KOKIRI: RETROSPECT [LOVE & OTHER]

KOKIRI - retrospect

We have a few Love & Other releases to catch up on but their latest, the imprint’s 13th, is a slice of house heaven. Liverpool’s KOKIRI pounds out some 90s vibes with some punchy piano and lush vocal hooks.

ILLYUS & BARRIENTOS – who recently dropped their Stranded EP on Love & Other – build upon Kokiri’s catchy, chord-heavy original, applying their signature dose of deep and garage-fueled bass lines.


Watch for the release to drop on iTunes on October 11, or if you prefer your digital files from beatport, it comes out on October 20.

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ILLYUS & BARRIENTOS: STRANDED EP [LOVE & OTHER]

Illyus & Barrientos

The Glaswegian duo ILLYUS & BARRIENTOS have something magical going on. In a very short time span their brand of house music has found love from some heavy hitters and with their production prowess, it’s not easy to see why.

Their latest, released September 15 on the relatively new imprint Love & Other, showcases the pair’s penchant for bass-driven, house music. The two-track EP works in some garage-tinged flavours that’s both uplifting (Stranded) and murky (Guided Light). Either way, your feet won’t stand still when these drop. Grab both cuts from beatport.

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SAM SURE: HUNGER (SHADOW CHILD REMIX) [BLACK BUTTER]

Sam_Sure-Hunger Shadow Child remix

It hasn’t taken long for SHADOW CHILD to become one of the bookable forces in UK house. After releasing on Dirtybird in 2012, he quickly scored a Best of British nomination and release on Hot Creations, Moda Black, Defected and his own Food label. It’s no surprise, then, the artist formerly known as Dave Spoon has been drafted in by Black Butter to strip back and beef up Sam Sure’s melancholic avant garde pop ready for the dancefloor.

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Macy Gray vs Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj: Bang Bang (Artful’s Bang Bang Bootleg)

Macy Gray Vs Jessie J Ariana Grande Nicki Minaj - Artful's Bang Bang Bootleg

ARTFUL (Mark Hill) has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry for over a decade. his touch in music has helped produce classics, such as Craig David’s “Born to Do it” in 2000, noted by MTV as the top 3 R&B album of all time. Having worked with Jessie J, he received the early promo for “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. He realized that Macy Gray’s song “Bang Bang”, released on the same day was in the same key and felt it was only right to make a bootleg of the two.

Naturally, it has a garage vibe you’d expect from one of the pioneers in the genre. Check it below and grab the free download.


Free download

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LUDACRIS: HOW LOW (ACTION 52 REMIX) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

ludacris - how low action 52 remix

Enigmatic electronic dance duo ACTION 52 have returned to the production landscape with a low-riding garage and g-house tune. The Denver based, 80’s-arcade-inspired house duo take Ludacris’ 2009 Top-40 club chub, “How Low” and bounce it back to the 90s and back again.


Free download. Watch for more from Night Supply Records.

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FUNKYSTEPZ: KINGS CROSS EP [FOUR40 RECORDS]

Funkystepz - Kings Cross EP

Underground music specialists FUNKYSTEPZ join the Four40 Records family with a knockout 4-track EP, infusing UKG, UK funky, house, and of course bass. The Kings Cross EP draws on a range of underground music influences, condensed into the realm of house music that’s equally melodic and heavy. You can preview below but you can save the trouble and get the 320s from Juno right now. Seriously, this entire EP is a 10/10.

The title track combines a choir chorus and bubbling basslines with subtley funky shuffle.

“Bump X” conjures some 90s nostalgia with its key stabs and 4/4 kicks. This is a track that’ll get the ladies’ hips moving while simultaneously cause a ruckus with the lads.

“Boyz In Da Hood” is an all out jackin’ number, styled with a little g-house flair and the perfect amount of grime for those times when the dancefloor craves something a little dirty.

“Twister” is all about surprises. The tune starts with a garage shuffle but immediately drops into something more sinister. Just as fast, the track changes back. These switches are executed perfectly – even though they’re abrupt, the track flows like vodka at a hen party.

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FREESTYLERS: LOVE MY BASS DJ MIX [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Freestylers - Love My Bass dj mix

We just posted the video for THE FREESTYLERS‘ upcoming single, Electro Shock, but it appears as though the breaks founders have more up their sleeves. The Love My Bass mix reaches nearly every corner of the bass bin. There’s obviously some breaks, but also booty tech, and garage. It’s all here, rammed in a 41 minute package.


Free download with a like

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