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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 – 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 – April 2016

Hi Folks! After a short break from March, I’ve returned with a fresh recap of April’s top tunes. Here we go:

 

1. Lexer – Disrupted Signals


Genre: Deep House

Lexer is definitely in my top three producer/musician list. All his tracks are packed with emotion and so well crafted. Disrupted Signals is a single from his latest EP ‘Forgive Me’.

 

2. Lewis Del Mar – Loud(y)


Genre: Indie

Fans of Alt-J will definitely gravitate to Lewis Del Mar as they are strikingly similar. I love the rebellious vibe from this tune and bonus points for being NYers.

 

3. Kiiara – Gold


Genre: Pop

One of those catchy tunes you want to put on repeat. Not much substance via lyrical content, however, I love the chopped treatment.

 

4. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (Yotto Remix)


Genre: House

I first heard of Yotto from Anjunadeep’s roster. Definitely an emerging talent, this track shows off his skills by remixing an already popular Coldplay tune with house vibes.

 

5. David August – J.B.Y


Genre: Tech House

Nice combination of echoed vocals, claps, mellow undertones, and extra sound effects.

 

6. Beats Antique – You The Starry Eyed (Blockhead Remix)


Genre: Electronic

I love this remixed tune because it makes me feel like I’ve stepped back into the 70s. Have a listen.

 

7. DOSEM – Untold Stories


Genre: Techno

Debuting on Dosem’s new label Houstrike, this is the title tune from a recent EP. You’ll definitely appreciate the production value that goes into each Dosem track. Untold Stories combines many intricate sounds and patterns, making this a real standout tune.

 

8. Nick Jonas – Close ft Tove Lo


Genre: Pop

I tend to not add many mainstream tracks to my countdown, but this is one catchy tune I couldn’t refuse. I love anything Tove Lo is on, but the addition of Nick Jonas makes this vocal magic. The lyrical content goes deeper and more meaningful on this one too.

 

9. FAIRCHILD – Breathless


Genre: Indie

This tune is a bit older than some of the tracks featured on here, but I’ve recently discovered it. Breathless combines both an 80s synthy feel with an updated string/electronic sound. Enjoy the mellow tune.

 

10. Davidian – Bode


Genre: Tech House

A pleasantly bouncy house tune.

 

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – January 2016

Welcome to the first top ten recap of 2016! I can’t wait to spend the year sharing tunes with you. Here’s my recap for January:

 

1. Snow Dayy – Drift


Genre: Trance

I haven’t featured a trance track in a while. I was pleasantly surprised to come across this tune. Enjoy the 7 minute long journey.

 

2. The Right Stuff (Psychemagik Remix)


Genre: Dance

I absolutely love this remix – in fact I think I’ve had it on repeat for a while. The dance spin and little unique sounds make this one a real winner.

 

3. Leftwing & Kody – Keep On


Genre: House

House tune with a classic feel – reminds me of 90s house tunes.

 

4. Stendahl – Changes


Genre: Deep House

I love coming across artists that aren’t well known. This tune was a gateway into discovering more great music from Stendahl. Enjoy this title tune from his latest EP.

 

5. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Manila Killa & Kidswaste Cover)


Genre: Dance

A very dreamy take on the original tune.

 

6. Elderbrook X Andhim – How Many Times (KANT Remix)


Genre: Deep House

I always worry when remixes come out for tunes that sound amazing in their original forms. This remix however keeps the essence of the original and also sounds great.

 

7. Mrmilkcarton – Valley Of The Giants (Original Mix)


Genre: Deep House

Tunes that progress through peaks and valleys are the best. Enjoy this deep house tune that does exactly that.

 

8. Kubix – Run Away (Azaleh Remix)


Genre: Electronic

A very soulful, chill tune. This is one is definitely more of a meditative tune.

 

9. Mura Masa – Your Bones (Khamsin Remix)


Genre: Electronic

A deep take on the original tune.

 

10. Sinden & Herve – Hit & Run


Genre: House

Great house tune with cool bits of guitar strums and old computerized sounds.

 

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Top Monthly Tune Recap – October 2015

It’s time for October’s top tune recap.

 

1. Jeremy Olander – Hanover


Genre: House

Definitely one of Jeremy’s darker feeling tracks. A pretty cool progressive house tune with a late night vibe to it.

 

2. Moonbootica – June (Robby East Remix)


Genre: House

Love love love this tune. Catchy ass dance beat. Enough said 🙂

 

3. Ray Fields – Day Time Dreamers


Genre: House

There is a reason why the title has the word ‘Dreamers’ in it. This tune is definitely dreamy. I especially love the guitar riffs that pop in.

 

4. Tommy Jacob – Operate


Genre: Alt/Electronic

Love the sexy vocals on this one and the cool clock-like sounds in the background.

 

5. Autograf – Dream (Gianni Kosta Remix)


Genre: Tech House

A lovely, chill remix by Gianni Kosta. Another set of awesome guitar and piano riffs.

 

6. Uone & Out Of Sorts – Tasman Bridge – Gabe Remix


Genre: Tech House

Love the bass kicks in this tech house tune.

 

7. Max Frost – Withdrawal


Genre: Alternative

Part indie, part soul, part funk. This tune is super catchy and overall feel good.

 

8. Artsever – Long Awakening


Genre: Deep House

A beautiful deep house tune perfect for a day on the beach or a long drive.

 

9. LDR – HBTB (Saint Remix)


Genre: Trap

For those who have followed my monthly countdowns, you know how much I love bass. Really cool remix here with tons of bass and (haunting) vocals.

 

10. Moosefly – White Lies (Oliver Schories remix)


Genre: Tech House

Rounding out my countdown recap is this remix by Oliver Schories. This tune also has a darker vibe to it and is a definite must listen from start to finish.

 

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

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