Happy Thursday everyone! Here’s something you can look forward to on this day. That’s right, it’s another segment of the Deep & Disco Dojo! This week’s compilation features some superstars in the game including Chris Lake, Anna Lunoe, and Blonde. Each of them represents a unique sound that will get you house heads going. On the flip side of things, how about some fresh remixes of familiar tracks by these hot producers? Check out Moonlight Matters‘ remix of a Hot Chip tune, Lash‘s remix of Years & Years‘ “King”, or Action 52‘s take on Missy’s “Lose Control”. From deep bassline to melodic chords, these tracks will definitely set your mood right for whatever festivities you’re indulging in tonight or this weekend.
Back in April we had a chance to feature a piece of the club-ready sound evolution of London based electronic savant Digital Farm Animals on his single “True”, and judging from our review, we’ve been completely enamored with the savvy producer’s directional shift. Today, Digital Farm Animals has released a debut visual piece in the form of “True”‘s official music video, and its visual aesthetic works just brilliantly with his synthetic sonority. From the video’s protagonists pulling heists in pig masks (see DFA’s above logo) to the actual levity portrayed through wolf-cops; there’s a certain playfulness underlying a very serious tonality that echoes DFA’s simple, yet layered and complex instrumentation. Nick Gale’s DFA project has certainly come a long way since its earliest rumblings, and seeing everything come full circle and begin to take shape in the form of a complete concept is like a music writer’s dream. But, as we can’t do the video justice with words, we’ll go ahead and leave it right here for our Ninjas to enjoy.
Moon Boots goes a bit tropical with his new single “Utopia” featuring Janelle Kroll. The American act’s zero gravity style takes a melodic route down a soft, radio-friendly path. Moon Boots paints a minimal soundscape that Janelle’s voice takes over for a magnificent musical package. They’re a match made in heaven, which had to be the case given the name of the record. They truly build a musical utopia that listeners can bask in as long as they’d like, all for free too. Despite it’s tropical influences, it’s not some straight up Kygo stuff, Moon Boots creates his own niche sound that is a chill paradise. Moon Boots continues to impress, and look out for the producer to keep it up through the end of the year, and onto the next.
The Disco Fries brought Halogen forth for an official remix of their track “Born Ready.” Released through Liftoff Recordings, the newly reformatted “Born Ready” is an upbeat progressive house track whose energy will brighten up your day in an instant. Of course, Hope Murphy‘s vocal is recycled, but Halogen plays with it to bring another dimension to the sound. Halogen goes for the more dance-able side of prog, as opposed to the more melodic driven, simplified side. The strong mix of piano with bass makes this a memorable record that should be on every Summer playlist from here on out. If you would like to check out the original, iTunes has it up for grabs.
Kick your shoes off, put on something comfortable, and relax. With another week gone by, another Friday Party Playlist has arrived, which means another dozen freebies for you to consume via stream, or add to your digital library. From future, to trap to drum & bass, we got the party goods for your ear holes. Start off the night with some Whiiite, then some Stooki Sound, and work your way until Dirtyphonics take the energy up to the highest level with their single “Anonymous.” Like what you hear? Share it with your friends tonight when you go out. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.
We all need some Action 52 every once in a while. After last appearing here on TMN with their G-House remix of Missy Elliot’s “Lose Control”, the Denver house duo stops by once again with a deep club edit of another tune we loved, Soma’s “Uncertain”. Action 52 lays down a thick bassline and thumping groove on top of the original to create a tune which both stays true to the original and is something completely its own. Check it out above and get into that weekend dance mode.
As you kick off your dress shoes, throw on a pair of flip-flops, and head out for some patio happy hour action, make sure you do one thing – pick up this Ganzfield Effect tune. It’s a surefire way to properly celebrate the waning weekends of our favorite season.
Having previously released tracks on Mike Mago’s BMKLTCSH Records, Spinnin’ Deep, and Love & Other, this Manchester-based producer duo is now dropping a track through Ultra Records, and what a track it is. Uplifting in nature, this steady, four-to-the-floor original transcends the dancefloor, acting as the perfect accompaniment for any number of situations.
Most notably, the song is highlighted by easily retainable, anthemic lyrics, which inspire listeners to sing along. KYE’s songwriting, along with her larger-than-life, soulful tone, give the track that quintessential summer vibe we so often look for in dance music.