“Andy Smith is a Croydon-bred producer who’s often talked about in the same breath as a wider crop of young producers working in that house-pop threshold, and yet his sound is taking on a life of its own.
He cites the dubstep movement as “a good influence” and he’s got links with Disclosure (his old school pals, who initially signed him to their own Method Records before he moved to Greco-Roman to release the new Playground EP), but while both of those connections suggest something about his sound, neither quite sums up what you’re in for with Playground” – FACT
Lxury – Permanent Power
“Less than a year since he served up his third album “Urban Animal,” Claude VonStroke delivers more brand new original material! Based on the personal experience of starting at the bottom selling fake perfume out of the the trunk of his car, “CaliFuture” foretells the sunny-sided ironies experienced by the legions of fame and heat-seekers who head out to the Golden State each year in the pursuit of The Dream. No matter how many knock-backs, no matter how many thankless interim occupations, no matter how many people yell at you each day; there’s an overriding deep sense of hope that you WILL make it someday.
The barbed Bootsy-style falsetto narrative comes from VonStroke’s close friend Barry Drift – who you may recognise from ‘Urban Animal’s “Sugar & Cinnamon” – and his sermon is complemented by an obese acid groove that thunders unrelentingly beneath. Fluctuating analogue funk, it taps into the deepest tech DNA with a lava-like flow. Instantly infectious (like all the best acid tracks) the groove carries so much weight we’ve included a dub version, too.”
Claude VonStroke – CaliFuture Ft. Barry Drift
So I have close to 40 tabs open on my computer now with songs I’ve liked enough to post. Here’s a solid list of summer tracks that are dancey, breezy and light. Hope you enjoy. I’ve tried to start on the lighter side and build from there.
Years and Years – Take Shelter
Pomo – Start Again Ft. Andrea Cormier
Astronomyy – Nothin On My Mind (Bearson Remix)
Man Of Goodwill – Physical (Jesper Samuelson Remix)
Cesare – Chill Love Feat. Resin Moon
Cosmonaut Grechko – Luv/More EP
Mike Mago & Dragonette – Outlines
Jonas Rathsman – Skepparkrans
Vanilla Ace – Expansion
Here’s a brand spanking new remix from a personal favorite, Lxury. He’s just coming off releasing his own self titled album that is amazing as well. Lxury, in what I’ve come to expect, takes a track and completely transforms it into his own. He’s got a unique and uplifting vibe that accompanies most of his productions and ‘Time’ is no different. Here’s a feel good anthem for the summer, but would be well suited for any moment you need a lift. Enjoy.
Jungle – Time (Lxury Remix)
Another summer jam for you today courtesy of Toyboy & Robin. These guys consistantly put out top notch house tracks full with emotion and melody. This time is’s a remix of a band called Coasts. What’s great about hearing this remix is it’s also gotten me into the band so I have some listening to do. Thye’ve got some great tracks. Since Toyboy & Robin have been featured here a ton here’s a bit about the band.
Conceived in 2011 in the crypt of a church, the Bristol-born 5 piece have resolutely resisted the overtures of the major record companies and embarked on a unique and independent path. COASTS’ anthem Oceans (remixed here‚ has now had over 1.5 million plays on Soundcloud and their next step is world domination – their way!
Coasts – Oceans (Toyboy & Robin Remix)
If you like Deep House and Summer vibes well here’s your track courtesy of Going Deeper feat. Partrick Baker. Sultry vocals, deep rounded bass, beautiful synths drenched in warm melody makes for a good time. Check it out.
Going Deeper feat. Patrick Baker – Love ID