Warehouse Top 10 April
Article by Matt Bassant
Here is our pick of the top 10 biggest tunes from last month!
10. Jordan Peak - Move with it (Huxley Warehouse Dub)
When two of the uk's hottest talent combine, you know you are in for an aural treat! This slice of house music does not disappoint! Huxley slows down the tempo from the original and goes for a much slower and bassier sound. Paying homage to his bass and garage roots, this track really hits the spot. The original is well worth checking out, but this remix just edged it for us with the heavier bass influence.
9. Justin Martin - Hood Rich
'Hood Rich' starts with a cascade of voices tumbling over each other, clamouring for attention on the way to the club. Those bold proclamations give way to the melodious tones of a string ensemble that would be welcome in Yo-Yo Ma’s living room. And that’s just the first minute. All niceties aside, a hive of bass bees smashes against the far wall and explodes, leaving no doubt that every booty will be dropping like DAMN.
8. Scandal - Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)
Maxxi Soundsystem excels in updating old disco classics, take his breakout single 'Criticize' for example! This updated version of the 1980's disco classic Scandal - Just Let me Dance does just the same. Updating the track for modern dance floors, whilst also staying true and paying homage to the original, the deep bass stabs work perfectly with with percussion and vocals. Expect to hear this a lot over the upcoming summer months. The breakdown in the middle is sure to send dance floors crazy!
7. &ME - Matters
Saved records member, and Berlin man &ME returns to saved for a follow up to his 2011 hit Red Flag. 'Matters' is a track that immediately commands attention with it's rolling, rich bassline surrounded by punchy, organic drums. The effective vocal moves with the track as more drums are added to the mix through intelligent programming. As it reaches the main drop the drum rolls creating an intense buildup before the record kicks back in.
6. Adam Port - Sally
Play It Down, Jesse Rose's sister label to Made To Play, can always be relied up on to deliver fresh up front house music. This new track from Adam Port, 'Sally' does not disappoint. No pretence here, just up front vocal house, which is bound to have you head nodding at home or grooving on the dance floor. With an infectious vocal hook here, the job is already done, and the track is built perfectly around it.
5. Mark Fanciulli - Sacrifice
Mark Fanciulli here makes his debut on his brother's record label Saved. Carrying on from the success of his previous releases such as the tide, whose huge remix from Joris Voorn really was one of the standout tracks from last year, Mark continues in his own inimitable style of deep to tech house. With support from the likes Deetron, Tim Green and Carl Cox you know the quality is imprinted on this track.
4. NTFO - Policrom (Audiojack Remix)
Audiojack boys come up trumps here with a deep house take on NTFO's 'Policrom'. Sounding akin to the deep bass stabs expected more from the likes of Hot Creations, this is a good switch up from the Audiojack boys, moving away their usual house/techno sound into something deeper.
3. Shadow Child - String Thing
Whilst not wanting to say we missed the boat on this one, it's only recently come to our attention, with some many good tracks on the Dirtybird Hatched compilation this one slipped under the radar. Now picking up heavy support from some of the scene's heavyweight it's rearing its head across charts and dance floors alike, only 5 months after it was released. Showcasing the Dirtybird mix up of styles between house and bass, the record drops from a simple house 4/4 beat into a calypso style, UK garage, bassline house onslaught.
2. Justin Martin - Ghettos & Gardens
Yes It's Justin Martin again. Yes it's from the same EP. Yes it's more Dirtybird! It's no secret that Justin is one of our favourite producers and DIrtybird is up there as one of our favourite labels as well. The headline and self-titled track from Justin's EP Ghettos & Gardens, is a bonafide Dirtybird classic. 'Ghettos & Gardens' is the first single from Justin Martin's debut artist album on Dirtybird. The title describes the way this track rises up with beautiful sweeping melodies, almost to the point where you want to kiss the person next to you. But this epic euphoria can only last so long - it peaks with a bassline so tough, it'll push you down a staircase, and then steal your bus pass.
1. Rampa - Everything feat Meggy
In At the top is the mighty Rampa! Keinemusik never fails to disappoint with their quality releases and this track is no different. With a slightly retro house feel, and an undoubtedly smooth, sumptuous and unashamedly sexy vocal stamping it's imprint all over the track, it simply demands your attention. Whilst not a dance floor main room smasher, the quality here is evident, and it's enough to take the top spot for our Warehouse top 10 this month!