One thing that can be said about Nic Fanciulli’s Saved Records is that the releases are consistently awesome time and time again. On Saved’s most recent release they feature German producer and Keinemusik co-founder &ME. Well renowned for his unique soulful sound, &ME kills it with the masterful production ‘Matters’. This tune is so packed with rhythm that it is a sure guarantee to take any mix to the next level. One thing in specific that sticks out above all in this track is the unique breakdown and buildup. At around 1:00 of the track there is a percussive buildup that sounds as if Tommy Lee was giving us a drum solo. That infused with a narrative creepy sample keeps the listener intrigued yearning for the drop. The people who criticize tech house music tend to say that it may be repetitive or ask “Where is the drop?”. It is safe to say not one person will be asking that when referring to ‘Matters’.
After a string of successful releases on Chris Lake’s Rising Music, it brings us to yet another quality EP.
Italian house king Marco Lys does what he does best with his ‘Can’t Get Enough EP’. Featuring three top class original tracks and a remix from Grant Nalder & Adam Asenjo. All tracks combine Marco’s signature tech-house drum workouts and groovy bass lines along with choppy vocal samples that create these three tracks into monsters for the dance floor. Another great release from label regular Marco Lys and Chris Lake‘s ever growing Rising Music.
What was considered to be the track of WMC, ‘Party Non Stop’ is nothing short of a bomb. Produced by the young Italian, Pirupa, this track has been on many DJ’s set lists. Pirupa is coming off a streak of hot releases which include two Beatport number 1′s, therefore it is no surprise that a label rich with talent like Desolat would pick up the track. The combination of a fat rolling bassline infused with a vocal that is somewhat of a DJ credo, this track will create the atmosphere party goers yearn for. It is an upbeat tune that makes anyone within hearing distance bob their head.
Remixes are a frequent commodity taking an original and trying to either amp it up or add a creative twist; sometimes it’s the ones that simply re-format that are most successful. Brazilian Alex Dias, whose received support from Carl Cox on his productions, provides a brilliant tech interpretation that’ll have your hands in the air halfway through the track. This is a free download, so please do yourself a favor and add this one to a playlist as soon as possible.
Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over (Alex Dias Remix)
If you are in the mood for some serious experimental Tech House, give this a twirl. Reblok’s fairly new ‘Mother of God’ EP released on Night Light Records features ‘Africa’ and ‘Mother of God.’
Both tracks feature some serious tribal infused beats with mega hard hitting bass riffs. The track includes bizarre african sounding ambiance throughout the track that will leave you feeling like you are lost among some mysterious nightmare jungle. The EP gets pretty wild. ‘Africa’ was featured on 1605 sessions podcast nubmer 041 featuring Mladen Tomic. Be sure to get your copy on Beatport if this tickles your fancy.
Among the very many genres of Electronic Dance Music resides one that will ultimately have you dancing from the moment you enter Ultra until the moment you leave. Your dogs will hurt, your ears will ring but your heart will be seduced by one of the greatest, a genre called Techno. For all you party goers out there, you will be attending one of the most unbelievable festivals this world has to offer. Along with that statement, some of the greatest DJs from around the world will present their skills on the 1s and 2s for your hearing pleasure. After strategically viewing the techno this years UMF has to offer, this guide will be one to follow for all you tech-heads out there. Indulge yourselves after the JUMP.
Another release, another success. Brooklyn based Inmotion Music continues to strive with another quality EP featuring Phillip Arruda. The up and coming Toronto native hits us with two fire tracks. The first being ‘Bass N Hihat’, which is a rhythmic musical journey that holds true to that tech house sound. The second track is called ‘Seeds of Brooklyn’. This track features a vocal sample that creates an atmosphere that is nothing short of surreal. The EP also features remixes from powerhouse producers &ME and ONNO. With this EP being supported by the likes of Alan Fitzpatrick, Butch, Nicole Moudaber, and Marco Carola, it is obvious that these tracks will be heard on dancefloors throughout the world.
U.K. based label Cr2 Records has been fairly consistent with their releases for the past 5 years. Dominating the Beatport charts, the label has a long list of artists that are familiar to most, even the not so EDM educated. Some of the more popular track releases include ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’ from Fedde Le Grand, ‘Let The Bass Kick’ from Chuckie, and more on the pure side of things they also have releases from artists such as Ralph Berr, DJ Wady, UMEK, and Beltek. On their most recent track release they feature powerhouse DJ PP along with Australian producer Silversix. Titled ‘F*cking Amazing’, the track describes itself all in the name. With a sample of what sounds like a trumpet, it is implemented in such an upbeat melodic way the track is nothing short of awesome. Accompanying the trumpet sample is a powerful yet groovy bassline that infused with the rhythmic percussion creates a house banger.
100% Pure is a techno label from Amsterdam that exemplifies longevity. Founded in 1993 by well known producer 2000 and One, Â the label has for almost 20 years of releasing the utter pureness. Â With releases from Butch, Reset Robot, DJ Madskillz, Kaiserdisco as well as many others, this Dutch group knows proper music. On their most recent EP release they feature Colombian DJ/Producer Mario Ochoa. Considered one of the most famous Latin American DJs in the world, the Avenue Recordings head does not disappoint us with the track ‘The Indian Express’. Staying true to the Latin percussive sound he is renowned for, Ochoa packs this track with a groove that is undeniably awesome. Â With support from the likes of Paco Osuna, Christian Smith, Mendo, and Riva Starr it is very apparent this track is a must have.