It’s Latin hour on this post. Throw back a few cervezas, or even some tequila, and let loose.
For this track I have three separate shoutouts. First off, my parents, as apparently when I was young I was babysat by Hispanic babysitters and all my life I have always been particular to Hispanic and Mexican culture. This led to my learning of un poco de español, I’d know more if I ever actually stopped ghosting the green owl from Duolingo.
I also think it’s what’s led to my recent liking of Bad Bunny, J Balvin and several other Spanish artists. Lastly, I have to shoutout my gym. My local Crunch gym literally is a club. Every time I go in they are bumping some of the best hip-hop, electronic and reggaeton I’ve ever heard. My Google “What is This Song?” button is worn out from all the tunes I’ve searched while working out.
This is the latest from those searches. Between the bumping beat powering the group fitness class in the corner through their HIIT, to the slick sample of Ludacris’ “Saturday” the banger level of “Pakata” is undeniably over 9000.
All this is a long ass way to say, Pakata = muy duro.
Honorable mention: Skrillex, J Balvin – In Da Getto (Henry Fong Remix) and it’s remixes from the recent LP.
Lawrence Hart’s remix of Body Go by lau.ra is the perfect amalgam of classic and contemporary house music.
[House] Body Go – Lawrence Hart Remix – lau.ra
Time for some classic house music. Lawrence Hart’s remix of Body Go by lau.ra is the embodiment of classic yet contemporary house. Upbeat, hip vocals, and a steady floor-filling beat, let this track transport you straight to the dance floor.
“Nuclear Lethargy” is the third single off Lane 8’s upcoming January album, “Reviver”
“Nuclear Lethargy” is the third single from Lane 8’s upcoming album Reviver (dropping Jan 21). Lane 8 never seems to disappoint with their amazingly creative and deep soundscapes. “Nuclear Lethargy” is everything progressive is and should be.
Marrzaan’s remix of Utada Hikaru’s “Sanctuary” took me by surprise. They’ve also got numerous remixes from Nier Replicant, Final Fantasy and more.
Stop by video game music remixer, Marrzaan’s Youtube Channel for a visit. They’ve got some great remixes and covers of songs from games like Kingdom Hearts, Nier Replicant, Monster Hunter Rise, the Final Fantasy series and more.
I had my reservations seeing a remix of the already a masterpiece “Sanctuary” from Kingdom Hearts II, but this remix more than does justice. Seeing some of my favorite games, particularly RPGs, means I’m certainly going to be diving deeper through their uploads later!
Chicago native, John Summit releases progressive monster “Human” with backup from Echoes.
Deep House Collection
Got some excellent deep house from Chicago native John Summit to share today. First up is his recent release “Human” with backup from Echoes giving strong progressive house with touches of uplifting trance.
Second up is his amazing tech-house number, “Make Me Feel”. Personally, I actually really seem to like the Radio Edit of “Make Me Feel”, it seems to be the only one that repeats the leadup to the hook more than once. Check them both out below:
Summit has been active in the scene releasing a number of original tracks and collaborations with the likes of Sofi Tukker. Learn more about John Summit on his website and check out some of his other releases.
Tchami & Habstrakt drop a deep house banger titled “Eternity” with smooth vocal treatment from Lena Leon.
[Deep House:] Eternity (feat. Lena Leon) – Tchami & Habstrakt
Check out this collaboration between Tchami and Habstrakt full of deep house flavor and a steady pumping beat. The vocals receive treatment from Lena Leon and the resulting in quite the captivating number. You can stream “Eternity” here.