What was the song of last Summer? Maybe DJ Koze? Maybe Whole Again by Atomic Kitten, experiencing a Gareth Southgate-related resurgence?
Either way, I think Dan Snaith (Daphni/Caribou) is taking the title for 2019. Sizzling is an upbeat disco house banger and you will hear it a lot. I say bring it on.
Hi HMErs. Sorry it has been such a long time. But trust me, this one from the vaults is worth the wait.
It’s the man from Brazil. It’s Gui Boratto. No Turning Back steps between techno and dreamy summery house like you wouldn’t believe. Tune.
A lo-fi house EP coming at you by a pretty obscure German artist called so. mind. It all reminds me quite a lot of James Welsh – which is no bad thing.
Three tracks: Candy Groove eases you in; Callin For Ya gives you the jump-up piano riff you didn’t know you needed; and Preaching Life drops a touch of acid into the equation. Tasty.
Bonus track: a sweet, funkier groove (also happens to be the only other track on Spotify…)
If you’re keen on brass-laden house like this, and you’re on the hunt for a playlist to soundtrack your Summer, look no further.
So Dusky have announced they are coming back for the 5th instalment of their ‘Take a Trip‘ Series. What does this mean? It means another chance to go on an 8 hour journey through the day and night with these colossi of the house music scene. Not one to miss.
It also means I have the perfect excuse to post some bangers. This is one deep discography for a duo that have only been around since 2011. Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend listeners.
Deep, synth heavy, breaks. There’s a hell of a lot to like about this track from UK artist Throwing Snow (real name Ross Tones… I think). Despite what you might guess form his name, there’s a lot of warmth to all his releases, and this is no different.
Bonus tracks: don’t say I’m not good to you. Here’s another couple. First up is Paint by Numbers
And now Prism – a more jumpy number.
This is a sprawling monster of a track. Spanning 11 minutes with no obvious drops, it shudders and crashes and drifts in a magical safari.
Axel is playing alongside Henrik Schwarz at Village Underground this weekend. Hype.
I know a chunky house hit when I hear one. It’s DJ Boring remixing Jane’s World by Dutch producer Perdu. The press release describes it as an “electrifying dancefloor weapon” and I don’t think I can argue. It has more than a touch of the Bicep about it, which is never a bad thing. Enjoy.
You can listen to the full EP here