Unlearn Records unleash their ‘Various Artist Miami EP’, featuring five party-ready tech house cuts from a crop of new talent alongside the established sound of label boss Doc Brown. Kicking off the release is Crozford’s Ewie After a hiatus from production, Crozford is back with a renewed passion for creating dancefloor-filling grooves. With a huge release ‘Horizon’, charting #8 on Beatport’s Top 100 House Release, Crozford shows how devotion and experience translate into dancefloor fire. Ewie is a seething, pummelling techy cut with warped vocals complimented by gnarly synths lines. DMCWorld goes Trainspotting with Crozford.
MK & Dom Dolla – Rhyme Dust – Columbia
This track is an unexpected vibe from two very established artists. The vocal chops are the perfect combination of weird and rhythmic. That driving horn adds a dark undertone to compliment the otherwise minimal groove. Expect this track to get hug play right through festival season this year!
Schak feat. Kim English – Moving All Around (Jumpin’) (John Summit Remix) – Trick
Everything John Summit touches turns to gold, so why would this remix be any different? Again, vocal chops play the part of rhythmic elements, and the whole vibe is a departure from early Summit rolling basslines and predictable drums. Music in 2023 is more adventurous, and I’m here for it!
Siege – Freedom – Toolroom
Siege delivers another driving banger perfect for the 2:00 AM club crowd. The powered vocal lifts your spirit while the chugging groove moves your feet. The simple chord progression and pounding bassline are hard to ignore. Pay special attention to that epic bridge leading into a satisfying drop.
Muzzaik, Stadium X – Echoes – Toolroom
Toolroom’s ability to attract and release the hardest-hitting tech house is second to none. Muzzaik and Stadium X kick your teeth in with this synth-driven belter of a track. I love when simple notes and midi patterns layer perfectly to create a complex rhythm from seemingly basic elements. This track is a guaranteed floor filler in the clubs, and I highly recommend it for your regular rotation.
Crozford – Ewie – Unlearn Records
My fresh release is difficult not to recommend, whether it’s a faux pas to recognize my own track or not! It’s got all the elements to bring down the roof – chest-thumping bass, dirty synths and crunchy drums. I wrote this track for my son to recognize all the funny and weird things he says. Don’t try to make sense of it, and just enjoy the Dr. Seuss level weirdness of it all.
Tom & Collins, Subb – Vai – NYX
I’m a sucker for great percussion, and this trio hits the spot with their track, “Vai.” The melodies are simple, but with so much rhythm, it’s hard to stand still. I’m a firm believer that lyrics in a house track need be nothing more than a rhythmic element – expect no different from this groove.
Jenn Getz & Alfie – Junglist – Toolroom
Toolroom strikes again (and again and again). As an old-school raver, tribal was my go-to 5:00 AM genre to satisfy the need to dance. Junglist hits that tribal nail on the head, and the catchy vocals are right out of dancehall. The reverb-saturated congas make me believe Jenn Getz and Alife produced this track on a vacation in the Carribean.
Ben Chuvali – Can I Get Some – NØID
Can I crate dig when the track is brand new? Label head, Heider, has a penchant for finding underground weapons on his label, NØID, and “Can I Get Some” backs my claim with emphasis. The unique vocal and instrument samples create a dark, yet fun and accessible vibe you can enjoy whether chilling with friends or ripping up the dancefloor.
Lizzie Curious – Blessings – Curious Energy
My good friend, Lizzie, has the biggest heart in our industry, and anyone who knows her will agree. Her energy is high and her vibe is always positive. “Blessings” is everything you want to know about Lizzie wrapped up into five minutes of funky house. That trumpet lifts your soul, and those sweet, simple vocals express gratitude for music and life. If you don’t already follow Lizzie Curious and her high-energy label, Curious Energy Records, I recommend you get on board.
Noizu & Westend – Push To Start feat. No/Me – Insomniac
Tech house princes, Noizu and Westend, find themselves atop the hierarchy of DJ/Producers shaping and moulding our scene. Perennially in the Top 10 on any given month, “Push To Start” is already #6 on the Beatport Tech House Chart as of this writing and is likely to rise higher. This track smacks you in the face with acid house vibes and doesn’t try to push the energy over the top with flagrant risers or crazy drops. Sometimes simpler is better, and sometimes the capacity to peel back the onion to create something pure takes the experienced hand of veteran producers.
Various Artists – ‘Unlearn:Miami’ is out now on Unlearn:REcords