Bargrooves Après Ski 3.0 available to download via iTunes: http://po.st/BGAS3
The Bargrooves year would not be complete without our annual trip to the slopes. This new volume, Bargrooves Apres Ski 3.0, is the perfect place to kick off the New Year with a stylish mix of upfront house sounds as heard on the more discerning dancefloors and in the finer après ski lounges around Bargrooves’ favourite mountaintop destinations.
Containing two bonus mixes from Bargrooves A&R, master compiler and veteran of vertiginous clubland, Andy Daniell, this edition is an album of distinct halves. The first mix suits a pacier descent or a full throttle venture onto the dancefloor whilst the second side provides the soundtrack to a mellower ride or a more soulful backdrop to loungier post piste activities.
Big driving basslines for big air dominate the first mix. Route 94 enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2013 and here we include two of his productions; first up is his remix of MK’s 1992 classic Always, a huge floorfiller so far this Winter, which is followed by a compilation exclusive, Walls Come Tumbling Down. The unmistakable influence of one Ben Westbeech reaches across the album with his latest Breach hit, Everything You Never Had whilst his vocal features on the Jazzanova track I Can See. Right now, however, there is perhaps no bigger bassline than the debut from GotSome featuring the Get Along Gang: ‘Bassline’ has been building up a real head of steam across the club charts and is due its full commercial release this Spring.
A thread of quality soulful voices runs throughout the deeper sounds of the second mix. From the word go, Camo & Krooked’s Loving You Is Easy joins hooky strings and big piano chords to a classic soul vocal, whilst Holding On from James Fox features the intimate voice of Vanity Jay. With a career track record that demonstrates his various different talents, Donae’O’s knowledge and experience of both house and R’n’B make him the ideal cohort to produce fellow R’n’B singer/songwriter Terri Walker on her track He Loves Me. Further highlights includes a pair of DFTD label tracks: J.Cub delivers a thunderous deep houser set off by the perfectly paced vocal of Sarah Story, whilst Berlin producer Aaaron’s well-rounded roller, Feelin’ This, picks matters up a little with its heavy snares before slowly introducing a distorted looping vocal that never fails to get people moving.
As the Ski Season gathers pace, Bargrooves Après Ski 3.0 is the ultimate soundtrack to any discerning clubber’s winter holiday.
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