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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Up and comer Doctor Jeep masterfully samples TLC’s No Scrubs, to make an infectious house record that keeps me hooked the whole way through.
B.Traits of BBC Radio 1 fame got her hands on the track at the beginning of the summer, but it’s not surfaced since. So unfortunately all we’ve got is this radio rip to tie us over until someone sees sense and puts this out.
Piano riffs may feature on a hell of a lot of house records at the moment, but if they’re as good as this, keep ‘em coming.
This has been knocking around for a while, but it wasn’t until Erol Alkan’s label Phantasy recently picked it up that it started to get the recognition that it deserved.
Dark Circles take Into Orbit in a disco-house direction, with the stuttering piano riff really taking off around the 4 minute mark. It’s a class tune that holds fond memories for me of Mr Alkan playing it on a boat party, on the Adriatic Sea, to 200 up for it festival goers.
In a little under 4 days, I’ll be 30,000 feet upwards en route to Croatia for Unknown Festival.
It’s the debut year for the new festival from the creators of Hideout, The Warehouse Project and Field Day, and it promises to be a good ‘un.
5 days and nights of live concerts, forest, pool and boat parties, featuring over 100 artists (take a peek at the full line-up here). And all this by the Adriatic Sea, and in 25 degree heat.
As you can imagine, I’m a little excited.
So much so that I’ve put this mix together featuring some of the acts that I’m most looking forward to seeing.
Enjoy, and I’ll see you on the other side.
Scuba – Adrenalin
Thugfucker – Disco Gnome (Tale Of Us Remix)
Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You
Todd Terje – Ragysh
Maceo Plex – Stimulation
Paul Woolford – Untitled
George FitzGerald – I Can Tell (By The Way You Move)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Your Love (Waze & Odyssey Remix)
Disclosure – F For You (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)
Solange – Losing You (Cyril Hahn Remix)