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Dusky – Yoohoo

Posted on October 21 2014 by Caleb

Deep house giants, Dusky, smash it out of the park with their latest single. Their second release for 17 Seconds, “Yoohoo” is a tech-infused deep house stomper. It’s hypnotic bass groove builds throughout the song into a massive piano groove guaranteed to leave the dance floor in pieces. This is a killer track from a duo that only gets better and better with each song. Listen below and catch them October 22nd at Flash:

Terrence Parker ft. Merachka – Open Up Your Spirit EP

Posted on October 20 2014 by zacheser

Terrence Parker is one of those legendary DJs that hails from Detroit who has been in the game for over 30 years and consistently marks his territory with classic house music and an always welcomed back-to-basics approach to production. His expertise is on display via a Defected release out today called “Open Up Your Spirit” featuring newcomer Merachka.

The first mix on the release is the ‘Deeep’ Detroit Heat Remix of the track which builds on an illustrious, symphonic selection of beats and synth notes before dovetailing into a luscious vocal that’s so full of life it could wake the dead. It plays very similarly to FCL’s “It’s You” in the sense that the vocal here is clearly a driving force and one that’s not to be reckoned with turning this into track fit for the lounge or even early hour club play. It should be noted that this release also features the instrumental of this track.

Next is Terrence Parker’s Bangin’ Piano Mix. The title is in no way misleading. This is a banger. Soulful, piano driven, and heavier than the previous mix, this edit claims the straightforward peak hour card as it busts through the gate and bounces and hits with a calculated precision and virtuosic energy. In other words, this is the track that will make the crowd go wild as the bass is bountiful and the piano is smooth and the vibes are just all around catchy.

The final edit in this release is a bit strange and unexpected. The “Merachka’s Kreep Into Your Spirit Remix” edit is a cycling, acid washed trip through the deep and dusty and cosmic. And while it doesn’t have the approachability of the previous versions of “Open Up Your Spirit,” it still has a transcendence about it which communicates a starry eyed appeal as it navigates through your speakers the same way an adventurer traverses through foreign, unknown terrain.

You can download Terrence Parker’s latest release on Defected through Beatport and look out for his album “Life On The Back 9″ due out in November.

Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo – Rhymes

Posted on October 20 2014 by zacheser

During the summer, this track was smashing sets all over the world without an ID. That was until last week when it was unveiled on BBC Radio One. Coming from longtime collaborators Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo, “Rhymes” is an achievement in house music designed to provoke a 4/4 ruckus if not a full blown groove session.

Indicative of their collaboration style, “Rhymes” is a vocal based, bass heavy grime heater that instantly lures you in like a moth to the flame. And because it’s nothing short of dynamic, it appears as if this track may have cross-genre appeal considering the exhibition Hannah Wants and Lorenzo have on display for us; we’re talking about a jacking bassline, a literal siren that calls out people onto the dancefloor, and a drop a little more than halfway in that is so wild it’s bound to make everyone erupt into an aroused state of pandemonium. This is all without mentioning the obvious passion for hip-hop production this duo has which grounds the track in a relatable way for uninformed clubgoers and elevates its status from a neat filler track to a setlist highlight.

Pick up “Rhymes” on Friday as part of the Annie Mac Presents compilation or wait until next week when it sees a release on Beatport.

Keljet x AYER – If It’s Not You

Posted on October 20 2014 by Caleb

The last time Dutch production geniuses, Keljet, teamed up with Ayer, the nu disco goodness was overpowering, resulting in a track that’s still smashing dance floors on the regular with their remix of “Circle Down.” This time, the two parties have teamed up for a proper original and the result is better than we could have hoped for. “If It’s Not You” is feel good through and through with cosmic synths swirling around Ayer’s delicate falsetto and a disco fueled indie dance groove. Take a listen below:


Posted on October 17 2014 by Caleb

We’re starting a new installment called the “Blisscap.” While we wish we had time to cover all the amazing music that comes out each week, we aren’t always able, so this post is meant to give you all the tracks that we’re loving but didn’t have time to put into words. Remixes, originals, mixes, etc. it’s all the quality music that the Blisspop fam is jamming behind the scenes. Happy listening!

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