Got another round of deep house picks for you today, these guys have essentially been on repeat on my speakers this week, along with my post from Tuesday. I have been slowly trying to accumulate fresh new tracks for my next deep house mix, but up until recently, I was pretty bored with the charts on Beatport. So this post is basically just a recount of my adventure delving deeper into the charts to find good material. Up above, you’ll see an aerial photo of the Nazca Lines, which I was reading about earlier this week…pretty interesting stuff.
Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie
Floating Points is a genius, you should study him. At least that’s what his Last.fm profile suggests, I had heard this name a couple days earlier and then heard this track of the Vacuum EP. It starts out super dubby, but then shows its deep housey core, accentuated with some electro-sounding synth work.
Two Armadillos feat Barbara Alcindor – Je Suis Differente (Nick Holder Remix)
Nick Holder remixed this track from Two Armadillos and Barbara Alcindor, Two Armadillos turns out to be Giles Smith and Martin Dawson, proprietors of London’s hottest parties– Secretsundaze. Nick Holder is a veteran on the scene, as I know I’ve heard this name before, it’s good to finally put a sound to the name, the remix definitely has a sort of classic vibe (as far as the term “classic” can be applied to house). The vocal has been scratching my head at some points– they seem to alternate between a sexy french accent and a ditzy english one.
The Discowboys – At Midnight (Steve Bug’s Always Late Mix)
Steve Bug has been described as Germany’s minimal connoisseur, and he brings a refined vibe to this remix of At Midnight, which appears on Dessous Classics (The Remixes) Volume 3. Dessous Recordings seems to have a good bit of solid material that I’ll need to check out sometime soon, the release this track came on includes a pretty cool remix involving Erlend Øye.
Milton Jackson – You Dont Know (Dub)
Finally, I see the name Milton Jackson everywhere I look when it comes to deep house, just as I had predicted many months ago. Between his involvement with Freerange and Tronicsole and his own Bear Trax imprint, it’s no wonder you can find his name somewhere on Beatport’s front pages any day of the week. It’s no wonder that he’s been getting so much attention then, it’s very clear that he has been working hard. I’ve heard positions that Jackson’s beats are a little too generic, that they don’t push boundaries, and I can see what the critics are referring to, but does it not still sound good? His tracks have a great handle on what makes good deep house, enough said.