The Berlin duo Brame & Hamo got old school with this remix out now on Heist Recordings. With releases on Heist, Splendor & Squalor, and Dirt Crew, these guys have an affinity for that vinyl-crackling, deep sound. Their remix of “Lefty’s Bar” is one for those that are into deep house that has its roots in funk and disco. This is a track that deserves a vinyl release, and that’s just what it got. Grab it on wax along with some other tracks from Detroit Swindle, Nachtbraker, and more right here.
Featuring an eerie vocal sample, beautiful synth strikes, and a grounding bass, DE$IGNATED’s new track on Undr The Radr will please any listener’s ears. The London/Hampshire based duo composed of Nima Bazrcar and Rory Bowyer made “Cyrus The Great” solid all the way through. Expect shivers when you press play on this one:
Doorly is back to serve up some proper house music for your ears. The LA producer recently landed a release on Chicago’s Cajual Records with his new two track EP titled “Break-a-Dawn”. He brought in some groovy tech house for the title track, while the other one, “P&O”, is more straightforward house with catchy piano riffs and crowd noise that really livens the track up.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Brenmar. Also, I love BOT (and Main Course), so obviously I love this track. The original is very hip hop and club oriented, as Brenmar’s tracks usually are. He has a way of mixing Jersey and B-more club into one and making virtually anybody want to dance to it. BOT capitalized on those qualities and made a quality jackin’ remix. It’s out on Fool’s Gold Records now so go grab it!
The UK’s Bordertown, a duo whose remix of Toto’s “Africa” we’ve been loving since last year, has fired back with “What.” A track that climbs until it teeters on absolute, deep house insanity, “What” is a percussive treat featuring winding interludes and spacey detours that feel and sound like a night of stumbling in and out of hidden dance parties in the catacombs of a mythic cathedral or enchanting city. Bordertown’s style, a refined take on classic trance like the kind made by Armin van Buuren or Oakenfold, is interesting because it’s current and fresh, but makes good use of sounds from big room records in the early 2000s without sounding overly referential or kitschy. This is what we’d see now from contemporaries like Lane 8 or Matt Lange, but instead of sweeping melodies or darkened mystique, we’re treated to hard-hitting, peak hour, dancefloor pounding goodness in its purest form.