Bringing forth some of the freshest fruit we’ve heard in weeks is Sao Paulo-based duo Vitor Munhoz and Victor Ruiz. With a war-elephant-sized kick and a bassline with enough sub-frequency sweetness to bring the earth’s molten core to a bass-induced standstill, their latest release, So Far So Good, is just the heavy-hitting heat DJs will need to truly demolish a dancefloor—nuclear-warhead-style.
After years of releasing an eclectic catalog of originals and collaborations under various monikers, most notably as one half of Clicks & Whistles, Petey Clicks has just kicked off his first solo outing, and it arrives on AC Slater’s Party Like Us imprint. His debut EP, Creature, is a quick snapshot into his take on bass-heavy house music.
New on Ferry Corsten’s label Flashover Recordings, French producer Enzo Darren releases his latest single, “NOLA.” With some creative synthesizers, a catchy big-room buildup and sub drop, this progressive-house banger is already getting massive support from Nicky Romero, Eddie Halliwell, Marco V, Jesse Voorn, Marcus Schossow, and Danny Howard.
Eclectic Swedish electronic siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer, better known as The Knife, may have released another landmark album in April with Shaking the Habitual, but that wasn’t the last we’d hear from them this year. The duo just released a light and breezy remix by English producer and Berlin resident Planningtorock, who previously worked with them on their critically acclaimed Silent Shout and their opera Tomorrow, in a Year. “Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You and Me,” which dropped at the end of September on Mute, features some classic Knife synths over the top of a tropical nu-disco beat.
Not too long ago, there was a place with a rollin’ groove and a weighty kick with slinky tops and the dancefloor was packed til the early morning hours. That place still exists if you know where to look, and there are still producers providing the ammunition for the true DJs that work crowds for hours at a time. Wade is one such master of subtlety. His latest through Moan, “Naom,” is a latenight exercise in heavy groove that hits you like that thick wall of 4 a.m. warehouse haze we all know and love here at BP HQ.
Swedish house DJ and producer Adrian Lux has produced tracks for indie darling Lana Del Rey and London house kings Basement Jaxx. He’s also been lucky enough to have his work remixed by a few top-tier DJs, most notably Axwell, Philgood, and “that other Swedish guy,” Avicii. This time around, his summer anthem “Wild Child” gets the deep-house retouch from none other than legit Chicago DJ Anthony Attalla.
People are hopping on the deep-house train left, right, and center these days. From young guns like Martin Garrix tossing in a deep-house track or two into his charts, to rumors of ol’ Skrill dropping soulful heaters at unscheduled sets in LA, it stands to reason the next sound the candy kiddos will be gobbling up is the wondrously low-slung sound of true house music. Transitioning from the brash electro sound for some of these mainstage headliners could be a challenge, but thankfully, we’ve got folks like Munk to show them the way. Today, let’s take a look at that real house sound, courtesy of Kolombo reconstructing Munk’s “The Beat,” featuring Mona Lazette on vocals.
There’s something immensely satisfying about discovering a new artist. If you’re one of those people that ever-so-closely follows new music, you may even feel a little guilty for not discovering them sooner. To UK producer, the talented Mr. Oliver Yorke, please accept my humble apologies. I had previously overlooked your tracks like “You Looked At Me” on IM: LTD’s compilation Strange Delight. It wasn’t until your recent release that I came across “Lose Yourself” and joined your fan club for good.
With a catalog filled with the kind of low-slung seduction we love, Seth Troxler’s, Lee Curtiss’, Shaun Reeves’, and Ryan Crosson’s ever-expanding Visionquest imprint brings us what could be one of their dancefloor-friendliest releases to date: Eric Volta and Sebastian Voigt’s “Words and Chance.”
Audion—Matthew Dear’s harder-edged production alias—has been all over my radar since a killer set from him at Movement Detroit earlier this summer, so when we found out he had teamed up with Turbo label boss Tiga, we knew we had something special on our hands.