Having collaborated with the likes of Bremnar and Sammy Banannas, New York based House singer/songwriter Shyvonne is gearing up for the release of her début EP. The release was co-produced with Chuck Wild and sees her taking on a UK Deep House sound whilst keeping a classic late 80s/early 90s House vibe. Listen up.
Give Into Love is smooth and slinky with a comfortable House groove. Paying respects to the history of House, from Chicago through UK Bass, Shyvonne delivers a soulful performance and has a classic voice that when paired with Chuck Wild’s production mixing both the retro and the new presents a timeless dance music sound.
♫ Shyvonne – Give Into Love
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Up-and-coming British producer Dots Per Inch has been on our radar for a while now. Flexing between free downloads and releases on labels like Tiefblau he’s already build up a fair back catalogue. His latest tune falls into the gratis category later this month, but you can wrap your ears around it right now. This is Sayin’ Something.
Once again Dots Per Inch delivers a classic House track. Grabbing tiny snatches of Lucy Pearl’s Don’t Mess With My Man he reconstructs them into a completely new tune. Pairing warm Chicago bass with a big piano hook and a Garage beat, this track hits you with a high energy club monsters and four minutes of dancefloor gold.
♫ Dots Per Inch – Sayin’ Something
Dots Per Inch’s Sayin’ Something is released 23rd March.
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FineArt is a new producer hailing from windy Brighton. Despite being pretty unknown and just dropping his first track that track has been championed by Annie Mac, who gave it a première on her Radio 1 show. Ruffneck has just been released by Sony. All of which leads us to believe there may be more than meets the eye here. Who FineArt is we’re not sure, but we sure do like the tune.
There’s tons to love about Ruffneck, not least that it kicks off startling similar to The Human League’s Love Action before launching into some hammered House piano. The track is a soup of dance music tropes; the deep bassline is pure Bleep House, the 909 Hats and piano nod to Chicago, the lead and samples are Rave central and the breakdowns UK Deep House gold. All this should be a mess, but FineArt makes it all work perfectly together. A proper festival anthem.
♫ FineArt – Ruffneck
FineArt’s Ruffneck is out now.
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Brightonian ex-:kinema: groover Aashton has a new single due out in March. Since leaving :kinema: promising Synth Funkers that they were, Dom has been carving out a solid reputation for himself as a bringer of luscious House sounds that never fail to enchant and uplift. His new tune, Humans, is released on Phonetic Recordings back with another couple of originals. Dive in and loose yourself.
Humans draws from the history of Chicago and blends that into some contemporary UK Deep House sounds. A lilting retain of “the people…” give the tune a festival vibe while the punchy, subby bass and rolling rhythms keep it locked to the dancefloor. A warm and inviting track that you could totally get lost in in a field with a few thousand other revellers. Intoxicating stuff.
♫ Aashton – Humans
Aashton’s Humans is released in March.
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In what must be one of the most exciting collaborations in recent years, London club giants Punks Jump Up have teamed up with one half of The C90s Danny Ashenden A.K.A. Earl Grey. The fruits of this meeting of minds is to be the début release on new Exploited sub-label, Exploited Ghetto, a single titled Call Me Up. These guys have known each other for a while and share a deep love of early Chicago House and analog synths; and if you a fan of either of their musics, or a fan of raw, synthesizer dance music, you’re in for a treat here.
Call Me Up kicks off with a low filtered bass playing a pattern that immediately let’s you know what you’re in for. Channelling warehouse sounds with a hint of Acid; Call Me Up is actually as Detroit as it is Chicago, with a strong Juan Atkins feel to some elements. The hard Roland beats, the robotic vocals, the utterly infections bassline; all this adds up to a track made for strobe lights in dingy clubs and sweaty dancefloors. Only time will tell if a track is classic, but Call Me Up has the chops to stand shoulder to shoulder with the tunes that influenced it; and that’s high praise indeed.
♫ PJU & Earl Grey – Call Me Up
PJU & Earl Grey’s Call Me Up is out 16th March.
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Kick start you week with this storming reMix from Chicago Housemeister Rogue Vogue. The latest work to be morphed by his retro sound is the current single from Los Angeles IndiePop singer Hayley Kiyoko, This Side Of Paradise. Everything Rogue Vogue’s produced to date has been gold. The Chicago resident has taken his city’s classic trademark sound and cranked it up to 11. Check out his latest.
