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I’m not typically a believer in traditional Chinese astrology. Although I’ve been sympathetic in the past to those who put stock in their Zodiac readings, that’s all about to end. As it turns out, tigers are actually supposed to be good for horses. This is the final nail in the coffin: the curtain has been pulled back and the fraud exposed. In reality, tigers are bad for horses. This should

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London’s Mick James just released a fantastic chiller of a track, bringing his blend of UK garage and 2-step into the mix. “Shelter Me” is a remix of Sade’s “I Never Thought I’d See the Day,” which lends a silky smooth vocal and lush soundscape.  Mick James definitely preserved all of the best parts of the original and added in a beefed up bass line complete with diving sub hits. Embrace

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Neutral is a DC-based DJ/producer duo composed of Yomimbi and T3k, and their new house track is spreading deep, spacey vibes throughout the region. “NTFLXNCHLL” features a mellow vocal sample from Ameer Dyson, otherworldly atmospheric pads, and a bassline that gives the track a deep vibe. You can catch Yomimbi this Sunday at We Can Make It Work 001. Listen to and download “NTFLXNCHILL ft. Ameer Dyson” for free:

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A little late to the punch on this one, but local up-and-comer DNNY KAY dropped a track about a month ago full of bassy goodness. DNNY KAY utilized some funky chord stabs and a raw sounding bass line to give it that bass/future house vibe. It’s free to download so grab it if you like it, and be sure to check out all the other freebies on his page!

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Berlin based Keinemusik artist Rampa uploaded the eccentric and beautifully crafted “Human” to his Soundcloud a month ago. “Human” revolves around complex percussive rhythms and a bizarre vocal sample. Rampa’s “Human” is easily one of the more compositionally innovative dance music tracks I’ve heard this year. Listen to and download “Human” for free: