Stoney Charts | Week 9 | Faluvia’s Top 10

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Stoney Charts | Week 9 | Faluvia’s Top 10

Who knows music better than DJs, right? I find most of my favorite tracks hidden inside sets and mixes by my favorite artists (which is why Shazam is the shiznit!). A great DJ is a goldmine of music history, revealing fresh tunes along with those buried gems from the past we might have missed. In our never-ending search for NEW music, it’s important to remember the relevance and value of the “old” stuff. My top 10 this week is plenty of new and old, and another homage to HOUSE — particularly of the DEEP persuasion…because I just can’t get enough.

Dusky – What I Never Knew

Londoner duo Dusky also make progressive house under the alias Solarity, but they reserve their Duskey moniker for genre hopping. “What I Never Knew” is deep and sultry, which is probably why I discovered it on the Toolroom Goes Deep 3 compilation. Its richly layered soundscape — especially the orgasmic bassline throb — would be the perfect theme song for a sweaty midnight tryst.

Listen to the full 6min version here.

Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me

Clearly I’ve been on a deep house kick lately. But Chris Malinchak’s is more of a soulful love song in contrast to Dusky’s sexy slumper — you could walk down the aisle to romance like this — not to mention it hit the No. 2 spot on BBC Radio 1’s Top 40 list! I probably should have noticed it on repeat during Ultra Music Festival, but it first registered in my brain while listening to MK’s Defected In The House Takeover, (and of course he added his magic MK touch with a feisty remix).

MK – Storm Queen – Look Right Through (MK Dub III)

Speaking of MK’s magic, this man is prolific and can produce his ass off. He started when he was a 14 year old kid and has become an institution, responsible for creating some of the best house records ever. He also loves doing dub edits, like this one. The very first MK dub edit came to be almost by accident when a record company didn’t like his first vocal remix version, so he whipped up a new one — the now legendary Nightcrawlers track, “Push The Feeling On” (Dub of Doom). The first MK dub I personally fell in love with was “" target="_blank">Get Dumb” by Swedish House Mafia and Laidback Luke. I first heard “Storm Queen” in Copyright’s Live from Ministry of Sound Mix.

Dirty Channels – On The Way feat. Rosina

I found this track in Ida Engberg’s set at Panorama Bar. Milan based duo Dirty Channels boast a hefty resume, signed to Ovum, Defected, Culprit, Hot Waves and Italian imprint Manocalda. The full-bodied basslines in “On The Way” match sublimely with Rosina’s dreamy vocals, delivered with deadpan attitude. I had to include the lyrics, which seem to be telling a story about literally sleeping on the floor, and symbolically…dancing your life away?

“I only visited one time, got on a plane took the train, and saw women wear black bears. And the hotel we were staying, the other DJ had fallen asleep. So we lived we died on the floor, so we lived we died on the floor. Got up and got lost, on the train on the way to the show, we so wired we dreaming. So we lived we died on the floor, so we lived we died on the floor…”

Hot Since 82 – Knee Deep In Louise

This one caught my ear in Toyboy & Robin’s guest mix on Foamo’s Rinse FM show. The vocals in here are utterly fantastic….I wonder who Louise is…?

Ida Engberg & David West – Abataka

Not only is this a beautiful track, it’s inspired by the desire to better the world. In 2009 Ida Engberg and David West joined with 16 other producers to create Kitball’s It Began In Africa compilation and charity project. Every track was made from a reinterpretation of original songs from The African Childrens Choir™, and profits were given back to the choir. It’s impossible not to love a track conceived by and for the children!

Turbofunk – Gotta Move (Trent Cantrelle & Chris Cox Mix)

Trente Cantrelle is a personal fav, but the only reason I came across this 2006 remix is because he recently posted it on Facebook. What we consider “old” in EDM time can mean only a few months, so songs like this from years back can feel like ancient relics. The vocal element has a really fun old school flavor, but the song still maintains its funky freshness.

R. Kelly – Bump N Grind (Waze & Odyssey Mix)

I never expected to have R. Kelly pop (out of the closet) into my top 10 list, but that just goes to show how powerful a house makeover can be. Waze & Odyssey’s breakdown is probably one of the best EVAR, especially with the jazzy sax finish and the way they chop up his vocals throughout. Even if your mind is telling you “no,” your body is only going to say “HELL MOFO’ing YES!” to this bump-n-grindin.

Miss Kittin – Tamarin Bay

Ever since I watched a Kittin interview recently where she said, “I came into this rave party world to be free” as a way to explain why she does what she does, I’ve been kind of in love with her. Not only is she a legendary producer/DJ/singer, but she also seems like a really rad, grounded person. “Tamarin Bay” is simply magical, and calls to mind the image of sunlight glittering on water.

Route 94 – Forget The Girl

Route 94 is a mystery. According to Skream & Benga, it’s the alias of a well-known UK producer who refuses to reveal his/her alter identity. FACT has offered a few hunches as well as a free download of “Forget The Girl,” which I came across in Foamo’s recent Rinse FM guestmix by Toyboy & Robin. You’ll probably also recognize Route 94’s massive tune FLY 4 LIFE — the only other track posted on his/her Soundcloud page!


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