One glance upon Europe’s festival and club line-ups in 2013 can give the impression that deep house seems to be the electronic music industry’s current It-Girl.
Although this might prove to be progressively true, one can feel that the there is yet another bass-heavy movement gaining a lot of momentum in 2013. Just look at the quality output of labels like SubSoul, Food Music, Black Butter and Dirtybird, among many others.
Tel Aviv based duo BLACK GIRL/WHITE GIRL is here to guide you through the massive concrete jungle that is this darker spectrum of house music. They agreed to curate a monthly list of gems that the deep and soulful side of electronic music has to offer. Don’t miss their monthly recurring podcast WITH YOU in which they delve even further into deep matter.
Bodhi – Imperfection
Imperfection is the new single by Bodhi on Future Classic. The two 25 year old guys from Wales are bringing back fuzzy and soulful retro vibes with a modern techy twist. Currently touring with Bondax as support on their UK tour. To be released on October 7.
Dusky – Careless EP
UK-based super formation Dusky strike again with yet another powerful release on AUS Music. Careless is all about big vocal hooks and Dusky’s signature dark basslines. The release on September 23 signals their return to AUS Music. Expect many more original work from this duo in the next months and well into 2014.
Ben Pearce – What I Might Do (Karma Kid Remix)
UK’s boy wonder Karma Kid (19) provides the original instant classic with a wonderfully grooving and stripped-back avant-garde rework. Balances somewhere around UK garage. Seriously pushing electronic music boundaries. Released on October 8 by MTA/Under The Shade.
Him_Self_Her – Screaming (Original)
You might know Him_Self_Her from their incredibly soulful debut single “Gone Too Long”. Yeah, they pretty much ambushed the world with that one. Now they’re back with their trademark of deep house music with feeling. Screaming is to be released on Mother Recordings on September 24.
Breach ft. Andreya Triana – Everything You Never Had (We Had It All)
Breach is UK born Ben Westbeech, who is currently based in Amsterdam. His sound is soulful boasting influences reaching from house to hip-hop. Responsible for this year’s summer dance floor destroyer “Jack”. His new release features impressive vocals from London’s singer Andreya Triana. Released on October 20 via Atlantic Records/Ninja Tune.
Kry Wolf – Nightmode (Pedestrian Remix)
Nothing says ‘bass’ as unmistakably as the quality tracks being put out by this duo. Make sure your speakers have a good low end for this one. Daunting and heavy, you can hear this being played at underground warehouse parties. Part of Kry Wolf’s excellent EP Nightmode forthcoming mid-October on Food Music.
Sam Divine ft. Amy Lyon – Kill My Love (Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo RMX)
Hannah Wants is quickly rising in the international clubbing scene. She and Chris Lorenzo (one half of Cause & Affect) are responsible for fusing classic grime sounds with UK garage and 90’s house. She toured with Annie Mac and Disclosure, and is a part of Claude VonStroke’s dirtybird posse. This track is a house wrecking ball, so you better grab onto something fast before hitting that play button. Expecting big things from Hannah Wants? You bet your ass we are. And you should too!
It’s clear that the next few months will feature big releases on household labels we all know and love, as well as smaller releases on new and exciting imprints. Next month the girls will take you on another journey, this time focused on the smaller and lesser known labels across the scene.
So stay tuned for another episode on the established as well as the up and coming of the deeper side of house music, featuring loads of gems in genres such as UK house, garage, deep house, funky tech house, electro and some good ol’ bass.