As we venture further from the sun laden festival season, we take a moment to look back on some of our favourite new house grooves that made their way through our speakers in the month of September. Our a Heroes Of House this month features labels such as Defected, Higher Ground and Ministry Of Sound with heaving Tech through to driving progressive. Sourced from around the globe, some of these have been bubbling for the past few weeks while others are fresh of the press, so without further ado.
Endor – Pump It Up
From the first listen, it was evident this song had something special and was going to have some serious potential to get crowds moving. The simple yet powerful vocal combined with a thumping bass has Endor sending you on an epic housey adventure. It’s currently sitting at #3 on the Beatport Top 100 chart and getting airtime on BBC and Triple J amongst and spins at the biggest clubs and festival stages around. It was signed by the mighty Defected Records.
Franky Wah – Hide (feat. Robinson)
Having exploded onto the scene this in the past 12 months, the UK’s Franky Way is proving his hype with yet another new earworm via Ministry Of Sound. It’s only been out for a few days but we’re certain this one will be getting a rinsing in clubs for months to come. It was given a nod of approval from Pete Tong in his Essential Selection mix and landed in Spotify’s New Music Friday and UK House playlists. ‘Hide’ features vocal from rising New Zealander Robinson, and was first heard during Franky Wah’s Creamfields set.
Needs No Sleep & Wildfire – On The Edge
Having climbed its way up the Australian club charts to take out the #1 spot, this one has its A grade club certification. Needs No Sleep and Wildfire have cooked up a captivating tune which features a seductive and soulful voice that primes it even more for a secret weapon. It was released through tastemaker Australian label Be Rich Records and is gaining steady momentum online and in the DJ booths.
Billy Kenny & Huxley – SWEAT
A great house record will get you dancing and moving no matter where you are and what you are doing. Well, Billy Kenny and Huxley’s ‘SWEAT’ undoubtedly passes that test with flying colours. Primed to fill late-night dance floors, it’s climbed its way to hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify and now you can hear it in the iconic Housewerk playlist. It’s out through Ultra Records.
Walker & Royce, VNSSA – Rave Grave
Marking the launch of Diplo’s new house imprint Higher Ground, this epic track brings the heat with an infectious groove, which is not a surprise considering he’s road-tested it himself across the globe. First heard at EDC during VNSSA’s set, it’s been sending crowds wild ever since. If you are hungry for a little more it comes along with B Side ‘The Bizness” and they have a previous collaboration called ‘Word’ which are both well worth your time.
Petey Mac – Don’t Trip
US producer Petey Mac serves up some heaving tech-house that channels the energy of legends such as Prok & Fitch and Green Velvet. Don’t Trip’s club-ready rumbling bassline, crafty samples and well placed vocal chops will hook you in. It was first premiered by Data Transmission and it’s a monstrous tune that will work on any dance floor. Having previously found his music in Housewerk, Mint, and Dance Rising – we won’t be surprised if this one ends up there as well. It’s available now through Zero Cool’s Deep Imprint.
Listen to all these & more in our ‘Heroes Of House’ Spotify playlist.
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