I t’s been really exciting to see the future house genre pick up so much speed so much in the past few months. The sound used to be exclusive to just a few DJ’s like Oliver Heldens and Tchami, but now a lot of artists are experiment with the genre. Future House Friday is back this week to promote four songs from DJ’s that are brand new to experiment with the bouncy, future house game.
Up first is The Dirty Code’s remix of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s track ‘Higher Place’ featuring Ne-Yo. Most of the Indian DJ duo’s music has a big room sound to it, so I was really excited to hear them experiment with future house. They’ve essentially removed Ne-Yo’s verses and replaced them with a groovy bass line. After the chorus the track drops into a twangy future house rhythm, and to be quite honest I’m enjoying this remix much more than the original. Check it out!
The next track is Nathan Rux & Maurice Durand’s collaboration, ‘Overload.’ What I really like about this upbeat track is that the breathy vocals play a minor role, giving the deep bass line a chance to shine. Both Nathan Rux and Maurice Durand hail from Germany, and although this is the only track on both their SoundCloud pages, their futures look promising (pun intended).
Third is ELIAS’ remix of The Weeknd’s popular song ‘Can’t Feel My Face.’ This track, which builds in intensity as you keep listening, is executed perfectly by ELIAS. It starts with the emptiness of only the Weeknd’s alluring vocals and then drops into a deep bass sound, which is followed by a fast drum line during the second verse until the second louder, bouncier drop. I definitely can’t feel my face by the time this song is over.
The last track this week is Elior’s rework of ‘Say My Name’ by Destiny’s Child. Even though the original is from 1999, I’m always excited when I hear this song still being sampled almost two decades later. This rework is smooth and melodic— my favorite part is the way Elior places high-pitched piano keys throughout the track, creating starry vibes that complement the smooth R&B vocals of Destiny’s Child.