One extra track today. I just had to share it. But we’ll get to that. First, there’s this:
Project 24 – Aurora
This track comes from DJ/Producers Joscha Grunewald and Maxim K. These guys are from Detmold in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The name of their duo, Project 24, comes the location of their studio: hangar 24, a building formerly belonging to the British military, located in their hometown. Aurora features a very powerful, danceable bass beat with intense, emotional buildups and breaks. This superb track is part of a very solid EP released on Hamburg-based playmusic productions. After listening to the Rob Hes Remix of “Aurora,” the heavily vocal, dubby “No More,” with its grinding bass, and the truly incredible monster track “The Difference,” I wanted more, but “No More” had only these four tracks to offer. I’d pay attention to Project 24. You can follow them on SoundCloud here. Buy the album on deejay.de here.
Emmanuel – The Hangover
Looped tribal bass beautifully meets melodic instrumentals in this tech house track, part of Emmanuel’s release ”Innerspace.” Emmanuel’s work radiates with originality. Clearly, he is looking to shape his own image and not piggyback off anyone else’s style. Do it with skill and taste, and you will get the attention of the likes of Sven Vath and Carl Cox, among other legends in the underground scene, as he has. It is also no wonder this release was signed by 100% Pure, Amsterdam’s longest-running tech house label, which celebrates it’s 20th anniversary this year. If they keep finding more true talent like this, I think they can be around for at least 20 more. At least I certainly hope so, because I want to keep listening. Purchase the track here and follow 100%Pure on SoundCloud.
Oliver Schories – Sunset (Joris Delacroix Remix)
I’m a sucker for piano and Oliver Schories knows it. That’s why I have to feature him for the second blog in a row, after I last discussed his remix of 9AM here. But what the heck. Joris Delacroix’s Remix blurs the lines between tech house and deep house, and I’m thinking that’s my sweet-spot: harmonious piano transitioning into and out of hi-hats, low bass and great vocals. Sunset is the perfect title… the album art makes the perfect cover… and the official video, below, is perfect too. Buy the track on Beatport here and follow the cool Joris Delacroix on his SoundCloud here for future gems!
Bonobo – Cirrus (Dont You Want Me) (Cocolino Edit)
My first encounter with Cocolino was in March of 2012, when I got hold of their masterful edit of Burial and Four Tet’s “Moth,” which has become a timeless part of my music collection. Josh Mosh and Paulo Sanchez are two Polish producers who got together in 2010 to create Cocolino. Their edit of Bonobo’s “Cirrus” is a mellow, flowing tune. It makes me feel like summer’s here and I want to take out my beach gear, but it’s still snowing in New York so I’ll have to pretend for now, while I listen to this track on repeat. Oh and did I mention this is a freebie? Grab it via a link off of their SoundCloud post here. Oh, and don’t forget to follow Cocolino on Facebook.
Guy Gerber feat. Jaw- Steady
And I also really love melodic guitar. Gimme that with a loopy, groovy beat and I’m putting on my dancing shoes. This really fantastic original deep house track from Guy Gerber will definitely sound great during a set warm-up, in a lounge, or for cruising in a car. Or, as in my case, starting tomorrow morning, cruising (often crawling) around on the subway. Nothing needs to be said about the now-A-list Guy Gerber, so just kick back and enjoy the music. Buy this super track here and follow Guy Gerber on Facebook.
H.O.P. – JUMP AROUND – Nick Warren Remix
A bit out of the ordinary in terms of musical genre here, but this Chillout remix from grandpa Nick is awesome, free, and I had to share it. Reminds me of rolling down the streets of Miami in a convertible Camaro SS with my buddy, listening to the opening tracks of Nick Warren’s Balance 018.