THIS MIX SEEMED FITTING TO CALM THE NERVES OF ANYONE WORRIED ABOUT THE 2012 TRANSITION. LISTEN. CLOSE YOUR EYES. BREATHE. THINK ABOUT YOUR DREAMS. MANIFEST YOUR FUTURE. STAY POSITIVE. EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OKAY.
This guy. Man oh man. Jamie Jones, (mastermind behind Hot Creations label along with partner in crime Lee Foss) has been on a rampage of cool eclectic and top-charting house (deep, tech, & disco) music. In 2009, he had an unbelievable year of releases of his own production/remixes and 2010 was said to be his rise to stardom as a dj, but frankly, I don’t think he’s ever going to slow down.
Here are a couple of my current favorites of his, granted I could seriously list his entire catalog and know that it’s 99% better than most everything out there, but here’s just a few:
“Michael’s Hotel” is a soulful house track with disco grooves while maintaining his classic deep feel to the track as a whole. It’s strengths are a constant but subtle groove as well as a haunting vocal mix that seems to take a minimalist’s approach to a disco vibed-out house tune.
One of my best friend’s turned me on to this about a month ago. I always hear it, freak out (because it’s awesome), let it resonate back and forth in my brain, but then I forget how to spell SBTRKT (Subtract).
I took notice this time because he posted it on my facebook and said the following,
Okay, now let’s get back to some good old fashioned disco…or at least what sounds like it.
Rocco Raimundo is the man. He’s groovy, he’s funky and clearly has producer, remixer, and straight disco chops.
Self proclaimed as the prodigal son of funk, he has an uncanny taste for tracks that can only be compared to the selection of Dimitri From Paris (who actually included his Edit of ‘Dreams’ on his mix for BBC Radio 1 back in March. Not too shabby. He seems a bit mysterious as is evident from his rather out-there bio, but you cannot deny that he has nothing but good taste and serious disco talent. Have fun grooving to his mix above and his “reinterpretation” on the new Flight FacilitiesForeign Langauge Remixes album which was released on 8/29/2011.
Eats Everything’s “Heard That” was released on Catz ‘N Dogz newish label Pets Recordings which happens to be releasing nothing but good music. With previous releases with the likes of Anabatic, Simma, Nurvous Records, Wearhouse Music (among others), Eats Everything is having nothing short of a phenomenal year with no hints of slowing down. Expect big things. Oh and I’ll no doubt be posting Entrance Song as well which is the title of the two track ep released in July 2011.
Miami Dj and Producer, Jesse Perez, is just straight killing it. He’s got this hip hop/deep house vibe going. It straight gets people moving to old-school hip-hop lyrics to a 125 bpm and with an ep titled “This Hoe Gonna Get Some Dick” you know he’s got nothing but swagger.
This is my personal favorite (I think most will agree) off the EP however it’s just a clip which frankly cuts right to the point.