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D.O.D. – More Cowbell (Original Mix) [Ones To Watch]
After being named “one of the most talented young DJ/producers we’ve discovered this century” by Mixmag and “one of the best DJs I’ve seen all year” by Kissy Sell Out, it’s pretty apparent 23-year-old UK newcomer D.O.D. is about to explode with a force only matched by his headbanging beats. Case in point–More Cowbell, a track I recently heard dropped by Leon Bolier that near blew my face off.
16 Bit Lolitas – Murder Weapon [Anjunadeep]
Oldie, but still a goody because no one makes progressive house quite like 16 Bit Lolitas. Whispering synths and spacial chords haunt your senses like a bittersweet Murder Weapon. Such a catchy tune.
Feed Me feat. Linday – Embers (Original Mix) [mau5trap]
After announcing his retirement from DJing on Twitter this week, we may have seen the end of Feed Me and his Teeth, at least in person. Which is a shame, because his live shows are incredible (taking shots of Grey Goose with Feed Me was pretty cool too). One song that particularly comes to mind is Embers, an absolutely stunning piece of music featuring a haunting build, breathtaking vocals, and a groovy drop. Here’s hoping the talented Brit changes his mind!
Walden – Machine Land (Original Mix) [Big Beat]
Big Beat phenom Walden takes us to the chaotic grounds of Machine Land in his latest stellar single. With each release surpassing the complexity and intensity of its predecessor, it’s fair to say that anything the young Sydney native gets his hands on is worth throwing on repeat.
Shato & Paul Rockseek – Deer Friends (Original Mix) [Vandit]
Czech duo Shato & Paul Rockseek haven’t been working together for long, but it’s a partnership that is already producing stellar results. Deer Friends is a brilliant example of how progressive house and trance can work together, and it’s consistently being played out by the big names. You’ll be sure to hear this track a lot in the coming months as it looks set to feature strongly in an ever-growing list of summer anthems.
i.V.|Life In Waiting
Maryland producer i.V. took a break from running the trap recently for his latest work Life In Waiting. This blissfully relaxing tune is like a gentle stroll through the woods. It plays with the voice samples from Imogen Heap’s tune Life In Waiting by deepening them and reminds me a lot of Ryan Hemsworth’s music. Best of all, it’s a free download that’s available here on his Soundcloud.
SpectraSoul feat. Tamara Blessa – Away With Me (Calibre Remix) [Shogun]
Bames – Pilot Lite (Original Mix) [Exploded Drawing]
Festival season in the northern hemisphere usually gets its big start in Austin, TX, giving musicians in the Lone Star State a good opportunity to make some noise. This year, the collective known as Exploded Drawing released a compilation for SXSW, which included a track from one of the youngest duos out there, Bames. These two Austin locals took the trap and juke scenes by storm earlier this year, but with Pilot Lite, they’ve started to dabble in the realm of deep house. Whether you need to warm up, cool off, or just get comfy, this track is the right track for you.
Maverick Sabre – Let Me Go (Shy FX & Benny Page Digital Sound Boy Remix) [Mercury]
BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Record” back in 2011, Shy FX and Benny Page’s edit of Maverick Sabre’s Let Me Go throttles eardrums with rolling breaks and a jump-up bassline. Ever heard the saying around D&B circles, “they don’t make ‘em like they used to?” Well, Shy FX and Benny Page have something to say about that!
Double 99 – Rip Groove (Original Mix) [Ice Cream]
Double 99’s 1997 classic Rip Groove is a staple from my childhood and also happens to be one of the definitive tunes of UK garage. Last year, the two came out of deep freeze, switching the lights back on at their imprint Ice Cream Records, and touring the UK with a series of shows.
Far Too Loud – Drop The Bomb (Original Mix)
Far Too Loud called, and he says your music is far too quiet. The British bass monger is back with another bomb to blow your weekend wide open. Using only ingredients found at your local hardware store, Oli Cash crafted an explosive electro house tune in Drop The Bomb laced with a filthy synth lead and about 10 megatons of power. Pick up a free copy here.