The future house and bass house scenes have exploded in the past year, to the point where they warrant a new chart to capture all the creativity happening across many styles in the future house landscape. This week, we're finally starting that chart and committing to make sure Magnetic always has the freshest, latest tunes in future house as it grows into its own.
I remember when Kaskade remarked about his dislike for the name future house at IMS because it implies a dismissive attitude towards decades of house history. To an extent, I feel that which is why I prefer the name bass house, but it's become clear that with the number of talented producers bringing future house tunes into the world, we couldn't hold back from giving it the in-depth coverage these innovative producers deserve. Please join us for the journey as we discover what future house and bass house could be.
1. “Nova", Kayliox, Armada Deep
Kayliox blasts us off to a righteous start with this quickpaced jam.
2. “Superfreak", Dr. Fresch, Prep School
An utterly beautiful, raunchy beast, "Superfreak" embodies Prep School's knack for slapping dance floors in the face.
3. “Missing You (feat. AC Slater & Kaleem Taylor)”, Tchami, CONFESSION
Tchami's dropped this in sets, but the full version is finally out. "Missing You" sees Tchami teaming up with Kaleem Taylor (of "Promesses") as well as Night Bass don AC Slater for the second track off the After Life EP. An absolutely wild tune from future house's forefront.
4. “Back Again”, Mahalo, Sleazy Deep
Newly signed to Sleazy Deep, Malao brings a sweet production with a classic build and really nice pad stabs on a nu-disco leaning production.
5. "Renegade Mastah", HI-LO, Heldeep
That clanky "Renegade Master" flip Oliver Heldens has been playing all year. Power to the people, woo!
6. “Heads Will Roll (DiscoTech remix)", Yeah Yeah Yeahs x A-Trak
DiscoTech revives A-Trak's classic edit of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's "Heads Will Roll" with this future house cut. Free MP3 download on SoundCloud.
7. “SPEED TRAP”, JOYRYDE
This speed garage meets trap slice of future house is straight-up fire! JOYRYDE describes it as "swurve house" on SoundCloud: we see why.
8. “Rapture”, Funkin Matt, Mad Decent
Representing Mad Decent in the future house scene, we have Funkin Matt, supported by Laidback Luke and Diplo. The vocals in "Rapture" float around starry swirls before rupturing into a light, bouncy house beat.
9. “Lil Trick”, Ghastly
A trippy unreleased record from the vault that Ghastly brought out today onto SoundCloud. In the description, Ghastly says that "this one is important because I feel that it shows a turning point in my production and the direction of my style." Available for free download.
10. “No Words (Kasbo remix)”, Erik Hassle
A tropical house guitar and piano melody leads into detuned, lowpitched vocals that give way to a beautiful drawn-out chill trap drop. Really goes to show how everyone in the Hegemon collective could give a fuck about genre as long as it results in great music.