Published on August 21st, 2012 | by EDMinsider1
Tech Tuesdays 001: August 21, 2012
Get ready to dance ladies and gents! The first installment of Tech Tuesdays is finally here. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time now, but between the site redesign and other things going on, I really haven’t had the time. Things will be very basic for now, but as the weeks go on, the posts will become a bit more detailed and interactive. In the meantime, I hope some of you really take the time to listen and appreciate some of the music I post that you may or may not be familiar with. My ‘charts’ will always begin with something light on the ears. As you progress through the list, the tracks will become a bit heavier. Enjoy!
Hanna – Sometimes (Karol XVII and MB Valence Remix)
Polish producers, Karol XVII & MB Valence, turned an already groovy deep house track, into a remix that landed them on this years Toolroom Knights Ibiza 2012 compilation. The deep synth stabs, groovy bass-line and ‘sometimes’ vocals all blend in together perfectly to create one helluva’ deep house track.
Mike Dunn, Youri Donatz & Bjorn Wolf - Iz Diz Houz (Original Mix)
I first heard this track a few months ago when Loco Dice put down this incredible set at Pacha NYC. Such a great production with such a solid vocal overlay that only proper house tracks could pull off.
Rejoyce – Thrill Of Mine (Original Mix)
If you’re from New York City and have hung out on Pacha NYC’s VIP mezzanine, I am almost positive that you’ve seen Rejoyce around. I grabbed this track a few months ago on Beatport, when I first met Rejoyce. Since then, I’ve played it 39 times according to iTunes. Thrill Of Mine is filled with deep and heavy bass that’ll shake those embarrassing photos of you off your grandmother’s walls. I dare you to play this at maximum volume.
DJ Chus & Sonny Wharton – Runnin’ Ft. El Chino Dreadlion
Upbeat, drums, and superb tribal-ish(?) vocals are just some of the many fantastic properties that you’ll encounter when listening to a Chus production. Do we ever get tired of it? Hell no. His productions, no matter if they’re from 2003 or 2012, will keep any crowd dancing (actually dancing, not just jumping up in the air like animals) for hours on end. His most recent gig here in New York with his partner in crime, Pablo Ceballos, showed just that. I don’t think I’ve ever danced so much in my life. The music was great, the crowd was amazing and the energy was on another level. If you haven’t done so already, please make every effort to attend the seasonal CRASH! party here in New York.
Hollen – Doraemon (Tony Dee Remix)
I’ve been following Tony Dee for some time now. His original productions aren’t necessarily a favorite of mine. But when I saw that he remixed a track produced by one of my F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E Tech House/Techno producers, Hollen, I went wild. Last week, Tony Dee delivered this massive techno bomb that I couldn’t resist buying. It’s a bit heavier than the original mix of the track, which makes it perfect for those late night (early morning?) techno sets.
Nicole Moudaber, Victor Calderone – The Journey Begins (Original Mix)
It’s no secret. I love Nicole Moudaber and Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label. When she announced that she was producing another track with another favorite of mine, Victor Calderone, I was nothing less than ecstatic. The Journey Begins really does demonstrate how much the duo enjoys the dark and dirty sounds of techno. This emotional yet powerful track takes you on an incredible ‘journey’ from start to finish with pulsing grooves and dark vocals. Overall, I really can’t wait to hear this in a club setting.