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Top Monthly Tune Recap – February 2019

You patiently waited. Music is on the way! Here it is:

Part One

1. Matt Fax – To The Ground

Genre: House

I’ve been a fan of Matt forever, and by forever, he’s extremely young so maybe not that long. Over the last few years, he’s developed a great ability to evoke emotions through his tracks. His later tracks feel much smoother and impactful.

 

2. Me & My Toothbrush – Just Release Me

Genre: House

I love the vocal intro to this solid house tune. Get ready to hit the repeat button.

 

3. Niko The Kid – Sorry Not Sorry Feat. Brayton Bowman

Genre: Nu-Disco

The type of tune when you’re feeling yourself and want a little extra pep in that step. As a result, I dare you not to walk with a little more swagger.

 

4. Sammy Deuce & Sebb Junior – Elevate The Groove

Genre: Indie Dance / Nu-Disco

In anticipation of summer (it’s been a long winter for NYers folks!), I’ve been tuning into feel good tunes. Another dance-worthy tune right here.

 

5. ilan Bluestone feat. EL Waves – Mama Africa (Extended Mix)

Genre: Trance

It’s been a while since I’ve heard a proper Trance tune I’d want to listen to over and over again. Ilan was able to masterfully weave in a global feel and solid lyrics.

 

Part Two

6. Crooked Colours – Do It Like You (Mickey Kojak Remix)

Genre: Electronic

Solid remix of the original tune.

 

7. MERCER – Your Love (Original Mix)

Genre: Nu-Disco

As mentioned, in anticipation of Summer’s arrival, another kickin’ disco tune.

 

8. Serious (with Matthew Koma) (TWO LANES Remix)

Genre: Dance

Everything about this tune screams young love. If you’re longing to go down memory lane or just a young kid in love, here ya go.

 

9. Just Kiddin – Come Together (Club Mix – Extended)

Genre: House

I love the minimal vocal hook for this tune.

 

10. Win & Woo – Right In Front of Me Ft. Kaleena Zanders

Genre: Dance

Solid club tune with deeper vocals.

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

_Sam

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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!

_Sam

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – January 2018

Hello fellow music fans!

Welcome to 2018! I’m back from a self-imposed hiatus. I hope to bring you some fresh tunes this year and keep the music love flowing. Do you like what you hear on this countdown? Hit me up on twitter (where you can also see what I’m listening to at the moment), or check out thistune.rocks for all kinds of musical selections.

Much love and here’s to a new year,
_Sam

 

1. Lookas & Able Heart – On My Own


Genre: Trap

What makes this tune is the stellar vocals from Able Heart.

 

2. DROELOE – Backbone ft Nevve


Genre: Electronic

A tune with another set of awesome vocals from Nevve. Love the message this tune relays to its’ listeners – get up and go do something.

 

3. Lost Frequencies – Send Her My Love (R.O Remix)


Genre: Dance

This tune is dedicated to all those who got away. I was in love with the original, but this remix is fantastic. Get ready to be both in deep thought, and head bob simultaneously.

 

4. Lauv – I Like Me Better (Hälder Remix)


Genre: Trap

I love this tune because I can visualize a complete story when I listen to it. Enjoy this awesome remix.

 

5. ZHU – Hometown Girl (Khamsin Remix)


Genre: Dance

ZHU’s tracks are amazing enough, so remixes are no easy task. Khamsin puts a beautifully chill spin on ‘Hometown Girl’. Get ready for some summer vibes.

 

6. Taska Black – Sandpaper (ft. Ayelle)


Genre: Electronic

This month is all about the vocals. Ayelle provides soothing vocals set up against an emotional backdrop.

 

7. Autograf – Smells Like Teen Spirit (ft. Queen Sessi)


Genre: Electronic

As a huge Nirvana fan, I was a bit hesitant to check this tune out. I’m glad I did. It’s a lovely (and much more subdued) take on the original. Kudos Autograf.

 

8. Marc Goone – rewind (prod. judge)


Genre: Hip-Hop

Continuing with the vocal theme this month, enter Marc Goone. Rewind is a solid musical introspection on the past.

 

9. A Different Way (Noizu Remix) [feat. Lauv]


Genre: Dance

Heading to the end of this month’s countdown, I wanted to add something a little less heavy. This is a great remix of one of the biggest tunes of last year.

 

10. Tchami – World To Me (feat. Luke James)(MK Remix)


Genre: House

With all the 90s nostaglia floating around, I get that kind of vibe with this track.

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – September 2017

It’s been a while music fans but I’m back at it. Please enjoy September’s recap:

 

1. Kill Paris – Red Lights (Feat. Dotter)


Genre: Dance

This month’s recipient of the broken repeat button goes to Kill Paris and this tune. Listeners who enjoy disco vibes will love this one.

