Category Archives: House

WS010: Air Zaïre – Love 94

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Brooklyn-based producer Air Zaïre is making his highly anticipated return following the 2014 release of “Sanibel ft. Patrick Baker.”

Featuring original vocals by newcomer Daniela Cabrera,”Love 94″ pays tribute to Air Zaïre’s favorite ’90s smooth jazz and soft rock radio station from his South Florida hometown.

Whereas the airy “Sanibel” focused on whisking away a love interest to a remote island, “Love 94” is a hopeful tropical anthem about second chances and winning back a lost love.

“Can’t let you turn around and walk away, baby”, sings Daniela before proclaiming, “Someday we could be together / But we’re alone tonight.”

Accompanying the release is a pair of club remixes from Mighty Mouse and AIMES, and a french touch reimagining by Douze.

Vocals recorded by Max Peterson. Mastered by Aman Ellis. Additional mixing by Michael Banks and Dan Diaz
Artwork by Giovanni Torres

WS009: AIMES – Falling

For our 9th release we are incredibly exciting to deliver a stunning new single from AIMES plus excellent remixes from Final DJs and Perdido Key.

Lots of support already, don’t miss out!

‘happy, summery tone with big energy.’ – Earmilk
‘one endlessly enjoyable jam.’ – Caveman Sound
‘Feeling this’ – Todd Edwards
‘Sick! Final DJS my fav but perdido is dope too’ – Chordashian
‘Really like this, especially the original and Final Djs remix.’ – Ben Macklin
‘I rarely give full stars, but this one got me seeing stars! This release is a full on knockout, stone cold cut!!! Good job guys!’ – Walter Jones

Wondercast 006: Enrique Freyre

For Wondercast 006 we invited our good friend and local Mazatlan veteran DJ Enrique Freyre to submit a mix that embodies the sound of his tropical home town of Mazatlan, Mexico. Enrique, also known affectionately as ‘El Doc’, has been a long time resident DJ at some of the best spots in Mazatlan. He also happens to make the best pizza in town (sorry La Mona). Enjoy the free download and show some love some love to his soundcloud!

 

Perdido Key – Modificación EP

Out today is a new EP from Wonder Stories’ homies Perdido Key. You may have caught their debut EP released by us last month, which you can check out here. Now, the illusive NYC duo drops a banging left field EP with the illustrious NEIN Records. Two pleasantly weird and dance floor friendly originals are accompanied by a trio of remixes from Gameboyz (Spain), Sequencers (MEX), and Discordance (UK). The lead track is a wonky, chugging house number with a start/stop feel and great atmosphere. The B-side is a romping techno monster full of peak time acid and a demonic bass line. Available now here.

AIMES – Can’t Get Enough (Free DL)

Our very own AIMES has just dropped a dance floor ready soulful house heater for free via his soundcloud. A slight detour from AIMES’ usual cosmic disco leaning’s, this track combines classic disco drums and percussion with modern house stabs and classic vocals. Head on over and grab the track for free, no strings attached.

WS008: Perdido Key – Lost Is Found

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We are incredibly excited to share Perdido Key‘s debut EP ‘Lost Is Found’.  Available now: https://pro.beatport.com/release/lost-is-found/1497482

Lost in depths of New York City’s underground club scene, you’ll find two producers collecting fragments of inspiration in the oddest places. On any night of the week you might find them raving in an abandoned Chinese restaurant or spinning records in one of Brooklyn’s many illegal DIY venues. The duo has channeled their inspirations into the studio, crafting analog heavy left-field house and techno designed for sweaty basements and dark warehouses.

Their debut EP ‘Lost Is Found’ shows them digging into the deeper and weirder side of dance music while still keeping an affinity to precise melodies and four on the flour rhythms. The EP’s title track is a dark and enigmatic house cut with a jacking beat and a deep ambiance. The following two tracks, ‘I’m Free’ and ‘Rat Acid’, are a pair of peak time techno cuts full of enigmatic rhythms and bouncy acid lines. Joining the release are a couple of remixes from Earl Grey and William Earl, both haling from the UK and of no relation. Earl Grey takes ‘Lost Is Found’ and tweaks it into a bouncy, understated, and sublimely deep house cut, while William Earl tackles ‘I’m Free’ with a slowed down and ghoulish chugging rework.

Pole Jam – Various Artists – Lady Leopard EP

UK Nu Disco/ House label Pole Position Recordings has a vinyl only sister label called Pole Jam Vinyl who has recently dropped the previews for their upcoming various artist EP. The 12″ includes four tracks of delightful deep disco and honestly, every track is unique, intriguing, and made for the dance floor. Have a listen and snag the pre-order.

Tracklist:
A1. Cassara – “Lady Leopard”
A2. Darko Kustura – “Peninsula”
B1. Cassara – “The Forest”
B2. Benny & Gain – “Approval”

MyKill – These Moments

Played at the right time and place, this track could change lives.

Wonder Cast 005: Rhythm Operator

L.A. based house aficionado Calvin James aka Rhythm Operator has been making some serious waves the past few years with a list of releases on a seemingly who’s who of underground dance labels. He first caught our ear with a his soulful EP on Let’s Play House, which he quickly followed up with a super funky and old school leaning release on Axe on Wax. His style is reminiscent of the old school sampling techniques of DJ Sneak and Todd Edwards, taking a would be obscure sample and re-contextualizing it to fit his dance floor vision. We asked Calvin to contribute and Wonder Cast and he delivered in spades, delivering a mix of deep, soulful house. Enjoy!

 

Pat Lok Ft. Desirée Dawson – All In My Head

It was a pleasuring watching Pat Lok continually churn out quality releases in 2014. Now that 2015 is well on it’s way, it’s evident that Pat has no intention of slowing down. His latest release seems to be the culmination of his style, combining the laid back R’n’B vocals of Desirée Dawson over a captivating chord progression that harmonically guides Desirée’s succinct melodies into the perfect symphonious abode [Voice Leading for the nerds out there, (take note n00bs)]. Add Pat’s lush bed of production, signature swing and hip-hop snare fills, plus, Kerry Chandler style house stabs, and you’ve got one slick dance-floor-ready bomb.

Included in the release are a trio of excellent remixes that re-envision ‘All In My Head’ while still keeping it themed for the dance floor. Honestly, I’d pay money just to hear Gold Fields loop the last minute of their remix all night. Needless to say, it will give you goosebumps. The Howson’s Groove and SYRE remixes are no feet draggers either.

Out now via Love & Other.

Bonus: Here’s a video of Pat performing ‘All In My Head’ live with Desirée Dawson at his residency at White Noise in Vancouver.