House Around the World 3

House Around the World 3

As the year comes to a close, I present to you the third House Around the World. Featuring Manuel De La Mare, Lissat, Voltaxx, Riva Starr, Kaiserdisco, Mendo, Gregor Salto, and the marvellous Monkey Safari.

Make sure you play this on a good system with solid bass or a nice pair of headphones. No laptop speakers. And, no, the default earbuds that came with your iPod aren’t good. I’m super serial!

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  1. Monkey Safari – Boogeyman
  2. Monkey Safari – Fanfara
  3. Vincent Thomas – Ya Ya Be (D Nox.. Facundo Mohrr Remix)
  4. Manuel De La Mare, Lissat, Voltaxx – Club Around The World (Da Fresh Remix) track of the week
  5. Riva Starr – Caballeros (Filip Jenvén Rework)
  6. Monkey Safari – Zulu (Lorcan Mak remix)
  7. Kaiserdisco – Aguja
  8. Dan Caster, Sebastian Phillip – Hot Key
  9. Jose De Rico – Malawi (Submission DJ Remix)
  10. Mendo – Aventuras
  11. Gregor Salto, DJ Gregory – Canoa
  12. Junior & Dee – Copper Dances (Denis Naidanow Copper Edit)

This week’s episode inclues an entire release. Zulu by Monkey Safari is the most aurally impressive release I have come across this year, hands down. Boogeyman is simply the culmination of Rock N Roll meets Tech House. And Fanfara is a great track on top of the traditional gypsy brass tune. Zulu rounds up the release with its Southern African style of tribal chants.

Next up is Danish producer Vincent Thomas’s Ya Ya Be; Tech House by the book. Which brings us into the track of the week, Da Fresh’s remix of Club Around The World by Manuel De La Mare a.k.a. The Man and Lissat & Voltaxx.

Ask not what your party can do for you, ask what you can do for your party.
Let’s club around the world!

The clubs listed truly are the best of the bunch.

Riva Starr, the UK-based tech house architect, brings you Caballeros, a rather French sounding track with a very catchy accordion melody. Moving into Aguja, Dutch producer Kaiserdisco‘s track has a lot of goodness, including but not limited to tribal drums, fat bass, vocal chants, and more.

It’s time for something a little harder. Yet also still soft in a way. Hot Key by producers Dan Caster and Sebastian Phillip has thick choppy beats, and very melodic synths at a few points that transform a simple track into a masterpiece. And Malawi by Spanish producer Jose de Rico takes things back to tribal land. Incredible percussion. Aventuras by Swiss producer Mendo is also in that realm and presents even stronger vocals.

Finishing off the episode, we’ve got two banging tracks. One is from Gregor Salto and DJ Gregory. Canoa, with its powerful samba-like beat and strongly memorable vocals more than makes up for the lack of Brazilian representation in the first two episodes. And no House Around the World is complete without some Balkan-themed tech house, so Copper Dances fills the gap and completes today’s mix with some more gypsy-inspired brass orchestra sounds.

That’s it for this year. Keep it real and prepare for another year of house!


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