2012-12-11T11:29:27-05:00 2012-12-12T17:31:14-05:00

The Club - Week 41

Before we dive into this week's music selection, let's kick things off with a mix I made recently featuring some of my favourite deep house tunes from the past month or so. I'll be playing something similar to this (along with today's top picks) this Friday in Toronto at the Hed Kandi Christmas Party @ Cinema if you're in town and want to come hang out with some of the EARMILK crew!

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No doubt one of the most recognizable names in house music today is Jamie Jones, co-founder of the massively influential deep house label Hot Creations with Lee Foss and with the release of his upcoming EP on Hottraxx, now the founder of a new subsidiary label that will focus on the more underground side of deep house. If the first few tracks are any indication of what he's planning, we're in for a real treat. As if that wasn't enough, we've also got the Jamie Jones melodic remix of Life & Death's "Step Aside" featuring addicting vocals from Scott McCloud.

Stream:Jamie Jones - No Rush
Stream:Jamie Jones - Road to the Studio (Fly Mix)
Stream:Jamie Jones - Changes
Stream:Life And Death - Step Aside feat. Scott McCloud (Jamie Jones Melodic Remix)
Stream:Zoo Brazil - Give It To Me (Tube & Berger Remix)
Stream:Round Table Knights & Animal Trainer - Pique
Stream:Round Table Knights & Animal Trainer - Kalmuck
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Stream:V i v i d - Poles Apart (Urulu Remix)
Stream:Lula Circus - Theory Of Folds (Urulu's Rooftop Re-Rub)
Download: Drake - Practice (Misty Remix)
Download: Stefano Ritteri - The Rules Of Control (Original Mix)
Download: The XX - Angels (Atapy & Search DiP Rework)
Stream:TheDas - Keep This (Tale Of Us Remix)
Stream:Stimming - November Morning (Original Mix)
Download: Spennu - Honey Hurt Me (Original Mix)

On a sad note here, we take a second to remember Martin Dawson, who passed away recently from a tragic brain aneurysm. Martin has been one of the leading members of the deep house movement and his influence is felt across the world. I had already found this Andre Crom collaboration and was ready to post it this week when I found out what happened. Enjoy one of the final release from Martin Dawson as he teams up with one of the brightest upcoming deep house producers.

Stream:Andre Crom & Martin Dawson - In The City (Original Mix)
Stream:James Silk & Andre Crom - Perfect Thing (Original Mix)
Stream:Teenage Mutants & Andre Crom - Hanging On
Download: People Get Real - San Dimas (James Silk's Morning Glory Remix)
Download: Rise'n'Fall - I Lost My Mind (Original Mix)
Download: Numbers - The Voice (Rise'n'Fall Remix)
Stream: Major Lazer - Get Free (Tapesh & Dayne S Rework)
Stream:Sharam Jey - Feeling High (Original Mix
Stream:Sharam Jey - Give It To Me (Original Mix)
Stream:NTFO & Rhadow - Throw Away (Original Mix)
Stream:Luciano - Rise Of Angel (Andrea Oliva Remix)
Download: DJ Le Roi - Shot Out (Original Mix)
Stream:Deep Future - Let Me Go (Dirty Channels Remix)
Stream:Danke - Soul Imprints (Thomaz Krauze Remix)
Download: Danilo Cardace & Elia Perazzini - Jackin Brew (Original Mix)
Stream:Clockwork & Tale Of Us, TheDas - Life And Death (Original Mix)

Berlin outfit Claptone just dropped an impressive release that features two tracks, “Weekend” and “Another Night,” full of that soulful groove found in the glory days of boogie nights. The anonymous producers lay down the perfect vocal touches and disco-influenced beats, accompanied by infectious synth lines, which carry the songs. “Another Night,” especially, has this great downward riff that I can’t seem to get enough of. Add to these two tracks their dub remix of “I’m For Pleasure,” probably my favorite of the three. This one comes off a bit brighter and more bouncy because of the heavier house influences that shine throughout the song.

Stream:Claptone - Another Night (Original Mix)
Stream:Claptone - Weekend (Original Mix)
Stream:Dirty Minds - i'm for pleasure (claptone dub remix)
Download: H2 - Chase The Sun (Original Mix)
Download: Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. (Dayne S Edit)
Download: Flashmob - Sometimes (Original Mix)
Stream:Big White Dog Lost - Rucksack (Markus Homm Remix)
Download: Cassien Jean - Goodbye My Friends (Original Mix)
Download: Aninha - Deeper (Fabo Remix)
Download: Alex Deep & Alistair Gillespie - Good Ol Days (Marcelo Vak Remix)
Download: A.N.D.Y. & Nyemiah Supreme - Pump It Up (Instrumental)
Download: Admin - Whatever You Want (Original Mix)

Another stellar release coming off Hot Creations from British producer wAFF, with a 3 track EP that fits perfectly alongside releases like "Benediction" and "Electricity" from weeks past. "Joolz", is where wAFF really shines through, with a perfect lead synth that drives the song from start to finish and a haunting vocal that echos throughout. Really looking forward to seeing from from the Leeds, UK based producer that looks poised to break out in a big way this year in similar fashion to his Hot Creations predecessors .

