Just try to listen to this without smiling/bopping/dancing in your seat. It’s pure, carefree summer joy (and free to download-!)
Man of Goodwill
Been meaning to post this one for a while now.
I saw Teenage Mutants play last summer in London after having been introduced to his music by one of my friends. It was only by chance that we had found out he was playing, the club promoter had done a pretty shitty job and there were only about 15 people in the club (poor Teenage Mutants). Despite such a small crowd though, the dude still played a fucking killer set – putting himself up there as one of my favourite DJs. Having been following him on social media since, it looks like he’s really driving the crowds now, which is awesome.
Also – shout out to Purple Disco Machine, “My House” was another of my summer jams last year, these two together are awesome.
Purple Disco Machine
In 2012 Compuphonic busted his way into every summer playlist with the dreamy-dancey-drenched-in-summer anthem Sunset.
While not as instantaneously ear addictive as Sunset, Radio Atlantis is a solid addition to any summer playlist. It’s the perfect track for the sunshine and friends; whether you’re yachting, cruising along an ocean road, or just gathered in the park tanning and drinking. The track just begs to be played in quality company – and why wouldn’t you wanna share something that sounds so good?
Older RnB fans will notice the sample (Aaliyah’s ‘Rock the Boat’), but I think you’ll agree, even without it this track would still be a summer bomb.
Whenever I left London to visit my family, I got into this habit of sneaking outside after everyone had gone to sleep. I’d sit out in the backgarden, sometimes with a cigarette, and stare up at the sky.
When you live in London you don’t really see any stars because of all the light pollution – so whenever I went home I made sure I undertook my secret stargazing ritual every night. There’s something about stargazing that gives you a sense of perspective – you realise how small we are; on this planet, in this universe and within these moments of time. It would remind me to chill out and just enjoy the small amount of time I’ve been given here.
This track (aptly named Constellation) by Journeyman (who are also from London), reminds me of that same sense of smallness. It’s quite a freeing feeling.
This is one of those songs I keep finding myself listen to over and over- it’s a great deep house track.
When you listen to pop music, everything is kind of given to you on a plate. A good pop song has catchy melodies and lyrics that make you want to hear the song again, all it needs from you is half your focus.
Deep house is different in the sense that it needs time; time to build, time to get under your skin and time to appreciate. Give this song a few listens (preferably with headphones) and see what you think.
If I was still living in the Northern Hemisphere I’d be ranting and raving about how excited I was to hear this track pop up in different Summer sets, festivals and shit. However, seeing as it’s actually Winter in Australia as of next week – I’ll just talk about the track.
Check out how great the brooding momentum works with the mischeivous sounding vocals. And how about those melodic siren sounds that come in at 3:44? Pretty sick yeah? Yeah.