Top 3 Tracks

Top 3 Tracks

Top House Tracks March 2011

“Circle of Love feat. Fadila” (Original Mix) by Tale of Us [Visionquest]
This level of musicality could easily find itself in a dark basement jazz club. Instead, the production duo of Karm and Matteo serve up a snappy four on the floor kick, a deep but melodic bassline, and intricately programmed percussion to accentuate the sultry female vocal.
Listen here (it’s track 2)

“Around the World” (Original Mix) by DJ Prinz [Push It Records]
The clever use of the Daft Punk sample only provides a subtle hook to keep listeners engaged in this otherwise insistent, big room-type track. Rolling bass, tribal-style percussion, and a repetitive, filtered synth stab make this a winner!
Buy now on Beatport
Pre-listen – Dj Prinz – Around The World (Original Mix) by DJPRINZ

“Gotta Have House” (Original Mix) by BlackWhited [Broken Records]
This Belgian production team takes the original Marshall Jefferson classic acapella to anew level for a new era of house music. The familiar vocal chant is laid over a modern peak hour track with stabs that harken back to the original’s piano chords and a hands in the air break that will no one will be able to resist.
Buy now on Beaport
Gotta Have House-PREVIEW-BlackWhited by brokenrecords

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Top House Tracks January 2011

“El Tattoo” (Original Mix) by Jeff Mason & Chris Vench [Dirty Deluxe Records]
Dirty Deluxe is peaking right now with another solid, tech groover. This one lays off the acoustic drums in favor of mangled guitar samples and superbly processed vocal snippets. The well-timed break is makes the pounding beat rock even harder.
Buy now at beatport.com.
Jeff Mason & Chris Vench – El Tattoo (Original Mix) available now on Dirty Deluxe Records by DirtyDeluxeRecords

“U Know” (Original Mix) by Jet Project [Snatch! Records]
This duo of Timmy Stewart and John McIver keep things minimal and hypnotic with a straight ahead house beat and a nagging bass line. The soulful and familiar male vocal (think late 90s R&B) drives the track along with some leftfield synth flourishs.  
Buy now at beatport.com.
SNATCH! 010 JET PROJECT E.P. by SnatchRecords

“Hello” (Original Mix) by Martin Solveig and Dragonette [Big Beat Record]
This song wins the award for catchiest vocal of the month. The 80s influence is undeniable with a Go-Go-ish beat and nasally female vocal. Given current trends, the underlying house beat will definitely appeal to a wide audience. Good luck getting this out of your head!
Buy now at beatport.com

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Top House Tracks December 2010

“My Slang” (Original Mix) by Subb-an [Culprit Records]
Culprit is home to some of the deepest, most visionary house music and “My Slang” is no exception. The bouncy bassline and warm chord stabs drive the track but the swirling, trippy vocals add a foreboding ambience. Subb-an should be rewarded for his brilliant subtlety in this early evening toe tapper. Buy now at beatport.com.
Subb-an – What I Do EP by culpritlosangeles

“Tu Apokalin” (Original Mix) by Nigel Bazeley [Dirty Deluxe Records]
The huge, deep, and thick bass will destroy any club with a solid system. The catchy, ethnic-flavored vocal make it memorable and the cleverly programmed percussive loops keep the momentum flowing. Buy now at beatport.com.
Nigel Bazeley-Tu Apokalin (Original Mix) available soon on Dirty Deluxe Records by DirtyDeluxeRecords

“Atlas” (Gui Boratto Remix) by Stephan Bodzin vs. Marc Romboy [Systematic Recordings]
In typical Boratto fashion, the focus here is on the viagra itself with very melodic guitar and synth elements and an uplifting chord progression. Fortunately, he never loses sight of the dance floor with a slapping kick and snare combo and a well-timed break that propels the track. Buy now at beatport.com.
Stephan Bodzin Vs. Marc Romboy – Atlas (Gui Boratto Remix) by systematicrecordings

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