[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.
[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.
NVDES – D.Y.T. (Do Your Thing) [feat. REMMI]
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.
[Ambient Future House/Chill House:]
Robbie G & Cureton – Here’s My Heart
After all the heavy EDM posts I figured I’d get back to some melodic and relaxing music. Selected music always has great choices when it comes to these categories and Robbie G & Cureton’s “Here’s My Heart” is no different. Filtered vocals, ambient chords and synths and boom clap percussions characteristic of ambient and future house combine for a melodic and entrancing ride in electronic music.
[Rhythmic Future House:]
Zonderling’s remix of Moguai & Younotus’ “Lessons” is amazing. Featuring the vocals of Nico Santos, the Zonderling remix melds truly uplifting synth chords, and heavenly strings. Funky and mesmerizing. Everything a future house song should be. Check it out above!
You don’t need to
emerge from nothing
You don’t need, to tear away
Fischerspooner is one of the DJs that laid the foundation for much of today’s house music. The American DJ trio formed in New York, has had their music featured in movies, video games, and numerous advertisements Fischerspooner’s most popular single, Emerge, was featured in the video game SSX 3 remixed by Junkie XL. With a pounding, head nodding beat the track is everything progressive house should be. Music that you can bob your head to as it gets progressively deeper and entrancing. Check it out above.
For the best revenge, I AM!!!
On the flip side, for something a little darker, but just as deep if not more, check out “The Best Revenge.” While it may seem like the song builds up for an eternity (a tenet of true progressive house music) it is well worth it. By the last drop, once the guitars are added back into the mix and the lead vocalist screams “I AM!!!” the beat will have hit you so hard, you won’t know what has happened. Great music to fade away, nod off or daydream to.
Before this post I have some housekeeping news; I actually meant to post this song quite awhile ago, alas my blog has been slightly neglected due to my busy schedule.
As I finish up school I promise to get back regular (and I’m even planning on expanding back into Hip-Hop / Atlanta local music, so lemme know what you think about that!).
Paradise (ft. Bright Lights) [Sam F Remix] – Laidback Luke & Maid in June
I haven’t heard a lot of Bright Lights’ music before but they are always headlining festivals and their name is everywhere these days. Featured in this song with Laidback Luke (whom I am learning more about as my recent fondness for BROHUG develops) and Made in June, the pair have a pretty chill dance number with “Paradise.”
The Sam F Remix only ups the intensity and adds entrancing synth chords along a “not quite dubstep” drop. Sam F, if this is the same guy, was also the resident DJ who did the music for the DJing episode of “American Dad,” which was absolutely hilarious.
Regardless the track is fulfilling and not too over the top. You can dance and sway to it (as opposed to mobbing/moshing like much of EDM’s “bro” type genres) and meld away to it’s futuristic chill vibes.