Alright folks, look’s like we’re all taking Dillon Francis’ (DJ Hanzel’s) advice and going one deeper. Deep house has been around for years, just like many other sub-genres of house music, but is now getting some major attention. But there’s no way you can fit an entire guide to deep house in one post, we just thought it would be helpful to showcase some of the best. Hailed as EDM’s savior, a lot of electronic music fans are quickly gravitating towards the more groovy, bass line centered deep house.
Now, when I say ‘deep house’, I’m REALLY generalizing it as an umbrella genre for future funk/house, UK garage, as well as classic deep house. To be honest, we’re approaching an era in electronic music where genre lines are totally skewed — but that’s a topic for another day, folks.
We already talked about some of the things killing EDM, maybe some of these reasons are pushing fans to go deep? Who knows? Just have an open mind and enjoy music out of your comfort zone.
Now this list below serves purpose just ust as a brief introduction Check them out and get to know more than a few artists to keep on your musical radar when you’re cruising Spotify or crafting your newest Pandora playlist.
Grammy nominated Duke Dumont took over last summer with tunes ‘I Got U’ and ‘Need U 100%’ — showcasing his classic yet new-age production styles.
At this point, you should be familiar with Guy and Howard aka Disclosure after their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Settle’ made them international icons.
The duo of Aluna Francis and George Reid are rapidly gaining speed after their ‘Body Music’ album and it’s subsequent remix album gained mass appeal for Aluna’s sultry vocals and George’s unique production.
The UK duo Gorgon City first rose to fame with their 2013 tune ‘Real’, but are most known for their collaboration with vocalist MNEK, ‘Ready For Your Love’
The British band formed in 2011 have been producing steadily phenomenal tracks, but their debut album ‘Home’ highlighted their wide range of skills from drum & bass, to deep house.
One of the most unique duo’s, Bondax, received notoriety for their smash hit ‘Gold’, and as they prep their album release — random remixes, edits and bootlegs allow the two to flex their creative muscles.
The young Australian upstart kicked off last year with an epic album release featuring some of today’s best rappers, but his remix of Lorde’s ‘Tennis Court’ was absolutely massive.
Out of nowhere comes Lido with his massive yet melodic productions. Similar to the stylings of Flume — Lido’s tune ‘Money’ is an instant hit.
Clocking in right around 4:20, one of the most massive deep house releases last year came from another Australian — Lancelot, who hinges heavily on 90’s R&B for his new-age deep house sounds.
One of the most talented artists on this list is 19 year old producer, singer, and songwriter: MNEK. His collaborations with Gorgon City and Rudimental have garnered him some success but his recent solo releases ‘Every Little Word’ and ‘Wrote A Song About You’ are helping establish him as a solo artist.
Tchami is an artist that’s unique production sounds and remixes have pushed him to the top of everyone’s lists after his debut EP on Fool’s Gold. Receiving love from some of the biggest names in dance music, it’s amazing to watch this young Parisian DJ’s career kick off.