I’ve had this track on repeat straight for the last several hours. Nu disco savant on the rise, Colour Vision, just released his rework of Ten Walls’s epic “Walking With Elephants,” and it’s essentially everything I wish the original was and more. He keeps the central hook of the track, layering it with the perfect amount of tropical flair and steel drums. The energy gets bumped t0o, making it nearly irresistible to groove to. You can take a listen below and grab the free DL over at Colourvision’s Facebook:
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 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.
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.
option4 is constant quality through and through. The Denver-based producer seriously can’t fail. Dropping track after track of groovy and playful house, he constantly resets whatever song I thought was my favorite with each subsequent release. The latest is a remix of Indian Summer’s “Shiner,” and it’s an unstoppable late night banger with a rubbery bass line and dreamy atmospheres supporting super a catchy vocal line. Listen below and grab the release on Sweat It Out: