Yes, I’m a sucker for alt/folk and emo type deep house remixes making the rounds these past few years since I first heard the Jaques Lu Cont, Thin White Duke Remix of The Killers “Mr. Brightside.” Here’s a bootleg reworking by Nico Pusch of Florence & The Machine “You Got The Love.”
I’ve been following Sebastien, a producer who hails from Hamburg, Germany, for a few months now. He’s got a deep house and tech house sound blended with emo and pop stylings. On this mix, he tones down the anthemic festival sound of Kyau & Albert to give DJs a more accessible mix for radio and the clubs. If you’re not following Sebastien, well, you should! He’s sort of like Germany’s version of MK. In fact, I play their tracks back to back in my mix sets and out in the clubs.
Looking for an interesting take on Prince’s classic, “Purple Rain?” We’ve got one for you, courtesy of Mousse T. Check out this deephouse and soulful reworking of this legendary song. We’re digging it and hope you’ll drop it in your next set!
An incredible and beautiful treatment from DJ David Morales who on Fracesco Rossi ft. Ozark Henry’s “Godspeed You” (Energy Production Records) is expanding his sound beyond what we’re used to getting from this house music legend. It’s a warm summer record that we’re sure will be well received at end of the season parties in Ibiza. You’ll surely hear this record at sunrise on a beach somewhere.
While the drums are Latin house flavored, the overall vibe of this remix is deep house and tech house with progressive house elements. Very unique mix from David and certainly one to listen for one dance floors around the globe. Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this record.
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Check out DJ Strobe’s opening set for The Chainsmokers on August 14th DJ/Producer/Remixer Billboard Reporter, DJ Strobe has been releasing records commercially since 1989 with several gold records and Billboard #1 remixes.
Strobe is also the program director for 412live.com – 5 stations of global electronic music streaming 24/7.
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Mark Kinchen, known around the world simply as MK, has been producing dance music since the early ’90s. MK is responsible for three incredible house music classics, including “For You” under the pseudonym 4th Measure Men, “Love Changes as MK featuring Alana,” and the legendary record by Nightcrawlers called, “Push The Feeling On.”
I first learned about MK when I heard this record, “Somebody New” (which I still have on vinyl!) on KMS Records in 1989. KMS was Kevin Saunderson’s label out of Detroit. One could argue that while we attribute tech-house to German producers like Terry Lee Brown Jr, MK was really one of the early pioneers of tech house – the blending of techno and house. And, it’s clearly apparent on this record as well as the “For You” release.
According to his Wikipedia entry, his discography stops short in the late ’90s and doesn’t pick back up again until 2009. But in an interview with PublicSF, MK mentions doing two or three remixes a month after the Nightcrawlers record. A quick check over on Discogs and you can see that MK has credits on 435 remixes at the time of this writing. That’s pretty incredible, as I personally had no idea he had done that much work. I guess someone has to get started correcting the Wikipedia entry! It’s a huge body of work and maybe it’s time to go back and revisit many of these mixes. Well, that’s when I have some time, because that’s a lot of stuff to wade through.
Since we’re not going backwards but forwards, here are two recent MK mixes that I really loved. The first is a remix of Duke Dumont’s hit, “I Got You,” which is also available on Beatport as a download.
This one, Wankelmut feat. Emma Louis, “My Head Is a Jungle,” was one of the top tracks on Beatport’s Deep House and Tech House charts. MK took a crack at this one and the results are here on Netmix. We love this mix and we hope you do too!
Moby’s new album, “Innocents” is out now and this song, Almost Home, features the American singer-songwriter, Damien Jurado on vocals. It’s an emotive and sensitive downtempo number with a sweeping hook and long synth pad washing underneath. Very ethereal and though provoking. Classic Moby in his ability to find and work with interesting vocalists flying under the mainstream radar, but popular in their own right.
You can hear more of Damien Jurado’s folk sound and singer/songwriter abilities on his website.
Here is the official YouTube video for Almost Home.
If that’s a bit too downtempo for you, here is a remix from Hamburg, Germany based DJ/Producer, Sebastien. This guy is definitely someone to watch for his ability to work with strong vocals. Maybe a German version of Calvin Harris? We’ll see!
Buy this release on Beatport
Gotta have house? Then you gotta check out the latest Netmix Global House Sessions Podcast (Episode 11) mixed by Netmix founder and pioneering Internet music innovator, DJ Tony Z.
DJ Tony Z mixes it up again on Netmix with his latest deep house and tech house mix for July 2012. This mix features music from Sebo and Madmotormiquel, Gui Boratto, Joey Negro, the Audiowhores and more.
- Ornette – Crazy (Nose Remix Extended Club Version) – Get Physical Music
- Sebo, Madmotormiquel – Don’t Eat (Original Mix) – Kattermukke
- NTFO – Poollcrom (Audiojack Mix) -Alive Recordings
- Dousk – Whinchme (Original Mix) – Vapour Recordings
- Lovebirds feat. Novika – This Time (Gorge Remix) – Toolroom Records
- Audiowhores – Sometimes (Original Mix) – Luxury House
- Uner – Lapan To (Original Remix) – Cecille
- &Me – Ashes (Original Mix) – Saved Records
- Collective Turmstrasse – Last Day (Original Mix) – KNM
- Joey Negro feat. Jakatta – American Dream (Supernova Remix) – Z Records
- Gui Boratto – This Is Not The End (Gui Boratto Mix) – Kompakt
Back in the New Year with a new attitude, here’s the latest Netmix Global House Podcast, mixed by DJ Tony Z.
- Paul Kalkbrenner – Sky In Sand feat. Kalkbrenner
- Nalin, Kane – Beach Ball – (Joris Voorn Remix)
- Maya Jane Coles – Simple Things (Original Mix)
- Timo Garcia, Amber Jolene – Lady Luck City Lights (Solee Remix)
- Kolombo – I’m On Your Side (Kruse Nuremberg Remix)
- Pezzner – Tarareando feat. Terry Grant (Vocal Mix)
- J. Axel – Every Part of the World (Club Mix)
- Daso, Pawas – El Paso (Yapacc Remix)
- Motorcitysoul – Ushuala (Deetron Remix)
- Funk D’Void – Flealife (Christian Smith Remix)
- Butch – Amnesia Haze (Original)
- Paralleles – Eclosion (Nikoss Loves The Zone Remix)
- GusGus – Thin Ice (Martin Eyerer Vocal Mix)