Hey hey! Sorry for the hiatus the past few days…I bought a car! So I been busy getting things situated with that. And last night I was dancing my heart out @ Eighteenth Street Lounge: the best spot to hear house music on Sundays in DC.
So after all of that (and graduate work,) I’ve finally got a few moments to share some new music with you.
Plastic Plates x Sam Sparro
LA-based producer, Plastic Plates, has collaborated with the soulful (oh-so incredible,) singer Sam Sparro for a sexy number—”Stay In Love.”
This track powers up with a slow-burning futuristic melody, but then it’s get ultra soulful when Sam chimes in with:
“Don’t let the winter make you cold/You know I’ll be right there, I’ll be right there to keep you warm/Don’t let the things they say get you down/You know I’ll be right there to keep you calm/Let my love surround you/Feel it all around/Don’t you worry, I ain’t going
I get lost in love sometimes, I’ll be yours and you’ll be mine/Stay in love…
Such a beautiful track and I’ve got it stick on repeat.
Two days out of the week, I make the 35-40min commute to my evening graduate classes in Baltimore. At first I was apprehensive due to the distance. But thanks to the bumpin’ house music in the car, the commute feels so much shorter (and the program is pretty awesome too!)
I’ve got a variety of mixes that I listen to, but last night while driving back from my Digital Video class, I was getting my life to DJ Spen & Neal Conway’s remix of Foremost Poets soulful house cut, “Besides Myself.”
I’ve heard this remix years ago, but thanks to Shazam, I was able to ID it right away. :)
The remix takes the soulful original and adds more of a Gospel House vibe to it. You can easily starting shouting and praising to this track, whereas the original is still church-like, but doesn’t have those dominant piano chords.
So whether you want to have church or get your dance on, the remix & the original are surely going to satisfy your needs.
Soulful House Original
- #girlsquad – Ultra Nate x Lisa Moody
- Ultra Nate, Me, & Lisa Moody @ 18th Street Lounge
If you’re looking for the core of house music, that pulse that keeps the community alive in Baltimore (and DC,) then experience Deep Sugar.
For a decade, international sensation,Ultra Nate, and the incredible (oh so soulful,) Lisa Moody, have been throwing their monthly house music party at the legendary Paradox. And if you’ve never been to the Paradox (aka The Dox,) then think of it as Baltimore’s underground circuit with an atmosphere reminiscent of the Paradise Garage. Continue reading
When I first heard the track “Careless” on the dancefloor at U Hall, I was immediately hooked to the sounds of London-based production duo, Dusky.
“Careless” is one of those tracks that you can’t help but to jam too, especially with the allure of that grinding bass.
With an affinity for UK Garage, Dusky adds a dark & dirty spin on the deeper side of house. And their latest mix for FACT Mag is full of deep, dark, dirty, and sexy house vibes.
Deep x Dark x Dirty
So in celebration of Black History month, I challenged my mom, artist Janie McGee, to create a drawing each day of a famous Black icon. And in response, she challenged me to post one song a day by a Black (African-American, if you want to be politically correct) house producer/artist.
In the spirit of the challenge, here is one of my favorite tracks “Brighter Days” produced by Cajmere and featuring the vocals of Dajae.
Underground Goodies Mix
San-Francisco house producer, Lane 8, joined forces with Nashville vocalist/producer Patrick Baker for deep house single, “The One.”
“The One” is not only a great song, but it’s also the title single for Lane 8′s new three-track EP. The EP isn’t out until February 10th, but we’ve got this new music video to keep our minds occupied.