This Week in House Music: ATTLAS & Mango, Jubilee, Bizarre Inc & Angie Brown
I hope everyone has been staying cool during these crazy heatwaves everywhere. Luckily, it's always the right weather for some hot house music! This week, we have a dreamy progressive house single, a fire Lot Radio mix, and a '90s U.K. house banger.
Best New Track: ATTLAS & Mango - Over The Water (Extended Mix) [July 22, Monstercat Silk]
Progressive house producers ATTLAS and Mango have paired up for a dreamy new single on Monstercat Silk, "Over the Water." The melodic track "draws inspiration from the beauty of Lake Huron, a natural escape that ATTLAS frequents for creative stimulation." It features ethereal vocals and shimmering chords over a pulsing yet chilled beat; a perfect soundtrack for a colorful sunset, poolside hang, or scenic drive.
Best New Mix: JUBILEE @ The Lot Radio 07 - 20 - 2022
If you've been following This Week in House Music, you know I love the Lot Radio in Brooklyn, as quite a few of the best mix selections have come from their sets. Since I'm back in the Big Apple, I returned to the Lot IRL last week and caught Florida-born New York-based Jubilee dropping a fire set (her parents were there too!). She opens with Beyoncé's "BREAK MY SOUL" and serves up a vibey mix of new and classic house tracks, along with some acid house and bouncing breaks. She selected tracks from her two Brooklyn club sets that weekend, including her remix of Soul Clap's "Manners, Mood & Attitude," "Echoes" by UCHU, "BEACH BALL" by DJ Rob-E, "A Place Called Acid" by Rennie Pilgrem, "Adons' "No Way Back," and Planet Patrol's "Play At Your Own Risk."
Best Classic Track: Bizarre Inc (feat Angie Brown) – I'm Gonna Get You (Original Flavour Mix) [1992, Vinyl Solution]
"Whyyy waste your time? You know you're gonna be mine?" Angie Brown sings with pure energy and confidence on Bizarre Inc's '90s dance classic "I'm Gonna Get You." The track interpolates Jocelyn Brown's 1987 track "Love's Gonna Get You" (where the "I'm gonna get you baby" part comes from) and brings that '80s pop vibe straight to the '90s dancefloor. It's a quintessential example of everything I love about '90s Euro-dance—big energy female vocals contrasting with deep-voiced guy raps over an infectious four-on-the-floor bassline, topped off with piercing, plastic synths.
The track topped the U.K. dance and pop charts and Canadian and U.S. dance charts. It also furthered the underground success of breaky acid house banger "Playing With Knives." Both singles, along with the album's third single, "Took My Love," also featuring Brown, are featured on Bizarre Inc's second album, Energique. The pivotal '90s U.K. house trio consisted of Dean Meredith, Andrew Meecham, and Carl Turner.
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