The local homies, Need & Necessity, just released there newest track cleverly entitled Lemme See. For this one Matt and Ross take us back to the nineties real quick with a perfectly selected sample from the classic Sisqo track Thong Song. With a heavy bass line and clean and crisp layered synths this track has been making dance floors around Denver explode for the past couple weeks. Following up their previous release on Night Supply Records, Whip, it is clear that the guys of Need & Necessity are on the rise with their hard hitting deep sounds. Be sure to check out their Soundcloud for a multitude of hard hitting remixes and if you are in the Denver keep an eye out for these guys at Norad Dance Bars Home Fridays where the guys often lend support to some of the biggest names in house music.
Today young producer Kygo has blessed us with a gorgeous tropical themed deep house remix of Marvin Gaye’s mood setting classic, Sexual Healing. Coming from Norway Kygo has recently been reaching the top of charts around the web and his summer vibes are more then welcome as winter has definitely set in here in Colorado. As the banger becomes a thing of the past, one can only hope that these soul inspired vibes continue to appear and the deep house movement continues to grow. Maintaining the original songs structure for the most part Kygo adds a great island like feel which is complimented by well placed percussion. We don’t have too much info on the 22 year old Norwegian producer, but we are definitely fans so check out his Soundcloud for yourself for more great remixes and free music!
I don’t know about you, but last night’s festivities took a lot out of me. Since so many people get stuck spending Thanksgiving Eve at the same old bar, I’m grateful to have grooved into the wee hours of the morning at Spybar as Dubfire returned with his jet black, polished chrome beats. Needless to say, what most people consider the morning did not take place today. After one too many hours of visual stimulation courtesy of Frozen Planet, a disco nap on the couch seemed like the right idea. In need of some aural therapy, I nosed out this mix I remembered a friend had shared the other day and was immediately immersed into a soulful dreamscape. One hour and forty-two minutes of beautiful tracks–old and new–laced together elegantly by New Englander Don Fochi of Fresh Headz, this November mix is one to play any day of any year (but do yourself a favor and use a good set of speakers or headphones). Never wavering from the range of 109 to 118 beats per minute, this selection is perfect to throw on at a gathering, in the car, and wherever you see fit. After you download this magnum opus, be sure to like Mr Fochi on Facebook, follow him on Soundcloud, and get to one of his many shows in the Boston area and beyond!
Prep School Recordings has been one of the best surprises of the year with releases already from Wilks, The Supertraxxe, and many more as they continue to help pave the deep, disco revolution. Today marks one of the more anticipated releases from the Prep School crew with Dr. Fresch‘s self titled EP now available via Soundcloud for free download! Dr. Fresch delivers four heavy hitters ranging from nu-disco to funky garage and everything in between. My favorite track has got to be Float, a dark tune that drives deep into the dark depths of the bass. The Dr. Fresch EP overall does a great job blending the retro grooviness of the golden era with the new west coast deep house movement that is sweeping the country. Be sure to grab the entire EP for free and give your favorite doctor some love!
Germany’s Simon Hoppe, better know as Dinner Date, has a real knack for taking a gorgeous and emotionally saturated indie track and bringing it to a level ready for dance floors. Today Hoppe has released his newest remix which is an absolutely gorgeous dive into the deeper side of house as he remixes the Agnus & Julia Stone original All Of Me. It takes some real skill to maintain the vibe and meaning of a certain indie song and bring it into a state of danceability. Maintaing the gorgeous acoustic hook from the original as well as select vocals Dinner Date builds the track step by step until he pulls the trigger at the perfect moment and submerges us into the realm of deep house. With well crafted synths and complementing samples this track maintains its indie feel with a little added energy that is just enough to get you grooving.
If you think Drake is the master of songs to break up to, you’re wrongly mistaken. In his recently released and accurately named EP, Ta-ku proves to be the heavy weight champ of capturing the overwhelming despair associated with heartbreak. His songs ‘I Miss You’ and ‘We Were in Love’ bring a beautifully uplifting sound to misery that not many have even come close to matching. Trying to imagine the heartbreak that he’s experienced to be capable of such a sound is unthinkable, though I am forever grateful to whatever broad broke his heart so deeply to cause him such sorrow turned musical magic.
Ta-ku seemingly seduces your senses with ‘I Miss You’. He samples lyrics from Willow Smith’s “Summer Love” creating a heartbreaking conversation between the female voice and the pitched down vocals presumably depicting a male’s voice that dances around a simple string-sounding melody hooking your heart on a string and leaving it to dangle.
“We Were in Love” starts off slow as he samples breathing noises and weaves them into a melody that turns into tear-jerking vocals that imitate the heavyhearted bass line. The subtleties of Ta-ku’s melodies are what prove that emotion doesn’t need to be induced by in-your-face dynamics and outrageous hi-hat effects, but can be felt naturally in the vehement ambiance carefully constructed with each kick of the bass drum.
In his remix to Ginger & The Ghost’s “One Type of Dark” Ta-ku proves his versatility as an artist, and that there’s no limits to his ingenious and innovative sounds. The Indie tune turned R&B tear jerking pairs the sweet yet edgy vocals of Ginger & The Ghost with a delicate string-like melody that explodes into an orchestra of emotion. The synthy bass line rattles as it captivates the ears in a collision of ingenuity.
The Aussie Native’s goal in releasing ‘Songs To Break Up To’ was to “produce a cinematic musical journey for the broken hearted. A concept EP that would hopefully resonate with different people for different reasons,” and boy, has he done just that!