Are you curious to journey down into the so-called “underground” but have no idea where to begin? We are noticing a shift towards these niche-genres as the American electronic market continues to mature, and it’s even more apparent from the recent Ultra & Coachella lineup announcements. We are here to help enlighten you on EDM’s sultry counterpart by providing a list of deep house songs that are gentle on the progressive ear. This is meant to be a guide for those who are new to the genre and wish to explore. Delve into a range of Ibiza anthems, new releases, and instant classics. Deep house does not have the fiery buildups and extreme drops flaunted by progressive producers. It has something else – a deep, soulful and entrancing groove.
Berlin-based production duo Benoit & Sergio make their debut release on the highly acclaimed Hot Creations with the two-track Bridge So Far EP. The Jamie Jones and Lee Foss co-owned label has been relentless with their outings of late — find a happy median between the world’s of deep house and nu-disco.
The package showcases Benoit & Sergio at their finest — holding in place their signature melodic sound with catchy rhythms and sensual vocals. The title track “Bridge So Far” is rich in feel good vibes with its propelling chord play and disco styling. On the B-side, “$100 Bill” goes with the same approach but its bottom line is a bit deeper. Preview clips and purchase links are after the break — this is a package your music libraries will welcome warmly.
Matthew Dear’s “Fighting is Futile” is out today with a hefty remix package; critical favorites like Seth Troxler, KiNK, and Benoit & Sergio have all bestowed remixes upon the Brooklyn-based DJ’s latest single off his stunning 2012 album Beams. Dear has always done well straddling the gap between house and indie rock, and with many productions indebted to the likes of Talking Heads or Brian Eno, his work on Beams was no different.