont Dex-For The Love Of All
Lamont Dex dazzles us with yet another sparkling production blending classic garage and modern deep house for this soulful joy of a track
Mike Jones kills it with 2 signature ravey house heaters plus solid remixes from Casey Spillman & Donnie Lowe. These bad boys will mash up the rave!!!!
5.Kolanek feat Tokyo Noir-Your Love/Optics
Beautifully crafted oldskool style jungle from Kolanek on Detrimental Audio, 2 tracks that fans of JUngle & DnB simply have to hear. ‘Your Love’ in particular really takes us back with 90’s style pads drawing from the rave era.
Renowned UKG production team Big Proj3ct return on Highly Swung with a sweetly sung and satisfying 2 stepper that’s tearing it up on the download stores, Love UKG? You should have got this already then but just in case, cop it now
Just one of many things we love about 18 09 Records is their diversity. From heads down Tech House to uplifting piano anthems, it’s all in their quality back cat. Richard Kelly delivers with a melodic house track that has the added bonus of a great remix by EssPea, quality is assured as always
Supplying great house music straight outta the underground. New Politcs present their new Spring compilation featuring top talent such as Energy Lab, Simztek & Dubz, Wrighteous, Danny M, Maison Tempo and more. Something for everyone who loves their house music
DRUM Records takes its’ label content very seriously and always delivers as evidenced by the deep warehouse ready techno of Raumdekor ‘Deeper Shadows’ which comes in two tension building melodic versions, both first class.
We have a pretty big backlog of tunes to blog for you and we wouldn’t want you missing out on the bass!!!! So, without further ado…..
VA- MNK001 [Manuka Records]
When Hypho is the driving force behind a new label you know this is going to be big!!! Manuka Records launches with a free compilation of dark bass n breaks including top producers such as Bojcot Selectah, Galvatron & Delo
The Tough Love team are back with another massive vocal house anthem for 2016, thanks to the lovely vocals of Arlissa and the signature carnival tinged Tough Love sound ‘Touch’ is already tearing things up
Vital Elements & Micky Finn- So Good/True Guidance [Serial Killaz Recordings]
When a veteran and true legend like Micky Finn is involved, you know you’re in for something extra special. Teaming up with Vital Elements, DnB gets elevated to a whole new level with two forward thinking but most certainly dancefloor ready productions
L Double – Back in the Jungle LP [Flex Industries]
Hosted by original junglist L Double ‘Back To The Jungle’ is a huge selection of across board Jungle/DnB from Liquid to Tearout, 140BPM to 180BPm featuring an array of talent including Galvatron, Greekboy, 2Brainz, Scattyone, Direct Feed & Satin plus more
Hailing from East London, Kaylah shows some real talent and amazing production skills with two squelching and bleeping slices of Acid/Tech House. ‘They Don’t Know’ bounces along with firm intent and ‘Tripped; is nothing short of melodic brilliance
This label just keeps getting better, we’ve said it before, we’re saying it again. Screechin’ bouncin’ bassy tech house straight from the ghetto is what’s on offer from De Vriend plus straight up dope, straight up jackin’ remixes from the likes of Chunk