Posts Tagged ‘soulful house’

May 11, 2018
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“Nobody” does glamorous, luscious house quite like Ferdinand Weber does, and it’s been a very long time since we’ve danced our evening hours away to a fresh new original from the German producer. So when we saw a new banger floating around from the producer on our feed, we jumped on it instantly. Seconds later, we were grooving out to his deep pumping, steamy surging dance track, Nobody, a posh and infectious, plush and contagious heater with tons of classic house vibes. Join the party, stream/download Nobody, here.

May 11, 2018
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When I think of honey, I think of sweet, sticky, and thick. salute’s honey is far from gluey and viscous. It’s a spectacularly constructed composition with intoxicating loops and springy beats, much too graceful and nimble to befit the syrupy quality of honey. Soon enough, it’s obvious that the prismatic “honey” that the UK producer might be alluding to isn’t of the physical, literal kind, but more a reference to the sort of sweet, youthful affection experienced between lovers, or perhaps, between moving music and our hearts. It’s what I’m feeling, right here, right now, as we lose ourselves in salute’s soulful dance track, a genre defying blend of garage and house, part Kaytranada, part Jamie xx, and part Flight Facilities (in the vein of Clair De Lune). In the shimmer of salute’s honey, or in your lover’s adoring gaze, our own reflections take on a beauty we may have never noticed before. honey is lifted from salut’s forthcoming EP, Condition I. Stream/download this burst of pure joy, here.

December 5, 2017
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It’s only proper that we’re sharing a song like Nocturnal in the deep inky darkness of a cold wintry night. The mesmeric alt electronic song comes from an Italian trio named Klune, whose ranks include vocalist Giovanni Solimeno, guitarist Giulio Abatangelo, and producer Alberto Pagnin. The group released a bevy of songs two years ago, which we somehow managed to miss out on, and it looks like they’ve just made a resounding return with this fine new song. Soulful vocals and atmospheric production make for a late night seance involving dance ready beats and taut guitar strums. Nocturnal encapsulates those witching hours, when desire blooms to feverish levels and longing rages in the soul. The track is a taste off Klune’s debut album, expected to arrive in 2018. 

October 5, 2017
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Sleek electronica, fiery romance, and torrid R&B abound on Set Me Off, an ace debut from new project XAINS. The new artist was raised by outlaw bikers with a penchant for Aretha Franklin and Patsy Cline, a truly diverse and unique background that thoroughly shines on his soulful strumming, earthy bouncing first single. For all its impassioned heat, Set Me Off’s chill house also seduces with a cool confidence. XAINS has worked with a plethora of producers who’ve lent their handiwork to big names like Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, and Britney Spears. A debut record is already in the works for early 2018. Set Me Off is a free download, here.

July 7, 2017
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British collective Black Saint has lit up our radar and rung all our alarms with their second single, Never Did This Before, the follow up to their debut hit Could You Love Me, which has clocked up over 8 million streams on Spotify alone. Their new sultry soulful, gutsy thrumming house banger, which Black Saint mixed themselves, features striking vocals by singer songwriter and producer, Ruth-Anne Cunningham. The booming jam also sports plenty of hip hop, future house, and UK garage stylings in its jabbing beats and skittering percussion. Could You Love Me is reminiscent of a scorching Kiesza hit, and it’s sure to light plenty of dance floors on fire. Grab the mod banger from major retailers, here.

July 7, 2017

Crisp soulful and cool gliding is The Future, an weightless and ethereal new single from one of our Australian favorites, Motez. The producer makes a surprise move away from his usual club friendly tracks on the languorous and soulful house single, on which he’s enlisted British/Australian drafted Antony & Cleopatra as well as a twenty piece children’s choice for the track’s smooth harmonious vocals. Motez wanted to encapsulate a sense of purity and serenity that’s oft lacking in electronic music these days, and he most certainly has succeeded. He explains: “The Future is a song I wrote a few years ago with my good friend Alex Burnett. It’s a song about a relationship that came to a conclusion and all of a sudden I found myself facing the path of an uncertain future. It’s about the fundamental truth that sometimes we inevitably grow apart, and while we mourn a love lost, we celebrate that we once loved and were loved.” The Future arrives with an intimate video that plays on that theme. We follow along with two dancers on a rooftop as their movements match the ebb and flow of the music. You can stream or purchase Motez’s idyllic new tune, here.

May 24, 2017
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Who doesn’t know of the tragic romance between Antony and Cleopatra, so timelessly captured by William Shakespeare in one of his legendary plays? But do you know of British/Australian production duo Antony & Cleopatra, who craft epic sonic concoctions? It’s been a year since we last visited with the London based pair. They make a glorious return with Dust, a synth stabbing, bass warbling groover. Techno meets soulful classic house on the slick grooving banger. You can purchase Antony & Cleopatra’s fresh jam, here.

May 4, 2017

We know that French trio Point Point is always, as they say, “en pointe” and perfectly on the mark when it comes to their electronic compositions. Let’s appreciate exactly how well chiseled their new single Hands is, via a cinematic music video they’ve just released for the tune. Hands, which features UK chanteuse Denai Moore on gorgeous R&B soul vocal duty, is a smooth and cool saunter between future pop and electronica. Hands is a new look for Point Point, and a beautifully moving one at that, with regal keys and cascading beats. It seems to fuse the swelling grandeur of Flume with the finespun future garage of Jamie xx.  The video for the song certainly packs on even more emotive punch. Stream or purchase the single from additional sources, here.

April 6, 2017
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Motez, the Australian producer responsible for so many brilliant tracks over the years plus one of my all time favorite remixes (of Flight Facilities’ Clair de Lune), is back with another spectacular tune. Prepare for a spiritual experience as we delve into the exultant tech house coursing through aptly named Praise. We haven’t heard from Motez in far too long, but he’s returned in phenomenal fashion with his follow up to last year’s The Vibe EP. He lifts us “higher” than high with his gospel and soul inflected anthem, whose tight chords & steely beats are more than exhilarating. Praise is out now on Sweat It Out Music! Purchase/stream, here.

March 5, 2017
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Sadly, weekends are “never meant to last”, but you can keep those high spirits going while you await the arrival of the next epic Friday or Saturday night with an uplifting house track like this one from Australian producers Alex Preston and Dave Winnel. British singer songwriter Javeon turns in slick cruising vocals on the soulful bounding dance energizer. Never Meant To Last carries the metallic breeziness of future house and the oh so satisfying pounding resonance of deep house. The exhilarating jam is out now on Armada.