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.
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.
Kaskade’s “Tight” featuring Madge blends elements of dance house, tech house and the soft, sultry vocals Kaskade is known for.
[Dance/House:] Tight (feat. Madge) – Kaskade
In the club all night, see the end of the light
And you’re gonna do it right, if you keep it real
Keep it tight
American DJ legend and House producer Kaskade has had a very good year. Doing plenty of tours and appearing at festivals all across the nation, the past few years have definitely been Kaskade’s best for him.
“Tight” featuring songstress Madge conveys the efforts and progress Kaskade has made as an artist. The dance-house tune, with tech-house influences, is reminiscent of old-school Kaskade with soft, sultry vocals but the “drop” and bouncy sounds of this track are definitely “new-school” Kaskade.
At this point, whether an artist is good or validated when they return to, reference or completely abandon their original sound is a debate old as time. Some artists are lauded for never changing, some become bigger than they ever could’ve been before in changing up their sound, and yet others try to straddle a fine line between these two spectrums.
Check out the music video for Kaskade’s “Tight” above, directed by Will Kindrick and produced by Utah-born, but now in L.A. band “Sego.”
Peim’s “Flip the Tempo” is pure tech house that brings the house genre back to its roots, while modernizing it with touches of G-House.
[Deep House/Tech House:] Piem – Flip the Tempo
Sweat hard ’til the dancefloor, shakin’ the body around
Get down to the sound prevailin’
Piem’s “Flip the Tempo” will have you or patrons currently on the dancefloor shaking and gettin’ down to the sound, just as the song suggests. Heavy house vibes, a repeating background synth and “punchy beats with chubby bass” create a standout house track that combines the origins of house with current bass music for a truly enjoyable track. Don’t miss it!
Check out more great house from the Netherlands music group, Armada Subjekt on their Youtube channel.
Check out this groovy Tech-House cut, embodying the core elements of the house genre.
A steady, funky beat. House synths and effects alongside driving vocals produces a classic hit, and great transition track for the dancefloor into some harder house or something light. Check it out above.