 

2. Drm Prty – Body Talk (Simon Field Remix)


Genre: House

Basement grooves in full effect for this tune.

 

3. DJ Wady & Patrick M – Hulk – CamelPhat Re-Fix


Genre: Tech House

Great CamelPhat spin on the Hulk tune, full of dance grooves.

 

4. Norwood & Hills – Together


Genre: House

You’ll enjoy this tune for the deep feel and house vocals.

 

5. Aevion – The Journey (Oliver Heldens Edit)


Genre: Deep House

Definitely a tune you’ll want to dance to. I’m also a sucker for a good horn effect.

 

6. Redondo, UnoMas & Teo Mandrelli – I Want U


Genre: Dance

Yes summer may be officially over but that doesn’t mean summer tunes can’t still be released. This tune will put you in a feel-good, dance mood.

 

7. Dustycloud – Lifted


Genre: Future House

If you’ve been to this site before the name Dustycloud should be no stranger. Dustycloud releases another banger with his signature style.

 

8. Thook – Menace to Society


Genre: Trap

I’m so glad I came across Thook. His production style is phenomenal. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by all the different sounds that drop in and out of this trap tune.

 

9. Enschway – Over U (feat. Yeah Boy)


Genre: Electronic

My first listen into the world of Enschway came with the tune ‘I’ll Wait’. While that was a hard tune to follow, ‘Over U’ contains the same head bobbing feels.

 

10. Tim Engelhardt – Maks


Genre: House

If you’re into progressive sounds, you’ll enjoy this tune.

 

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – June 2017

Ladies and Gents, the June recap:

 

1. Kidd Kool – Polaroid (Original Mix)


Genre: House

I love the bits of camera snaps in this tune.

 

2. Odesza – Meridian


Genre: Electronica

It’s been a minute since I’ve heard new Odesza music and I couldn’t be happier with this release. Fresh off their forthcoming album, Meridian is a great late night track with some killer tribal vocals.

 

3. Late June – Stay Close To Me


Genre: Indie

If you’re looking for a tune that tugs at your heartstrings, this would be it. Props to Late June for creating such an emotional track. My favorite parts of this tune include the vocal captures from the 13 Reasons series.

 

4. Lux Holm – Breathin


Genre: Dance

Sticking to the emotional, late night drive themes, this tune fits the bill.

 

5. Dustycloud – Feeling So Good


Genre: House

It’s no surprise Dustycloud is back on my list. Whenever new music is released, I’m usually there to grab it! Feeling So Good captures his usual dark vibes and funky synths.

 

6. Lincoln Jesser – Baby Boy (Soslo Remix) Ft. Yuna


Genre: Electronica

Summer vibes in effect with this tune.

 

7. Finch – Momentum (Original Mix)


Genre: Tech House

Pryda fans will love this tune as there are a few similarities. Get ready for the dancefloor.

 

8. Burn The Disco – Don’t Worry


Genre: House

For a bit more summer bouncy fun, check out this tune.

 

9. Dino Lenny – This Time We Take It Easy (Agoria Rework)


Genre: Deep House

I love the soothing vocals and chill vibe of this tune.

 

10. Telepopmusik – Breathe (Kartell Slow Remix)


Genre: Electronica

I know what you’re thinking – another Breathe rework? Fear not music fans, this one is a winner. The slowed down tempo is beautiful.

 

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – April 2017

I can’t believe it’s already that time again. This year is moving in a hurry! Without further delay, here is your top tune recap for April:

 

1. Moby – Are You Lost In The World Like Me (Bite Me Remix)


Genre: Trap

One criterion for my top tune is the its’ replayability. This tune has been on repeat for a while. I love the trap take on this, but it’s the lyrics that get me everytime.

 

2. Khen – Baby Steps


Genre: Progressive House

This is my favorite tune of Khen’s latest EP. This is the perfect tune for a late night drive or winding down at a club. The real magic happens around the 3:00 min marker.

 

3. Ólafur Arnalds – Öldurót (Tontario Remix)


Genre: Deep House

I still get chills everytime I listen to this tune. Öldurót is probably the most emotional song in this entire recap. Keep an ear out for the crackling bottle sounds.

 

4. Terror Reid – Uppercuts


Genre: Hip Hop

If you’ve been following my recaps for a while, you know I’m not a huge hip-hop fan. However, once I heard Uppercuts, I had to include it in my top recap. I love Terror Reid’s effortless flow and the old school beat.

 

5. Xan Young – Honest


Genre: Electronica

This happens to be the oldest tune in my recap, but I only recently found out about it! The combination of smooth, r&b-ish vocals with synths and claps is amazing.

