OFF Recordings celebrated a milestone today with their 100th release. The label has become one of the go-to sources of house music, having grown a family of talented core artists to carry their sound dance music aficionados around the world. For this very special release the label, founded by ANDRE CROM, asked half of its core artists to create an original track, while other members of the OFF roster brought in their magical touch remixing them. The result is a comp that’s deep and techy, punchy and smooth.
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I distinctly remember the first time I heard JOSH BUTLER. You remember that collaboration he did with Darius Syrossian on OFF Recordings almost two years ago? Yeah, that one. “Bass Play” went in too many playlists to count. The first time I heard BONTAN, was his remix of Butler’s “Got A Feeling” and like many who heard the track, I put Bontan on a list of producers who I need to pay attention to.
Butler and Bontan collaborated again, with another release on MTA Records, resulting in a jacking cut, topped with some lush vocals from JOSH BARRY, and smooth key stabs. It’s hard to pass this one up. The original and dub versions are available exclusively on beatport for a couple weeks, after which point you can find it everywhere.
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JUST KIDDIN have cemented themselves as pillars of quality house music with releases on Nurvous, Black Butter, and FFRR. The pair’s latest effort secures their position as two of the most exciting producers of deep, lush tunes. After spending the first part of 2014 locked away in the studio, “Thinking About It” is the first in a series of releases that expertly illustrate Just Kiddin’s honed-to-perfection production techniques. With a focus on emotive melody and rich sonics their latest is yet another exclamation point in their catalogue.
Pre-order the single or watch for the single to drop on November 2 on FFRR and Eton Messy, with remixes from Bearcubs and more to be announced.
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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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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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Growing, I was obsessed with INXS. Their breakthrough album, Kick, never left my side for years. I hold this record deep in my heart so I don’t listen to remixes from it lightly. It’s with great pleasure then, that KEEPERS gives us a track that my 10 year old self would have gotten down to.
The Denver duo’s first release in over a year, brims with an expansive low end punch, that not only compliments “Need You Tonight,” but amplifies the sense of urgent emotional demands. Keepers caps off the punch laden kick with an intoxicating bass line, interlaced with the original guitar riff. “One Of My Kind” is a true testament that quality is always preferred over quantity. As with every Night Supply release, this one will be given away for free digitally.
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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.
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