Featuring Max Chapman / Queensyze & Sollors / The Illionnaires / Pedro Mercado & Kris Adrian / Luke Wheeler
If tough beats, tight production, heavy bass and fluttering tribal percussion is what you're after then my first track of the feature, 'Talkin' by Max Chapman, will be right up your street. Marking the 50th release on Leftwing & Kody's new label LOST Records this May as part of the Residents EP, this super sexy tech house tornado will have you locked in a powerful spiral of deep, audio satisfaction that you won't want to jump out of.
Another powerful Tech House production here by Queensyze with Karsten Sollors, 'Forget About Him' released in May as part of her 'A Girl Wants EP'on Leap4frog Music is deliciously dark and down right dirty. Having featured another of their collaborations here on my column last year, I was very excited to hear what they had in store this time, and I wasn't disappointed. If you're digging the vibe, go buy the full EP. It'll be on repeat, all week!
This next unsigned track by up and coming Bristolian's Wayne C McDonald & Dex Nicholson AKA The Illionnaires is quite simply, beautiful. Featuring the distinctive vocals of Ann Saunderson, 'Happy Days' is an homage to early Chicago house Pioneers like Frankie Knuckles and Mr Fingers that whisks you right to the poolside, sipping Sangria under the hot holiday sun. If you're a record label looking for the perfect summer anthem to shine out to the masses this could be it!
A collaboration now between two highly musically passionate friends, Spain's Pedro Mercado and Belgium's Kris Adrian, 'The Lone Rider & The Black Mummy' takes me to that incredible moment the sun comes up after a mind-blowing night of house and techno, and I'm still on the dance floor. This gorgeous tech house track released in June by Conic Records, as part of the Ibiza 2017 Conic Section Compilation, is one I know I'll be whipping out for my house thirsty fans on air and in the club for a very long time.
My final track for the feature this month released in June 2017 which I'll be including in my Ibiza set list this year, is Luke Fletcher's uplifting 'Free Your Mind' Feat Lez on Love Vibration Nation's sub-label R3UK. It's like hopping in a time machine, whizzing back to the 90's, morphing into your warehouse rave attire and being smothered with silky smooth bass and pristine piano stabs that make you glow from the inside out. This is the sound of a long hot summer, a summer we'll always remember.
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