1. Folamour – Each Day Is A First Day
French producer Folamour drops this downright delightful cut of warm, organic, house music. This song will bring some sun to even the most miserable winter days.
2. Chaos In The CBD – United Identities
One of four sultry chill house tracks on their new record label, In Dust We Trust. This track is stimulating in like, the calmest way possible.
3. Z Lovecraft – Myriad
Endlessly soothing acid house out of London. Polished, warm, muted = blissed out.
4. Supreems – Us Together
From Belgian producer Supreems comes a gorgeous, slow-burning, slice of a dreamy, hazy wonderland. Supreme, indeed.
5. Sporting Life – Sport X Frank Ocean – Florida State
Put on headphones and drown in this one.
6. k2k – We Down For
I’m a sucker for Brandy vocals and R&B infused dance tunes. k2k is a graduate from Red Bull Music Academy (a school that consistently spits out brilliant producers, and is a massive supportive force in the underground scene)
7. Blo — Strong(er)
Virtually unknown London producer Blo with a stunning piece of music that hits all the right notes – warm, swirling synths, broken, pattering percussion, and an acid groove that breaks down amidst soulful, heavy vocals. In the last act it all comes together and I just wanna dance.
8. Norwell – Citadel
A pulsing, futuristic track that has that kind of electronic grit that would fit right in on a Blade Runner soundtrack. Or Tron, now that I think about it.
9. Voiski – Let Down Disco
More galactic house for ya, my new favorite genre (that I made up). Could also call this progressive disco, haha. Love the groove, love the way the rhythms and synths unfold. By the end, I just wanna rage – the mark of a great progressive track.
10. Andrew Red Hand – Symphony Nr 303
Let’s finish this mix off with a relentless piece of acid house that’ll get your heart racing. Twelve minutes of fun, groovy times.
1. Autograf – Changes (Tribute)
A beautiful song inspired by Barack Obama’s farewell speech. I wrote a bit about it here.
2. Baba Stiltz – Baby
Been loving the warm, organic music from Baba Stiltz. This track is a bit more polished than his usual lo-fi stuff, resulting in a sweet and simple piece of pop music.
3. Johannes Albert – Dancefloors & You
I’ve been listening to this one quite a bit, it’s perfect lounge music.
4. Simon Garcia – Trimmer
The atmosphere on this one…whew! Like a big bear hug, cozy and safe and warm.
5. Cherushii – Cabo Blanco
Cherushii was one of the beautiful souls lost in the Oakland fire last month. She will live on through her music, which is wonderful.
6. Louf – Hiccup
Vocals chopped up beyond recognition, layered over soothing, moody synths, this track is oozing with emotion.
7. Leo Grünbaum – Bloom feat. Aerial East
Absolutely gorgeous vocals, and expert mixing, take this deep house cut to the next level.
8. Speed Boat – Speed Tool 001
Another quiet track, muted and entrancing.
9. ebende – BANG!
My favorite track on this week’s playlist. Love the playfulness with styles and genres, there’s so much going on.
10. The Black Madonna – He Is The Voice I Hear
A tech house groove that could go on for dayssssss from the queen of electronic, The Black Madonna.
1. Bwana – Choice & Consequence
More deliciousness from Bwana to top off his stellar 2016. So ready to hear what he’s got in store for 2017, it gunna be good.
2. Cromie – She Knew
Cromie has been quietly making top notch productions for years now, and he’s really starting to make a name for himself in LA. This song is right on the mark — classic and fresh.
3. Inxec & Droog – Day For Night
Absolutely in love with this EP off of Sasha’s label Last Night On Earth. I could listen to this track for hours.
4. The Violet Hour – Ultraviolet
The Violet Hour is Fort Romeau and Massimiliano Pagliara teamed up to delight our ears with club-ready tunes: melodic and groovy, with a hint of acid.
5. Duke Slammer – Planet Yes
Both futuristic and retro, this track is right on trend. A low-key slow burner, lighthearted and funky.
6. Ben Rau – Ride Eternal
This track is so straightforward yet there’s something about it that just draws me in. Expertly crafted and assembled, with a very unique flow, this would be a treat to hear on the dancefloor.
7. D Tiffany – Far Out
D Tiffany, aka DJ Zozi, repping Vancouver with this uber chill house track. I’m very into the chill Canadian house thing, and Vancouver in particular seems to be spitting out a lot of fantastic producers these days. Watch this space.
8. Jesse Futerman – Gem
2017 will be the year of lo-fi, and Church records will lead the wave. Love that little horn sample, adds so much character to this very simple track.
9. Viken Arman – Feels The Winter
Another stellar release on Lee Burridge and Matthew Dekay’s All Day I Dream label. Just the ultimate chill-out track, let those warm synths wash away your sorrows.
10. SMH – Beat Collective #07
Beat Collective is an experiment where producers are sent the same two samples and asked to make a track. This popped up in my feed and it makes me SO HAPPY. Perfect song to end a playlist on.