This Dissect Transect article was written by Craig Bleasdale, a GIGsoup contributor
As we enter a new year Dance music is in a stronger position than ever. Crossover and hybrid hits stemming from dance dominate the singles charts, and elsewhere innovation is rife, with artists such as Jamie xx, SOPHIE and Danny L Harle contributing to the popularisation of some of the more interesting dance genres. And more exciting dance music singles than ever are being produced, with this innovative atmosphere instrumental to that.
D-Nite ‘Fresh Air’ (Label – House Running)
Starting off on a house tip we see the return of up and coming record label House Running after 5 excellent EP’s over the past year.
D-Nite has been impressing recently with his attention to detail when it comes to constructing perfect groove material. His latest offering ‘Fresh Air’ is an ideal track for warming up the dancefloor. Lush chords compliment the rolling vocal cut alongside the simple yet effective 4 to the floor beats carrying the vibe.
House running have also enabled a free download over on Soundcloud along with the rest of this excellent EP from some of the finest up and coming house artists.
Legowelt ‘Sampling Winter’ (Label – Unknown to the Unknown)
Just released fresh on wax is Legowelt’s latest offering on rising house and techno label ‘Unknown to the Unknown’.
Legowelt is still firmly on top of his game with a strong output of releases over the past few months as well as live performances.
Sampling Winter showcases some of the deeper shades of house music with its tape drenched powerful drums, floating space chords and eerie vocal snippets bringing you into orbit. Perfect late night dancefloor material.
John Swing ‘Get Rhythm’ (Label – Relative Records)
Next up on the list is Relative Records forthcoming output from London based John Swing.
‘Get Rhythm’ is part of a 4 track EP featuring 3 other remixes ranging from the faster paced synth focused ‘Arp mix’ to the more percussive chilled groove ‘ Tap – A –Conga’ Mix
This track along with each of its remixes has the signature raw house vibe that John Swing has gained a reputation for over the years with his hard hitting and straight to the point dancefloor weapons.
Taking it back to the disco we have a special repressing of a much sought after release from Plustwo entitled ‘Melody’ on Mothball Record. This gem has been going for the hundreds over on Discogs and a repress is sure to be music to the ears of many who are looking to put this in the bag for some disco boogie action.