 

6. Cirez D – On Off (Pryda Remix) [Pete Tong – BBC Radio 1]


Genre: Progressive House

I came across a comment relating to this track ‘Prydzception’. I couldn’t think of a better way to describe this hah. For those that are not familiar, Pryda is an alias of Eric Prydz. So is Cirez D. Yep.

 

7. Big Wild – Empty Room (feat. Yuna) [Elderbrook Remix]


Genre: Electronica

Elderbook’s remix of this tune is great. Part disco feel, part jazz funk, this tune is made for a summertime party.

 

8. Alex Preston & Dave Winnel – Never Meant To Last ft. Javeon (VIP Mix)


Genre: House

Summer. Festival. Season.

 

9. Bontan & Josh Butler – Call You Back


Genre: Tech House

Anything Bontan or Josh Butler is an automatic win for me. This is a fun tech house tune with a catchy hook.

 

10. Matt Lange – Clever Girl


Genre: Rock

I’ve been a fan of Matt Lange for a long time now. His work is constantly envolving. Since his recent departure off on his own (self-releasing tracks), his sound has changed as well. Clever girl features all vocals and instrumentals by Matt.

 

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – March 2017

Spring is here, which means Summer is on its’ way! In the meantime, enjoy this tune recap:

 

1. BLU J – Safe Ft. Matthew Chaim


Genre: Future House

This tune features a great combination of house and hip-hop influences. This tune will get you dancing in no time.

 

2. Enschway & sumthin sumthin – I’ll Wait


Genre: Future Bass

Turn the volume up on this tune. The beat and vocals are awesome.

 

3. Eat More Cake – Heat Of The Night (Original Mix)


Genre: House

This is the type of tune I’d expect to hear on the dancefloor. Perfect bassline + vocals. Love this:

In the heat of the night
It seems so clear
To follow my heart
And my heart lets me be

 

4. Sébastien Léger – Clouds


Genre: Progressive House

This tune a brand new release from the Clouds EP. I love the blend of dreamy sounds.

 

5. Snakehips & MØ – Don’t Leave (Ekali Remix)


Genre: Dance

Ekali is still one of my top producers. Another solid remix right here.

 

6. Cat Dealers & Evokings – Gravity (Original Mix)


Genre: Deep House

Head bounce in full effect.

 

7. TJANI – Pad Thai (feat. Gracie)


Genre: Deep House

Lovely vocals with catchy kicks. The perfect tune for getting ready for summer.

 

8. Cristoph – Prisoner


Genre: Electronic

This tune is all about dark basement grooves.

 

9. BlackSwan (Sabb Afterdark Mix)


Genre: Tech House

Late night house grooves.

 

10. Croatia Squad – We Don’t Need No Sleep (eSQUIRE Big Bass Remix)


Genre: House

I’m not used to listening to remixes of Croatia Squad tunes, but this is a worthy entry. Enjoy this cool house remix.

 

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – February 2017

Greetings party people. Without further ado, I present my top tune recap for the month of February. Enjoy!

 

1. JOYRYDE – Hot Drum


Genre: Future House

JOYRYDE is my favorite artist of the year so far (it’s only February). The best part of this tune is where the drums kick in. Go, listen, now!

 

2. Mosa Wild – Smoke


Genre: Indie

I’m a big fan of the band The National and Mosa Wild definitely parallels that band. The beauty of this tune lies in the emotion it evokes – particularly that of loss.

 

3. Shout (Grum Remix)


Genre: Trance

This is a really great trance take on the classic Tears for Fears tune ‘Shout’.

 

4. Lane 8 – In My Arms


Genre: House

Lane8 has been featured in my countdowns a few times and for good reason. His production skills are amazing. His latest track features a beautiful blend of synths and minimal vocals.

 

5. Nora En Pure – Diving With Whales (Daniel Portman Remix)


Genre: Progressive House

Nora En Pure tunes are already perfection. This remix does the original tune justice, maintaining much of its’ original beauty, with subtle tweaks.

 

6. Jynx – Honey


Genre: House

This tune is off the latest EP Saffron City. Definitely one of the edge cases where a choppy composition and disjointedness work.

 

7. Hervé – My Love feat. Phizzals (KC Lights Remix)


Genre: House

A bouncy house tune remix. Time to dance.

 

8. Maroon 5 – Cold (Audio) ft. Future


Genre: Pop

What drew me most to this tune were the relatable lyrics. There are many of us out there that have been through confusing or failed relationships, often times the other party creeping away for what seems like no good reason. Check out the lyric snippet:


Are we taking time, or a time out?
I can’t take the in-between
Asking me for space here in my house
You know how to f*k with me

 

9. Gladiator – Sierra


Genre: Trap

You’ll want to put the volume up for this fresh trap tune.

