You know that feeling when you hear a record for the first time and just know straight away that you’re going to obsess about it for weeks to come.
Yeah? Well that just happened.
Joe Goddard has served up one of the hottest records of the year, in aptly one of the hottest weeks of the summer here in sunny London. Capturing his own unique style of garage house beats, a booming bassline and a mesmerising chopped up vocal from Betsy, this is a bona fide dancefloor anthem.
It’s the title track of a soon-to-be-released five track EP from the man himself on Greco-Roman, who have a habit of releasing the very best in underground house. If Endless Love is anything to go by, we’re in for a real treat.
Stream below and make a note in that diary of yours to grab the full release on 28 July. Here’s the link.
You won’t regret it.
Getting your debut track picked up by a big time label like Spinnin’ Deep is no mean feat, but in this case, it’s really not surprising.
Bullit contains a cheerful, almost ‘whistle-along’ melody, being paired with a dark, stabbing melody that makes this track instantly recognisable. It shouldn’t work, but it does.
Expect this to grace the decks of many a festival DJ this coming summer.
Preview below, and go grab it from Beatport on 19 May.
Despite this track seeming to have more contributors than So Solid Crew did back in the day, it’s definitely not a case of ‘too many cooks’.
Marlon Hoffstadt (left) of Shake That fame, teams up with HRRSN (right) to put together a tech house remix that perfectly complements the original melody and catchy vocal taken from PNAU’s ‘Baby’.
You just wait until that bass kicks in at the one minute mark.
Told you so.
Stream below and/or buy from iTunes right here.
We all know the original, some have heard the Daughter cover, and now we have a club worthy edit.
Shadow Child (aka Dave Spoon, aka Simon Neale) put together this tasty little edit to close out his recent Essential Mix.
And he’s giving it away for free.
Even luckier us.
Stream below and grab the track for endless listening via the link here.
Firstly, apologies for the lack of post for two months now – not cool.
Secondly, let us make it up to you with this belter from German duo Andmin – cool?
It’s a summer flavoured track that seems so apt as the long dark winter days are now a thing of the past.
Stream the track below or purchase this little beauty here.
This doesn’t even make the cut for his debut album.
Set for release this coming spring, Todd Terje’s debut won’t include either track from his last 12″ release pre-album. That certainly doesn’t mean that either track is not good enough, but Todd clearly has enough ideas floating around that talented head of his to form an entirely new album of tracks.
Aren’t we lucky.
The title track from the EP is showcased here, and wow, Spiral is a belter.
Since his 2011 release Ragysh, Todd Terje has perfected the ’10-minute-filtered-synth-based-driving-house-groove’ that we’ve all grown to love, and Spiral is no exception.
For all ten and a half glorious minutes stream it below, or, for you impatient lot, the radio edit is listed just below that.
Then, once you’ve inevitably come to the realisation that you need this in your life, go and grab the track from Beatport right here.
You know I’m right.
After playing second fiddle to his Hot Creations compatriots for a while now, I think 2014 is (deservedly) going to be Richy Ahmed’s year.
His debut solo two track EP release on Hot Creations features house stomper The Drums, which sounds so damn good.
It’s got that house groove that has become synonymous with HC. Layered with a ladish Kevin Knapp vocal and driving hand claps, it’s a monster of a track that is surely going to propel Richy Ahmed into the forefront of British house music for 2014.
Grab the EP over at Beatport.
An enormous tune on Enormous Tunes.
EDX goes all deep in his latest release Reckless Ardor for the aptly titled label Enormous Tunes. Chopped vocals, a driving riff and an undertone of progressive house make up the track that was worthy of a Pete Tong debut on his Radio 1 show.
Stream below, or buy exclusively from Beatport here.
Penning an underground house classic (The Giver) – check
Scoring a UK number 1 hit single (Need U – 100%) – check
Grammy nomination – check
Bagging a second UK number 1 – most likely…
The follow up to number 1 single Need U (100%) was always going to be a challenge, but wow, does Duke Dumont rise to it.
I Got U is a tropical-tinged house-pop number that sounds a little out of place in this cold and wet December month, but we don’t care. Gentle piano chords, steel drums and an exceptional vocal from Jax Jones make up the Duke’s latest offering. Oh, and yes, it does sample Whitney Houston classic track My Love Is Your Love.
What’s not to like.
Here at Kid Booka we have a little knack of posting tracks a few months before they top the charts (see below). So, we can confidently say that this will be a massive hit.
No.1 Storm Queen – Look Right Through (MK Dub III)
No.1 Duke Dumont – Need U (100%)
No.2 Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me
Firstly that KB is back after a short hiatus (please forgive me), but more importantly that Scuba has finally worked his magic on one of the biggest tracks to be released on his label Hotflush this year.
Paul Woolford’s Untitled was a huge underground hit – no doubt about it. If you found yourself in a reputable club in this country or abroad this summer, you will most likely have been treated to it by the DJ.
Whilst maintaining some of the core elements of the original, Scuba lays his imprint on the track with his signature cut up vocal and undulating spacey synths over a tech-house beat. Basically, it’s an anthem.
Out today – so go and grab it from most reputable online music outlets.
Go on. It is pay day after all.