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House + Heartbreak

· · · · Dance it off · · · ·

This is our third year celebrating anti-Valentine’s day 2015 | 2016. We didn’t plan on doing one this year, but the house we have is always soulful, which at least half the time is about heartbreak. There were so many classics stored up we had to throw this together.

We also got another house head to whip up her own. Lauren helped me with the first heartbreak playlist about hip hop and has created her own list for house, a few of which I so badly wanted to steal for myself.

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About a Girl

Listen to the lyrics. They tell a better story than I do.

Here’s a special one for ya. It’s the first story I’ve written on here, at least a personal one. And of course it’s accompanied with a playlist, which tells the story much better. My writing only covers the first night and only 95% of that. Ya gotta earn the rest.

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Deep House | Love & Dance

So much house we split it in two

We’ve had two deep house lists so far, one two, but this one got too big so we split it in two.

First half is on the lighter side of deep house. Most the music deals in Love and the shit parts of it. Reminds me a lot of our Horizontal Disco playlist, but a little deeper with the house.

The other half is on a much heavier side of bass that’s a bit better for dancing. Late night raging that is. Both are good for dancing, depending on your mood.

Let me know how you’d order these differently if you had the chance.

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Luminaire

My introduction to house music

We didn’t really post any house music until a few years into the blog. For all I can tell Luminaire was our first and he’s still one of our favorite. Right now I’m thinkin the favorite.

The man finds the best vocals in disco and puts such heavy house in, that four on the floor kinda fashion. But it’s the small adjustments he makes to his music that makes it not sound so fuckin generic. Something many famous house producers need to recognize.

Luminaire has one of the healthiest collections of hits out there. And when he took down his SoundCloud, we got the honor of putting some of his best back up.

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Deep House & UK Garage 2014

This year's bass is sounding much better than last.

This list is best for the late hours at the club and seems to be replacing glitch & bass music for the darker side of dance – as apposed to its more feel-good Disco House counterpart.

It really should have a two words tops title because Deep House & UK Garage is too much. I thought deep dance fit well, but I don’t think I like it enough. Help me out, word people.

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Goldstar · Ain’t Ready To Go Home (Luminaire Rmx)

Compare it to the original and tell me sampling isn't an art

I need to see this in a much more massive way. Whether it’s at a huge festival or on a movie that depicts it better, this one has bigger than ballroom potential. Luminaire doesn’t change it up much in his remix of GOLDSTAR, but a little bit in a lot of ways and really flips shit towards the end.

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Luminaire · Like We Used To

with a lil' Something, Something thrown in

Luminaire is such a favorite of mine because he picks such good vocals. ‘Like We Used To’ is a simple dirty disco beat with a few verses repeated, but the vocals are chosen so well and the beat is matched up so right. –Gotta get him doin legit collabs soon though.

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2012’s Future Soul Music

Covering the future of R&B & disco with a lil' funk rolled in

Soul music is back with a whole new influence. Just two years ago I couldn’t find a half decent disco track, let alone anything funk or R&B. So like I do best, I filtered the shit out of the web and found me some good ol’, new-fashioned Soul music. This new style of Soul, however, isn’t like before, there are all sorts of electronic influences grown in. So let’s take a look at my Soul obsessions of 2012 and see what’s in store for the future.

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Luminaire · No More

When will this guy ever go wrong? (never)

I’m starting to think, like disco, I post too much Luminaire. I’ve pretty much posted everything he’s released this year, something I rarely do. But Luminaire seems to get it right every time and I just can’t help but associate myself to it any chance I get.

‘No More’ is well over a year old, but I wasn’t familiar with it back then. Luminaire, however, recently updated the track as a redux and it feels a bit more complete, smoothing out the rough edges. Although, the original does get to the good stuff quicker. Let me know if you spot anything you different you like in the two.

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Luminaire ·· Separate Ways

From Disco to House, just like our soulful forefathers

Luminaire’s Seperate Ways is a 5-track EP with a healthy mix of House & Disco. And even though it’s hard to differentiate Disco from House at times, I of course flock to the side that carries the soulful singers (disco, I’m guessing). ‘Allready Over’ & ‘It Will Be Allright’ are right up there with what first got me into my love lust with Luminaire, but they still gotta ways to go to toppel my first love.

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