Essential Downloads from Charlie Hedges this season
Discover the downloads you must have this autumn from Charlie Hedges who presents monthly podcasts on sound cloud.
Max Chapman – Get Freaky [Elrow] https://soundcloud.com/elrowmusic/max-chapman-get-freaky-original-mix
Ok so this month’s Charlie’s Angel is a bit of a double up. Firstly, we’ve got Max Chapman who is smashing it on the production front right now – seriously, where does he find the time to make all these tunes?! He’s got a knack for getting the right vocal locked down and threaded into a big, bassy track – when his promos come through, you know they’ll be big on the dancefloor and Get Freaky is no different. Secondly – shout out to Elrow! These guys have been smashing it on both the label and promotion side of things – their parties are like no other and their releases encapsulate the kind of vibe you can expect at any of their parties. If they’re in your town, make sure you check them out!
DJ Zinc – Magic https://youtu.be/E_mgDU7uqnI
One of dance music’s true innovators, Zinc has been on the scene for years (Super Sharp Shooter is 20 years old this year!) and never fails to deliver. Out now on SubSoul, Magic is definitely a far cry from the DnB days, or his ‘Crack House’ stuff, but just proves he can succeed in every genre. Big summer vibes on this one – the perfect groover.
Patrick Topping – HOWK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnPBO4LNjVI
Since 2014’s ‘Forget’ cemented Patrick Topping as one of the country’s most in-demand producers, he has become a staple on festival line ups all over the world. His latest offering on Hot Creations is a definite late night club weapon: big bass, plenty of energy and a hint of vocal – I can see this being an Ibiza favourite.
Tuff London – Sending love https://youtu.be/G2Su8435iWI
I’m expecting Tuff London to blow up massively by the end of 2016. Their debut on Toolroom, ‘Sending Love’ hit the spot throughout Ibiza this summer and if you didn’t catch it then, you can now! Big pianos, basslines and more than just a dab of ‘catchy-as-you-like’ – it’s no wonder that Carl Cox, Danny Howard and plenty more were smashing this one. Keep an eye out for the guys, you heard it here first 😉
Mark Knight – Cough N Drop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mdi0En_6uU
Ark Knight is a bit of a legend really – label boss at Toolroom who crank out some of the biggest tunes time and time again, and all round top bloke. Cough n Drop is a step towards the classic melody-driven style of house that I love and best of all – this one is available as a free download. If you haven’t already, go grab yourself a copy!
Hannah Wants – Just (Illyus & Barrientos Remix) https://youtu.be/ZJAFrY0X8_E
Illyus & Barrientos have been slowly building up a serious arsenal of big productions and are getting noticed by all the right people at the moment. Here, the Scottish duo take Hannah Wants’ ‘Just’ down a deeper, funkier route and pull it off perfectly. I’ve been playing this one all summer, expect to hear more of it through the rest of 2016 too!