Stream:WAFF - Joolz
Stream:WAFF - Eclipse
Stream:Betoko feat. Maurice Marshall - Not Alone (Climbers Grey Sky Remix)
Stream:Kreature - You Can (Kolombo Remix)
Stream:Kry Wolf & Claude Vonstroke - Turbosteppa (Original Mix)
Stream:Kreature - What You Need (Original Mix)
Stream:Hunter_Game - Refeel (Original Mix)
Download: Him_Self_Her - Pulls Me Down (Original Mix)
Download: He Did - This is Reality (Original Mix)

When I first saw the Sivesgaard remix EP track listing with Viadrina, Hot Since 82, and Blondish I knew I would be talking about them this week. Its as if Sivesgaard scoped out The Club from previous weeks and picked my favourite producers to remix "In The Night". Both the Viadrina and Hot Since 82 remixes are two of my top picks for the entire hundred plus song selection today, and Hot Since 82 also dropped another release on Get Physcial featuring two more deep house bombs, AS WELL as an impeccable remix of Shadow Child's "So High". Another Leeds based producer and DJ making huge waves lately in the dance community.

Stream:Sivesgaard - In the Night (Viadrina Remix)
Stream:Sivesgaard - In the Night (Hot Since 82 Remix)
Stream:shadow child - so high (hot since 82 remix)
Stream:Hot Since 82 - Like You (Original Mix)
Stream:Hot Since 82 - Forty Shorty (Original Mix)
Stream:Pete Tong, S.Y.F. - Dawn feat. S.Y.F. (Blondish Remix)
Download: Dan Styles - On & On (Atapy Remix)
Stream:Roland Clark, X-Press 2 - Let Love Decide feat. Roland Clark (Wehbba Remix)
Download: Re.you - Closer (feat. Vonda7) (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix)
Stream:Nick Curly - Underground (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
Stream:Justin Martin - Molokini (Pezzners Water Mammal Version)
Stream:Justin Martin - Ruff Stuff (Eats Everything Reruff)

Being crowned the number 1 ginger DJ in the world according to Resident Advisor was no small accomplishment and Julio Bashmore took to his Facebook last week to voice his pleasure, "Wow thanks everyone who's supported me these last couple of years. To get no.1 ginger dj twice in a row is a dream come true." It couldn't have come at better timing as he just released potentially my favourite Julio track to date, "Pelican", although it's probably impossible to top his 2011 classic "Battle For Middle You", which EARMILK chose as the number 1 dance track from 2011.

Stream:Julio Bashmore - Pelican (Original Mix)
Stream:Green Velvet, Pleasurekraft - Skeleton Key feat. Green Velvet (Damn Kids Remix)
Stream:Finnebassen feat. Gundelach - You Will Never Sleep
Stream:Finnebassen feat. Gundelach - Footsteps
Stream:Duke Dumont - The Giver (Tiga Remix)
Download: Dale Howard - Hold It Down (No Artificial Colours Remix)
Download: Crazy P - Heartbreaker (Huxley Remix)
Stream:Connan Mockasin - Forever Dolphin Love (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework Version 2)
Download: Clayton Steele - Distorted Point of View
Even though we posted the full album for stream on its own HERE, I couldn't resist including Maya Jane Coles' new EP again featuring 4 tracks that showcase her talent both as a producer and now more so than ever, as a vocalist. 
Stream:Maya Jane Coles - Over (Original Mix)
Stream:Maya Jane Coles - Run With the Wild (Original Mix)
Stream:Maya Jane Coles - Easier to Hide (Original Mix)
Stream:Maya Jane Coles - Back to Square One (Original Mix)


German veteran producer Paul Kalkbrenner recently released a 17 track album, Guten Tag, with songs ranging from 6 minutes to only half a minute.  After a listen, two tracks really stood out: “Der Ast-Spink” gives off a slightly more industrial vibe and ominous tone, and “Der Stabsvцrnern,” which features a great rolling bassline with much heavier beats. Both tracks never really climb over a whisper, though, as their melodies faintly play at the edges of your ears between the bass and synth percussion. 

