Rachel Row’s “L Square” and the KiNK Mix are quality deep dance cuts with an accessibility that could easily see it’s way to the mainstream. The song really shines with hard breakbeats banging away under a floating ethereal atmospheric vibe.
Alex Metric & Oliver are amazing producers in their own right but when they come together it makes magic. “Galaxy” embodies everything that I love about Nu-Disco.
The elusive Detroit champion Moodymann has been churning out deep, sample-based soul music for late-night dance floors for 20 some years. This self titled LP, in my opinion, is his greatest achievement.
As a thank you gift for DJing a friends birthday she offered to host a dinner for me at her house. The only thing she wanted me to bring was music so I threw this mix together and we eat and laughed and generally had a great time. The name of the mix says it all!
File under experimental. “Jump Bugs” by Syclops is a dance floor burner in the hands of the right DJ. Perfect music for medium sized venues where you have the intensity of a proper sound system and the intimacy of the music being close.
Ed Sheeran & Passenger’s “No Diggity Thrift Shop (Kygo Remix)” gets a really well done remix from Kygo. This has a nice mellow fun vibe.
Toronto-based house wunderkind Kaytranada strips all the MJ-inspired elements away from Bruno Mars’ “Treasure,” and rebuilds it as a futuristic deep house jam.
In anticipation of tonight’s live performance at U Street Music Hall, here’s a guest mix from Classixx, recently recorded for Diplo’s BBC radio show, Diplo & Friends.
Sammy Bananas applied a saxophone-led, disco-house touch to Company Freak’s “Sexaholic” single.
Last week, London’s Gorgon City released “Ready for Your Love,” a phenomenal house jam in constant rotation on BBC Radio and in dance music clubs around the world. It is one monster of a tune!