The last month has been a busy one for Rutherford House in and around London, with visits to EDC London, Eastern Electrics Festival and Ministry of Sound. As you might of guessed the occasions spanned a multitude of genres through progressive/commercial house, trance, deep house and techno, with each occasion meaning the discovery of new gems that shook the dance floors they were dropped on. As well as live, we've also discovered some huge tracks from the comfort of our homes, some new ones as well as old. Here are our favourite tracks of the month.
This hardstyle/tech trance track is one we found yesterday after returning from Eastern Electrics. Inspired by the high-tempo techno that was thumping through the Igloo-Vision tent we found this hardcore gem on youtube. It came out in 2008 and would definitely not have been played at Eastern Electrics, however the high energy and excitement is exactly what it felt like in that tent. The song as four sections, going from one stage to the next, hence the name, each level slightly harder than the one before. This one hits hard all the way through so be prepared!
This cool track features eerie vocals and the kind of deep techy repetition that sends you into a trance. Released by DJ Assassin through Recode Recordings in March 2011, this one is definitely worth a good listen, fitting the Eastern Electrics vibe really well. The groove here will undoubtedly get you moving on your feet or in your chair.
British deep house producer, DJ, club promoter and founder of the famous Circus Records, Yousef has blown us away again. ' Float Away ', which is set for release on the 26th August is a perfect deep chilled summer song, featuring bouncy basslines and mesmerising vocals from ' The Angel.' Seriously good vibes coming from this track, watch this space for release.
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This is huge! Released 10 days ago, South African DJ Nash has released this incredible three song EP. With relatively little coverage on this release with only 35o plays on soundcloud, hopefully this will spread as it is massive. The EP begins with a track called 'Rock N Roll Bassline' which pays compliment to its name, releasing into a huge electro drop. The second song is our favourite - beginning with delicate progressive chordplay this track soon turns into a monster, lashing into a hectic drop. Turn this up loud.
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This one was heard during Max Graham's Trance Set on Friday the 19th at Ministry of Sound. Taking Max's sound, John O'Callaghan remasters this track, taking it to a different, and i believe better level. Listen out for Alana Aldea's uplifting vocals that echo throughout, maintaing the Trance energy with whispers of 'Where are you'.
This track comes in from E M P T, a Romanian DJ based in Bucharest. The chilled vibe is blissfully summery, a great stress buster that is perfect for headphone listening on the sofa. Glitchy samples feature throughout in a similar style to that of Andrew Bayer, complimented well by 808 style drumming.
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