Clyde P is one of France’s most successful new exports, joining Shiba San and other notable acts as a respected global talent. His Desert Hearts EP, The Gnawa March, is fast-paced and quirky – with a heavy low-end on both of its tracks. It also comes with an equally intense remix of the title track by Darius Syrossian.
Cour T. might only be 16, but he’s already got a promising career ahead as DIRTYBIRD’s newest signee. His newest EP, Black Magic, contains one of Claude VonStroke’s favorite tracks of the year. Said tune, the two-tracker’s eponymous A-side, stimulating, driving, and sensous, tapping into the carnal parts of the brain via hollow percussive elements stripped-down synths. “Downstairs” also packs the heat, taking on a longey, 4am feel with minimal production and a pulsing bassline.
“Every time I play Cour T.’s ‘Black Magic”’ the room changes. The entire vibe of the party goes from hands in the air to grinding, sexual energy, states VonStroke of his treasured new release. “his track has arcane properties on the dance floor. I wish I had 10 tracks with this vibe because nothing else sounds like it and when I play it, I always wish I could keep the vibe for longer.”
No wonder he kept it so long for himself before releasing to the masses.
Matthias Tanzmann is an expert at laying down some serious
deep house, and his new EP is no exception to the rule. Out on DIRTYBIRD
Records, the two-track EP aptly named, “The Treat,” is a sweet addition to the
“The Treat” is a clubbers delight. The EP opener is made for
the club scene, as it keeps people moving in the wee hours of the night. It’s
pushing beat and tech-style synths make it a Tanzmann classic, but the kicker
on this track is the simplistic lyrics of, “it’s the beat, beat, that gives you
the treat.” It’s truly a clubber’s anthem. The second track, Filthy, is equally
as fun in its quirky lyrics and funky samples over the relentless high-hats.
Get to dance floor if you want a lesson on perfect house music production. But don’t forget, DIRTYBIRD and Tanzmann would like you to have some with it.
DIRTYBIRD welcomes Marc Houle back to the label, this time with his own EP titled makes “Min and Soda.” Hailing from Canada, Houle is a practiced producer and knows how to entice the crowd with his unique live sets. Years of experience a vast knowledge of electronic music result in his remarkable ability to produce a sensory experience – exemplified in this EP.
The opener, “Min and Soda” is a minimal trippy track featuring offbeat synths and a futuristic tech-house sound. In typical Marc Houle fashion, the listener is never able to guess what’s coming next, and the track is anything but cookie-cutter.
The second track, “Car and Driver” is just as unique. Ears perk up with a driving acid line that never lets up, and from start to finish we become a passenger in his fast-paced car racing through a vintage-inspired video game. As per usual, Houle’s unusual style turns up a success.
The Family & Friends series from Desert Hearts Records is an ode to what the Desert Hearts crew does best: house, techno, deep house, and tech-house. Riddled with label stalwarts old and new, this collection of songs samples exactly what you’d hear at a Desert Hearts party.
The third installment of the Family & Friends series is comprised of 19 tracks that represent every shade of Desert Hearts. With artists Andrea Henneberg, Sacha Robotti, Cut Snake, NiQW, Sydney Blu, Rich Pinder, and many more, there is no shortage of fresh tracks on the collection.
The opener is a song from Andrea Henneberg, aptly titled “Desert Hearts.” It begins with a robotic voice repeating, “Desert Hearts,” which then proclaims, “Let’s rock that shit.” It’s a fun start to this third volume and sets the listener up for the rest of the collection, in which, of course, the artists are rocking that shit. Crank the volume and enjoy.