House

TIEKS – Sunshine ft. Dan Harkna

Upon hearing ‘Sunshine’, you may be rightly inclined to think you’ve just discovered your favorite unearthed house or garage gem. The mastermind behind this fresh faced offering however is none other than London producer-come-songwriter TIEKS, his inaugural single on Ministry of Sound to be released 25th September, albeit making...

Anton Borin – You

Belonging to Sweden but now residing in L.A, Anton Borin conjures up an easy-listening house number where simplicity in production is shown at its very best. I’m sure you’ll all agree that there’s nothing sonically ground-breaking with this record but what Anton has executed so well here is a...

Lxury – Let Down

It’s been a while since one of Annie Mac’s ‘Free Music Monday’ tunes have been of any worth. Enter man-of-the-moment, Lxury. His sound is a real fresh of breath air owing much of it to 90’s inspired rave and wistful melodies. He pins his production with simple vocal cuts...

Felon – Colour

London trio Felon (Archie Ward, George Renwick and James Levey) have put their heads together and created something pretty magical. Shimmering keys, swirly synths and solid straight beats are complimented by a pretty straight-forward, old school sounding bassline and sugary sweet vocals. What I particularly like about this track...

Virgo – Virgo

Elizabeth Ann Clark is a classically trained pianist with an affinity for the “cosmos, subterranean worlds” and the different dimensions of “human emotion”. Can you tell? Virgo, as she is otherwise known produces intelligent electronic music fusing her obvious rapport for all things left of centre with unworldly aspirations....

Ray Fields – Sandcrab

ay Fields is a relatively new producer on the scene with an incredible amount of promise. ‘Sandcrab’ is a beautifully balanced record where rich basslines meet fluttering melodies. Dubbed ‘beach-house’, soft organ motifs shimmer through in a style that affords comparison with Todd Terje and Booka Shade (pre-2009). Fields creates a...

Shift K3y – I Know

ere is the new single from the London based producer aka. Lewis Jankel called ‘I Know’. A tasty little number filled with catchy pop-hook melodies, funky synthetic synths, a 90’s style piano and a big busty bass-line. It should be interesting to see if ‘I Know’ receives the same...

Füchse – Sacellum

e love Füchse here at Turks and Underdog HQ. Sacellum excels in the sparse atmospheres and percussive grooves that they always execute so well. Füchse (pronounced fuke-se) are moving on with the times while keeping the hallmarks of ethereal deep house at the very core of their productions. With its dreamy melodic...

Blonde – Higher Ground ft. Charli Taft

t’s a little less upbeat than a lot of Blonde’s previous stuff but it’s still fucking good. I remember listening to some of their remixes about a year ago and was absolutely blown away –  thank God they’ve started doing original productions because they are written so well. I’m over...

LTMDTW x Jesse Boykins III – The Rain (Celsius Remix)

Premiering on Skream’s BBCR1 show a few days ago was Celsius’ remix of ‘The Rain’ by Let The Machines Do The Work (LTMDTW) and Jessie Boykins III. Originally a track with a smoother, chilled house vibe, South-London producer Celsius brings his signature sound to the remix by combining shuffle...

Tourist – Trust In You

Part of what’s fascinating about Tourist is his willingness to back as well forward. Keeping the torch burning with his synth-heavy record influenced by the former successes of house and garage, ‘Trust In You’ relies heavily on well-selected vocal cuts. Where in the past, a guest-vocalist would elevate his...

Francis Inferno Orchestra – Ellingfort Road

Really loving this new one from Griffin James, AKA Australian producer Francis Inferno Orchestra: upbeat, drum-heavy and melodic, it’s everything you want in a summer house track. James is a producer who doesn’t take himself too seriously, and ‘Ellingfort Road’ reflects that, serving as a reminder of what house music can...

Lone – Aurora Northern Quarter

Forthcoming off his album on R&S records, ‘Aurora Northern Quarter’ is a fitting tribute to his – and our – favourite city in the world, Manchester. Reality Testing will be a 12-track LP dropping on the 13th June and if this record is anything to go by, it’s going...

Gotta Release – Christophe

Established Bristol-based DJ and producer Christophe signs his first Hypercolour EP, entitled ‘Gotta Release’, has been released today (28th April 2014)! The title track fulfils an instant classic house status, featuring an instant likability and imaginably lining itself up to permeate summer soundtracks across the UK. The chilled deep...

Casino Times – Some of Her Love (Version)

Casino Times have reworked their 2012 release, ‘Some of Her Love’, into a soulful & percussion laden version of itself; gone are the disco synths, in their place a darker sound, characterised by a relentless loop and echoing vocal sample – it’s a sophisticated sound, and demonstrative of the mature production Casino Times...