Freshen up your playlist with Dan Aux's six new bangers
Mason - Rhino
A track of truly epic proportions, ‘Rhino’ is by far the most appropriate name for this brass-enhanced stomper of a house track. From Mason, a producer from the Netherlands who flatly refuses to play by the rules, ‘Rhino’ has all the attributes required to totally shut down festivals and clubs over this summer and beyond. With fearsome vocals from London singer/songwriter Dyanna Fearon, who literally brings the “fire”, the track brings a fairly new sound to Defected, one that represents a forward-moving direction of house music. Prepare to never, ever get bored of this track.
Groove Armada - Tune 101 ft Slarta Jon
More recently Groove Armada have concentrated on a more dense, underground-aimed sound
Their 'Tune 101' EP on Steve Lawler’s VIVa is a masterclass in bumping and rolling house again teaming up with longtime vocal collaborator and the UK’s most iconic, cult MCs Slarta Jon injecting the uplifting party vibes!
Format:B - Not Enuff
Format:B picks up where his dance hit Chunky left us last year. This time plunging deeper into the darker ravier side of house yet keeping it funky up top with those trademark house rhythms and cowbells!
Fred V & Grafix - Sugar
Drum & Bass duo Fred V & Grafix bring their second single into 2017; sonically in tune with the first glimpse of album three yet 'Sugar' shifts down from their ordinary drum & bass tempo into a bluesy, electric-guitar led oasis of lo-fi beats and electro-funk licks.
‘Sugar’ marries distorted vocal high-ranges from Fred V with a woozy backdrop of clicky drum pads and wavy synths. For those who’ve followed the pair’s journey since the days of ‘Major Happy’ will have noticed the incremental steps towards their high-in-the-clouds, signature sound. Now able to expertly reflect and interpret across different genres, the formidable duo confidently steps into new territory.
Ladi 6 - Guru
Taken from the upcoming "Royal Blue 3000" EP which will be released on June 2nd. Guru is like a warm embrace from an old friend with amazing melodies and harmonies that instantly set your mood to chill and Ladi's smooth and soulful vocals put your mind at ease!
NVOY - Make You Mine
London-based duo NVOY's second single, “Make You Mine” from their forthcoming "Aurum EP". NVOY have infused “Make You Mine” with a sense of fun and wild abandon. "It's about the feeling when you stop second-guessing yourself and just go for someone that you've been thinking about. It's about the release that comes from that"