This Week in House Music: TSHA with Clementine Douglas, Sam Divine & Wham!
I hope you've been able to stay cool and hydrated during this massive heatwave. It's been hot all summer in most places, but dang this one's been a scorcher. As always, we're keeping it hot with fresh house for ya. TSHA has you out of the sun with the gorg new "Dancing In The Shadows," Sam Divine serves up two hours of poolside heaters, and George Michael brings us to paradise.
Best New Track: TSHA feat. Clementine Douglas – Dancing In The Shadows [Ninja Tune, Aug. 30]
Fast-rising London DJ/producer TSHA's debut album, Capricorn Sun, is almost here, due out on October 7 on Ninja Tune. Last week, she gave us another taste of its layered productions with her latest single "Dancing In The Shadows." The gorgeous, vibey track is a delightful mix of '90s rave beats that channel late club nights, dispersed with spacious sunrise-nodding moments, lifted by Clementine Douglas' angelic vocals.
Best New Mix: Defected Radio Show Hosted by Sam Divine - 02.09.22
The latest episode of Defected Radio Show, hosted by U.K. DJ/producer Sam Divine, is two hours of house heaters that will transport you to Croatia or Ibiza or wherever you'd rather be ocean-side raving right now. Theren are a ton of new tracks and all of them are HOT. Track IDs include Jamie Jones' "My Paradise (Vintage Culture Remix)," "Change" by Supershy featuring Wayne Snow, "Show Me Some Love" from Honey Dijon and Channel Tres, and Daphni's "Cloudy."
Best Classic Track: Wham! – Club Tropicana [1983, CBS Records]
Okay, so "Club Tropicana" isn't house house, but it is "post-disco," a great Ibiza theme song—the amazing music video was shot at the legendary Pike's in Ibiza. It has sparkling piano, fat bass, and pure sunshine vibes, and the the hot, jubilant end-of-summer dance party energy I need. The summer 1983 bop from Wham!—the perfect duo consisting of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley—and was the second song they wrote together as teenagers. It hit No. 4 on the UK Singles chart and was released on their debut album, Fantastic. May Michael be vibing at the heavenly Club Tropicana forever.