“Losing You” from Ephixa and Laura Brehm is a cosmic journey through space, time, and progressive vibes.
Losing You – Ephixa and Laura Brehm [Progressive House:]
It’s hard to go wrong with Monstercat as the depth and variety of the label certainly has something for everyone. “Losing You” will scratch your progressive house itch while providing some very spaced-out IDM vibes.
Canadian producer James Leusink, better known as Ephixa, and Monstercat songstress Laura Brehm helm this one, and it’s definitely one to get lost in.
Brehm’s vocals set the tone for a journey through space, time, making one contemplate the inner fabrics of the universe, or something damn near it. Underground beats coalesce into a cosmic wonderland worth checking out.
[from the Compilation album Monstercat 030 – Finale]
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.
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.
Get the boost you need for this week with this week’s Hot Ones & Essentials for drum & bass, house and rap.
How’s it going? Hope your week is going well. Here’s quite a few EDM (and maybe a few rap) tunes to get you started on the right foot and make it to that all-too-precious weekend (we’re about halfway there kings and queens).
Week of September 12th Hot Ones & Essentials
This essentials runs the gamut from some of the most well-known artists to some very under-rated gems. Check out several breakdowns below and let me know in the comments what gets you through the week!
Bishu – “Hurt Me Too (feat. McCall)”
Opening with Bishu’s “Hurt Me Too” this excellent Monstercat label release is the perfect blend of melodic drum ‘n bass.
Ghastly never ceases to amaze me. His sheer variety of styles are always refreshing, and “Every Night” is no exception. This quite intriguing blend of bass, house and lounge music is available copyright free from the Dim Mak label.
Internet Money – “Blast Off (feat. Juice Wrld & Trippie Redd)
What more is there to say. It’s Trippie Redd and the late great Juice Wrld.
Droeloe – “Collisions”
I haven’t heard much from Droeloe that I don’t like. I’ll admit I only recently discovered them but their music not only challenges my brain in thinking what exactly, EDM “is”, but I often forget “what exactly was I doing” as I get lost in many of their tracks. Droeloe collabs are also very fire.
Smiley – Over the Top (feat. Drake)
A Different Way and its remixes, DJ Snake, Lauv
Originally from an exclusive DJ Snake livestream this timeless bop with incredible vocals from Lauv has gotten some solid remix treatment and a future house remake from Nalestar.
Seb Wiggins – Waiting for the Answer
“Waiting for the Answer” has got some excellent vocals and marvelous progression from it’s very light intro evolving into a more progressive house vibe.
Hotboii & Future – “Nobody Special”
Still bangs, no doubt.
DJ Snake – “Middle”
Another one for times when you need something a bit more downtempo, “The Middle” from DJ Snake’s 2016 album “Encore” is perfect for sunset viewing, life reminiscing, and pool lounging.
Without listening to the whole album it’s easy to assume gems like this weren’t among far more mainstream tracks like “Ocho Cinco.” They do say don’t judge a book by its cover.
Jake Robertz – Time (Protostar Remix) [ft. Teasha Huns]
Talk about some melodic drum ‘n bass, you know I’m here for it. Protostar’s remix of Jake Robertz “Time” with vocals from Teasha Huns has been on repeat all week.
The buildup between drops is just too great with Huns lush vocals, “I just wanna spend my time with you / I’m feelin’ everything you do” before I’m head bobbing, almost banging to the pure DnB drop.
Animadrop – Nobody Like Me
I have to be thankful to Youtube Music for actually showing me Animadrop. He clearly puts a ton of thought into his work and the interplay between levels, fields of sound within his songs.
He also often makes “making of” videos great for producers. “Nobody Like Me” feels wonderful to ride in the whip with, bass blaring as you declare “ain’t nobody like me.”
Phlegmatic Dogs – High Volume
THIS should be played at high volume…preferably. Hey, he said it not me.
Two legends, DROELOE and San Holo create a masterpiece with “Lines of the Broken (Ft. Cut_)
[Future Bass:] Lines of the Broken (Ft. Cut_) – DROELOE & San Holo
When San Holo & DROELOE, two major forces in their own right, together create something epic and magical. “Lines of the Broken” with vocal blessings from Cut_ perfectly balances the soft, dreamy vocals with powerful drops and bass, accented by starry twinkling plucking synths *chefs kiss.