[House:] French Fries – Honey & Badger & kramder
Confession label’s Honey & Badger delight us with the infectiously jazzy house number, “French Fries”. Hosted by the Confession label, this cut is off the Belgian artists Grand Palace II extended play. Classic house vibes, bouncy piano chords and nostalgia inducing samples meld, with support from label mate kramder for a genuine take on the genre and its origins.
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[House:] Gusher – Kramder
House producer and Confession label DJ, Kramder, released a track for pure House heads. “Gusher” is a modern throwback to the essential house of the late 90s and early 2000s. Vibrant sounds and samples amid a steady BPM that keeps the dance floor groovin’. Both light and not too serious; the essence of what house music is/was about. Be sure to check it out!
Listen to more from Kramder on his Soundcloud.
[Dark House/Future House:] Take a Shot – Rootkit
Fresh from the Confession label’s Alchemy Vol. 3 is a new song from Future House producer Rootkit. Track six on the album, “Take a Shot” combines heavy bass, and a dark atmospheric sound to create a future house track that exudes a full bodied, yet minimalist sound.
As the sampled voice in the background repeatedly commands “Take a Shot,” sounds of echoing synths and tribal sounding wails combine to creating a very industrial feel.
Preview the Alchemy Volume III EP here.
Also check out a previously blogged about remix of fellow label mate Tchami’s “World To Me” where Rootkit also adds a heavy atmospheric sound to the original track.
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.
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.