Archive for the ‘House’ Category

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Safe Till Tomorrow (feat. Angelika Vee) [Lash Remix] – Morgan Page

July 15, 2016

Lash

Lash took Morgan Page’s rather beautiful, but fairly subdued, song “Safe Till Tomorrow,” and turned it into an energetic track, with a strong house beat peppered with syncopation from the future house tenor synth and led by a soulful chopped-and-screwed vocal sample. It starts out quiet, with leashed power growling beneath a sweet exterior, but drops into frenetic energy with the hook. While the song is beautiful, it holds a large amount of tension. This song nails the frantic energy of dancing away your cares, but knowing in the back of your head that tomorrow, they’ll still need to be dealt with. Enjoy the song and enjoy the weekend!

To download this track for free from the artist, click here.

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Dle Yaman (116 Deep Mix) – Hrααch

July 13, 2016

Hrααch

I recently spent some time in Berlin and found it to be an eye opening musical experience. Spending 16 hours straight immersed in Berlin club music, I gained a new appreciation for deep and tech house. I like the long build, the minimal synths, and the power the constant rhythm builds up. I love how much emotion can be implied and shared with just a few notes, a growl of bass here, or a pause there. Hrααch was not a DJ I heard in Berlin, but is a DJ I’ve come across since coming home and searching for more music that sounded like Berlin. This track features those slow builds and minimal synths, but it may be a bit easier to ease into for those new to the deeper side of house because it also features vocals. Hrααch started with an Armenian folk song about missing one’s love, a song that has taken on the connotation of a love lost permanently to death, and gave it a house makeover, preserving the mournful, ominous mood with his synth arrangements. Listen to it, and give it a chance to hook you, longer than you might in a 3 minute pop song. Let it wash over you.

To download this track for free from the artist, go to SoundCloud and click “Download.”

BONUS: Let’s keep the Deep House rolling! If you’re hooked by the last track, you’ll want more. So here’s a collaboration between Hrααch and Armen Miran that continues the vibe of the previous song. This one has no vocals, relying instead on a very expressive violin and a whole series of other synths and instruments providing tiny sets of notes to complement and continue the song. It’s all held together by the constant rhythm. Enjoy.

To download this track for free from the artist, go to SoundCloud and click “Download.”

Want to go deeper? For your independent study on Berlin House Music, check out this mix my friend put together after our 16 hours out dancing in Berlin.

 

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Freeze Time (Kenway & WildVibes Remix) – Manse Feat. Alice Berg

June 16, 2016

Kenway

I’ve been incredibly busy in the last few weeks and I will continue to be for the next few weeks. But I hope to have gotten back to my normal posting schedule by the second week of July. In the meantime, here’s a gorgeous house anthem that Kenway and WildVibes made together in this remix. Alice Berg’s sweet vocals ride the instrumental like a wave, bringing vulnerability and hope and wonder with it. The instrumental hook is a tweaked version of the original that gets rid of some of the syncopation by adding notes, turning a bouncing, implied tune into a decisive, declarative tune, with the rhythm of a trotting horse. It’s a significant change to the tune but it’s done with surgical precision, leaving the bones of the song in place, still clearly recognizable. Enjoy it!

To download this track for free from the artist, click here.

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Never Be Alone – TheFatRat

May 28, 2016

TheFatRat - Never Be Alone

I realize it’s been a week since I’ve last posted, but I’ve been kept rather busy lately and probably will be for the next week or so. So here’s a song to tide you over for a bit. This is not the newest song from TheFatRat, but it’s an excellent track and well worth your attention. Starting out with a sweet chiming, this song introduces its tune quietly, almost shyly, before bursting into euphoric house chords to back it up. All shyness is abandoned as the beat drops and various “Woo!”s and “Hey!”s punctuate pauses. The shyness returns when the vocals arrive, sweet, honest, and a little unsteady, a child’s voice. They declare that “No. You’ll never be alone!” It’s a song brimming over with sweetness and earnestness. Enjoy it.

To download this track for free from the artist, click here.

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Close ft. Molly Ann – IZECOLD

May 20, 2016

IZECOLD

Starting out energetic but quiet, IZECOLD quickly gets this song bumping with the signature tenor synths of future house. This reassures the listener that this is a dance tune before the vocals are introduced and the beat drops briefly. Unlike many future house tunes, the instrumental hook of “Close” is in the treble section, while the future house synths are more of an accompaniment. It’s a good sound and a fun track.

To download this track from the artist, click here.

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Hanoi (Radio Edit) – Florian Picasso

April 25, 2016

Florian Picasso

Florian Picasso starts this track off slow but builds up satisfyingly to a triumphant and joyous hook. The opening synths resonate and wouldn’t be out of place in a Deadmau5 track circa “I Remember”. The song shifts as the tune is introduced by more staccato bell tones around the 34 second mark. The synths change again for the drop, using more festival style prog house sounds. It’s a lovely tune and a sweet song, just the right mood to start off the week on.

To download this track from the artist, click here.

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Touch Ft. Madi (DLMT Remix) – KSHMR And Felix Snow

April 22, 2016

DLMT

Ready for a bit of a weekend, folks? Allow DLMT  to snare you and push you into the mood for dancing. From the dramatic house opening to its conclusive finish, this track keeps the listener engaged. When the insistent rhythm of the intro drops, the hushed vocals sound urgent, calling the listener closer and hurrying them forward to the drop. When that drops, it’s powerful and bouncy, not in a cheerful way but deep and resonant enough to be more manic and fey, drawing you into the dance and the dark. DLMT took a track  from KSHMR and Felix Snow that was part trap, part electro, part twerk and turned it into a dark deep house track with an incredible new hook. It’s worth several listens and several weekends.

To download this track from the artist, click here.