Generally, I try to focus my energy on one sub-genre of house / techno music for each week’s Friday Music Playlist — this week though, this week is different. Instead of focusing on one particular genre, like tech house or deep house, I’ve decided to release my favorite tracks right now across all of the genres of music that make their way across my SoundCloud feed. Almost all of these tracks fall somewhere in the house / tech house / techno spectrum — so it shouldn’t be anything too shocking — but I figured that house music is getting so hot in America right now that the market is being saturated with quality tracks from household name and basement producers alike.
Unfortunately that’s making being a house music listener even harder as digging through hours and hours of releases to find a quality track takes commitment. I know this sounds truly silly… but I can’t tell you how many mediocre (or terrible) tracks it takes to find one song that makes the hairs prick on the back of my neck. I know my fellow house-heads can identify with that feeling, as it’s the exact visceral reaction I long for every time I press play.
You should notice a number of regulars on this playlist including TCTS, Patrick Topping, Walker & Royce, and BICEP. Also, make sure you check out German Brigante, who released a new EP titled “Chronicles” today on Dirtybird.
all images courtesy of @granthaffner