If you’re a fan of old-school Chicago house, then master Derrick Carter has got a nice Christmas gift for you. Released for a limited time on his SoundCloud, these two funky house tunes will have you groovin’ away all that holiday fat. If you were one of the lucky ones (like me!) to get them before the free download expired, then you can count on having a funky holiday–or if you missed it, you can stream them here!
The first tune is a mashup Carter drops often during his live sets–212 vs BHQ. The genre listed on his soundcloud is “Hot Sh*t / Hip House.” After listening to the song, that description sounds just about right. The song just exudes soul, an element that is often replaced in modern house by more technical aspects. It’s always nice to have a throwback to your roots every once in a while. Carter also simultaneously released the more minimal instrumental 312 under his moniker DJ Bang. I hope you enjoy listening to these as much as I did. Sit easy, house cats.