Warehouse Top 10 July
Article by Matt Bassant
1. Bicep & Ejeca - You
Topping the charts this month is the massive new collaboration from Ejeca and Bicep, released on what must be one of the hottest labels around currently AUS, this is a ravey garage anthem, with a modern twist, very different from usual jacking style, but the quality remains just the same!
2. Ben Pearce
Ex-promoter and relative newcomer to the scene Ben Pearce, has been catching out attention for a while now, as well as that of both Solomun and David August. His latest remix for Sailor & Amp, is a chilled out slice of deep house, perfect for the warm up slots here at Warehouse. Looking forward to hearing more from Ben.
3. Technasia - Keep the flesh
'Heart of Flesh', is an uptempo percussion-driven groove and features a spoken-word diva sample that Siegling manages to twist into delay heaven before throwing us off an almighty precipice. What follows is a late night, rolling tech house river that is impossible to escape. Like a torrent of white water beats, 'Heart of Flesh' pulls you under the surface with powerful undercurrents. Fans of tougher, more driving rhythms will appreciate the track is a gear above Cadenza's usual cool cruising speed.
4. Detroit Swindle - Brotherman
Already a former artist of the week on the blog, and with releases on Saints & Sonnetts and Dirt Crew, there is an undoubted calibre of production here on show. Brotherman is a much more housey effort that some of their previous tougher releases, and it shines through with it's 4/4 style and grooving vocal over the top. Top work!
5. Solo - Home is where it hurts
This song has quite a story: I was listening to the original by french singer Camille while waiting in an airport, and fell in love with the atmosphere and the lyrics straight away. Once arrived at the hotel, I bought the mp3 and started to make a cheeky bootleg, that I have finished some days later. I sent it to some dj friends , and the Defected crew heard it. They straight away started the paperwork to legalize the bootleg, and we got on board Syron to re-sing the parts. We all loved the results.
6. Bicep & Omar Odyssey - Don't
Bicep again come into our charts this time with the flip side on their latest Aus music release. Don't whilst deeper and darker that it's sister track You, is actually the more upbeat of the two tunes on the EP. Omar Odyssey from Waze & Odyssey fame brings the garage tinged influence, coupled with the bottom heavy percussion makes for a brooding dancefloor smash.
7. Chamboche - Anodyne
Chamboche steps forward with another killer track, Anodyne oozes an irresistible R&B vocal hook grabbing your attention from the off, the percussion and sultry deep bass work their way into the mix and cause a massive dance floor stir. Whilst owing a lot to the garage sound of years gone Chamboche's production sounds modern and forward thinking, effortlessly crossing genres to create a mesmerising dance floor bomb.
8. Julio Bashmore - Au Seve
Formerly one of the most forward thinking producers in the UK. Bashmore takes a retrospective look upon house music here, Au Seve is a straight up re-interpretation of classic Chicago house, the hook is based around a catchy vocal sample, which we have previously seen to great affect in Battle for Middle You. There is nothing ground-breaking here, but with tunes and production quality this good, it would be churlish to be critical of something that is so obviously a dancefloor success.
9. Chopstick & Johnjon - Listen
"Listen" is second to none … soulful vocals from back in the days and an incredible jack, this one will hit the summer vacation playlist for sure. Stuck in the groove, you almost don't expect the turn it makes right in the middle. Rhodes, strings & the atmosphere take you on a trip to sunshine coast right before it drops back. nothing less than we expected.
I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't heard it myself… a brand new Chopstick & Johnjon EP! After almost 2 years the new studios are finally ready & fully functional and the guys treat us with a stunning 4 track EP. We've been waiting for this for a long time and the Suol head honchos aren't letting us down with their "Versions EP"!
10. Bo- Saris - She's on fire (Maya Jane Coles remix)
Bo Saris releases his first UK single ‘She’s On Fire’ on the 21st May, remixed by one of the biggest names in House music right now, Maya Jane Coles.
Reminiscent of classic Motown, ‘She’s On Fire’s’ soulful grooves and slick vocals are manna from heaven for multi-award winner Maya Jane Coles, who drives a beat akin to a rolling steam-train underneath Bo Saris’ sweet, love-sick harmonies.
Fans (and there are many) of Coles distinct brand of house music will instantly recognise her hand in the proceedings. 'She's On Fire' is a certified dancefloor weapon, guaranteed to earn a permanent home in the best DJs boxes and soundtrack sunshine moments in bars and on terraces across Europe this Summer.