[Downtempo Dance House:] Better Not (feat. Wafia) – Louis the Child.
Just in time for the summer is a cut with plenty of cool, tropical vibes. With a repeating reggae tin drum in the backbeat helping to create the dreamy, calm atmosphere of “Better Not” Wafia‘s vocals fit right in.
Louis the Child creates an interesting beat with this one, which initially sounds like a contemporary pop song. Though that may be true, by the first hook the track intrigues as it picks up. Then by the first “drop” you’ll find yourself humming and swaying to the beat and echoing the chorus of “You better not…” This is a great song for the season and not to be missed.
[Tech House/Groove House:]
Mark Knight – We Get High from the Music
Check out this groovy Tech-House cut, embodying the core elements of the house genre.
A steady, funky beat. House synths and effects alongside driving vocals produces a classic hit, and great transition track for the dancefloor into some harder house or something light. Check it out above.
[Chill House/Ambient/Big Room:] NVDES – Louí
Check out this chill house cut from NVDES. The group has been gaining popularity after their song “D.Y.T. (Do Your Thing)” appeared in an Apple commercial for different styles of camera lighting.
Like “Do Your Thing,” “Louí” has a very chill vibe, even more so than the former. Lush house vibes and a calm, but steady beat are refreshingly reassuring for the house genre as a whole.
Tchami – World to Me (feat. Luke James) [Cazztek Remix]
Tchami’s “World to Me (feat. Luke James)” was one of the songs hot enough off his album to warrant its own EP. I’ve covered the Rootkit Remix & the Dillon Nathaniel Remix but there’s another flip just as epic that deserves not to be overlooked.
Cazztek’s remix of the song takes it in an interesting direction. A fusion of bass house, dance house and Future House this remix blends all these elements for an uplifting, atmospheric remix with plenty of energy.
A catchy beat and vocal sample play over the opening hook, “Baby, you should know/that you mean the world to me” with trance synths into a bass filled future house drop. The drop alone, heavy enough to fill dancefloors, refreshingly devolves back into broken down layers at the second chorus/full hook.
Ending out with warped bass and synths and then the return of the distorted vocal sample results in a song so upbeat, so funky, so different it’ll turn just about any person’s head.
Check it out above as well as more remixes from Tchami’s “Confession” label YouTube page.
I’ve got two great G House tracks for you this time.
[G-House/Bass House:] Selecta – G
Listen up gangstas
Put it in the air son
First up is the Gangsta House single “G” by bass God Selecta. Not overly complex, pure, raw energy and vital tenets of good bass & house music make an essential transitory track. Sure to keep energy levels up until the next floor shaking anthem is cued and ready to go.
Next up, ATICA & Selecta’s “WoW” featuring spacey bass wobbles and reggae/dancehall vocals. Another song to be used to bring folks on to the floor. The progression through the song is solid, never quite feeling stale. A+ stuff.
Bass gods Airwolf & Rrotik bring the fire in their collab “What You Think Gonna Happen,” a dark building masterpiece of bass and filthy flows.
Definitely something you’d hear in the most underground, off-the-map house & bass clubs for enthusiasts of dark, powerful electronic music. Do yourself a favor and connect with your underground raver side with this cut ✌🏽🕺.
The genre of house continues to evolve every day. Contained in the same sub-family as Bass House is G-House, house that frequently samples gangsta rap vocals alongside heavy bass. These types of songs are filthy, dirty and exactly the kind of tracks you’d hear in the deeper cuts of a rave, or somewhere they don’t play pop EDM.
Sonny Banks “Good Girls” is a great example of pumped up G-House (some of it is more downtempo) and is expectable from fellow Confession label mate to Dustycloud and Loge21.
Check it out above.