About a year ago I was a really fucking good “blogger.” Diligent, insatiable, and compulsive to say the least. A track a day, Monday through Friday.
And it was because I was mining for gold like this.
Fenbred has produced a song that makes me physically anxious with the need to share. It makes me pray that someone else understands how affected I am spiritually when listening to it.
Emotional. Dance. Music.
What the fuck else could you possibly mean by “EDM”?
Curated by Petit Records, only 300 people will end up owning the physical manifestation of this track. They’re the passionate people I want to be surrounded with. Not the club-kid acquaintances, or the basic-at-best eye candy on the dancefloor.
I wanna be with the people that never stop hunting.
01. Danny J Lewis - U Know I Like It (Harddrive Homage Mix) 02. No Artificial Colors - Crying Wolf (ft. Alex Mills) 03. Medlar - Knockard Pearl (Detroit Swindle Remix) 04. Shenoda - Love Thing 05. Squarehead- Unreal 06. Them Jeans - Glass House 07. Leftwing & Kody - You Were 08. Brame & Klansee - Alright 09. Rhode & Brown - Under Your Spell 10. Rogue McGowin- Status Quo 11. Jammhot - Times When It Was Good 12. Groucho Marx - All That Mattered (Donga & Blake Re-Edit)
1. Artful Dodger - Please Don’t Turn Me On (Disclosure Remix) 2. Chaos in the CBD - Pale Moonlight (Mak & Pasteman Remix) 3. Ejeca - Night Rays 4. The Phantom - I’m Bangin’ 5. Oli Furness - If I Was (ft. Elise)
1. Citizen - Freak Like 2. Cloud 9 - Do You Want Me Baby (Dusky Remix) 3. Lorca - Love Like This 4. Ben Pearce - What I Might Do (Harry Wolfman Remix) 5. AlunaGeorge - Your Love, your Drums (Duke Dumont Remix)
It was sunset in the desert. We couldn’t see five feet in front of us all day as the dust storms were raging through the playa. I ventured off alone, praying the dust would settle as the night arrived and the party would start.
I could hear a DJ spinning deep house off in the distance; a beacon of hope amidst the onslaught of awful, drug-addled electro that littered the streets. I found myself dancing to DJ Hohme's set; one that would cause a panic and excitement I couldn't possibly have foreseen.
The heart-wrenching vocals of Allure began filtering into his continuous mix, saying “holding me, touching me, I don’t want nobody else” as the dust began to settle. The anxiety was peaking as I couldn’t bear not knowing who produced the song, and would be without technology or connection to the music world for another five days.
This subsided as the song reached its peak and I allowed myself to just feel it; wholly enveloped by every note. The rest is history.
Turns out it was Finnebassen’s “Touching Me,” as was discovered by the immediate google search performed once we returned to humanity. I dove head-first into every single track I could get my hands on, and have been listening to nearly nothing else for the past month.
It only made sense to create a continuous mix out of his current discography. With the official release of his “What You Do EP" tomorrow, I thought it good timing to present an homage and a celebration of the artist.
Dive deep into the work of Finnebassen, and enjoy the mix.
01. Finnebassen - When Doves Cry 02. Finnebassen - Such A High 03. Finnebassen - If You Only Knew 04. Finnebassen - Touching Me 05. Finnebassen - I’m in Love With You 06. Jade - Every Day of the Week (Finnebassen Monday Remake) 07. Finnebassen - What You Do 08. Finnebassen - Daydreaming in Oslo 09. Caribou - Jamelia (Finnebassen Edit) 10. Finnebassen - Babies 11. James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream (Finn Pilly Sneaky Edit)
FRED EVERYTHING & OLIVIER DESMET - IT’S DAMAGED (V.2) [120bpm]
Well, that was an awful hiatus.
Fortunately, house music still exists when I’m gone. I’ve been hiding this track for a few months now; convincing myself that I’m preserving its raw beauty by not sharing it. How ridiculous is that?
I’m on more of a magical sunset vibe recently, and what this San Francisco duo have put forth is exactly the mood that needs to be set. It’s exactly what the Bay Area feels like right now, and hopefully every other corner of the world can feel that, too.
Digging deep into their vaults they’ve compiled something of an homage to Kerri Chandler and Mood II Swing, and they did it just right.
I’m fully aware that I’m a sucker for anything limited edition; it comes with the territory. But what they’ve put together here is actually special, and the 300 people that will end up with this in their collections are forever united by high-powered sounds and intimate house vibes.
The standout banger is hands-down the title track, “The Urge To Luv,” which recalls the never-fail recipe of female vocal snippets and huge amounts of negative space within percussion and synth. On the flip are the slow-burners for the after hours house-heads.
Hopefully you’ve ordered your copy by the time you read this sentence. Follow That’s Some Serious Shit on FaceBook for all good things to come, and as always:
What kind of magic is this? Just wait until that piano comes in at 1:00 and you’ll feel it, too.
This is basically all I care to listen to today; those Marvin Gaye vocals tearing at my soul and some kind of spiritual dancefloor heaven making me peak, rolling around in starry synths and feeling nothing but love. Fuck a pill, this is my serotonin elevation.
This has been released as a digital exclusive on Beatport, and thankfully on vinyl as well from my new favorite label Claap. The original as well as the GummiHz remix are well-worth mentioning, although deeper and more intense than today’s featured remix. Check out more from Bodj as well as the forever astounding Argy, and as always: