If you’re a fan of artists like Mark Knight, Richie Hawtin and Carl Cox, there’s a good chance you’re also a fan of Witty Tunes, whether you realize it or not.
Based out of Amsterdam and Washington, DC, the label has quietly built a sterling reputation at the top of the underground house world, consistently charting releases that find their way into marquee acts’ mixes. To commemorate its 100th label release, owners Sideburn and Redondo have compiled Witty’s top 20 tracks from the past five years to represent their sound. Running the stylistic gamut from groovy cuts by Nightriders to upbeat tech house a la DJ Madskillz, 100th Release is a standout compilation at a bargain bin price-point. Check it out exclusively on Beatport today, with previews after the jump.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week features a brand new remix of Zedd’s “Follow You Down” from the talented trio Keys N Krates, as well as older productions from Monitor 66, Amtrac, Quiet Entertainer, and Jacques Greene. If you missed any of DA‘s more mellow posts from the week, make sure to check out the fifth installment of Eric Prydz’s Epic Radio, Above & Beyond’s free giveaway of “Tokyo,” Jelly for the Babies’ deep house gem “Tomorrow Never Comes,” and Griz’s free remix of “Du Du Doo.” Click past the break for five chilled-out tracks to remedy your weekend hangover.
Earlier this year Italian duo, Flashmob, delivered one of our favorite summer tracks with their deep house anthem “Need In Me.” With their newest release, Flashmob have shown that “Need In Me” was no fluke and that this duo has serious staying power. With Pete Tong as one of their biggest supporters, we would not be surprised to see this track named this coming week’s Essential New Tune. Check it out below and then head over to Beatport to grab yourself a copy.
We never thought we’d say this, but this is a Justin Bieber track that you really need to hear. Louis La Roche completely reworks Bieber’s mega hit “As Long As You Love Me” into something completely unrecognizable from the original. La Roche demonstrates his serious production skills as he chops up and warps vocal samples and layers them over an incredibly infectious deep house groove. Whether you are a Bieber fan or the furthest possible thing from it, you should take a minute to listen to this. Oh, and also the album artwork is pretty hilarious.
We have a fantastic dose of deep house for you with Craze & Codes’ just released collaboration. NYC based producer Codes has impressed us recently with the range and versatility of his releases. He has dabbled in moombahton, dubstep progressive and now has impressed us further by releasing this deep house gem. The aptly titled “Deeper” features a smooth melodic house groove layered over a classic deep house beat. If you’re looking to expand your iTunes library with some new music from different genres then this is definitely worth your time.
With his latest remix Sasha shows yet again why he is considered one of the all time greats of electronic music. With a series of complex series builds and breaks, Sasha’s rework is nothing short of an eight minute musical journey. His relaxed deep house melodic groove provides the perfect backing to Hot Chip’s signature vocals. Hit play only if you have the next few hours free as you’ll be playing this on repeat for the duration.
The Disclosure brothers are back with another track that demonstrates yet again why we are picking them out for major success. “Latch” is a beautifully melodic chill house track that treads a delicate line between garage and deep house. The track’s punchy bassline and airy melody are complemented perfectly by the soulful vocals of Sam Smith. It is quite a remarkable production, especially when you take into consideration that both of the brothers are still teenagers. Have a listen to the track below and stay tuned for the full release.
Jamie Jones and Seth Troxler — two of the most notable deep house producer/DJs around — come together to take over Pete Tong’s legendary Radio 1 show. Toping Resident Advisor’s Top 100 poll last year at #1 and #2, Jones and Troxler have been breathing new life into the soulful and unforgiving pastures of deep house. This amazing journey of music is a refreshing change of pace from what we’d normally post on DA, but shows what else the world of dance music has to offer. Giving their own commentary and playing their favorite tracks of the moment, this is a two hour mix we recommend you give a listen. Jump past the break for the full track list.
Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard is the latest artist to try his hand at remixing Disclosure. He adds his touches to “Control” and gives it a really chill /deep house feel. We’ve been hearing so much big room progressive house lately that Goddard’s remix makes for a lovely change of pace. Have a listen to the track on the soundcloud embed below and if you’re feeling it, head over to Beatport to grab yourselves a copy.
If you listened to Tiesto’s Club Life, Pete Tong’s Essential Selection or an Avicii set in the past few months, you’ve almost definitely heard Jupiter Ace’ massive track “Glowing In The Dark.” Well the house anthem undergoes some major makeovers in the remix package. With drum and bass, heavy electro and chilled out deep house, there is something for everyone. Click after the break to check out remixes from DC Breaks, Chooky & Screendeath.