Each week we will aim to curate some of the best dance music in easily accessible Soundcloud playlists and short to the point reviews. Let’s look at some top House Music tracks out right now…..
Snazzy Trax is a great artist who produces in the classic 90’s Garage/House style and also runs a label under the same name. Check ou this gorgeous groove by them free from the Spira Music channel.
Rising star Ash Lay joins Swerve Digital for a slammer of a techno track free to download. Gawp & Gymbo have a 3 track release out on Cheap Thrills. The three tracks combine Tech and Bass House styles for devastating dance floor effects
From the US, DJ M3 has three awesome House tracks with a tough 90’s rave twist. Tom Luka has a 3 track EP currently on pre-order and coming soon on the MVMT imprint. Deep and enchanting, all 3 tracks truly stand out from vast pool of House Music right now
Skapes has another certified weapon up for a free download on the House N’ House channel. Conducta warms us up for his next release with a pure slice of oldskool UKG up for free download
Pablo Del Monte shines some sun on our Ray Bans with a tropical themed slice of deep vocal house, it’s lovely! Apollo 84 pounds the drums for a tough refix of Krankbrother ‘One Eyed Jack’ on limited free download
YADE & Glen Coombs team up for the super chugger ‘Rock Like That’ also up for free. Lovra ‘No One Knows’ is taken from the latest Get Twisted compilation and it’s truly wonderful! Hilton Caswell has a tasty new release on Simma Red filled with deep growling basslines, cowbells and 303s.
Cal Johnstone goes to town with a drum machine and produces the excellent ‘Chronic Beat EP’ out now on Simma Black.
Tough Love light up the summer with a fresh new vocal house heater ‘Like I Can’, get your singing voice on for this one!! Armada Music remaster and re-release Fatboy Slim fave and classic house track ‘Happy People’ by Static Revenger
DJ PP & Jack Mood unleash a piano weapon called ‘Has To Be Done’. Unorthodox ‘Thunderbolt’ is one of the four fire beats on Nothing Else Matter EP ‘Fire Beats!’
J Worra’s ‘Wonderful’ is quirky, bass weighty and well, wonderful! Bezem ‘What I Want’ is a super chunky House stomper free on the Spira Music channel (check out all the other free tracks on Spira Music, it’s the best house music channel on Soundcloud)
And we finish with some gnarly mid 00’s style Niche/Bassline from DJ Q, check out the drop halfway through, awesome!!!
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!
House, Techno, Drum N Bass and just good ol’ Bass!!! Here’s ten hot releases from the likes of Lee Pearce, Jolyon Petch and the Sub Slayers fam….
1.ENNE – Acido Futura
A musician in every sense of the word, ENNEserves up some fresh cuts of his spacey funky house for Karmoloft Music, If you love lots of melodic and quirky snyths then these tracks are calling your name
2.Leo Aguiar – Sapato
Heavy stabs on this tough jagged slice of tech house by Leo Aguiar. ‘Sapato’ packs a ferocious thump perfect for those dancefloors that like their house beats pounding, stripped back and Techno leaning
3.Lee Pearce – So Deep
You have read it so many times from us this year because it’s true. Lee pearce is one of the best homegrown house producers around representing the UK with a signature sound that has tons of appeal. His long awaited EP on Fxtion Records is finally out. The title track is a summery dreamy skank through bumpin’ house with flourishes of pads that sends the listener’s dopamine into overdrive. This top class track is backed by two must must listen/must dance to tracks. get it in your cart!!!
Sub Slayers unveils the latest in it’s series of compilations. This time the focus is on the Garage & Bassline influenced tracks from the label’s quality loaded back cat. Tracks by Gold Dubs, Jinx In Dub, Dead Belly & Atomic Drop make up just a few of the forward thinking and funky cuts on the album all mixed up by Toronto Is Broken. All the bass you need!!!
5.Macht- Throwback EP
A couple of lovely low end bumpin house grooves from Macht on 2tone Records. Expect to hear a lot more from this producer, His talent is so evident on these two classy tracks. Perfect for NYC/US House flavoured DJ sets
Marcus Intalex breaks out his House/Techno alias for a luscious deep piano house groove that just keeps giving. Building in layers and layers of melodic massiveness ‘Casino’ is a certified club weapon and one of the best house tracks of the year
7.Atypical – Bad Signal EP
Atypical flex some musical muscle for the ‘Bad Signal EP’ on MFR Records. The title track is full on firing Ghetto House. So are the remaining two tracks in fact. Full of moody bass and swagger, this EP goes down a real treat, give it a blast and hear for yourself
8.Marvellous Cain – Rebel Salute EP
Energetic Ragga Jungle from the legend Marvelous Cain, The ‘Rebel Salute EP’ is a fat injection of Dubstep influenced heavyweight bass, classic Ragga vocals and slammin beats
9.Sam Hudson – The People EP
Sam Hudson returns to Ulybug Music with a full EP of diverse House beats
‘The People’ is a massive big room tech House heater mixing up funky basslines, jackin beats and techy melodys
‘What is this Place’ gets funky with a twisted edge, murky basslines, freaky vox and spinbacks, this is one for the freaks on the dancefloor!!
