Just in time for the (slightly) better weather; there’s a new single from Lodnon’s Tropical House guru Ben Macklin. This one is free for a limited time only, after that you’re on your own so grab it soon. The First comes in two flavours, a first flavour and a The Second flavour; check out The First flavour below and treat yourself to the whole release here.
Reeling in the tempo from some of his recent, more energetic offerings, Macklin introduces you to a smooth and laid back bouncy groove, driven by a razor sharp synth bass and solid House beat. With spacious and atmospheric vocal samples, Macklin whips up a chilled sunshine mood, onto which he layers dense keys and an echoing piano hook. This is serious top-down cruisin’ stuff…now if the weather would just hold….
After having him reMix his tune Dare, London Tropical groover Ben Macklin has teamed up with Le Flex to produce a brand new original track. Released this week in Macklin’s SoundCloud page, Escape is available as a free download, which is generous of him. Check out the smooth sounds of Escape below.
This is exactly the kind of poolside House jam we love Mr. Macklin for, with an added upbeat injection from Le Flex. Smooth as hell, Escape is dripping with a chilled summertime vibe built on an infectious bass hook and stabbing synths. The percussive keys give it that Topical flavour, but doesn’t overpower it’s laid back House credentials. We’re putting this in the pile marked ‘summer soundtrack’; we can’t wait for better weather to blast this one.
Early next month Eskimo Recordings drops the new single from German Disco dons Satin Jackets. This new one featured vocals from London based crooner Esser, and the already awesome single comes backed with two even awesomer reMixes. Satin Jackets sure know how to pick ‘em as they serve up reworks from two of our favourite producers around right now. SynthWave maestro Ben Macklin and Cosmic Disco don MiGHty mOUse. Check out the reMixes of Shine On You.
The Macklin Dub eases you into it’s laid back groove with dreamy tones and sample snatches. Soon you;’e treated to a warm House vibe. Laid back and too cool for school, this reMix strips things back to pure dancefloor necessities and utilises them to full effect. Countering a deep bass with shimmering chines, Macklin offers up a chilled House anthem that we’re going to save for those lazy summer nights. MiGHty mOUse’s take on the tune immediately drops you into high energy Sci-Fi Disco territory. This in turn get peppered with classic UK House elements; the raw Cosmic bass playing up against sparkling arpeggios. As the Esser’s vocals glide frictionless across this soundtrack, things are taken to the next level with an array of soaring leads that lend the track in intense and euphoric dramatic quality. There’s a perfectly times build too. Amazing stuff.
♫ Satin Jackets (Feat. Esser) – Shine On You (Ben Macklin Dub)
♫ Satin Jackets (Feat. Esser) – Shine On You (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
Satin Jackets’ Shine On You is released 2nd February.
Hey look! there’s a tune with features both Ben Macklin and Deep Sound Express, two artists that we’ve given a fair bit of support to in the past. Well, we say ‘support’, it’s not like we’re lending them money or anything, or helping out round the house, or comforting them in times of grief. It’s more of a waving a flag at the side-lines kinda’ support. We’re certainly not load bearing. So, here’s Mr. Macklin reMixing a track that first featured on Pole Position Recordings and Glam Jam Artists’ Pole Jam Vinyl label’s début release.
Deep Sound Express’ After Rain features the vocals of Raha and is generally considered one of Pole Positions finest moments; so they’ve just released a reMix package for the track. Enter Ben Macklin. Ben serves up a smooth and soulful take on the tune. Warm and retro, the track conjures the Electro Soul of the 80s and Poolside Disco of the now and peppers it with a laid back Piano House flavour. The slickest of slick jams.
♫ Deep Sound Express (Feat. Raha) – After Rain (Ben Macklin reMix)
Deep Sound Express’ After Rain reMixes is out now.
Cassette Club’s Ben Macklin just isn’t letting up this year! Becoming one of the scene’s mote prolific producers, Ben continues his journey into Tropical Disco with this new tune, Physical. Depending on whether you’re a glass half full, or glass half empty, type of person this will either carry you away from these cold winter months to a warmer vibe, or remind you just how must it isn’t summer anymore. Either way, get involved.
Macklin drives things home with a solid House backing, a pumping, tight groove that makes a rock solid base for layers of hazy, almost Chillwavey, synths and samples to dance around the track. Keeping the vibes in check is a hypnotic Island lead line that shines down on the track, bringing the sunshine. This is top-down crusin’ music, although maybe you should wait a few months to act on that. Unless you;re in Australia, in which case go for it.
