Stockholm-based record label Local Talk recently released a bangin’ new EP that is strictly for the house headz. If you like house, wait no, If you love house, then you need to check out Talking House Vol.1.
The EP has a great selection of tracks that were selected by Mad Mats + Tooli. Now if this is your first time getting down with house, then you need to listen to Fubert’s track, “First Time House.” It has a pure house vibe that is reminiscent of the classics.
For those of you who like your bass hard, raw, and hard (emphasis on hard,) then you’ll like DJ Steaw’s track “Sky Hunt.“
The EP has a lot of great tracks, so you owe it to yourself to give them all a listen. But if you’re feeling moody, then jam out to the sounds of Dirtytwos “Moody (Original Mix.)”
My favorites: “Moody,” “Heart Attack,”"MAW Basics (Gerd’s NY Stomp Mix)”
There nothing like seeing a group of people come together to present and share good music with the world, and that is exactly what Dominican-based label, Stereoptico, aims to do. Whether it’s musical from their local region of Santo Domingo or music from other parts of the world, this label just loves sharing music and giving young artists a chance.
One of the newest editions to the label is a young producer who goes by the moniker, SCDDALTA. With roots from Puerto Rico, SCDDALTA is a producer with an ear for creating quality future bass and electronic that is smooth to groove to.
SCDDALTA seems to have a promising future and his new single, “UHHU” has such a chill vibe that surely could fit into the future bass/electronic atmosphere. Give it a listen and judge for yourself. It’s super chill, so get ready to relax and drift off into some futuristic daydreaming.
Whenever possible I try not to be a label feign. I don’t allow myself to get caught up on being loyal to one record label and all their artists, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have labels that I favor over others. When it comes to original house with uniquely fresh sounds, I do have to commit myself to an obsession with French Express. What can I say? I just love that label a lot and all of their artists.
From Chris Malinchak to Perseus to Issac Tichauer, the label has a nice collection of artists. Malinchak, as of late, has been really dropping some nice deep original misses. Most of them are free downloads and they are really good, but if you want something a little less deep and more of a surrealistic exploration of house, then you might want to check out Issac Tichauer.
It’s been a while since Issac Tichauer has dropped any free downloads, but he recently released an awesome new freebie called “I Forgive You.” Now I know that I’m late on posting it, but hey at least I’m showing some mad love to the French Express family and posting it.
Over the summer I found myself exploring the realm of dubstep, yet somewhere in my heart I still found myself craving the sounds of DNB. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy dubstep and especially when the beat drops, but I’m always going to prefer Drum & Bass (DNB) over dubstep (my obsession all began with Roni Size & High Contrast). Personal preference. Surprisingly, I’ve met many people who listen to dubstep, yet some have never heard of Drum & Bass. Man, that’s tragic!
DNB is spectacular! Whether it’s the traditional DNB or Liquid DNB, I still love the overall atmospheric vibe. There so many different BPM’s and experimentation within the genre of DNB, but Hospital Records is home to some of the best DNB in the industry, as well as DNB guru S.P.Y.
Carlos Lima a.k.a S.P.Y is a Brazilian born producer that has made London based record label Hospital Records his home. He exclusively signed to the label since last year, and he’s already been making quite a bit of noise in the DNB scene.
His debut artist album What the Future Holds will officially be released on October 1st, and since the album release is right around the corner, Hospital Records has unveiled the new music video for the album titled single “What The Future Holds.”
We can expect to hear some amazing DNB on his debut album, but thus far “What The Future Holds” is proving to be a phenomenal atmospheric track. It’s got one of the best build ups I’ve ever heard in a DNB track, and the timing is impeccable; not too late, not too early, the beat comes in at the right time.
DNB is the perfect soundtrack for driving, especially late-night drives. I’ve got a long cross country road trip coming up in three weeks (details to be unveiled soon,) so you know I’m going to be driving through the states blasting DNB, and of course, house.
I need to make a trip to the store and burn some CD’s for the car (sadly car doesn’t have iPod hookup), but you can be sure I’m adding S.P.Y.’s debut album What The Future Holds