UK house upstarts, Gorgon City, just dropped what is certain to be one of the summer’s biggest tracks. Employing the vocal talents of Laura Welsh, “Here For You” is pop house at its best. Big, melodic, all sorts of feel good vibes, and ultimately an undeniable groove. It fits perfectly alongside tracks like Duke Dumont’s “I Got U” with its easy blending of pop song with house music. Take a listen below:
The ever enjoyable Jerome LOL is back with his first release since his stellar, Deleted/Fool EP. “Feel It For The First Time” is a playful collage of influences from all across the musical sphere. It’s a remix of THIS Track (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksocjhxX_DQ), but turns the hook into a completely different animal, sounding somewhere between an electro pop Cashmere Cat, a jazz band, and an adderall infused house enthusiast. It’s a really nice track and is absolutely free to boot. Check it out below:
DC based beatsmith, Backstroke, has been on the quick comeup with a series of HypeMachine chart toppers fueled by his sterling production and tendency for addicting melodies. Kitsune Maison just debuted his remix of Chela’s “Zero,” and it’s likely his best work yet. The track is a combination of hip hop based percussion, effervescent synths, and vocal manipulations reminiscent of Wave Racer and Cashmere Cat. The light feeling of the stabs mixed with the minor feel of the atmospherics immediately make the track feel like an evening beach party. Keep an eye out for this one.
Vancouver based producer, Pat Lok, is back after last month’s sunny “Same Hearts” with an electro tinged disco track. “Move Slow” features the smooth vocals of alo and is a flawless indie dance track that runs strong off a pop music high. The production is sleek and sexy and the hooks are massive, particularly on the chorus. The shuffling rhythm makes the track feel super playful as well, only adding to the appeal. You can grab the track for free on his Facebook page:
Ninja Tune’s catalog has always been super varied. Recently hosting releases from the likes of Falty DL, Actress, Wiley, and Machinedrum, their next big release is from pop star Kelis. The album, which is produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, is up for preorder now, with the teaser track “Jerk Ribs” functioning as the lead single. The track is a collage of musical influences from R&B and soul, to electronica and pop. It’s diverse and somewhat scattered feeling but ultimately explosive and groovy. Ninjatune has also posted two remixes of the track—one is a super chilled and spooky rework by Mount Kimbie and the other a bass heavy, 90s-house-leaning stomper by British producer Bean Pearce. Check it all out below: