Tensnake – True Romance Mixtape #3 = For the third volume of Tensnake’s record label True Romance, the man himself steps up to the decks to deliver an hours of sweet nostalgically flavoured House and Disco slinking into deeper grooves.
♫ Tensnake – True Romance Mixtape #3
01. D.K. – License To Dream
02. First Touch – Sure Feels Good To Me
03. Sunrise Highway – Some Kinda’ Fool (Tiger & Woods reMix)
04. Late Nite Tuff Guy – Love Is
05. DJ Vas Edits – The Moment
06. Inkswel – Ompai
07. Detroit Swindle – Pursuit
08. Ilo – It’s You
09. Burnski – Visions
10. Flashmob (Feat. Lowheads) – Don’t Leave (DJ W!Ld Dub Mix)
11. Mad Rey – Quartier Sex
12. Tom Trago – Hidden Heart Of Gold
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We introduced you to New York based producer Allies For Everyone’s Bunker early last month in all it’s Deep HousePop glory. Now the track’s got a slick new video. Check it out.
Directed by Brian Suarez, the clip is an exploration of smoke, movement and light to create a hazy mood to match the song.
Allies For Everyone’s Bunker is out now.
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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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The utterly amazing Swedish/Norwegian SynthPop chanteuse Karin Park’s latest appearance comes from an unexpected collaboration with German Techno powerhouses Booka Shade. Maybe now so unexpected though, as Booka Shade provided a reMix for her current single, Hurricane, so perhaps this is her returning the favour. The track itself, Line Of Fire, actually appeared on Booka Shade’s 2014 EP of the same name in it’s Club Mix form; check out the Vocal Mix, with added Ms. Park.
There may be a little backlash amongst diehard Booka Shade fans against the commerciality of Line Of Fire, but they can just crawl back under their rock of 90s Techno obscurity ‘cos this is one of Booka Shade’s finest moments. Against a deep and hypnotic Tech-House backing Ms. Park serves up one of her unique and passionate performances as punchy kicks, growling bass and metallic leads deliver a mesmerising and involving club anthem.
♫ Booka Shade (Feat. Karin Park) – Line Of Fire (Extended Vocal Mix)
Booka Shade’s Line Of Fire is released 23rd March.
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Brooklyn rising stars Avan Lava continue to showcase tracks from their forthcoming new EP, Make It Real. Last Month we were treated to Leave It All Behind and this week we can take a listed to another new track; Wanna’ Live. The EP is set for release at the end of this month via JD Samson’s Atlas Chair imprint. Like the EP’s début tune, this one continues their journey into huge House-Pop tracks.
Wanna’ Live really takes the concept of a big chorus and runs with it. The verses in this tune are, by comparison, quiet moments. Deep House-ish grooves roll under heartfelt vocals until that snare roll kicks in and then the chorus brings in the Trance leads and massive pads.Walking dangerously close to the line of trite throwaway dance music, Avan Lava keep from falling into that precipice with some classic and emotional songwriting and a passionate vocal performance. The end result really works in their favour.
♫ Avan Lava – Wanna’ Live
Avan Lava’s Make It Real EP is due out 31st March.
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We’ve been waiting for this one for a while now. You may have noticed that the B-Side of the electronic rumors released Freak You’s There You Are was titled The Last Track. This was because it was literally Freak You’s last track as he left the Freak You moniker behind to team-up with long time production collaborator James Yuill (who also mixed There You Are) to form the brand new outfit LoFrames. James and Franck’s début single is released next month, check out Get Real (Can’t Touch Your Love).
Seamlessly blending epic Pop, Deep House and warm Electro, LoFrames serve up a track that strips dance music and electronic Pop back to it’s core elements. Concentrating on the minimum viable product (that’s a business term!) the duo offer refined SynthPop, perfectly crafted for both the heart and the feet. Warm bass and razor leads drift over a solid groove to create a strong foundation for an introspective and heartfelt vocal. The icing on the cake is a drifting dusting of Sax that floats through the track like smoke amid the machines. This is seriously luxurious stuff.
♫ LoFrames – Get Real (Can’t Touch Your Love)
LoFrames’ Get Real (Can’t Touch Your Love) is released 9th 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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New York based producer Brian Suarez, better know as Allies For Everyone is releasing his brand new EP this week. Titled Bunker, the release is a departure from his Housier works into something a little more emotive and mature. Check out the EP’s lead track below and keep an eye out for the release coming up on KID Recordings.
Making an immediate, sweeping, generalisation; Bunker sounds like Maya Jane Coles meets Dirty Vegas. Generalisation that may be, but it’s also a massive compliment. The track rides on an undulating and mysterious Deep House groove while Suarez croons and brushed an acoustic guitar over the top for a little Balearic flavour. Nice, emotional and irresistible groovy stuff.
♫ Allies For Everyone – Bunker
Allies For Everyone’s Bunker is out
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It was only last Friday we introduced you to the new single from the amazing Karin Park and London duo Pandora Drive; Hurricane. Now check out the video below.
Directed and produced by Thomas Knights, the clip is an incredibly classy conversation with either one, two or three people present.
Karin Park & Pandora Drive’s Hurricane is out now.
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Brooklyn trio Avan Lava have a new single out this week. Leave It All Behind sees the outfit drive their sound further toward the dancefloor with Funky and Deep House influences on the ElectroPop vibe. The track is taken from their forthcoming Make It Real EP, due out next month on JD Samson’s label Atlas Chair, and should see these three getting some well deserved attention as the cross both the dancefloor and the mainstream.
Leave It All Behind, seemingly effortlessly, straddles the worlds of Deep/Tech House and ElectroPop. underpinning the whole affair is a rumbling, robotic groove loaded with shuffling hats and warping subs coupled with an echoing lead line. This is all pretty enchanting, but is made even better with TC Milan’s rousing and emotional vocal. An all round instant floorfiller with an epic build.
♫ Avan Lava – Leave It All Behind
Avan Lava’s Make It Real EP is released 1st March
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