Loft Records is back with their second release, following up a split by Ejeca and Citizen, with a single by newcomers Dorsia. “Ghana” is a nice cut of UK-leaning house that comes with a pretty massive remix package. The track focuses on a heavily modulated bass line that opens and contracts like it’s breathing out over a house beat and looped vocal to form a nice opening house track. The EP features remixes by HNNY, Roberto Rodriguez, and Jay Shepherd, with the HNNY one in particular getting a lot of play recently. Listen to it all here:
London-based house label Holic Trax has been on a roll this past year, releasing a handful of quality house EPs by the likes of Mr. G, Tuccillo, and more. On April 30th, they’re releasing their second compilation, put together by label boss Tomoki Tamura. The EP is 4 tracks by separate artists (including a nice deep house number from Blisspop fave Ashworth), but the one we’re most excited about is “Total” by Blisspop’s friend and collaborator Jackson Ryland. “Total” is a nice cut of deep house, driven by a pounding kick, clattering ride, and a playful vocal sample. It has a great groove to it and a nice throwback feel. Make sure to grab it next month on digital and vinyl!
London-based producer, Kaasi, turns in some major feels with his newest track “Lucy Stone.” The track is a flawless UK-house track with minimal percussion, lush atmospherics and nice vocal sampling. Kaasi’s melodies give the track a bittersweet feel that, when paired, with the kick-style bass, makes for a hypnotic trip perfect for getting lost in. This track is just one of many breathtaking giveaways on Kaasi’s profile, so make sure to check out the rest of his work when you stop by as well.
Following close on last week’s post about Pomo, the Canadian producer has just released a new track that’s up for a free download. “Vibrator” is a jittering collection of hip hop percussion and hyper synth stabs mixed with a deep low end and a silky smooth lead line. It’s a return to the more beat oriented sound of his earlier work and is packed with summer vibes.
Kaytranada’s been tackling some of the biggest names in the game right now, turning in a series of flawless remixes for the likes of Disclosure, Banks, and now AlunaGeorge. His take on “Kaleidoscope Love” stays in line with his more recent house oriented sound, kicking a sexy bass line under a heavily swung beat, glowing synths, and Aluna Francis’s voice. It’s deep and groovy and a perfect track to turn the heat up with.