‘You Way’ finishes things off with jazzy licks and classic house sounds on a terrace groove tip. This is proper house music, hit play, listen and snap this gorgeous EP up!!!
10.Jolyon Petch – U Sure Do
Jolyon Petch reworks Strike ‘U Sure Do’ into a modern club house heater keeping the big uplifting pianos while adding in some extra keys and nice poolside style sounds. There’s some great remixes, especially Jolyon’s awesome DnB re rub. We’re sure lovin’ this one!!!
Featuring vocals from Parly B, Junior Dangerous, Cheshire Cat UK & Blackout ja, Selecta J-Man ‘Cease & Sekkle E.P’ out on Born On Road is a firebomb of slickly produced Jungle/DnB that will inject some serious voltage to the dance wherever dropped!!!
Shen FM- I’ll Wait
afrika motion continues to shine as a label with diverse house music like this wonder of a tune below by Shen FM, quite simply stunning
Bronx Cheer- Low Pass
Bronx Cheer return for ‘Low Pass’ another tasty house flava U.S underground style, we love this!!!
Melodymann – Flashback EP
Following solid releases for the likes of Hustler Trax, Melodymann blesses us with two house groovers on a label we love, the awesome Gents & Dandys, an imprint and a brand we associate with the absolute finest house music out there
Bobby Harvey ft BTNY ‘Handle Me’
Speaking of labels we love and underground house/techno, DRUM Records welcome Bobby Harvey who shares a great big slice of underground house in ‘Handle Me’ keeping awesome company with remixes from the likes of FGTN Toys and others, awesome!!!
Poupon – Touch Me
We’ve been touched and we’re lovin it!!! Poupon drops some saucy n dirty house flavaz with the bass loaded jackin ‘Touch Me’
Capone – Let’s See You Move
Capone takes us back to 94/95 with a massive slab of uplifting breakbeat hardcore for Raveskool Recordings, when the vibes are this good, you’ll be coming back for more!!!
Paul Cronin- Kim K’s Boobs Out
The hardcore captain stops off at 1992 and gives his signature crunchy manic take on a clasic from the golden era, ssssssshh!!! Bit naughty this one but oh my is it a banger!!!
The bass o meter is off the scale today. We’ve got some awesome House, Bass n Breaks for you. All these tracks are out in the download stores, most have buy links in the soundcloud players, otherwise just google their names, lets proceed……..
Alex Agore- What U Need
What a truly talented producer Alex Agore is and how awesome is his new 4 track EP for Closer To Truth. What we love about this EP is the attention to detail, the uplifting bumpy vibes and classic garage sound updated for 2016
Jeromy Nail- Farewell Dialogue
Featuring remixes from the likes of Jay Tripwire, Jeromy Nails’ ‘Farewell Dialogue’ is a brilliant slice of dubby techno/tech house with deep deep vibes!!
Pud & Dan – Tear The Club Down/Ghetto Blaster
Highly Swung Records keep bringing the good good bass and what a hefty dose we get with Pud & Dans’ club smashing rolex wearing stylin n profilin 2 tracker, wooooo!!!! Proper Bass Garage bizznizz just the way we love it!!!
Hansgod- Etheric Bells EP [DETONE]
Taken from a wonderful deeper than deep EP of dreamy techno out now on Detone
Ovis – Click Clack EP
And for our weekly dose of all things Simma Black n Red, Ovis leads the way with a 3 tracker that’s a firm favourite of ours. This is the absolute definition of gangsta house, ruthlessly stripped back techno style kick drums meet gangsta rap and bumpin house, click clack!!!
Animst – Simma Down EP
A tidy EP of tracks from Animist plus colabs with Moshun, our fave on here is the vocal mix of Thumpa which combines classic house diva vox with some thumpingly good beats!!!!
Gold Teeth – Drop Emma EP
Good vibes all round from Gold Teeth with a 3 tracker thats, well.. gold!!!
Bobby Harvey – Drop That
We like our beats phat, phunky n chunky and Bobby Harvey ‘Drop That’ satisfies all those bass needs and then some!!!
Jon Sweetname – Loretta EP
We love Myriad Black, an imprint that has carved a niche for quality deep underground house & techno. Jon Sweetname keeps up that niche with three tracks that will lock you in their captivating grooves
Amy Mcknight – Deep End
Amy McKnight has an amazing voice, her new track ‘Deep end’ features diverse and top notch remixes from DnB to Garage and we love this Polar Bears Can Dance remix in particular
B-liv – So High
Beta Rebels continue to push the boundaries of house and techno yet keep it club ready with a new release from B liv that is totally intense in the best posible way
Alex Aleman – Plastic House
Nothing plastic about Alex Alemans’ new track on MonkeyFish, it’s prime time Tech House that will send a rush down your spine!!!
Sam Sky & Tony Soul & Joris Dee – America
Rather like the S of A this track is deep, vast and full of shock and awe albeit in a positive way all down to the deeep griniding rhythmic vibes and cool spoken word vox. This one’s gonna heat up the white Isle nicely we think!!!
Amaar Baz Ft Whydee- Sugar
Onefold Records raise the bar with a great vocal club track from Amaar Baz Ft Whydee. ‘Sugar’ is one incredible tune, like so many before on the label it quite simply should get national airplay and cross over in a big way. Fact is you can’t keep a great label down especially one that perseveres and finds great tracks like this, oh and there is an awesome remix from Tempo Elektrik too, nuff said!!!
J Russell – Lovely
Lovely stuff from J Russel. Another top slice of underground house from motion recs UK, a label you need to get to know if you haven’t already, proof, awesome house heaters like this one!!
Corbo – Mission EP
2 swirling slices of funky underground techno/tech house from Corbo, here’s an artist to watch out for with two tracks to seriously wet your appetite
Adam Vyt takes Otter ‘Funk It Up’ and sundries it with a funky breaks remix straight outt Californai beach!!!! A massive track for breaks lovers and a sure fire heater for a long time to come, out now on Bad Habit Muzik
Ed 808 – Root Cause E.P
Future Junglistic bigness from Ed 808 on Audio Science, an EP filled with crisp amen break fueled heavy duty bass weightiness!!!
First there was the Panama papers now Dosage reveals ‘Panama Peppers’ it appears they and their associates at Saucy Recs have been harbouring offshore bass holdings but now have kindly redistributed these saucy bangers for public consumption, just go easy mind, there is LOT of bass here and high grade bass at that!!!
eSquire & Petch ‘Losing My Mind (Remixes)
How to make a huge club anthem even bigger? get the likes of Rare Candy & Co on the case for some classy vocal house shenanigans to lose your mind to!!!
DJOKO & Luca Secco – Solace Rhythm
When DJOKO is on the case you can expect nothing but the bumpiest most organ grinding and bassy house brilliance. Thier new track with Luca Secco is all that and then some plus massive remixes from Jeremy Juno & Dennis Quin
Golf Clap & Mike Millrain – Forget The Past
The brilliant Mike Millrain and Golf Clap unleash their conquering house anthem ‘Forget The Past’ with brand new remixes from Skapes and a 2 step re rub from Mike Millrain, big!!!!
Eskuche & Nu Sky- All We Do EP
Just one of the many things we love madly about this new EP on audio Rehab is a house rethink of the clasic ‘The Message’ ah huh huh huh!!!! Awesome!!!
Maff Boothroyd- Dreams Come True
We’ll say it now, one of the best house tracks of 2016 from the incredibly talented Maff Boothroyd plus remixes that include the likes of Greco!!!! Huge with a capital H!!!
VA- We’re Autastic
A ram packed LP of many different shades of house (and a touch of Paul Woolford style breaks) that includes luminaries such as Rob Made on the tracklist and al for an awesome cause? No brainer, get your copy now!!!
Just in time for the white Isle annual antics, 18 09 Records give us ‘Dazed And Confused’ by Emphatroit, whether your a techno head of or a house lover, this ones got you covered, big, bold, bright and brilliant!!!
Sakke- 4 Love
Late night lovers and house music heads get ready, Sakke has this gorgeous groover ready to fix that dancefloor craving with atmospheric vibes, melodic strings and deep down low beats n bass
Kzee Mchunu & Floyd La Lunar Ejaculate
More chilled almost lounge esque house action from Floyd La Lunar this time teaming up with Kzee Mchunu, it’s chilled, funky, light and fantastic, it’s a whole frsh new take on house music and belongs in your buy cart!!!!
DDOG Anthem / Burning The Way
Grimey bass house and firing DnB from DDOG on Bass=Win, a brand new artist to the label showing huge promise with these two dancefloor scorchers!!!
Dirty Secretz- Freakin Weekend
Funky house action for your weekend, if you love labels like Defected et al then this finely crafted groove is just made for you!!!
VA- Floor To Floor
The best techno and house you will hear this year, a massive comp featuring huge tracks from Dusky, Mella Dee and a heap more
Bowsar combines atmospheric and deep melodies with razor sharp basslines for ‘Hemisphere’, Dose sharpens the razors for a remix that cuts like a knife!!!!
Future Wildstyle- Who Run Tings EP
Who runs tings? Future wildstyle does with this amazing 2 track Bass/Breaks/Jungle hybrid on Low Pitched!!!
Marco Netto- Head Gone EP
2tone Records continues an excellent run of classy releases with some deep tribal feels via Marc Netto and this bumpin’ good 2 track EP
Various Artists- Prima Norsk 4
Prima Norsk 4 contains a fantasticly diverse selection of tracks from chilled electro disco to prime time tech house and every single track is an absolute gem!!! Must hear, must buy!!!
Raw Vision- Rustig EP
Disco tinged deep house goodness from Rustig. Those Gents & Dandys fellows just keep bringing the true house fiyah every time!!!
Le Visiteur- The System
Trippy and tribal, Le Visiteur take us on a trip to ‘the system’, spacey basy and brilliant house music!!
Jared G- Disco Biscuit
Slap on a pair of flairs and a tight fitting sparkly shirt cos’ this disco biscuit from Jared G is so damn funky yo’ moma’s gonna be jackin’ to it!!!! aaoooowwwww!!!!!
Local Group- Don’t You Know We’re Local EP
An EP of solid gold house music from Local Group, our pick from the EP is one of our faves of 2016, full on breakbeat house in the delectable form of ‘Discredit To The Edit’
Jeromy Nail- Amphibians
Gloriously deep bleepin’ tech house from Jeromy Nail with equally awesome refixes thanks to Pete Moss & Jon cates
Future Follower stalwart Strong4Life returns to the label for some quality deep dubstep, deep but not lacking in satisfyingly heavy bass weight
Skapes & Ke-An- The Game
Skapes & Ke An team up for a fiyah colab ‘The Game’ massive bassline bizznizz as per from these two top talents
Nickynutz-Downtown 5am/Driftin’ Spirit
The quantum Progression Audio imprint returns in good company. Underground junglist legend Nickynutz gets dark, dank and deadly with teasing intros and sparse junglistic landscapes, essential jungle purchase
Sweet n Sikka- Close my eyes
a melodic skanking rollercoaster of a DnB tune from Sweet N Sikka, addictive much? very!!!
Sound Shifter – Scattered Beats EP
Sound Shifter is a producer on fire and with no signs of stopping. His new EP on Deep In The Jungle is a lesson in breakology, big boomin’ junglistic atmos and deeper vibes stretched over 4 must have tracks
King Bracket Feat Mr Williamz ‘Rise Up’ King Yoof Truth & Rights remix)
A free dl from Sub Slayers, King Yoof gives his signature Jungle Breaks treatment to King Bracket Ft Mr Williamz ‘Rise Up’ and we love it!!!
American Dream (Jay C & Jonathan Ulysses 2016 ReRub)
Jay C & Jonathan Ulysses on a massive rerub of the much loved noughties house heater up for a free dl
Blaise Pascal – Burnin’
Piano house to totally fall in love with c/o Blaise Pascal the All About House channel, free to download
J. Kong – Dubplate
Full on old skool jungle, super dope breakbeat mayhem from J Kong and Dark Til Dawn up for a free dl
Potential Badboy- Revolution
Following up from a critically acclaimed (and rightly so) album, True legend Potential Badboy is back with a revolution, a classy DnB one with solid remixes from TYke and his own ‘Slow Jam’ versions, ‘Lickweed Liquid DnB version and 140BPM Drumhouse remix, something for all
Silverfox & Cronin – Underworld EP
An EP of dark rolling techno infused amen breaks from Silverfox & Cronin, a taste of the underworld, it’s dark there but we like it!!!
Silverfox – The Whistle Song
Jackin house from Silverfox featuring haunting flutes and layered bass synths for an epic jackin journey
Hearing releases like this makes this blogger wish they had a record player. If you do and you buy vinyl and you love bumpin trippy to hard n dark techno, then this is just about one of the best releases you can grab right now, be quick though!!!