Best track of 2015? Quite possibly.
Yes, we’re just one month into the year, and yes we only have 2 minutes and 22 seconds of the track to listen to, but it’s that good that the above statement may just come true.
Paul Woolford teases us with a snippet of his new track MDMA on SoundCloud and it’s everything that we’ve come to expect from the man: an absolute dancefloor bomb.
Just hurry up and get it released Paul, we need this in our lives.
“I’ve dreamed of having him remix one of my tracks for ages.”
Well, Dan Snaith aka Caribou, that dream has finally come true. And it’s been worth the wait.
Detroit legend, Carl Craig gets to work on Your Love Will Set You Free under his c2 alias and the result is pretty spectacular. 7 minutes of throbbing club friendly house that undoubtedly does justice to the original.
Stream below and purchase from Beatport right here.
John Talabot did good, like real good.
Record label Future Classic recently compiled a ‘best of mix’ in celebration of being named Resident Advisor’s label of the month for November 2014, and buried in there was this absolute beast of a tune.
In fact, I’m just going to get straight to the point. Stream it, buy it, and then (if like me) wonder why you weren’t fully aware of this track when it dropped back in 2011.
The first post in a new series on Kid Booka in which, every now and then, we take a look back to either relive a classic or give some love to a track that just didn’t get the airtime it truly deserved on release.
So let’s kick things off with Eli Escobar’s stomper Work It which definitely falls into the latter category.
Not hugely known on the international circuit, but certainly a big name in his hometown of New York, Eli Escobar makes hip hop influenced house music that sounds pretty damn good on a dancefloor.
Work It, taken from the exceptionally good four track EP of the same name, dropped in January 2012 on Dither Down records, and for me is the standout track.
To date it’s only racked up 14.7k listens on SoundCloud, which is kind of crazy. So show it some love by streaming below and/or picking up the track from Beatport right here.
Oh, and I should probably mention that this track is definitely NSFW. You’ve been warned.
Here’s to hoping you’re as good to us as 2014 was.
One new year resolution that KB will be making this year is to post more. It’s been four long months since we’ve posted new content, and that kind of sucks. Expect many more tracks and mixes in 2015.
We’re kicking off year 2k15 with something on the ambient side as I’m sure you, like us, are still nursing a hangover from NYE celebrations.
Australian duo Flight Facilities do their thing on The C90s’ track Shine A Light and it’s pretty special.
For all you gamers out there, you might recognise it from GTA V. The makers of Grand Theft Auto are always on point with the soundtrack and this is no exception. The track plays whilst you free fall from the sky as Michael (one of the game’s characters) is on an acid trip. If that doesn’t give you an indication as to what the remix is like, I don’t know what will.
Caribou’s new LP New Love isn’t out until 7 October but he’s already begun building the anticipation by releasing an extended mix of the lead single from the album.
And if Can’t Do Without You is anything to go by, the album could be one of the best records released in 2014.
It’s a beautifully produced track that builds slowly with synth pads, hi-hats and a mesmerising sample. Peaking at around the five minute mark the track will definitely make waves on a dance floor.
As always, steam below and/or purchase here.
So who’s ready for some stripped-down, big room techno? If you are, you’re in the right place.
I hadn’t heard of Shaded until a couple of weeks back. I was having one of my (many) post-Glastonbury ‘take-me-back-there-right-now’ moments, and decided to listen to the Essential Mix recorded live from Shangri-La on the Friday night.
The first hour was Annie Mac going B2B with Tiga, and half way through the set Tiga dropped this bomb. It sounded huge, and I need to share it with you.
Further research on Shaded and Sheshe, and I now know he’s an LA-based member of SHDWPLAY who are heavily supported by Dubfire (who I’m also a big fan of). And in the words of Turbo; Opener Sheshe has been a staple in label-boss Tiga’s sets of late, a slick, energetic and eminently playable club record. Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Play this one LOUD.
Stream below and if you like what you hear, head over to Beatport to buy it.
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.