Scrolling through my soundcloud feed I strolled upon a masterpiece of sounds and melody. With a succession of string instruments and funky basslines, German duo KlangTherapeuten have created a track that sounds like heaven in your ears. This piece is fit with piano, synths, a groovy a bassline and what sounds like violin & cello that would make Holding Hands sound orchestral. It would be a wonderful experience to be able to see this performed with live instruments. But for now enjoy it as a free download!
As one of the newest signed artists on Toolroom Records, Amtrac releases Those Days for his debut on the label. In an interview with Toolroom Amtrac talks about his influences and the creative process in his music making. “What I love most about house music is rhythm and soul. That’s the basis of everything this scene is about, and that’s what I strive for in every single one of my productions”.
If you have kept track of Amtracs work you would know that those words hold true. Every track from his Defeated/Primal EP, his remixes, to Those Days, they all have that quality soulful sound and intricate rhythm and melodies you can groove to. Once you hear the choppy vocals and bassline on Those Days you will get hooked on that replay button. Tracks like this is what will keep Amtracs list of followers growing.
Jauz has been on a roll lately pumping out marvelous remixes. From pop artist Ed Sheeran to Childish Gambino, the man also known as Sam Vogal can turn any tune into a hard hitting future house trap fusion.
For these next couple remixes he goes after SCNDL‘s The Munsta, turning the melbourne bounce track into a trap house fusion. Starting out with the original melody and transforming it into a fine bassline hook, then slowing it down to add some high hats and a nice beat pattern to give it a trap feel to bob your head too. Then he attacks A$AP Mob, turning Hellah Hoes into a house party anthem. Keeping most of A$AP Twelvyy and Rocky‘s lines and of course Nast‘s hook, then pumping it with hard hittin bassline synths. Add this to your set to make any party go wild. But you will have to download if for free first!
His genre defying music is always turning heads at every corner. His musical creativity, unmatched. Matan Zohar, other wise known as Mat Zo, is truly an independent and innovative artist in the world of dance music. Recently Mat Zo conjured up his own record label Mad Zoo joining the rank of independent record label owner with artists like Diplo (Mad Decent), Deadmau5 (Mau5trap), A-Trak (Fools-Gold), Skrillex (Owsla) and others alike.
With no hesitation Mat Zo released his first EP Up, Down, Left, Right under his label, not wasting any time. The EP contains two tracks varying in genre. The first track Get Down 2 Get Up is a house collaboration with the Knocks that has a nice electro-funk that will have you sayin God Damn God damn! while you groove on the dance floor. Left To Right is a breaks solo storm, with harsh electro bass synth bursts and claps that will slap you right to left. Starting with a dark but energetic beat then properly smoothing into an uplifting airy breaks track. This 2 track EP has got it all.
Then from house to breaks Mat Zo has another track up his sleeve and this time he is set to wow the world of dubstep. I see MONSTAS track Circles gets a complete make over from blissful drum and bass to in your face hard dubstep. Something you would not expect from Mat Zo but it was only a matter of time before he reached all spectrums of sound. This remix starts slow but before you know it you are hit with pounding chopped up bass and vocals. In between drops you get a break of nice vocalization and melody but before you can catch your breath Zo strikes again and then he ends it smoothly. So much energy in a quick 4:33 time lapse.
Australian duo Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes, better known as the Presets, has released a remix EP of their hit song No Fun. The EP includes artists RÜFÜS, Lancelot, Eekkoo, Phile Kieren & Wax Wings. They have now included Golden Features in the bunch with this deep house remix that echoes in your head. Stripping the original song of its airy electronic synths and replacing them with a dark eerie bassline, consistent with Golden’s style.
Not really much is known about this anonymous entity known as Golden Features other than his music and his badass faceless gold mask. He did however reveal himself to be Australian producer Tom Stell in an interview with Thump for his self titled EP. But Tom is more about the art of his music rather than his identity and his work shows it; Recently releasing a music video for his track Tell Me ft. Nicole Millar and going on tours at venues and festivals.
Through social media we get to know more about Golden Features and his influences. Being quite excited his remix of No Fun got the golden stamp of approval by the Presets, Golden says they are “basically the reason he got into electronic music”. From jumping into festivals to see the Presets during the “last of his underage years” to making a remix approved by them is something a fan can only dream of. Few are ambitious enough to make that dream a reality!
The master of night bass, AC Slater, drops some heavy bassline music onto his soundcloud. Fifty K is a really heavy track that AC has been playing over the summer on tours, and now this secret weapon is free for you to have to spice up your sets. Starting off with a nice hook you would expect to hear in trap and hip hop quickly turns into a wicked dance beat with a deep bassline filled with snare triplets to keep a trap & bass vibe going strong.
Download Fifty K below and be sure to follow AC Slater on soundcloud.
Premiering on Billboard, Amtrac‘s remix of Cheap Sunglasses ft. Mathew Koma will be one of many off of RAC‘s Cheap Sunglasses remix EP. The EP, out on September 13th, will include remixes by Le Youth, the Knocks, Shadowluxx and Amtrac himself. Amtrac’s take on the track gives a new and uplifting vibe and Anjo’s, the Portugal producer of RAC, is very pleased with the outcome saying “He took it to a totally different place and I couldn’t be happier”
Check out the remix below and follow Amtrac on soundcloud.
Released off of Saura records, Shiba San created a funky deep house track Fuck Dat, which is available for download on Beatport. Shiba San is getting quite popular in the house community with his style of down driving bass lines. Showcasing this talent in this track with a deep repetitive bass line and vocals giving you a lesson in swag. Shibas tracks have attitude, it is hard to ignore and he will keep you locked on the dancefloor. Keep your ears open for more of his music.
Check out a snippet of the track here and follow Shiba San on soundcloud.
Released in the early months of 2014, Berlin based artist Oliver $ and Swiss Jazz aficionado Jimi Jules mastered a Chicago styled deep house track Pushing On. With a bass line and piano chords reminiscent to Frankie Knuckles style and sexy vocal samples, the beat quickly becomes energetic and spiritually uplifting. In comes Tchami putting in a future house attitude on the track. Starting with chopped up vocals and light melody, Tchami adds new energy to Pushing On with his own bass line synth at the drop. With the vocals flowing perfectly over the bass line, this energetic track with keep you groovin the whole way though.
Check out the Pushing On remix below and follow Tchami on Soundcloud.
The moombahton master is back. If you have been craving some Dillon Francis moombahton then look no further than his latest single off his debut album Money Sucks, Friends Rule. In anticipation for the album release Dillon drops I Can’t Take It on his soundcloud to put your ass in a dancing frenzy. With hard hitting bass kicks that will smack you for ever forgetting about moombahton, wavy synths correlating Dillons signature sound and vocal manipulation, this track is a force. When We Were Young being released few weeks prior to this, the combination of the two tracks should and will keep you dancing hard till the full LP release!
Check out I Can’t Take It below and do not forget to follow Dillon on Soundcloud!