Hollow (Les Loups Remix)
Another great find of the day is this Les Loups remix of this Knight One track titled “Hollow”. Les Loups claims this tune to be in the “ocean disco” subgenre, and they cannot describe it more accurately. They are always able to put together French house and disco music, creating funky and catchy tunes all around. This song features oceanic wave sounds in the background, and the funky slappy electric guitar comes in to seal the deal. They can rightfully say that they have established themselves as a French electronic powerhouse after this release.
Make sure to check out Les Loups’ Swords Cry (The Remixes) EP, consisting of a whole bunch of French disco goodness remixing fun and relaxing tunes.
In the subgenre of tropical house, producer Sam Feldt isn’t usually a name that will ring a bell to most people. This recent release of a remix collaborating with Bloombox titled “On Trees and Birds and Fire”, is a tune originally by indie folk group I Am Oak.
This remix is amazing in the sense of how well Sam Feldt manages to turn folk music into this deep house goodness. The tune starts off with these wooden drumsticks samples, then the tropical bell sounds come in to join the mix together with the vocals. They talk about trees and birds so you can call this a country/folk fusion pop song that got turned into a tropical house remix. The idea is simple but genius. It might not have the necessary tropical house elements in the song, but the lyrics and the instrumentals definitely make up for it.
We are really excited to see what Sam Feldt has to offer. Go have a listen and we promise you won’t be disappointed!
A T E N R A Y S
Come With Me
One of the great finds of the day belongs to Aten Rays, a New York-based producer who specializes in being exploratory with new electronic elements and samples.
The tune starts off with this creepy humming chant, which is later used as a sample throughout the song. When the beat comes in, it helps create this abrupt house environment with the minimalist beat. The beat is well thought out and put together, and just when you think it’s about to get more complex, the breakdown part comes in with the reoccurring voice chant sample. This tune has an overall mystical and mysterious feel to it, resembling some of the work by Mr. Carmack. Go give it a listen and see if you can dig it!
Anjunadeep 06 Mini-Mix
There’s no doubt in anyone’s minds: deep is in. While you may have just chuckled at the sophomoric style humor references that could be associated with the previously mentioned statement, you can’t deny that Deep House, Tech House, and Indie House are making more than a splash in the industry, commanding the respect of anyone who has a set of ears, two legs, and the will to dance.
The legendary Anjunabeats label has been releasing deep, delectable treats for quite some time, but this latest collection seems to have really made a lasting impression in the EDM community. With a variation of underground deep house tunes, this mix is now sitting on the iTunes Dance Album Chart above Armin Van Buuren’s new comp, deadmau5, Dash Berlin, Martin Garrix, and all the other traditional mainstream electronic music that typically dominates this category.
It’s an exciting time to be a dance music fan, as we’re witnessing the most definitive shift in recent memory. So, press play on this gem and sit back. It’s a calming, yet energetic journey of the deeper variety. It’s onee that could lead you to a chill night at home, or a wild night out.
Only time will tell.
Girlfriends (Linier Bootleg)
Better grab your best party outfit, your favorite bottle of booze, and call up a group of your closest friends because we just found the perfect tune to make you go boom bop, boom boom boom ta bop. Think we’re over exaggerating? Think again ninjas because Linier just took us to House heaven with their latest bootleg of Joel Compass’ “Girlfriends”. Linier sets this song on fire with a blast of sensational piano riffs, a sexy bassline, and a bitchin’ breakdown that has us breakin’ a sweat. The producing duo have raised the bar for House producers all around and this bootleg is evident that they know what the hell they’re doing. While we get down with our bad selves, we highly recommend you get your flame started by simply pressing play because we can 100% guarantee you’ll be bobbin’ your head to this highly addictive beat.
Closer (SAVAT RMX)
All I wanna get is, a little bit closer…
It’s always so nice to stumble upon the hidden gems of Soundcloud that make you truly find yourself in a pristine state of relaxation. A midst the over saturation of big room bangers, progressive house anthems, and every other beat known to man, there exists an entirely new side of music that takes a lot of digging to find. Today we did just that. If you’re a fan of Tegan and Sara and recognize this sample right off the bat, then you are going to fall into reverberated synth love in this majestic SAVAT remix of Stillways sample based original, “Closer”. From start to finish, SAVAT takes us one step closer to finding that certain kind of peace we all crave to have. While guiding us towards that internal bliss, SAVAT introduces us to a wide array of sounds and techniques that are commonly used by those from down under (referencing Australia). This synth-based piece revives our souls and wakes us up with a refreshing blast of chill wave vibes. This tune is perfect for driving down the coast or staying in on a Friday night, so get your free download today and enjoy these quality beats whenever you please.
Having teamed up with one of the most well-respected collectives, Darker Than Wax, Auckland producer Samuel Truth gives us a taste of the future in his newest original, “Emerald”. Simply pressing play to this gem (pun intended) has us floating in the universe with a bunch of intergalactic species. Samuel Truth gives us every reason to take off in our own little rocket ship and venture off into the vast nothingness ahead of us. “Emerald” fuses together a mixture of genres such as chill/future wave, bass, and trap elements, however, all we can say to describe this song is ‘PURE VIBES’. As vague as that sounds, this soul-enriching original clears the mind, seduces the soul, and allows the body to organically flow without any conscious effort. Darker Than Wax has a solid reputation for a reason and in short, have released a compilation album to celebrate reaching 10k likes on Facebook. Their message to listeners was plain and simple –
“These few months have been truly inspirational; with our movement gaining ground globally, forming new communities in different corners, and interesting opportunities unfolding, it is to say the least, extremely gratifying to know that despite staying pretty much under the radar and not dabble heavily in that PR game, we can still evolve and touch others simply by sticking to our guns – that music should be diverse and expressed in various forms.”
Samuel Truth is just one of many talented artists to be featured on this compilation and “Emerald” just happened to resonate something loud and clear to the ninja fam. Enjoy the rest of the free compilation here and support DTW as well as the rest of the artists!