Being released exclusively W&O Street Tracks, “Hold Up (Yeah You)” is yet another delicious banger from the UK based house duo. In the tradition of making the classic house vibes a modern day essential, this track is the quintessential balance of old school bass (think 90s club anthems,) vocals, and a fresh production quality.
Give it a spin below. Do you need this track in your life? Yes…you do.
OUT on MAY 29th
E.R.N.E.S.T.O. strikes again! The Madrid-based DJ/Producer has dropped a massive mix from his live set at Suka Bar in Caracas, Venezuela.
Pumping with the heavy bass, house classics such as “Brighter Days,” and some deep pulsating bass from Detroit Swindle (“The Wrap Around,”) this mix is pure fire! As usual, E.R.N.E.S.T.O. brings that pure house music that makes you want to dance…dance your ass off!
Normally, I blog about an event the day after, but I partied last weekend at Deep Sugar till 5 in the morning; slept most of the day and Monday was an exceptionally lazy day. By no means am I a slacker, but as a freelance writer/artist, I make my own schedule. So you know what that means? I can live it up on the weekends (and weekdays if I want) with no regret, but I must say, there is nothing like a night/morning at Deep Sugar.
I hadn’t been to Deep Sugar in quite some time, considering I had moved to Los Angeles, and prior to my move, I was living all the way in Germantown (crazy far from Baltimore.) But I knew that since I had moved back to Maryland and had already had my night of dancing at U Street Music Hall’s Red Fridays, I would have to venture to downtown Baltimore and get in my monthly fix of Deep Sugar. And boy, did I ever!
Bringing my mom with me for the first time (we had never been out dancing together, it was a new experience) we made the 15 minute drive to the Paradox. My mom, being cautious of finding parking, decided we should get there right at 11pm. And…we did. Normally I don’t go early unless I have to, but it was nice seeing Lisa Moody already getting warmed up. Shortly after some great funky tracks, the room began to slowly fill as people from all different backgrounds, ages, sizes, and even fashion choices made their way onto the dance floor.
Let me tell you, Deep Sugar is truly an experience! You can try to be a wallflower and bop your head to the music, but trust me, you’re gonna wanna dance. Sweat, sweat, sweat! I can’t even tell you how soaked my shirt was. It was so wet, I had to take it off and wear my tank while jumping up and down, smiling, and getting lost in the infectious house.
From classics to tribal to soulful to deep to tech to gospel, Lisa and Nate played all types of house!
If you’re looking for some pure house and you happen to be in the vicinity of the DMV (DC.MD.VA,) then you need to check out Deep Sugar. Held at Baltimore’s legendary nightclub The Paradox on the second Saturdays of every month, Deep Sugar is a fabulous event hosted by the Deep Sugar Family. It’s a big family, but the lovely Girl Squad Ultra Nate and Lisa Moody hold it down in the main room.
Not only did I have such an amazing time (as usual,) but I met some cool people (lots of dancers) and passionate house junkies. Everyone comes with a vibe that is just all about the music. Every now and then you might sense an attitude, but once a certain track comes on, someone’s frown is turn upside down into a joyous smile. It’s hard to be upset when you get lost in the spirit of house. My mom and I even shed a few tears while dancing and getting lost in the spirit of some of our favorite gospel house tracks.
So, with all that being said (sorry for the lengthiness,) I must say that if you want to experience house music on the East Coast and don’t want to make a trek to New York, then check out Deep Sugar @ The Paradox. From 11pm to 6am the morning, come early and till dawn (like I did,) or come whenever you want and still dance till dawn. Haha, you can’t resist the enigmatic atmosphere of the dancefloor chanting your name.
Hope to see you next month at Deep Sugar. Save the date: Saturday, May 11th, 2013 with OSUNLADE. Yes, Osunlade. I can’t wait!
I’ve expressed it several times on this blog, but I must say it again. George Fitzgerald is the next big-deal producer! Seriously, I’ve got my eye on this guy. Remember his Essential Mix for BBC Radio? Hello, can you say epic! And how about “Child” and those deep throbbing bass lines…amazing!
So let’s go back to his Essential Mix he released earlier this year. You might recall a certified awesome track that shifted the mix from deep house grooves to raw, dirty, insatiable bass. Well that track is called “Beam Me Up” and the version that blew my mind is George Fitzgerald’s mix of the already snazzy track by Close featuring Scuba.
And guess what?! Now you can listen to the track over and over again! George Fitzgerald uploaded it to his soundcloud and you can expect to get your hands on it when Will Saul aka Close’s EP drops on his forthcoming new album. But for now, just play the hell out of this massive remix. Trust me, it’s certified awesome, certified massive, and a bangin track that is a floorfiller!