For the second installment of House Highlights, we explore a groovier side of house and tech house music that brings us back to its earlier roots. featuring a few well known names and some releases on one of house music’s biggest labels, this episode is sure not to disappoint. Enjoy!
1. Big T (Joe Claussell Remix) – Tito Ramos
A track that features some groovy bongo playing matched with groovy guitar melodies, this Joe Claussell remix brings you right back to the early days of chicago style house music with an almost ethnic twist.
2. For Those Who Like To Get Down (Soul Clap Remix) – Marques Wyatt
To remix a track from one of house music’s legends is no small feat, but to do it properly, now that’s an accomplishment. Soul Clap, who might I add, blew me away in the early hours of this year’s Movement Festival in Detroit, smashes this remix and provides the listener with one of the smoothest tunes to hit their ears this year. Check it out.
3. Dome – Konstantin Sibold
After, being named the youngest resident ever in one of Stuttgart’s most famous clubs, and playing alongside the likes of Josh Wink, Marco Carola, and Adam Beyer, Konstantin Sibold makes his debut with Defected Records in impressive fashion. Dome is a funky house track with a relentless hi hat and sub kick combo.
4. Leif – Konstantin Sibold
The other half of the ‘Dome EP’ has heavy synth influneced that is equaled by a smooth and soulful vocal snippet. Both tracks on this EP are well produced and deserve a good listen
5. Set You Free (Poncho Warwick Remix) – Adrian Hibbs
It has been said by some of house music’s greatest, such as Mark Farina, that this man is one of the genre’s most underrated dj’s and producers, and with good reason, too. Wally Callerio, aka Poncho Warwick, has been spinning and releasing some of the finest tunes for the better part of the last two decades, and this Adrian Hibbs remix is no different so show some love.