The good tunes seem to run few and far between this time of year in electronic music but it doesn't mean that there isn't enough quality music for the weekly house music chart. Leading the charge this week is an absolutely beautiful masterpiece by BLOND:ISH and it features the vocals of LA-based singer, Shawni who also features in the 6th track on the chart by Aidan Lavelle & Robbie Akbal. Not to mention, Dusky is in the chart with their new one on their own 17 Steps!
1. “Wizard Of Love” BLOND:ISH ft Shawni, Rebirth
As of yesterday, this long-overdue Blond:ish masterpiece which I first heard back in August on Finnebassen's Essential Mix was released digitally on Beatport and also on vinyl as well. In addition to the wonderful news of this finally being released, there is also an enigmatic music video to accompany the single as well. For their' latest production on Rebirth, they've enlisted up & coming LA-based songstress Shawni for what could potentially be the biggest tune of their career yet. "Wizard Of Love" is a ten-minute ethereal piece of electronic music that would be perfectly suited for a sunrise set at Robot Heart out on the deep playa.
2. “Drama Queen” Marc DePulse, Heinz Music
On the Dirty Deep Depulse EP, German recording artist Marc DePulse flexes his production skill muscles with a well-rounded record consisting of a lead track featuring Hollis P Monroe & Overnite. Accompanying the lead track and a couple of remixes of it are two dance-floor destroyers called "Drama Queen" & "Midnight Dirty". Featured here is the fittingly titled "Drama Queen" which is an arp-heavy driver that is full of melody and equal parts muscle.
3. “I'm What You Made Me" Owen Westlake, Saints & Sonnets
Just released yesterday on the Saints & Sonnet's imprint, British-producer Owen Westlake makes a return to the label with a three-tracker that features the drum-heavy, early 90s influenced "I'm What You Made Me".
4. “Off The Radar” Onno, Snatch! Records
Yes, this banger was released last month but this absolute stomper from the Snatch! offshoot is a big one already as it has been heavily supported by guys like Carl Cox & Loco Dice!
5. “What's It Gonna Be” Doc Daneeka Feat. Seven Davis Jr, Ten Thousand Yen
This highly unique tune off of the musically diverse "From Mine To Mistress EP" features the vocal stylings of up & coming LA-based producer Seven Davis Jr.
6. “Stars (Andre Hommen Remix)” Aidan Lavelle & Robbie Akbal featuring Shawni, Culprit LA
LA vocalist Shawni is featured once again this week on my chart as she lands on LA based Culprit to lend her sultry vocals to London's Aidan Lavelle & Mexico's Robbie Akbal. The EP features the original, a remix by Inxec, and of course the Andre Hommen revision as featured here.
7. “It's All About You” Kim Ann Foxman, Firehouse
Kim Ann Foxman has been busy building quite the resume in dance music over the past five years and starting next Monday she will be launching her own record label starting with this release which is of course produced and sung by her.
8. “Le Sapeur" Quell, Room Service
The Let's Play House imprint out of New York start a new chapter in their musical career with their vinyl-only offshoot Room Service. First up to the plate is Berlin-based producer, Quell with "The Middle Class EP".
9. “Akebono" Dusky, 17 Steps
Coming soon on Nick & Alfie's own label is the next edition of their 17 Steps imprint. This double-sided release contains the radio-friendly "YooHoo" and the more underground b-side "Akebono".
10. “Stomp Your Love (Pete Dafeet's Deep Rhythms Dub)" Liquid Phonk, Lost My Dog
Lost My Dog head-honcho Pete Dafeet steps in and takes "Stomp Your Love" into deep & dubby territory just as the title suggests.