DJ HERO: CANDY CRUIZIN / COMFORT ZONE / PAGE 136 [GROUND LEVEL]

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The fourth instalment of singles from DJ HERO‘s sophomore album on GROUND LEVEL Don’t Say the B-Word is a triple header, with the combined forces of “Candy Cruizin’,” “Comfort Zone” and “Page 136.” Preview below, or head straight to Beatport to grab all three cuts.

Candy Cruizin, a tribute to the US candy raver scene, is a laid-back groover full of uplifting chord sequences and acid baselines.

Comfort Zone is a peak time monster combining the dark tones of a menacing female vocal and blips and blips , underpinned by heavy 808 beats.

Page 136 on the other hand is Miami electro meeting modern electro, quite fitting for a producer who’s just moved back to Florida!

For full streaming previews check Spotify.

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QUINTEN 909 & DONAGRANDI: DRESS 2 IMPRESS [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Quinten 909 & Donagrandi - Dress 2 Impress *FREE DOWNLOAD*

Dutch dj/producer QUINTEN 909 has been getting into the g-house game lately. His latest, a collaboration with fellow Dutchman DONAGRANDI, cuts one of the most iconic vocal samples into a flanged-disco jam. Get on the free download then.


Free download

Here’s one from a few months back. Also worth the click and free download.

Free download

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KEVIN KNAPP: THE BOB DEWITT EP [OFF RECORDINGS]

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If you like house music in the twilight hours, KEVIN KNAPP‘s latest for OFF Recordings is exactly what you’re after. Brooding and sinsister, the two originals and a remix from EINMUSIK, have a firm grasp on the dark corners of the dance floor and they’re not letting go.

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JUST KIDDIN: THINKING ABOUT IT

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Pure summer vibes on this deep jam from JUST KIDDIN. The single is released by hot-tipped crew at Eton Messy with a full release coming soon in collaboration with FFRR. In the mean time, snap it up over at Beatport.

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JOHN NORMAN’S OBSESSION WITH 313 CHART – JULY

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In honour of my latest release “313″ on KMS Records, here’s my July Chart which features tunes from Detroit Artists and Labels, as well as tunes heavily influenced by the Detroit sound.

 


John Norman – 313 [KMS]
My latest release for Kevin Saunderson’s legendary label, and a tune I am extremely proud of. Check out this past week’s Drumcode podcast for support from Karotte for one of the remixes, too!

 

The Yellowheads – Submerged [Alleanza]
This is easily one of my favourite tunes right now. A great old school synth line atop a sharp snare and great percussion, and great vocal. What more could you want?

 

Sasha Carassi – Old Fashioned Lover [Phobiq]
Starting out with a nice hard drum kick and a piano line that just grows and grows, and again a solid house-inspired vocal, this is a solid party tune.

Inner City – Big Fun (Kevin’s E-Dancer Dub) [KMS]
The original is such an inspiring tune, and this version is just the perfect dark and dirty update. There isn’t a preview link to be found, so you’ll just have to head over to buy it.
Buy on Beatport

Derrick May – Strings of Life [R&S]
This tune! Synths, piano, ticky-tack drums. An absolute classic and a tune you should be familiar with. Derrick is a legend.
Buy on Beatport

Dykkon - Repulse [Drumcode]
Dirty and relentless, with a great acid line running through it, this is a fantastic late-night tune.

Infiniti aka Juan Atkins & Orlando Voorn – Game One [Tresor]
Juan Atkins & Orlando Voorn team up to give us this scorcher under the “Infiniti” alter ego for Tresor. It was a tough cal for me between the fantastic original, and the brooding Rennie Foster remix – both classic tunes re-released digitally in 2013.

Ray Kajioka – Strike [Kanzleramt]
I really love the space in this track, it feels like it fills many parts of your mind, and sounds killer on a big system. Sweet, dark and sexy techno.

Eddie Amador & Alex Costa – New Sound [KMS]
Alex Costa is an artist I’ve respected for awhile, so I was thrilled to see this promo come through my mailbox. A relentless detroit “new world sound from the underground” it just screams 4am warehouse business.

 Petter B – Imitate [H-Productions]
There is such forward propulsion in this tune, from the high hats, to the movement of the melodic line. Such energy!

WOZ: TRUST MEH [BLACK BUTTER RECORDS]

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The promo text from Black Butter Records for the latest WOZ single goes like, “The first track from his upcoming EP ‘Cherry Hill’ – ‘Trust Meh’ underlines why you should, in fact, always trust the Bristolian hype machine. A trademark Woz production, bringing his unmistakable inner-city bassline and trademark touch of wildness that reiterates his uniqueness in the scene at present.”

While that description is accurate, sometimes you just have to hear the track. This is, like, whoa…


Pre-order here

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HANNAH WANTS & CHRIS LORENZO: SIGNS [ULTRA]

Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo feat. Janai - Signs

HANNAH WANTS could arguably pass for one of the most talked about producer/dj combos in the bassy house world of 2013/14. Her seemingly perpetual rise has gone nearly exponential over the last year and some, with production work signed to labels such as Food, Dirtybird, and Rinse.

The production work under Hannah’s belt has consistently been co-produced by CHRIS LORENZO, whose handywork has been stamped on countless releases over the past year or two.

The latest from the pair of skyward house and bass enthusiast won’t disappoint, but if you’re expecting something a bit more raw, you may want to simply savour this. The sonics from the pair’s past collaborations are there but this one, featuring the vocal work of Janai, is a bit harnessed. Sultry and perhaps slightly smokey, the single on Ultra Music would serve well for both the dance floor as well as the soundtrack to practically any life-defining moment.


Grab it from iTunes

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