Junior White & Noelle Stay (Ft John Morales & MKTL Mixes) (Favouritizm) Favouritizm welcome the amazing husband and wife soulful production duo of Junior White & Noelle to the label, here with their beautiful and extremely heartfelt song, 'Stay'. The result is a stunning disco tinged slice of dance-floor soul, armed with a mighty vocal and musically wrapped in a lush blanket of warm keys, funky guitar licks and punchy beats.
DJ Mikas – Timezone (DJ Mikas & DJ Sage Remix) (Progressive Grooves Records) Wow, what an absolute mental tune to have as this week’s final tune of the day. When you consider where we started on Monday morning, with the softer tones of Lovebirds Featuring Novika, this DJ Mikas & DJ Sage remix of Mikas’ ‘Timezone’ is so far from this on energy levels, it’s hard to call both of them dance music. But, that’s why there are so many great genres within the dance music spectrum....
Marcus Sill – I Heard It (Ampispazi Recordings) Underground minimal mixed with the voice of Marvin Gaye singing his classic soulful track ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’. It shouldn’t work but somehow does, and very well too. The original is the more commercial of the two mixes, although it’s unfair to call it commercial. A deep bassline with a slight sample of Marvin’s original backing tune introduces you to what’s about to happen. Then the vocal kicks in, with increased drum...
Greg Stainer – Much Difference (Seamless Traxx) Another one from our inbox that came out earlier in the month, this one from Dubai-based Greg Stainer is just one of the best heads down… heads up… heads nodding... tracks that we’ve heard this year, the track’s main hook really does grab you. Coming in two mixes, both equally good, first up is Greg’s original mix which is a solid, driving track with big beats and, as previously mentioned, a catchy as heck hook.
Benji Candelario Feat Deena Alexa – Lala (Transitori Music) On of New York’s finest on the production tip here as Benji Candelario drops his latest track, ‘Lala’. Benji’s been on a quest of late, hooking up with various up and coming artists in the States and on this occasion, it’s the turn of Deena Alexa, who adds her powerful vocals to the track, turning it into a very good, uptempo, vocal house tune.
Lovebirds Feat Novika – This Time (Toolroom Records) What a beautiful way to start the week. If you’ve had a mad weekend then go directly to the Tiger Stripes remix of this gorgeous tune from Lovebirds, featuring the vocals of Novika, out on Toolroom Records. Put on some headphones, press play and let the music and vocals wash right over you, cleansing you of all the weekend’s sins. There, feel better?
The Naked And Famous – Young Blood (Tiesto & Hardwell Remix) (Musical Freedom) Huge uplifting tune for the weekend this one, due out on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom label on April 24th. This is the duo’s first remix together since ‘Zero 76’ and what a tune it is! They’ve taken indie band’s The Naked And Famous’ track ‘Young Blood’ and turned it into a massive, melodic, slab of dance music that they’ve both been road-testing since before this year’s Miami.
Roul and Doors – Guinea / Cameroon EP (Copyright Recordings) This has probably been out for a week or two by now, but we still strive to highlight tasty tracks, released or still to be released, there are just too many choices, which is a good thing! Dutch DJ/production duo Roul and Doors connect with us big time with ‘Guinea’, a big room tribal production that will be causing serious dance floor damage in the cooler clubs around the world.
Deep Fiction – Let’s Go (Bargrooves) Another one out this week, this is a lovely slice of vocal, disco house that brings back great memories of feel-good house music from passionate producers who cared about the end product. No shitey urban mash-ups here! We’re reminded of tracks like Modjo’s ‘Lady’ and Eclipse’s ‘Makes Me Love You’ with this one, which is a pretty strong endorsement in our eyes (and ears!).
Todd Terry & J Paul Getto – Fantasy (Discopolis Recordings) Can’t beat a slice of some good old fashioned disco house and this one, released on Traxsource yesterday on Discopolis Recordings, is a perfect example of the genre. House music heavyweight, Todd Terry, joins forces with J Paul Getto for ‘Fantasy’, a solid, uptempo dance track. With over 20 years of experience behind him, you would expect this to be good, as Todd Terry has always been a reliable producer.