Three months have passed since Tchami shared his most recent “Confessions” mix, which came in February, shortly after his latest single, “Adieu.” Now, days after the release of Chace’s broadly-reaching “Adieu” remix, the French future house influencer has published the sixth installment of his fervently followed mix series.
Tchami opens “Confessions #6” with Kevin Spacey’s chilling delivery of the foreboding line, “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” Thereafter, the stage is set for Martin Bresso’s musical opener – Habstrakt and Dustycloud’s menacing, unreleased bass house collaboration, “Crows.” Throughout the hourlong set, Bresso vacillates between an array of bass house (including Habstrakt’s high-profile Skrillex joint, “Chicken Soup), future house, and club-germane tech house.
Some standout selections from “Confessions #6” include Cazztek’s formidable remix of “Devils” by ANGELZ and CamelPhat’s “Hangin’ Out With Charlie” – a current tech house favorite in clubs globally.
We just reported to you how incredibly massive the sixth installment of Tchami’s ‘Confessions’ mix was. I mean this mix was packed wall to wall with house heaters that will keep you going for some time to come. When we picked apart the pieces a little bit and reviewed the track list courtesy of 1001
Tchami is one of the very few artists in the game right now who haven’t changed their sound over the past few years. From ‘After Life’ in 2015, to quite possibly the most popular house track in years ‘Adieu’ Tchami ALWAYS has a funky future house vibe to his tracks. His latest mix ‘Confessions #6′ which
Teenage sensation Chace has widely been touted by fellow producers as something of a prodigy. Based out of Shanghai, the 18-year-old has already been signed onto Mad Decent and Yellow Claw’s Barong Family described the gifted producer as “one of those extraordinary musicians you encounter only once every few years.”
Having released two EPs at the tender age of 17, Chace tackles his most ambitious project to date, remixing future house legend, Tchami. Remixing the French juggernaut’s single “Adieu,” the wunderkind has tastefully re-worked the track, giving it his signature house treatment. From the outset the tone is set with a powerful kick drum and groovy percussive elements. Vocal samples further complement the track’s soothing tone, before it smoothly transitions into an equally slick bass drop, characterized by plucked guitar samples.
The club oriented remix is an impressive undertaking, especially as it inverts, rather than removes, the essence of Tchami’s gorgeous original.
Ultra‘s intercontinental dance conquest continues today following the announcement of a new offshoot in Mexico City later this year. The events giant has now dropped a lengthy phase two reveal for Ultra Singapore’s summer 2017 edition, further sweetening the deal with date announcements for Ultra Beach Bali later in the year. The Singaporean edition, held June 10 – 11, includes live headlining performances from Pendulum, Tchami, and KSHMR, with Tiesto, Steve Angello, Sasha and John Digweed all taking top billings as well.
Don Diablo, Steve Aoki, Martin Solveig and Hardwell will all make their way to Singapore for this year’s event as well. Supporting acts billed for 2017 further include Rich Chigga, GTA, ANNA and more. Pairing the Singapore edition’s second phase lineup with more exciting news, Ultra Beach Bali will officially return this year on September 14-15.
From the orient to the occident, those looking for a festival on the go won’t have to look too far to hit an Ultra Worldwide event at any point on the globe.
All puns aside, the last thing we expected was Tchami to drop a new track right as his Prophecy Tour kicked off this week. Set to hit numerous cities in North America, the Prophecy Tour will keep Tchami busy over the next several weeks, but the Parisian producer nears the end of the first week of the tour by dropping an entirely new track. The best part? It takes his music in a familiar yet exciting new direction.
“Adieu” finds Tchami exploring a more uplifting side of his sound, one with almost tropical-sounding percussion, soft synths and a powerful sample. A fuzzy warble punctuates the track, hinting at Tchami’s darker side before he rings it in in favor of a more house-inspired mood. Originally known for his future house songs with glitchy vocal samples and dark synths, “Adieu” contrasts to Tchami’s signature sound without sounding alien, a rare feat for a producer known so well for a darker persona. We’re intrigued to see if he explores more of this lighter, house-inclined sound in the future, but for now we are happy to see Tchami step into the light.
Carrying a genre can often lead to a sharp and sudden case of fatigue, but Parisian heavyweight Tchami just hasn’t gotten this memo yet. Lumbered several years ago with flag-bearing duties in the rise of the so-called “future house” sound, the Parisian’s footsteps have always felt intrinsically focussed on leading a creative and quality driven charge in spite of the genre’s rise to popularity.
On return to Tchami’s own Confession imprint, “Adieu” befittingly says goodbye to some of his more hallmarked musical attributes, channeling a dialed back and semi-progressive take on proceedings. It’s different, but the track keeps enough groove and stamina to have us convinced this one hasn’t been outsourced in the studio department. 2017 is going to be a year where a lot of artists jump ship on the sound they stapled their industry presence with, but for Confession’s latest, Tchami shows that there’s room to shake things up without shamelessly chasing pastures greener.
Techno is increasingly stepping out of the underground confines it was once relegated to, thanks to artists like BlackGummy, Rezz, and LA’s Andre Haglund. Better known as Drezo, the 26-year-old producer has a knack for pulsing, ominous techno, though releases from his catalog frequently experiment with evident hip-hop and house inspiration.
For his latest offering, Haglund sticks to his warehouse roots with a dark new remix. Crafting an aggressive flip on Tchami and Malaa‘s “Prophecy,” the producer brands the once buoyant house tune with his sinister techno seal. Marking his first release of 2017, Haglund is offering up his remix free of charge.
Modifying the original with slight shifts in tempo and melody, the “Guap” producer swaps Tchami and Malaa’s playful bounce for a pummeling bassline. Chopping and layering the original’s sample selection with a heavy dose of reverb, Drezo adds another ace remix to an already impressive arsenal of inventive reworks.
Tchami and Malaa’s “Prophecy” was released about four months ago and since then has been remixed by numerous artists. Hailing from LA, Drezo has been producing remixes and originals that have gained a lot of attention from fans and artists. My personal favorite has been Drezo’s hard hitting remix of Drowning Pool’s “Bodies”. Featuring his
Music fans got a huge treat today with the release of Drezo’s remix of “Prophecy” by Tchami & Malaa.
Already a powerful deep house banger, Drezo put his own dark and twisted spin on the track for maximum dance floor effect. Boasting characteristic synth stabs and a dirty bassline, Drezo’s ability to transform any track into one befitting his own sound is second to none.
Check the track out below and grab it for free if you dig!