Laid out as an Annie Mac and Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune, the rising UK house producer Lxury’s remix of Hot Natured’s “Benediction” features a list of retro production cues. Airy female vocals rise above 90s bells that are shaped to have a round and atmospheric attack, giving the dated synth voice an unusual freshness. Crisp new jack kicks on 2 and 4 and dry synth strings finish out the depth. Sasha & Digweed era deep bass pads during the bridge create a moody tension for the bright production.
Lxury’s Benediction remix will be released on Beatport on March 10th.
Andy Butler is at it again and gearing up for a new Hercules & Love Affair Release. Lead single “Do You Feel The Same?” straddles the line between 303-driven techno and DFA style disco. It follows in the progression of Hercules releases, and ultimately sounds like his most electronic based music to date. That’s not to say it’s not brimming with funk and groove though because it capitalizes on both to make for a super fun track. Check it out below and get ready for the full length, due out in April.
Home Breakin’ Records just released the new single by Romanian siblings, The Gemini Bros. “Jeraldine Affaire” is a great blend of dance music through the decades, featuring equal input from soul, funk, disco and deep house to make an undeniably groovy slice of cosmic disco. Canadian producer, Neighbour’s take on the track cools it down for a moment to a dreamy house groove with jazzy chords and warm strings until it kick back in with a disco groove with a funky bassline that is easily danceable and mellow at the same time. Both tracks are super enjoyable and provide a great vibe for whatever mood you’re in.
Nothing makes us happier than when two Blisspop favorites come together to make dreamy late night house cuts, so we were pretty ecstatic when Daniel Avery dropped his remix of Factory Floor’s “How You Say.” Avery smoothes the frantic analog workout of the original into an 8 minute trip through a series of mechanical and atmospheric textures, tethered by a weighty low end and the ghostly chant of Nik Colk’s vocals. It’s definitely a track that is super easy to zone out to and makes the perfect companion for a late night drive. You can grab it now on DFA Records:
We’ve been working on getting this together for awhile and are finally ready to debut it. The Blisspop Mix Series has landed, and will be bringing you some of the freshest mixes around from our ever awesome residents and favorite up and comers. Baronhawk has manned the decks for the first installment and we couldn’t be more excited. What he delivered is close to an hour of raw, deep and funky house. Check it out below and help spread the word!
Art of Tones – The Great Sgatmi (Local Talk)
Ivel Tax – Dubbler (Kina Music)
Soulstar Syndicate – Take Me (King Street Sounds)
Kim Jay – Love Come Down II (Kingdom)
The Family – Feel The Light (UMM)
Detroit Swindle – Huh, What! (Dirt Crew)
DJ Aakmael – Just A Track (Liberate)
Suges – Suges Jam (Soulstream)