 

10. Blvmenkind – Dream With You (feat. Sam Darton)


Genre: Electronic

Fans of ambient or chill music will enjoy this tune. I love the dreamy vocals. This is the perfect track for a long drive or a lounge on the beach.

 

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – January 2017

Welcome to the first recap of 2017! Thanks for taking the time to check out my post and hope to see you all year long. This year hasn’t started off on an amazing note, but I’ve come across so many inspiring tracks featuring a variety of vocals and music elements. I hope you enjoy these tunes as much as I do.

 

1. IHF – Departure


Genre: Electronic

I may have broke the repeat button on this tune. Departure is comprised of so many interesting musical components, but my favorite has to be the Erhu-sounding (Chinese violin) samples.

 

2. Grandson – Bury Me Face Down


Genre: Alternative

Whether you’re suffering from internal turmoil due to national events, or even a personal crisis, this is a great ‘F U’ anthem. Have a listen. Here’s just a sample set of lyrics:

When I go into the ground
I won’t go quietly
I’m bringin’ my crown

 

3. Jorgen Odegard – Save Me (feat. Audrey English)


Genre: Electronic

January’s recap definitely features tunes with more emotionally heavy undertones. I am absolutely in love with Audrey’s soulful voice and I can relate to a lot of this tune. Another set of gripping lyrics:

Who’s gonna save me now?
How many drinks until I can’t stand?
Will I wake up on his side of the bed
Who’s gonna save me now
Where will I be at 40
and when will it feel normal again?

 

4. Golden Features – Funeral


Genre: Electronic

Creepy bass. Bass. Creepy. More bass. This may be the most accurate review ever. Carry on.

 

5. Kodak Black – Too Many Years ft. PnB Rock (Baauer Rewind)


Genre: Hip Hop

I love Baauer’s UK garage take on this Kodak Black tune. I wish this one were a bit longer.

 

6. Alon Mor – Presudeos


Genre: Good question

Is there a genre called Mindf**k? If so, this tune fits the bill. Part raw, part cinematic, part scary, this is a tune that will play all kinds of tricks with your mind.

 

7. The Odds x Bronze Whale – Mercy


Genre: Electronic

The Odds soulful voice plus the stellar production style of Bronze Whale land this tune in my top recap of the month.

 

8. Tough Love – Dopamine


Genre: House

This is one of those house tunes I want to hear on the dance floor, as loud as possible. “…that’s just dope I mean”

 

9. Luca Debonaire – Walking On Clouds (Croatia Squad Remix)


Genre: House

Another solid house gem from Croatia Squad.

 

10. Throttle x Michael Bublé – My Kind Of Girl


Genre: House

I feel like I needed to end this countdown with something fun amidst all the heavy tracks this month. Throttle does a fantastic house re-work on this Michael Bublé tune. Get your dance on.

 

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – November 2016

It’s been a while party people. While I play catch up for the past few months, here’s a fresh recap for November. Enjoy <3

 

1. Breaux – Third Man


Genre: Trap

I absolutely love the trap spin on classic beats. If you want to be transported to the 20s, but a cooler, more futuristic version of the 20s, definitely give this tune a listen. I don’t know how Breaux does it, but he’s the man.

 

2. Kimyan Law – Yore Dub


Genre: Drum and Bass

Kimyan Law has to be one of my new favorite artists. This track is off his recently released album ‘Zawadi’. I love his African and Jungle influences.

 

3. Jax Jones – House Work (KC Lights Remix)


Genre: House

There are a few remixes out of this Jax Jones tune, but this is my favorite one. Recommended if you want to get your house dance on.

 

4. Lakuno – Echo (Ft. Bahar Dopran)


Genre: Trap

Most certainly one of the lesser aggressive trap tunes out there. One of my favorite parts of this tune is the vocal snippets.

 

5. Paul Woolford – Father


Genre: Electronica

This tune was recently released off Woolford’s aptly titled ‘Father, Son & Holy Ghost’ LP. A very spiritually charged tune.

 

6. A.G Cook – Superstar (Kattison Bootleg)


Genre: Dance

This month’s feel-good tune.

 

7. Moonwalk – Mirage


Genre: Tech House

If you’re looking to go on a journey through a tune, this would be it. Check out the awesome snares while you’re at it.

 

8. CVRL – Crossing


Genre: Electronica

This tune packs a chill, emotional punch. Recommended for long drives or sleepless nights.

 

9. BANKS – Gemini Feed (Swell Remix)


Genre: Trap

I’m a fan of the original BANKS tune, but this remix is pretty solid.

10. Closer Water (Kap Slap Mashup)


Genre: Dance

This is a pretty cool mashup of Halsey’s ‘Closer’ and Major Lazer’s ‘Cold Water’.

 

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