This week the tunes are blazing hot and full of meaning. Solomun’s latest “Friends” is all about you know, well Friends! Maceo Plex does one about DJs with over-inflated egos, & H.O.S.H. does yet another amazing tune about his childhood dreams from his Forever Young series. There’s also some dance-floor rockers in there and a couple of fun music videos so watch, listen, & enjoy.
1. “Playa d’en Bossa (Original Mix)” Larry Cadge, Smiley Fingers
Playa d’en Bossa is not only the most popular seaside destination in Ibiza but it is also the latest Balearic disco-house tune from Larry Cadge off of Smiley Fingers. The video included here is simply meant to put a smile on your face as it features a house walking down the beach and different characters join the house on the way to a party on the beach.
2. “Conjure Superstar” Maceo Plex, Kompakt
Maceo Plex has been on a roll this year with his Conjure series releases. First there was the Conjure One EP on his own imprint, then the Conjure Two EP on Richie Hawtin’s Minus label just last month, and now he steps into Kompakt territory with a one-off entitled “Conjure Superstar”. The track itself is not only meant to be a dance-floor banger but also a statement of the current state of affairs with dance music and it’s rising stars who seem to be more concerned with stage antics & fist pumping rather than the quality of their music. Maceo Plex is certainly a star in dance music but the quality of his music only gets better and better with every release. Turn this up!
3. “Fire It Out (Tiefschwarz Extended)” Tiefschwarz feat. Ruede Hagelstein, Watergate Records
The legendary duo that is Tiefschwarz make a resounding debut on Watergate Records. On this five-tracker are a couple of DOP remixes, a remix by Fango, the original mix with vocals, and the extended edit by the duo themselves featured here.
4. “Captain” H.O.S.H. & andhim, Diynamic
H.O.S.H. aka Holger Behn closes out his Forever Young series with a fourth edition which features a phenomenally epic collaboration with fellow German duo andhim entitled “Captain”. Make sure you catch “Captain” H.O.S.H. at one of his upcoming Forever Young Boat parties in Ibiza next month if you happen to be on the island.
5. “Friends” Solomun, 2DIY4
Next up on the chart is another track from the Diynamic camp but this time from the subdivision 2DIY4. Solomun’s latest is a beauty of a tune simply called “Friends” which he rightfully dedicates to them.
6. “Moose” Himbrecht, Vision Collective Recordings
Romanian-born producer Himbrecht who is based in London makes his debut on Vision Collective Recordings with an EP entitled the Opaque EP. Featured here is the first tune of the EP “Moose” which is a deep yet astonishingly gorgeous piece of music. Out this Friday on Beatport.
7. “Rotwein & Sommerverbot” Konfetti Klub Ensemble, Acker Records
Up next off the Leussow EP out of Germany is a pleasantly unique tune with an organic touch of drums complemented by a soft brass section that plays beautifully throughout with the slightest of ease. Out next Monday both digitally & on vinyl as well.
8. “Motion Blur” Appleblim & Komon, Aus Music
Will Saul’s ever reliable Aus Music imprint seems to break down musical barriers with every release that it sees. “Motion Blur” is a broken beat track with a little bit of throwback and a lot of genre-defying.
9. “Tania (Doorly Rerub)” Harry Romero, Toolroom Records
Following the success of the first remix package just released not too long ago, Mr Romero unleashes a second package with three more blazing hot remixes of the classic. Doorly’s edit of this already massive tune gets my pick thanks to a massive crescendo that peaks with some festive crowd cheering and creative punchy drum programming.
10. “New York, Baby" Bryan Kessler, Get Physical
“New York, Baby” is quite the unconventional tune that breaks the norms and keeps them on the dance-floor. Peep the New York themed video that stars Frank Sinatra, Robert Deniro, and some 1980s break-dancers. Out now on Get Physical.