Hot Natured

Hot Natured aka Jamie Jones aka one of the worlds best ever dance artists. I’m kicking myself for not picking up on this track much, much earlier, but these things happen, right? Also, if you’re new to Jamie, be sure to check out his album “Don’t You Remember The Future.” Easily one of the very best albums of 2009.

Hot Natured – Electric Jones


Sebo K & Metro

Yes, I know, this track is six months old. BUT – this song is six months old and still sounds fresh and amazing to me. I was just relistening to this and realised how great it is, so I figured it had to be posted. When the horns come in and the song breaks in the original mix is one of the most enjoyable things ever.

Sebo K & Metro – Saxtrack

Sebo K & Metro – Saxtrack (Reboot Twisted Fist Remix)


Bleepy as, mate

Dark-ish techno, not far off minimal, actually. Pretty sure everyone loves that, right?

Deadmau5 – Fustercluck

Popof – The Chomper (LSD Version)

Mark DePulse – PS.You Rock (Spektre Remix)

Mechanique – Meta (D. Ramirez Vs Kristoph Edit)


For the Jazz fans?

It’s all about horns these days. Back in the 40’s your grandparents loved Jazz, and now in the 21st century it’s making a comeback, but this time with a kick drum. That’s right, so tell your grandparents to get back on the dancefloor and start doing the Foxtrot all over again.

Check out these tracks while I get my Zoot Suit on.

Mark Funk – Francisco (TITZ Edit)

Nick Maurer – Wash My Hands (Gramophonedzie Remix)

TradeMarq – Broken Wagon feat. Tari & Marko (Shaggin Wagon Remix)


Moderat / Booka Shade

Better late then never. This blogging break has really caught up with me. It’s not like I’ll post about everything I missed in the last two months, but this one is worth it, no doubt. Booka Shade remix Moderat and it’s like someone is saying to them, ‘Hi Techno, this is my friend, Deep House.’ It’s delightful stuff.

Moderat – Rusty Nails (Booka Shade Remix)

Moderat – Rusty Nails


Henrik Schwarz

Well well, another day, another German. Henrik Schwarz makes awesome house music with quite  heavy jazz  and soul influences. His music plays out amazingly smoothly, sounding free-flowing and almost as if it was improvised.  Schwarz is most notably known for his remix of Who Is He by Bill Withers, which has become a staple in way too many club sets. Along with this, he made an amazing compilation for the DJ Kicks series, back in 2006, which is 23 tracks of pure bliss. If you’re in Melbourne, he’s playing with Chateau Flight at Roxanne Parlour this Saturday. Along with support from Melbourne favourites, Aram Chapers, Ant J. Steep and Lewie Day, it’s sure to be one of the best gigs of the year.

Bill Withers – Who Is He (Henrik Schwarz Remix)

Henrik Schwarz – Walk Music

Henrik Schwarz – DJ Kicks


Motor City Drum Ensemble

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Well well, lookit this, after a couple months in hiding I’m back in business and ready to get this thing going again. Expect regular posts from moi, and hopefully another contributor or two, if I feel like expanding this. There were many reasons to stop; mainly not actually being able to use a computer and find time to blog. My secondary excuse would be something about how music has been awful lately.. or so I might think.

For now it’s time to do a bit of recapping, so first up is one of the greatest musicians ever.

Motor City Drum Ensemble (aka Danilo Plessow) is a producer from Germany. Wait, scratch that.. he is the BEST producer ever born of Germany. Sorry, Boys Noize fans. His music mostly ranges from deep-house to disco, and with a slew of remixes, as well as his massively-acclaimed Raw Cuts series, it ain’t hard to see why he’s getting so much attention (he’s kind of a babe too.. ahem). I saw him play at Sorry Grandma last friday for what many people said was the absolute best gig of the year. If you’re not into this guy know, take a listen and I guarantee you will be.

Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #5

Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #6

DJ T – Shine On (Motor City Drum Ensemble Warehouse Dub Mix)

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