Rogue Vogue doesn’t disappoint with his reMix of This Side Of Paradise. He’s injected a little Deepness into his sound courtesy of some pulsating, subby, basses but all the elements we love from RV are present and correct. The droning stings, the massive piano hooks, the 909 hats, the relentless kicks all intertwine to serve up an in-your-face warehouse floorfiller. Kiyoko’s vocals make for a good accompaniment to the track, and RV show that he is just at home with a Pop arrangements as he is with sounds for strobelights. Let Rogue Vogue bring a little authentic Chicago to your Monday morning.
♫ Hayley Kiyoko – This Side Of Paradise (Rogue Vogue reMix)
Hayley Kiyoko’s This Side Of Paradise is out now.
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The Chicago producer who lives and breathes Chicago House Rogue Vogue has turned in another of his storming reMixes. This time he’s featured on the new single from San Francisco outfit Slaptop, who’s Sunrise is released later this month as a Beatport exclusive. Rogue Vogue channels a little Old School Trax on this one, putting his heritage at the fore.
Claps and 909 kicks greet you as you hit play before a barrage of vintage synth stabs. The bass is thick and crisp and shakes the speakers as tight keys dance around the track. Rogue Vogue inject the tune with a little Funk courtesy of a deft organ groove to create contrast with the retro-future sound pallet. Grabbing vocal snatches and depositing them liberally, Rogue Vogue keeps the energy high and spins every element into a enigmatic floorfiller for the warehouse crowd.
♫ Slaptop – Sunrise (Rogue Vogue reMix)
Slaptop’s Sunrise is released 20th October.
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Black Magic Disco is back in effect with this new slice of House goodness. It’s a reMix of one of the new tunes from US project Glass Slipper; put together by Lisa Cork-Twiss, formerly of Real McCoy, and San Francisco DJ BradElectro. Their new release, the Universal Love Vibe EP, features the track, Caught Up, and BMD’s monster rework of it.
Black Magic Disco comes on string with the early 90s Chicago vibes on this one. The vocal here mixes up big diva moments with a particularly 90s soulful sound, and BMD works them to their dancefloor friendly fullest. Pairing them up with a deep filtered organ and punchy bassline, he hits the House nail on the head and serves up a modern club track that plays to nostalgic bliss in the best way possible. It’s got a nice Poppy sheen too, this could easily be a classic tune; and maybe it’s desisted to be.
♫ Glass Slipper – Caught Up (Black Magic Disco reMix)
Glass Slipper’s Universal Love Vibe EP is out now.
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Australian Indie-ElectroPoppers Miami Horror are on the road to releasing their sophomore album later this year; ahead of which they have unleashed the single Wild Motion (Set It Free). The original leans slightly toward the jangle Indie guitar side of things, but Chicago finest purveyor of the city’s House sound, Rogue Vogue, is here to bring the track kicking and screaming back to the dancefloor with this infectious reMix.
Sitting alongside a version from RAC’s Pete Herbert on the official release this reMix is surely the releases highlight and available here to download. Cranking his retro House sound up to 11, Rogue Vogue heaps on the shuffling 909 hats and a deep Organ hook the worms it;s way into your brain. Pushing the anthemic vocals to the fore, Rogue Vogue conjures up a track that is both hardcore floorfilling material and a song that retains it;s Pop sensibilities. We can’t ask for more than that can we?
♫ Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Set It Free) (Rogue Vogue reMix)
Miami Horror’s Wild Motion (Set It Free) is out now.
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This is the new single from Bristolian Pop/House duo Blonde, still riding high on the success of their Higher Ground tune. I Loved You is the apex of the R&B/Chicago House revival crossover, that is becoming more and more prevalent, in that is sounds so much like early 90s soul anyway that it ends up sounding both nostalgic and fresh. Check it out.
There’s a great Pop/Soul vocal here (riffing on Tamia’s 2004 release More), that shares the tracks limelight with a massive piano hook chorus. Clocking in at a perfect three minutes in length, this is exactly how Pop/House should sound; respectful of it’s warehouse roots but effortlessly catchy and easy enough to listen to as it is to dance to. This is upbeat, feel-good Chicago House jammage that’s hard to beat.
♫ Blonde – I Loved You
Blonde’s I Loved You is out soon via FFRR.
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