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Hideaway Remixes Come Out of Hiding

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.

 

 

Claude VonStroke – The CaliFuture EP

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!

****CHECK OUT CLAUDE’S TOUR DATES HERE****

Chris Lattner – Going to South Africa

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.

You can take a listen to his mix below.

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Thomas Jack Presents: Tropical House Vol. 5

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*

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FUTURPOETS – Walk Away LP

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.

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Love Is Taking Over for Dusky

Everyone’s favorite Deep House duo is back. Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, who collectively form Dusky, dropped their Love Taking Over EP today on iTunes via their label 17 Steps. I’ve talked extensively about how there are certain dance music producers, very few of them, who rarely miss. Call me a fanboy if you want, but Dusky definitely fall into that category. The London-based boys have released a string of hits including “Careless“, “Nobody Else”, and their remix of Justin Martin’s “Don’t Go” (to name a few). On the live front, Dusky are a fantastic DJ duo who know how to rock a crowd with underground sounds, booming bass lines, and thumping four-on-the-floor beats.

If you’re familiar with Dusky’s work, the Love Taking Over EP shouldn’t surprise you – at least from a production standpoint. With this release, House music fans are treated to three tracks that show why Dusky have risen to the top of the underground dance world. All three tracks have fat bass lines with complementary driving beats. The title track “Love Taking Over” is too infectious and there’s no way any fan of Deep House could hate it; there’s a good reason it has close to 250,000 plays. The other two songs are a little less radio friendly in comparing them to “Love Taking Over” but they certainly have great composition. “Inta” is a bit faster-paced than “Love Taking Over” and the beat reminds me of something like Catz n’ Dogz’ remix of “Hush” by Thomas Schumacher. Last up is “Expectations” which goes a little Deeper and a little Darker but surely lines up with my expectations of what a good Dusky track sounds like.

There you have it folks, go grab the EP over at iTunes and make sure to catch Dusky on The Next Step tour, where they will be laying down FOUR HOUR SETS. I’m particularly excited for the Halloween date here in San Francisco alongside fellow Brit Eats Everything.

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