Here we have the new outing from Cassette Club’s Ben Macklin; get your shorts on, ‘cos this one is ultra-Tropical. Teaming up once again with frequent collaborator Emma Brammer Ben is serving up some of the dreamiest Disco sounds around to ease you out of the summer gently. Dare is released this week and comes correct with a couple of reMixes from fellow Londoner Luxar.
So recline on your pool lounger, flip the shades down, take a sip on that cocktail and slide into the smooth bassline and swelling vocals of Dare. A steady Nu-Disco tune with a little undercurrent of House and a Balearic vibe, Macklin deliverers it all with this one. Island chimes subtly blending into a hazy piano hook set the tone for the track, mixing Chicago with LA and laying the groundwork for Brammer’s smokey vocal to swirl around the track. The summer ends here, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop dancing.
Well this is quite a meeting of talent! Julian Sanza, Colombian groovemeister, and Mexican Nu-Disco outfit Future Feelings’ smooth The Feeling has been previously released via Eskimo Recordings on their The Blue Collection album. Now, courtesy of Nein Records it’s getting a full reMix package that’ll feature the likes of Tronik Youth and Avanti serving up versions of the track alongside this summery jam from London’s Ben Macklin.
Macklin serves up a lush, breezy, House tune with one foot in a Disco groove. Getting well into the laid back vocal, Ben washed the track in hazy synths and a shimmering piano hook. Set to a choppy bassline, this reMix delivers all the bright and uplifting sounds you want from a feel good sunshine track, but keeps things strictly in the chilled out zone. The weather has turned pretty awful here in the UK, but as soon as the sin comes out again this one is on repeat.
Oh hello. It’s the new solo tune from Cassette Club’s Ben Macklin. Mere weeks after his last single, It’sOver was released the man is back to treat us to five minutes of blissful chilled House to sort out the weekend. If, of course, your weekend starts tomorrow; which ours does this week! Haha, in your face everyone who’s weekend doesn’t start tomorrow this week!
A smooth-as-hell mixture of House beats and dreamy-Dreamwave tones, Let You Down is ‘summer jam’ exemplified. Picking up a Tropical vibe along the way, Let You Down lays it’s beats thick but it’s synths airy , crating a groove you can dance to but is a little something for the mind too. Add a sprinkling of nostalgia (there’s a slight Jan Hammer thing going on here), and you’ve got a tune that’s prefect for chilling by the pool, at the weekend, which (as previously mentioned) starts tomorrow for us (ahahahahaha).
Cassette Club’s Mr. Macklin revels in Jane’s sweet vocal and goes full shimmering nostalgia. Layered with bouncy bass and twinkling keys, Ben’s reMix takes you on a dreamlike journey on the dancefloor, surrounded by punchy synths airy pads that lift the track up to the stars. Pure retro synth Disco bliss. Young Swedish producer Tobtok’s take on the leans more toward the funky side of things. With cheeky Disco licks and Tropical percussion, Tobtok whips up a cosmic beach party groove that’ll have you reaching for a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. Some prefect soundtracks to your summer right here.
♫ Kill Me Softly (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley) – Catch (Ben Macklin reMix)
♫ Kill Me Softly (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley) – Catch (Tobtok reMix)
Out today is the new single from Mr. Ben Macklin. Hot on the heels of his other outfit Cassette Club’s new tune, Collide, comes It’s Over. This new tune shows of Macklin’s smoother, more soulful side. Helped out in no small measure by the silky the vocals of Emma Brammer,
There’s something about It’s Over that reminds us of the classic Dance tracks of our youth. The smokey UK Soul vocals have a particularly very-early 90s vibe to them and Macklin’s piano led Nu-Disco certainly has a nostalgic flow that sweeps you away with it. Perfect lazy sunshine listening. Tommy ‘86 (yup, Tommy has assed an ‘’86’ to his moniker) amps up his cinematic Italo in a reMix that at first glance seems like a strange match, but soon warms you up with a lush 80s groove that finds it’s place with Brammer’s voice. A couple of classy tunes from these guys, and a great start tot he week.
♫ Ben Macklin (Feat. Emma Brammer) – It’s Over
♫ Ben Macklin (Feat. Emma Brammer) – It’s Over (Tommy ‘86 reMix)
Ben Macklin’s It’s Over is out now, exclusively at Beatport.