It’s always an exciting time when option4 unloads a new remix on the dance community. Mastering the formula to create the perfect remix is what most people know him for, others know him as the pulse of Denver. This time, the Windish signed player, has been asked by the widely successful group Panama Wedding to remix their hit single All of the People to help build buzz over the recent album release. option4 has turned this electro pop single into a true summer jammer, a rooftop soundtrack to help celebrate the last month of summer. The track is available for free download so I suggest you jump on that and if you are ever in the Denver area be sure to check out option4′s promotional team The Hundred for shows every week throughout the city.
If you’ve been paying any attention to BPM or Electric Area recently, you’ve likely heard the track “Hideaway” by Kiesza. But what you might not have heard are these five all equally incredible remixes. We narrowed it down to this list but be on the lookout for others because the track’s passionate disco-esque vocals easily lend themselves to a great remix.
First Bixel Boys, who you might remember as an up-and-comer from the EDC lineup, deliver a lounge-y, deep house rework with a meandering synth piano and bouncy bassline perfect for headbobbing.
If you’re looking to really slow it down, check out the Kllrd Gre3ns remix. The track is slowed down to baby making BPMs, and it’s the perfect addition to any “chill” playlist.
This next remix by Sigma might fake you out with an even slower start than number two on our list, but then surprises with a drum and bass breakdown.
If you’re into dubbier side of deep house, then check out the Gorgon City remix, complete with a restless hi-hat and dragging modulated bassline. This dark, deep house remix will give you your “wahhwahhwahhh” fix for the rest of the day.
Last but certainly not least, we have the melodic and full piano remix by Zac Samuel. This is the most upbeat remix on the list. It’s sure to send you off into the next week in a good mood.
It’s Here! the moment we’ve been all been waiting for. CaliFuture has arrived! We posted the preview a few weeks ago, but now it’s time to put on those party hats and turn up the volume because this EP is a banger! Claude VonStroke puts so much time and effort into his music and it’s only natural that CaliFuture surpasses his own standards, this guy has been making quality music since the early 2000′s and hasn’t turned it down since. This tale of swagger brings a humbling feeling, with funky bass lines and an array of drums. These jams will bring that inner groove out and make your booty shake. It’s been wonderful following the progression of Dirty Bird Crew, this talented group of musicians is constantly attacking the scene with club bangers that never cease to amaze. I cannot wait to see what the Birdhouse has to offer in the future!
P.S: Don’t Forget Support the BIRDHOUSE and to purchase the EP there!
A few hours ago Chris Lattner released a mix titled “Going to South Africa” as a promotion for his upcoming tour in, you guessed it, South Africa. This mix is a smooth walk through of a proper selection of tech house, deep house and something he has hash tagged as technically house. The mix begins very light, Lattner selects songs that are lengthy and grow with subtle sound adjustment. Continuing on things begin to resonate a little deeper as he selects song that push my headphone drivers a little bit harder. Towards the end the pace quickens and the atmosphere brightens up while still carrying elements of the heavy thump felt before. Vocal elements carrying sultry tone accompany the airy transitions throughout, making good use of negative space and keeping the listener engaged.
Chris Lattner is from Berlin, Germany and produces/DJs music that floats in the house/tech house/deep house genres. Chris Lattner developed his style like many well balanced producers do, by having parents with good taste in music and early access to a pair of Technics. Chris Lattner sounds flared when Resident Advisor put his EP “Sick” in the Top 50 of Resident Advisors all-time top 100 in 2010. Resident Advisors accolade landed him in the ranks of Moon Harbour, a collection of artists that is nothing short of a varsity squad.
2014 has been the year of tropical house, and we have Thomas Jack to thank for that.
The 20-year-old Australian DJ and producer seemingly came out of nowhere, but over the past several months his Tropical House mixtape series has taken the internet by storm, and for good reason. Simply put, Thomas Jack‘s mixtapes establish himself as one of the most talented young artists on the planet. His mixing is flawless, taking listeners on an uplifting journey through the many realms of house music, and all of it with his signature tropical twist, often meaning saxophones, pan flutes, and other tropical instruments that us city folk don’t usually hear too often.
Sometimes the music is dark and deep, while other times it’s cheery and catchy (and still deep, of course). The last two tropical house volumes featured guest mixes from Bakermat and Klingande, but Thomas Jack is finally back at it again for Volume 5. It just so happens that Volume 5 is also Thomas Jack’s deepest mix yet. The heavy bassline thumps at a steady pace throughout the 2+ hour mix, seamlessly transitioning from one house banger to another.
Unfortunately, Visa issues prevented Thomas Jack from doing his US tour earlier this year, but it looks like he’ll be making it out here very soon, with shows in San Francisco, Denver, and Palm Springs already announced.
In any case, Thomas Jack’s Tropical House Vol. 5, like the 4 volumes before it, is house music at its finest. Oh, and it’s all free to download via SoundCloud! Stay tropical, friends.
*Tracklist after jump*
This Swedish / Mexican duo FUTURPOETS return to bring us an LP that has a great blend of Nu Disco and Deep House. With Remixes from Matchy & Bott along with Animal Picnic, this release off of Dear Deer is an excellent listen. “Walk Away” is sexy and smooth and brings to the table a great mix of what you would like to find a sultry house release. FUTURPOETS has been a recent favorite of mine as they have not tied themselves down to a specific style and continue to surprise. You can check out their album below.