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What So Not – High You Are (Branchez Remix)

Photo Credit: <a href="">Shoot People</a>
Photo Credit: Shoot People

While I love Flume, I have grown to not expect much from the collaborative offshoot project What So Not with Emoh, despite my blind love for just about every release that comes off of their home label Future Classic. I have come, however to expect very much from Brooklyn’s Branchez and frankly have never been disappointed. In the remix pack that came out earlier today on OWSLA, What So Not’s “High You Are” gets a makeover from producers like SCNTSTAstronomar and others. Branchez remix, however, is the clear standout of the bunch. It’s a stark contrast to the original – which I found to be quite obnoxious at times – and is much more listener-friendly, pairing the beautiful vocals with a complementary soundtrack. It’s out on Beatport now and you can give it a listen below.

What So Not – High You Are (Branchez Remix) | Purchase on Beatport

You may also remember Branchez incredible bootie of Rihanna‘s “Stay” – which even received support from the pop star herself. It’s a song that needs no introduction, so I’ll just leave it here for nostalgia purposes.

Snakehips – Make It

The UK is officially what Sweden was a few years ago. In my eyes and ears, at least. Names like Eats Everything, Mark Knight, John Digweed, Jamie Jones (aka 1/2 of Hot Natured), Disclosure, Rustie, Bondax and, yes, Snakehips are just a few that come to mind when I think of the powerful and influential musicians, both old and new, that have made such an impact on this side of the pond. Snakehips is relatively new to the scene but the quality of the few productions that the London-based duo has pumped out is unreal. Their music often crosses the sounds of old school R&B with the deeper and increasingly less elusive electronic sounds we’re starting to hear a lot of. “Make It” cropped up on their SoundCloud a couple weeks back, described as “a lil beat” they came up with while messing around in the studio, and unsurprisingly has already hit over 100k plays. Annie Mac tracked down the duo and got them to offer up the track as part of her FMM (Free Music Monday) series, making this amazing track one you can take to go. Don’t forget to get fully acquainted with Snakehips here if you’re not already.

Torren Foot- Rondo [Jump to This]

On Wednesday, I posted a one-two punch of g-house featuring a fresh track and an equally impressive set from steezy French guys, Amine Edge and Dance. As is the custom with great mixes, one must begin the hunt for track IDs as soon as humanly possible. To make matters more difficult, Amine Edge refuses to post track lists due to a reason along the lines of “Go F*ck yourself, just enjoy my sets”. I can’t really be mad about that. These dudes post all of their performances and they’ve proven to be a bottomless supply of great music. In addition, I sometimes get a kick out of a good track ID challenge. That’s just the way it goes I guess. Luckily, I was able to ID a track that is sure to be a win with the Boston crowd (Go Bulls), courtesy of Melbourne-based producer Torren Foot. It was released in 2012 on a label called Jump to This. While we typically make an effort to post newer music, I think this one is too good not to post.  It’s Friday, and we have more g-house for you; I’d call that a win.

 Torren Foot-Rondo (Original Mix)

Torren Foot-Rondo (Eddie Stephens Remix)


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WHO’S THE DOUCHE? EP [Darius Syrossian, Hector Couto]

Earlier in the week, as we all begrudgingly sat up in our beds with Monday pummeling us at full force, the boys at Hot Creations decided to drop yet another EP of filthy jackin’ house beats. Now it’s Friday and your responsibilities have likely shifted from work to play, and we implore you to start the weekend off on a good note. Begin with this latest tribute to the famed Chicago house sound that comes courtesy of Europeans Darrius Syrossian and Hector Couto and their Who’s the Douche? EP. It’s a 4 track package that twists through classic Chicago house beats and moves into deeper, more contemporary sounds with your meaty bass lines, bizarre vocals and most of everything else that has gotten you giddy about the deeper stuff.  Any way you dice it, we are dealing with a silver bullet of underground versatility and a couple sure-fire weapons for the summer.  Do yourself a favor and enjoy the EP and do the artists a favor and buy their music; it’s win-win.

Darius Syrossian – Who’s The Douche (Original Mix)
Darius Syrossian, Hector Couto – We Both Loco (Original Mix)
Darius Syrossian, Hector Couto – Can You Feel It (Original Mix)
Darius Syrossian, Hector Couto – House is House (Original Mix)


Ralvero Says Fuck What U Heard

Today Dutch producer Ralvero released his latest track “Fuck What U Heard” on the Bingo Players’ Hysteria records. This is a Big Room/Electro-House cut with a heavy drop and an epic synth break-down. What really ties it all together is the vocal sample right before the drop, exclaiming “fuck what you heard!”. I love the bass undertones in this one and although the track does have a relatively generic formula that many Dutch Big Room guys have these days, it does manage to stay unique in its own way.

Ralvero – Fuck What U Heard | Purchase on Beatport

I also wanted to call your attention to Ralvero’s remix of “Like Ya Hollywood” by Paolo Ortelli & Luke Degree featuring Katt Rockell & Jay Mula (that was a mouthful). This one dropped last week and really had me moving, maybe even more than “Fuck What U Heard”. It’s got a bass sound similar to that of Nicky Romero & David Guetta’s “Metropolis” , but has some poppy vocals thanks to Katt Rockell & Jay Mula – so you get the best of both worlds with this one.

Paolo Ortelli & Luke Degree feat. Katt Rockell & Jay Mula – Like Ya Hollywood (Ralvero Remix) | Purchase on Beatport

Sander Van Doorn’s Joyenergizer Receives the Spaveech Trap Treatment

I’ve been saying this since I first heard Sander Van Doorn‘s “Joyenergizer“: someone needs to write a Trap remix. Well have no fear, Spaveech fulfilled my wishes and he did it in a way that went above and beyond my expectations. Actually, check that: he did it in a way that falls in line with what I’ve come to expect from his work. We’ve posted a couple of Spaveech’s remixes, worthy of being cranked on big speakers and played out in your DJ sets (I played his Trap remix of Afrojack’s “Rock the House” and it went over huge, and his Trap mix of “Make the Crowd GO” is dirty too). What I like best about Spaveech’s remixes is that they’re almost like mini mash-ups. While he primarily remixes one song, you’ll often find elements of other songs layered into the productions. For example, this remix of “Joyenergizer” features the intertwining of Sander’s “Chasin'” and “Nothing Inside” which both go well with the overall theme. And frankly I lost it, got chills, when “Nothing Inside” dropped around 5:00. We’ll do our best to keep this New Jersey native on your radars but do your job and follow him on SoundCloud and Facebook – it’s only a matter of time til he takes off!

Two weeks ago Spaveech put out his remix of Zomboy’s “Here to Stay” ft. Lady Chann as part of a Beatport Remix contest. Spaveech’s take on the track is too good to go unnoticed and I had to make sure you guys heard it. This “Here to Stay” remix is an Electro-House banger with some sassy vocals and elements that remind me of Wolfgang Gartner & Skrillex’s “Devil’s Den”. Voting for the contest is over but let’s hope Spaveech got some great exposure from it!

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