If you missed Part 1 of The Club this week, check it out HERE for your fix of tech house and techno, but if you're like me and live for the deep stuff, you're really in for a treat today. With standout tracks from the usual suspects including Kolombo, Climbers, Sharam Jey, Finnebassen, and Maceo Plex to name just a few, there's no shortage of deep and funky house music to keep your crates full for the next few weeks at least (however I'll have more deep house for you before then, don't worry). Before we get into things though, sit back, relax, and listen to one of the most chill songs I've come across in a long time.
Miguel Campbell, best know for his 2011 classic "Something Special", is back this week with a full length album titled Back In Flight School that features 16 disco inspired deep house tracks that scream Hot Creations. The Jamie Jones/Lee Foss run label (which we'll feature more of below) is arguably the most influential record label in the underground right now. Miguel's funky basslines and disco synths resonate throughout the release, leaving us with a complete work of art that's fit for club play just as much as it is for relaxing on a beach. As if his solo project wasn't enough, Miguel's teamed up with Matt Hughes for MAM, who also released an EP and some remixes recently.
Next is the beautiful sounds of Lee Foss & MK's new track 'Electricity', featuring stunning vocals from L.A based artist Anabel Englund. This track has some serious hair raising vibes, and all the features one would expect from a Hot Creations release. The smooth, sexy groove creates an easy listening build up, with almost a 90's house feel to it. The faultless vocals and lyrics from Anabel Englund make this track what it is, and Hot Creations continue to do what they do best by creating this evocative beauty. The 4 track EP 'Electricity' is set to release on 11/19/12, and we're also hoping to see what the boys have conjured up for the Hot Natured album.
The German house giant Tensnake released his most recent track this week (11/5/12), and has came back with a bang. 'Mainline' epitomises everything there is to say about club classic, uplifting house music. Big things are always expected from the Hamburg based producer, after 'Coma Cat' became a worldwide floor-filler, and he succeeds all expectations and more with this feel-good record. The retro bassline and old school vocals from Syron – who recently appeared on Rudimental's track 'Spoon' – create the hooky, addictive style of the original edit of 'Mainline'. A dub version was also released along with the orignal, which still features the chopped and re-pitched vocals, and the bouncy bassline which is the main feature of the track. The dub version puts a contemporary twist on the original, and is a match made in heaven for all house heads and Defected fans.
Also hailing from Germany, Kruse & Nuernburg have been mixing together for nearly a decade, pushing forward the revival of deep house into clubs worldwide. After collaborating for this many years, it comes as a surprise to most of us that they are only now releasing their first LP, Let’s Call It A Day, on Montreal native and legendary producer Fred Everything’s Lazy Day Recordings. From beginning to end, the songs on the LP were compiled to progress us through the day. The opening tracks reflect that getting up feeling of starting your day and going to work with its slower tempo lounge songs such as the track “Let’s Call It A Day”. This eventually makes way for what we normally expect from Kruse & Nurernberg, deep house tunes such as the 1990’s house–inspired track “Last Chance” with vocalist Stee Downes. The album peaks with the tech house track “Interacid” and eventually tapers its listeners off with more house, followed by lounge tracks to call it an end to your day. With an array of vocals from Stee Downes, Nathalie Claude and Miwaki and live recordings with piano and guitar, this may not entirely be what we expected from Kruse & Nuernburg but it most definitely substantiates the depth and talent of these individuals. We can expect dance club remixes of their album tracks to start popping up soon, and with their new studio in Hamburg, anticipate more great tunes from these two gifted Germans in the future.
Have a listen to the Prince Club remix of 'Kate Moss' by Brett. It was revealed after Brett's debut EP 'Confidence x Kate Moss' dropped last Tuesday, courtesy of dFm Records. Prince Club turns this easy going track into a somewhat eerie house club banger, with the vocals still shining through to create the underground tones. Make sure to also check out Matt Fear's remix of Finnebassen's "If You Only Knew". If you're a fan of the original, you'll love this spin on it.
If you love the music like I do, make sure you support the artists and purchase the music at a music outlet such as Beatport or similar!
Contributions to this post from Becky Parker & Dustin Kennedy