We are only three weeks away from the end of 2014, and are still unable to officially confirm the top tracks of the year due to an influx of marvelous productions. We enter the deep end this week. UK artist Kokiri collaborates with Barrientos & Illyus on a mix of garage and jungle. Cr2 front man MYNC and Deoborah Cox demonstrate their long standing respect in the house community. Wasabi and Sugar Hill repurpose a classic.
Description: Five star ratings are not given out often, but this deep house banger deserves it. With support from major names such as Mark Knight, Annie Mac, Ministry of Sound and others, plenty of artists are ranking this high in their playlists. Illyus & Barrientos add a darker deeper flavor on the remix, which hits upon subterranean of sounds of jungle and garage. In addition, the sultry vocals truly add a dramatic effect to the track.
Description: MYNC aka Mark Brown, is owner and CEO of Cr2 Records. His weekly Cr2 Live & Direct Radio Show continues to be a huge success broadcasting to over 12 million listeners around the globe in over 30 countries. This is the new hot remix of MYNC & Mario Fischetti’s big new track ‘Everywhere’ featuring the amazing vocal talents of Deborah Cox. Electronic Youth take things in a housier direction with their remix of this floor-filling track.
Genre: Deep House
3. Wasabi, Sugar Hill – It’s On You (Ganzfeld Effect Remix) (Toolroom)
Description: The word “disco” has developed to cover a broad spectrum of sounds in recent history, but the original meaning of the musical genre can be found in this latest collaboration. Sampling a chart-topping hit from disco’s finest hour, the vocal from Double Exposures 1976 track “Everyman” fits perfectly among some deeper styles that are popular today. This new remix further adds new dimensions to this classic track. This remix from Ganzfeld Effect introduces and updates an iconic track for todays clubbers.
4. MK, Lee Foss, Annabelle Englund, Pleasure State – Ghost In The System (Original Mix) (Hot Creations)
Genre: Deep House
Description: After debuting for the first time at this years We Are FSTVL, producers/DJs MK & Lee Foss and singer/songwriter Anabel Englund have announced their first official release together as Pleasure State. Coming out on Jamie Jones and Lee Foss label Hot Creations, the group announced this highly anticipated release of ‘Ghost In The System on December 1st. Pleasure State is a project driven by the groups unusual implosive chemistry along with a vision to create melodic and impassioned house music. Their style is dark and sensual with haunting vocals, pulsing beats and uncensored subject matters. Successful in their own right, MK, Lee and Anabel bring a wealth of talent, experience and creativity to this new and exciting group and Pleasure State acts as a natural extension of who they are as individuals.
5. Dusky – Yoohoo (Original Mix) (17 Steps)
Genre: Deep House
Description: Dusky are London based musicians Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman. As comfortable writing elegant orchestral pieces or stirring piano motifs as they are jackin’ house and epic techno grooves, Dusky’s diverse sounds are united by the duo’s singular aim – to compose electronic music with depth, soul and originality. Influenced by everything from classical and jazz to avant-garde electronica, the duo’s emphasis on musical depth rather than genre restrictions has seen their compositions played by DJs as diverse as Pete Tong, Vincenzo, Zane Lowe, MJ Cole, Dubfire, Sasha and Laurent Garnier. “Yoohoo” is a driving track that captures a gorgeous vocal, laid over a piano riff that would make Beethoven proud.