As the summer festival season descends upon us, you can expect your favourite DJs to return to the studio and start releasing more music. Nonetheless, there’s still some greatness being released at this very minute as our resident DJ High Class Filter returns to bring you his top 5 new bangers:
Tom Trago – Being Broke
The sign of a great label is that as soon as you see one of their new releases, you know it’s gonna be one you’ll love before you even hear it – and there are few labels that do it as well as Will Saul’s Aus Music imprint. The home of killer tracks like Geeeman’s Wanna Go Bang, Midland’s Trace, and of course the mighty Just from Bicep, as well as countless other releases from the likes of Huxley, Breach, and George Fitzgerald, Aus have done it again with the new EP from Tom Trago. Put simply – deep house as it should be.
Lamont – Kariwa
It’s been a minute since I’ve heard anything from Swamp81, so it was nice to see this full length from Lamont – also a free download, great news for all you cheapskates. As usual from Swamp, Lamont eschews getting bogged down in one particular genre, instead landing somewhere between UK bass, techno, club and a mish mash of other influences. But it’s an unmistakably Swamp release – dark, ominous, eerie. Wicked stuff.
Nuvaman – Fiesta
Birmingham-based producer, DJ (and previous Resonate guest mixer) Nuvaman is putting in serious work at the moment across a range of genres. This is the first jungle track I’ve heard from him, and it’s a total celebration of the genre’s old skool roots. Don’t sleep on Nuva.
Susuro – Ajo Y Agua
Another slice of jungle goodness, this time with a more modern slant. I’ve gotta be totally honest – I can’t even remember how I came across this tune, and I hadn’t heard of the producer beforehand – so big up the happy accidents that you stumble across on your feed.
Air Max ’97 – Face Down
The first time I heard this tune I had to do a double take. Landing on Nina Las Vegas’ NLV imprint, Face Down is as dark as it gets, with sombre pads running throughout giving it an almost soundtrack-ish quality. But just when you thought this was gonna be all build up with no bite, AM97 switches it up 3 minutes in with a flurry of fearsome kicks.
Written by High Class Filter