Stream:Paul Kalkbrenner - Der Ast-Spink
Stream:Paul Kalkbrenner - Der Stabsvцrnern
Stream:Remain & Populette - discomfort (chloe mix)
Download: Alex Bau - classidiction (original mix)
Download: Monomood - Parameter One (Original Mix)
Download: Matthew Burton & Kate Rathod, Jay Shepheard - Moon Pie (Original Mix)
Download: Joeski & Audio Kode - Acid (Original Mix)
Download: Aumrec - Avoid Damage (Original Mix)
Download: Alex Smoke - Polka (Original Mix)
Stream:Pig&Dan - Savage (Original Mix)
Stream:Pig&Dan - Blown On The Corner (Original Mix)


Another mix this week courtesy of Toronto duo The NightOwls, who dropped their latest podcast featuring their top tech house picks and even some unsigned tracks from up and coming artists. Check it out.

As a DJ, there's a few producers whose tech house style has become my go- to sound whenever I play a tech set. My Digital Enemy has been pumping out some of my favourite tech bangers for the past year or so, and show no signs of slowing down. Most of their tracks feature massive big room-esque builds and plenty of vocals to keep everyone hooked, all until they drop some of the bounciest tech vibes we get to see here on The Club.

Stream:Patrick Hagenaar feat. Marky Hartley - You Got Me Glowing (In The Dark) (My Digital Enemy Remix)
Stream:My Digital Enemy - Bring It Down (Original Mix)
Download: Federico Gava - freshside (one piece remix)
Download: Matteo Matteini - The Way I Feel Now (Fabio Victor Remix)
Stream:Umek - Kuzla Prevarantska (Original Mix)
Stream:Dusky - What I Do
Download: David Amo & Julio Navas & Robert Gaez - Intense Flavour (Original Mix)
Stream:Roger Sanchez, Prok & Fitch - Take You There (Original Mix)
Stream:Dusky - Muriel
Download: Marco Poggioli & Matteo Gariselli - Deluxe (Crazibiza Remix)
Stream:Jovanotti - Tensione Evolutiva (Riva Starr Dub)
Stream:Wehbba - Common Ground (Original Mix)
Download: Piemont - Skruf (Original Mix)
Download: Max Noize - Flip To Old School (Coyu Edit)
Download: Mario da Ragnio - Get Milk (Original Mix)
Stream:Manuel De La Mare - Mirage (Original Club Mix)
Download: Leon Rico - Anatomie (Steve Nash Remix)

It's tough to argue Loco Dice's presence as one of the true influencers in techno over the last few years, and last week he returned with a 3 track EP that really captures what his live sets have been sounding like recently. A range of intensity that varies from tech house to minimal, it's no wonder Loco Dice has continued to dominate the popular vote as one of the premiere DJs in the world.

Stream:Loco Dice - Detox (Original Mix)
Stream:Reboot - Who Stole My Stradivari (Original Mix)
Download: Minaya & Vikus, Spiro - Overdrive (92Lew Remix)
Download: Konstantin Yoodza - Coffee Break (Original Mix)
Download: JUST2 - Captain Hook (Original Mix)
Download: Kid Shakers - Kalenda (Original Mix)
Download: Gabriel & Castellon - Hum (Original Mix)
Download: Filthy Rich - Rave In A Cave (Original Mix)
Download: David Labeij - Twisky (Original Mix)
Download: Ferro - Side (Original Mix)
Download: Daniel Sanchez - Awakenings (Metodi Hristov Remix)
Download: Bias & Alex Gomez - Slow Movement (Original Mix)
Stream:Bizarre Inc. - Playing With Knives (Chocolate Puma Bootleg)
Download: Alex Frada - That Sounds Of Music (Original Mix)
Stream:WAFF - Ibiza
Stream:Lorraine - Sonofrabassa (Kolombo Remix)
Stream:Justin Martin - Ghettos and Gardens (Claude VonStroke Beverly Hills Coyote Mix)


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8 years ago

love the nu-disco playlist.Thank you for bringing more of it back

8 years ago

I second that. Lovin it.

8 years ago

where are the bangers?

8 years ago

I'm sorry but WHERE'S the Progressive house and your bangers ?!! The majority of us listen to that . I always come to the club but recently you guys haven't kept up to par . .

8 years ago

Cry about it! Loving the deep & tech.

8 years ago

I remember when the club was a weekly thing...

8 years ago

What happened to the sick club beats? This isn't even the same type of music anymore. It shouldn't even be called the club anymore. I'd call it the Lounge.

8 years ago

Anything but deep house... tech, trance, prog, pop house, electro... but anything but deep house...trying to be a purist is not pleasing a majority of the readers.

8 years ago
Reply to  Ryan

although i def love the Nu disco section, that is a change for the better

8 years ago

I loved this post. Was desiring some prog but its all good. thanks guys