The god of bass himself, Malaa is back at it with another banger. The Confession label legend of dirty bass and g-house does what he does best on “OCB” creating a dirty little number meant to reinvigorate dance floors.
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 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!
Today’s throwback post focuses on Canadian DJ, Kaytranada, whose infectious sound causes listeners to take notice the moment they hear one of his songs. I’d first heard of him around the time I initially began to listen to and research Future House music several years ago. Kaytranada’s music could be called Future Lounge. It’s never really high energy or insane, and it works extremely well. He makes music you’d listen to at the beach, sailing over the ocean blue, or lounging on a tropical island.
EDX Performing “We Can’t Give Up” at Imagine Music Festival 2018
Girl, you’re something special,
And you know I want you,
You’ve been on my mind all the time,
and you know, that we can’t give up
This one’s a little late, but as I was clearing media off of my phone I realized I never uploaded many videos of EDX’s show at Imagine Music Festival. I’d be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t highlight this great track, “We Can’t Give Up.”
Swiss DJ, EDX is known to delve into the more melodic and big-room style of dance music that is very emotionally moving, soothing and self-contemplative. This track is no different. Not taking itself incredibly serious and not a high energy banger, this song is more soothing to the soul and one you dance carefree to, swaying to the beat or shuffling on time. It’s important to have artists that stick to this style of music in an era where others are always looking for the “hardest” song or drop.
Each style has a time and place and this song is a great cool down track or addition to a more downtempo set. Look below for more music from EDX and links to his profiles.
[Big Room/High Energy House:] Booyah (ft. We Are Loud & Sonny Wilson) [Breathe Carolina Remix]
One of the most classic high energy EDM tunes “Booyah” gets a remix from Breathe Carolina. The Denver based electronic music duo has certainly been on the rise as of late releasing numerous singles and remixes. Their remix of “Booyah” leaves in the high energy bass and drops, combined with reggae vocals, but adds a little more feel-good energy and a breezy vibe reminiscent of enjoying shoreline waves on a beautiful beach.
The signature drop from the original was changed up a bit, but the remix as a whole is still very enjoyable and very much a club/festival banger. The outro has a very nice dance/house sound that will transition well into other similar BPM tracks.
Listen to more of Breathe Carolina on their Soundcloud.
[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 flow with this one, which initially resembles a contemporary pop song.
Though that may be true, by the first hook the track intrigues as the synths pick 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.