Atlas – Lane 8

Lane 8.jpgWarning: It is about to get really happy in here. If you’re not wanting to smile and dance around with your friends laughing and hugging maybe skip this one. Lane 8 just dropped his new album Little by Little and it seriously takes you to such a happy place. Its the kind of album you want to listen to while laying in grass on a warm day, or dancing in the middle of the ocean. This track Atlas is a prime example of the escapism this album offers.

This song builds slow leading to a climax that leaves you with a big goofy smile on your face. I could keep talking about it but I can only say happy so many times. You have to experience it for yourself and then you will understand, So close your eyes, let go and enjoy this beautiful song.

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Don’t Stop – Kasey Riot

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Kasey Riot: if house turns you on, give this woman’s music a head first jump into the audio rabbit hole. Her production is deep and crisp with vocals craftily folded into hard basslines and mesmerizing fade outs that pull you back in. Musically influenced by powerhouse women in EDM such as Maya Jane Coles, Hannah Wants, and Flava D. If you vibe to the music by any of those 3 Dj’s, check Kasey Riot out. Her music will fulfill all your house needs and who can resist a woman behind the decks.

Incredible music production aside, Riot cares about the EDM community. Dynamo’s like her on the scene help drive forward this wild community.  While being one of the most inclusive atmospheres it’s also undeniably male dominant. Hotline is Riots warehouse series aiming to connect female artists by providing opportunities for women to get behind the decks and slay a dance floor.

Riot is back in Canada after a career move to London where she rocked sets at Ministry of Sound and Ibiza. With loads of mixes on her Soundcloud I encourage you to pick one, I’ve done 3 and they’re excellent. You can catch her at Chvrch of John on January 12 for a Strictly Female Dj Night Series.

-Jams

 

Who is Malaa? #19 – Malaa

Alright Melomaniacs get your ski mask on it’s time for another edition of Malaas mix series Who is Malaa #19! With less than two weeks until Holy Ship! This will get you stoked to sail away and dance dance dance! Whoever he is he always puts out solid house music and his mixes are top notch. If he is in your city do not miss him!

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Dynamite – David Keno & Dalson

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Really excited to share this tune. It’s good like the Friday night vibes of your favorite dance floor. Bouncy and sharp with funky ass synths this track keeps the dance alive. And that vocal sample? James Brown’s CNN  interview on Sonya Live! 1988 is the comedic gold of the 80’s. David Keno and Dalson chop it up craftily layering it into their beat. Keno is a German producer with his own label Keno Records.  His tunes are also on Relief, Toolroom, Simma Black, Mother Recordings, and Data Transmission. All powerhouse labels behind the House music movement. Dalson are a duo also hailing from the house and techno loving land of Germany. Their album Plastic Forest is an attention-grabbing listen. I’d actually love to hear Dalson at Basscoast Electronic Music and Art Festival, I think their tunes would blend in seamlessly with Basscoasts dance floor culture. Gipsydrop at Slay Bay? Yes please.

David Keno’s remix of Lars Mostons Good Times was posted on Highkicks earlier this year, a great deep house track with a gnarly beat and a sexy vocal. Keno is a music producer with something original to offer regularly and Dynamite proves he’s always a satisfying listen. If you know whats good for ya, press play on both tunes.

-Jams

Holy Ship! 2018 Official Mixtape – Subset

With 40 days to go until Holy Ship! 10.0 it is only fitting to be sharing this amazing mix by none other than Subset aka Mark Martinez. If you have never heard of him before that is ok you are now! This man is a legend to us Shipfam! He is best known for making renegade sets happen all over the place when he is at a festival. My first time experiencing this was on my first sailing of Holy Ship! February 2015. It was the first night and my friend and I were roaming the boat in the wee hours of the early morning. The sun was beginning to rise and we could hear some beats on one end of the ship. We found a small group of partiers dancing around while Subset was doing his magic, making his own sunrise set happen. It is still not only one of my favorite moments on Holy Ship! but just one of my favorite festival moments of all time. It really set the tone for my first Holy Ship. A year later Subset was rewarded with his own set time in the Theatre. If you were there you know how much fun that one was! If you ever see him at a show, festival, or just walking down the street dont be afraid to give him a hug. Subset is one of the most positive people in this industry. He has a saying that Subset gets it. He really does.

This mix is in a series to get us Shipfam all ready to once again create an amazing experience in the middle of the ocean. The sound clips he throws in periodically are so well timed and make so much sense for Holy Ship it gave me happy chills down my spine. Subset is amazing at being able to play many genres, usually in one mix. This one will have you bouncing and moving with a huge smile on your face. Shipfam or not enjoy this amazing collection of house tunes. Be sure to check him out on soundcloud (click that link above!).

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