Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween House

Here are some tracks to get weird to on this fine Halloween evening.  I've amassed some fat ass beats in the last month that need some sharin' with you, the fine people of the Bright & Shiny Nation.  Play all of these with loads of bass and lots of decibels.

The fine people of Bristol, UK have been holding it down as of late, which should come as no surprise considering they're changing the face of dance music as we know it.  With a little bit of bass and a lot of love, these fine young men have been churning out the best beats in the business.

First up is Coat of Arms, composed of two B&S future-hall-of-famers: Dan Pearce AKA Eats Everything, and Chris James (who's actually from Birmingham, but who's counting?).
download: Coat of Arms - Lovin' Together

Waifs & Strays, also of Bristol, make bouncing tech house which is very characteristic of their fine city, but a little techier than most.
download: Waifs & Strays - Yeah Yeah 

Eats Everything has been blowing up the BBC Radio 1 airwaves as of late with their support of his recent releases.  With support from Pete Tong, Jaymo & Andy George, as well as Annie Mac, you know this man's got some talent.  See if you can spot the sample in this one.
Eats Everything - The Size

Subb-an is another fine fellow from the UK.  Dunno anything about him really, because Augustus showed me this track last week and I've listened to it at least once daily since.  Funky ass deep ass trax.
download: Maya Jane Coles - Get Away (Subb-an Deeper Remix)

Tim Green, also of the UK (surprise!) has been a favorite producer of mine since I heard his remix of "Live Those Days Tonight" last June, and this track channels the same bouncy, happy house vibes that made that one so special.
download: Tim Green - Cherry

TEED is, how you say in American....? The man.  He's so prolific in so many styles with such consistency it makes my head spin.  This one's a little deeper than most his tracks, and I love it. Props to Crosstown Rebels on the excellent remix commission on this one.
download: Fur Coat & Argenis Brito - Space Ballad (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)

Y'all better know about Azari & III by now.  They're bringing that analog, diva house sound back like its 1999.
download: Ultra Nate, Quentin Harris - Give It 2 U (Azari & III Remix)

Maceo Plex of Madrid, ES has got, in the words of Usher,  "the beats to make the booties go *CLAP*"  I dunno what it is about him, but women love to get down to his deep tracks.
download: Maceo Plex - Stop Your Hate

And while we're on the subject of deep house, keep an eye out for our interview with Toronto's Art Department in the coming days!

Have a downright freaky Hallow's Eve!