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Top Monthly Tune Recap – September 2018

Hi Everybody! Welcome to the tune recap for September 2018.

Part One

1. George Kwali – Dream Enough

Genre: House

Repeat in full effect! Love Aplin’s vocals over Kwali’s synths and house beats.


2. Caio Monteiro & Wizzi – Undertow

Genre: Deep House

Love the simple chorus on this tune.


3. Callum McBride & Oliver Jack – Everywhere (feat. Sander Nijbroek)

Genre: Deep House

This month’s tune recap is strong on vocals. Sander’s voice is quite beautiful. Perfect for that mid-point in a late night set.


4. owl city – fireflies (it’s different cover)

Genre: Trap

It’s hard to believe Owl City’s original version came out 11 years ago! The cover by it’s different is a fresh spin featuring a new trap background.


5. Robert Delong & K.Flay – Favorite Color Is Blue (Win And Woo Remix)

Genre: Electronic

The original tune was already catchy but this remix amps up that factor even more.


Part Two

6. Kyle Watson – Sides [OUT NOW]

Genre: Tech House

This tune is part of a larger body of work called Into The Morning. While we don’t have the entire album to go on a musical journey with, this was one of my favorite tunes to vibe to.


7. CVBZ – 2 Gone

Genre: Pop

It’s hard to classify this style of tune since it drifts around multiple genres. Is it dance, is it pop, is it r&b, is it trap?? Who cares. It’a awesome and you should give it a listen.


8. Ontonic & Jetique – Far Away

Genre: Deep House

Would love to blast this dancing tune on a dark dancefloor.


9. Loud Luxury – Body (Tim Gunter Edit)

Genre: Dance

I’m glad Tim Gunter released this catchy remix to the masses.


10. Tinlicker – Dream With Somebody (Extended Mix)

Genre: Progressive House

A great tune to end my September recap. Enjoy this one straight from Armada.

As usual, don’t forget to visit thistune.rocks where I post all the tunes I’m listening to. Peace!



Top Monthly Tune Recap – July 2016

Hello music people. Welcome to July’s top tune recap.


1. Dustycloud – No Escape

Genre: House

This house tune takes my top spot for its’ deep bass and dark undertones. Part scary, part exciting, enjoy the ride.


2. Bronze Whale – Love To Feel Ft Khai (Laetho Remix)

Genre: Trap

Love the vocals in this tune. Also, around the 1:20 marker, the chopped treatment is magic.


3. Kozoro – Illusion

Genre: Chill

I don’t even know how to classify what genre this tune is, but who cares. Piano combined with kicks and dreamy sounds definitely land this in my top three.


4. Aazar – Gyal

Genre: Trap

This trap tune is a must play for the summer. I definitely get some tropical vibes with this one.


5. Unorthodox – Hooked

Genre: Tech House

I feel like every month I have to feature at least one tune fit for a raging, sweaty, basement or warehouse party. This would be it. I expect every late night house dj to have this on rotation.


6. Kalyma – LayDown (Stereo Mc’s Mix)

Genre: Electronica

If I did the soundtrack for the show Mr. Robot, I feel like this would fit perfectly in an episode – dark vibes combined with interesting synths and chill tempo.


7. Khen – Never Lose Your Innocence

Genre: Progressive House

Awesome bassline and great build up / release on this tune.


8. TEPR – Half Below (NEUS Remix)

Genre: Deep House

This tune lands in the top 10 for its’ modern disco / house spin on the original.


9. ShoffyMusic – Up Here

Genre: House

Great summer house tune.


10. Denny White – Sweetness

Genre: Indie / Pop

Venturing solo from the group Golden Coast, this is Denny’s debut as a solo artist. I love the vocals and percussion work. Definitely see this getting serious airplay.


Don’t forget to visit thistune.rocks where I post all the tunes I’m listening to. Happy Listening!


Top Tune Recap – May 2015

Welcome to May’s top track recap. Here we go:

1. CHPLN – People I Know
Genre: Indie, Pop
I’ve waited a bit of time for the next release from CHPLN. They didn’t disappoint with this solid dance track. I’m eagerly awaiting their stateside appearance.

2. Sound Quelle – Allarg
Genre: Trance
What is the meaning of life? Is there life outside of Earth? Ok, maybe that’s a bit too deep, but between the piano riffs and string-like sounds, this definitely reaches the soul and makes for great thinking music (whatever you like to think about).

3. Bontan – Firefly
Genre: House
Bontan can do no wrong. Another certified house hit right here.

4. Clean Bandit – Stronger – CamelPhat Dark Dub
Genre: Tech House
One of those songs that start off innocent enough, then just catapults you in a different direction. Fantastic remix of an already great track.

5. OMVR – Hold You Back (Funkin Matt Remix)
Genre: House
Another dance worthy house remix.

6. On and On – Drifting (Duncan Murray Remix)
Genre: Deep House
Love the low key vibe of this one. Perfect for a long drive with the windows down.

7. Dear David – I’ve Been Waiting (Romez & Damark Remix)
Genre: House
Counting down until I hear this in a lounge or club. Great track to fill a room and get your dance on.

8. Brasstracks – We’re Back Tho
Genre: Future Jazz (sure, let’s go with that)
This duo is back at it again. If you like the sounds of trumpets, horns, and drum beats with modern flair, this is the track for you.

9. Mâhfoud – The Giant (Francois Rengere Remix)
Genre: Electronica
This was a great intro track to the work of François Rengère. The Giant remix features really cool background sounds (including one creepy creak) and tinkers around the right amount of dark.

10. Hunter Siegel – Let Me Love You Right (Ft. Kai)
Genre: House
This Canadian duo pushed out a big hit full of great vocals and bass.


Top Tune Recap – January 2015

So I’ve decided to do something a bit different this year. At the end of each month, I’d like to recap my top ten tracks. I’m starting off with January.

This was a hard feat given all the amazing tracks I’ve come across. I’ll list each track and a one-liner about the track. I hope you like them as much as I do.

In no particular order, here we go:

1. Cruisr – Don’t Go Alone
Genre: Alternative
Imagine a day, driving down the highway, under the California sun, with the wind breezing through your hair. This track feels like that kind of day. If you can’t imagine that, well that stinks. By the way, this song has a catchy hook.

2. Poupon – So Long
Genre: House
Of course my recap would contain a house track. That’s how I roll. ‘So long’ features a fantastic bassline. Get down to this dancefloor-worthy track.

3. Max Cue – Mindfulness (Teho Remix)
Genre: Electronica – sure let’s go with that
I came across Teho and loved his remix style. This was one of my favorite remixes from him.

4. Matt Cardle – When You Were My Girl (Tontario Remix)
Genre: Deep House
Wait for the beat change around 1:20. It’s worth it.

5. ODESZA – Bloom (Lane 8 Remix)
Genre: Deep House
You may have guessed by now I love remixes. This is my absolute favorite one for January – maybe even in the top billing for the rest of the year. Lane 8 is tremendous.

6. Peebs The Prophet – “Dead Calm” (Prod. Phoniks)
Genre: Hip Hop
So, I’m not a huge hip hop enthusiast, but I couldn’t pass this track up. It has a classic beat and love the lyrical flow.

7. Aquilo – Human
Genre: Electro-Pop
Loved Aquilo so much I purchased items off their bandcamp page. Piano + Ambient Electronic Background + Lovely Vocals = Win!

8. Little By Little – ‘Bang The Box EP’
Genre: House
Hard hitting bassline. Enough said. Go listen, like right now.

9. L’Tric – This Feeling
Genre: House
Another fresh house tune. Definitely more of a dance vibe from this one.

10. Aytac Kart – Phobias and Fears
Genre: Deep House
Aytac Kart, you’ve just made the cut. Lovely vocals set against a lush deep house background.

Follow my blog for daily tracks and see you next month for February’s recap!