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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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Deep in the House 2014

Name may've been booted, but UK Garage still wins

Our last deep house list tacked on UK garage at the end, it does take over much of these lists, but as industry standards go it’s all deep house now. Though most of the house here has some influences from garage — grimier sounds with emphasis off the beat.

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2013’s Best Electrosoul

Relaxing with the loved one

Electronic is overtaking the industry and has done the same on this blog more & more each year. Our list of electronic music is so massive this year we split it in two.

First up is our best electro soul of 2013 that ranges from funk & jazz to R&B & dubstep (melodic dubstep). We weren’t sure if we wanted to include the remixes from our last list, 2013’s Top Remixes, but there is just as much soul in the remixes as any of the originals. Make sure to play through all 25, it’s got a good ebb and flow to it.

Also, stay tuned for our next list in electro: electronic dance music – and not that bullshit shit.

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Madeaux EP

Some steamy seduction in her'

A few years back, a respected blogger of mine told me that if you don’t have anything to say about a song, it’s not worth posting. But for me, sometimes the music is all I have to say. I can usually wrap a story around a song or at least put some entertainment with it, but sometimes I haven’t had enough time with the music and it’s just too hot to sit on.

Well, I’ve been sitting on Madeaux’s EP for far too long now. The first two tracks are especially worth looking into, with Madeaux’s usual piano playing in full melodic dress. See, not all that much to say, but if you take a look at the two you’ll understand why I couldn’t wait any longer.

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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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Madeaux · Circe

He's one of the one percenters

Most of the time I’m spouting off about a track’s vocals and declaring that 99% of producers can’t pull it off without ’em. Well, Madeaux is of that very few that can, and even though there is a bit of chorus transcendence in ‘Circe,’ the beat could sure as hell carry itself alone. I also gotta point out my appreciation for the change up in style Madeaux put on here. Going for a midtempo, kick bass heavy beat, ‘Circe’ is a slight enough shift in style to keep Madeaux fresh. + I love the slight touch of brass.

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The New Soul of R&B

with eleven 'hipster R&B' tracks carefully soulected

Ever since I started up Silence, I’ve always wanted to discover the next big thing in R&B, mainly because of my disliking for its mainstream counterpart over the past few decades. The problem with finding this underground soul that’s about to reinvent R&B is that they’re not easy to dig up online, but I managed to do it, eventually.

I got my first taste of neo soul, or so I liked to call it, when I heard the super-group out of Minneapolis, Gayngs, play ‘The Gaudy Side of Town.’ The group gained a decent following, but never enough to start a movement, even in light of all the names behind the project. Six months later, however, a duo out of Toronto created one soulful tune that set the spark for soul & R&B’s reunion, their name was The Weekend […]

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A Stoner’s Guide on Beats to Blaze to .2nd Edition.

featuring the trippiest & most relaxing electronica to just chill out to

The 1st edition of A Stoner’s Guide on Beats to Blaze to, featuring mostly hip hop, was a major failure, so I thought fuck the second edition… well, up until StumbleUpon got a hold of it about six months back. Apparently, there’s a whole lotta stoners on StumbleUpon because the traffic from there has been majority flowing in since.

So in tribute, I decided to start it back up and go from a hip-hop theme to an even trippier one. Now, all of these aren’t technically “trip hop” tracks, but they’re somewhere in that mix. So check out a handful of my finest, awe-inspiring electronica to smoke out to. I’ll also include a few albums from various genres if we get enough traction (ie. you share it with yo friends).

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Madeaux · Song #2

oo, that melody!

Madeaux presents another twisted tune with pretty piano playin on top and Ray J samples. I’ll let Madeaux explain why it’s called “Song #2″…

I wanted to give you a little background into this song because I feel like it’s fun when you can connect with the music you listen to on multiple levels. I wrote this song for my girlfriend a long time ago but I never finished it. Whenever we would talk and I’d tell her about new stuff I was working on she’d always ask “What about song #2” When I had sent her the song awhile back I just titled the mp3 song #2 because I had no concrete titles thought up yet. What I want to ask of all you listening is, what would you call this song What does it make you think of Post what you think in the comments below. I’d love to know your ideas.

So you’re still with the girlfriend I guess “Loved You” wouldn’t make her too happy.

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Madeaux · The Space Between Us

with samples from The Weeknd

I’ve heard many chop & skew The Weeknd’s vocals before, but Madeaux does it a little differently in “The Space Between Us.” He doesn’t try and overemphasize The Weeknd to entice people in, but takes what makes the vocals one of a kind and turns it into an even grander hypnotizer. At first I wasn’t quite sure if some of the vocals were even The Weeknd himself, they were that chopped & skewed, but that’s what makes it so special, he lets you glimpse in & out, seamlessly flowing through electro manipulation.

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