Resident Resonate DJ High Class Filter gives us the lowdown of his 5 biggest tracks right now:
1.VRRS – Utukmylife (On the Dancefloor) (Out 12 September, House Crime Records)
With the sounds of Mall Grab’s lo-fi house madness popping off everywhere you look in 2016, it was only gonna be so long before DJ Haus cottoned on to the sound on one of his many prolific imprints. This split EP from Steven Be Calm and VRRS is the first on Haus’s new House Crime Records, and while SBC’s Functionz will definitely be making it into my sets in the next few weeks, it’s the huge Utukmylife that’s the highlight here.
2. Phrixus – Expanse of Your Energy (Out now, Circular Jaw)
The fourth release on Nuvaman’s Circular Jaw imprint, which has been proving to be a formidable force when it comes to bass heaters for just about a year now, comes from Phrixus – four tracks (plus remixes) that differ enough to keep things interesting but are all united in their weighty sound. Expanse of Your Energy is the highlight but keep an ear out for the off the wall popping on Endromatt.
3.Eats Everything – Chitter Chatter (Dub) (Out now, Pets Recordings)
We all know what to expect from Eats Everything by now, right? Chitter Chatter is business as usual from the Bristolian – a chunky house workout shot through with classic rave vibes.
4.Rival Consoles – Johannesburg (Out now, Erased Tapes)
It’s not too often that electronic music bridges the gap between club-ready and intensely musically accomplished – but it’s a line that Rival Consoles has managed to straddle perfectly on his new mini-album Night Melody. In particular, Johannesburg has got me yearning for a 5am hands-in-the-air moment – although it’s built around one scattered, tension-building note, the last couple of minutes reach an incredible conclusion with euphoric, swelling chords. If you’re feeling this, make sure you check out Rival Console’s label mates Kiasmos – you won’t be disappointed.
5.DJ VHS – Make Luv (Out now via Bandcamp)
As I’m writing this it’s an amazing sunny day in London, and this new album from DJ VHS, the new alias from Arma, is doing the absolute business for me right now. A collection of lo-fi house edits of house and disco classics including Spiller’s Groovejet, Sister Sledge’s Greatest Dancer, and Oliver Cheatham’s Get Down Saturday Night (which some might know better from Room 5’s Make Luv), it’s perfect for sticking on the speakers on a summer day. And what’s more, Arma is donating 100% of profits to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. So head over to his Bandcamp and cop it now!
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