It was in September of 2011 when Italian progressive dynamos, Promise Land, took DJ Bam Bam’s Keep Movin’ and turned it into an underground club smasher. This song features a dark voice supplied by Alex Peace that creates a creepy mood worthy of any afterhours club. The tension builds so well right up to the drop which is unleashed in the form of white noise and crazy acid beats. You will not expect what you’re about to hear.
More recently, Promise Land did some work with Chuckie in their fairly new single “Breaking Up,” which reached #5 on the Beatport Charts.
Party Monster hasn’t had a lot of playtime around the DJ circuit but has recently been used by big guns, Gabriel & Dresden. It starts off with a euphoric, air keyboard inducing melody, and builds up to a drop that will absolutely blind-side you.
Antonio Giacca is a producer and owner of his own label out of L.A. who claims his “best music comes from dreams.” It sounds like this tune came from a nightmare. You’ll see what we mean.
This song’s been getting a lot of play time in Benny Benassi’s sets recently and we don’t think enough people know about it. Tear the Club Up is an electro-monster that emulates the Chuckie & Hardwell ‘Move It 2 the Drum’ kind of sound. Hailing from New York, Gosteffects released a 5-track EP back in March and even before it was released, the soundcloud preview to songs off the EP hit #1 on the Hype Machine chart.
Since then, ‘Tear the Club’ has never really got the recognition it deserves, which is why we’re giving it Hidden Gem status.
After taking in a 5 hour Steve Angello set at the Veld Festival After Party inside Guvernment’s Kool Haus, we were exposed to a ton of gems we’d never heard before. For the first 2 hours he played a set full of all the songs you would expect him to drop (Knas, Leave the World Behind, etc.) and the ones you wouldn’t expect him to (Just One More Time Baby & African Drop (Tom Staar Remix)).
But then 4:30am hit and the feel good Swedish House Mafia Steve Angello was replaced by the dark, underground Steve Angello that most of us had no idea existed.
The haunting and dirty tech house ride he took us on for the next 2.5 hours all started with this tune right here, the Eddie Halliwell Remix to Trisco’s Musak.
Techno veteran Umek is back at it with a dark new record that has been appropriately included on this years Toolroom Records ‘Ibiza Essentials 2012′ CD compilation. The infectious sound of Unclear Mechanics is edgy and built on a strong techno core that will be stuck in your head for days. Already regarded as one of the greatest techno artists out there, Umek continues to give fans jaw dropping records to solidify his place among the genres most respected artists. The techno sound continues to evolve and will forever be a staple in Toronto’s club scene.
Ignore the cheezy name and just hit play. If there’s one thing that today’s music doesn’t have enough of, it’s horns. And this tune has plenty. The trumpet solo breakdown in the middle that leads into the bass heavy drop will blow your mind.
To all producers: More horns in house music please!
This song came out in February and doesn’t have nearly as many plays as it should have, which is why we’re calling it today’s Hidden Gem.