The general trend in house music as of late has been a bit on the dark side but it doesn't mean that the best music has been in that territory. My top ten this week includes plenty of feel-good house tunes with lots of piano, lots of build, and of course a whole lot of soul.
1. “You Know The Beat” Mickey, Exploited
My top pick of the week is by the Belgian producer simply known as Mickey who is back on Exploited with this disco-funk jam called "You Know The Beat".
2. “Need It” Playless, Highlights Records
Under the alias Playless, Alex Ferrer has been masterfully crafting feel-good piano house tunes for about the past year with tunes like "Waiting", "Wax", & even my personal favorite "Good Times" from early last year. However, he seems to have outdone himself here on the magnificent "Need It" which is taken from The Fade EP.
3. “Break A Sweat (Patrick Topping Remix)" Cuartero & wAFF, Moon Harbour
The original version of "Break A Sweat" on this EP is quite the banger on it's own but Patrick Topping steps in for remix duties here and adds his signature raw bass-line along with some wonky sound effects.
4. “Raw Cut" Prok & Fitch, Toolroom
It's safe to say that the Brighton duo known as Prok & Fitch are extremely close to mastering the 125BPM spectrum of house music and their latest "Raw Cut" seems to have brought them one step closer.
5. “Pastel" Edmond Binoge, Different Attitudes
Edmond Binoge makes his debut here on Different Attitudes and it's the label's 50th release! This is out now exclusively through Traxsource.
6. “So Many Promises (Bontan Remix)" Louis Proud, Circus Recordings
The Bontan remix of Louis Proud's "So Many Promises" is a peak-time monster!!
7. “Another Mother" Sven Tasnadi, 2020 Vision Recordings
Sven Tasnadi's Fired Up EP stars this wicked number called "Another Mother" which is out now on the long-running 2020 Vision Recordings.
8. “050504" Lee Van Dowski, mobilee records
Lee Van Dowski follows up Anja Schneider's brilliant "Jimmy" with an almost equally brilliant tune entitled "050504" on Anja's own well-lauded imprint, Mobilee.
9. “Won't Sleep For A Minute (Sasse Remix)" Ian Metty feat. Rahjwanti, Hedonism Music
The kind German folks over at Hedonism Music created a short music video especially for Sasse's own re-rerub of Ian Metty's "Won't Sleep For A Minute".
10. “EXpand (Tale Of Us Remix)" Plastikman, Mute
This remix EP of Plastikman's recent album from last year "EX" is a star-studded affair that consists of Dixon, Recondite, Dubfire, & even Tale Of Us as featured here in my top 10 tracks of the week.