Stage Hoppers’ House Cat Hits returns with some of the best house music from this week! This week we feature music from Nic Fanciulli, RÜFÜS DU SOL, MEDUZA, and more! Get lost in the hypnotic beats and unforgettable tunes of House Cat Hits.
Nic Fanciulli – On My Mind
Nic Fanciulli, a stalwart of the house music scene, continues to shine with his latest release on Rekids, marking his third outing on the label. “On My Mind” is a standout track that exudes style and seduction, featuring captivating, looped vocals, disco-infused house beats, and an abundance of feel-good energy. Fanciulli’s mastery of funky basslines and innovative samples results in a groove that’s both fun and heartwarming, destined to have crowds immersed and hands raised high. Meanwhile, “U Gotta” seamlessly blends classic influences with a contemporary twist, gradually building with layers of sustained strings, pulsating bass, and enchanting diva vocals. When the drop comes, it’s a euphoria-inducing moment that’s bound to set any dancefloor on fire. With this EP, Nic Fanciulli showcases his enduring ability to craft timeless, crowd-pleasing house music.
Nic Fanciulli shares:
Really excited to get this EP out on Rekids. Been testing and working on this record for a couple of years and happy to see it finally get released through one of my favourite labels.”
RÜFÜS DU SOL, Adriatique and WhoMadeWho – “Miracle” [remix]
RÜFÜS DU SOL, the Grammy-winning live electronic trio, delivers a euphoric remix of Adriatique and WhoMadeWho‘s collaborative hit, ‘Miracle.’ In their first official remix since 2021, RÜFÜS DU SOL infuses their signature melodic magic into the track, creating an eight-minute sonic journey of soft synth builds, sultry vocal chops, and mesmerizing percussion. This reimagining takes ‘Miracle’ to new heights, making it an ideal choice for sun-soaked dancefloors and starry nights. With RÜFÜS DU SOL’s impeccable touch, they’ve extended the original in an epic manner, turning ‘Miracle’ into a future classic, as affirmed by Adriatique. WhoMadeWho also celebrates the collaboration, referring to it as a little musical miracle. RÜFÜS DU SOL’s ‘Miracle’ remix is a testament to their prowess as they continue to soar on the heels of their Grammy win and promise more musical enchantment in the future.
Kaskade, Lauren L’aimant – “Save Me”
Kaskade and Lauren L’aimant join forces to deliver a sensational new single, “Save Me.” This track is a mesmerizing blend of Kaskade’s signature melodic house sound and L’aimant’s hauntingly beautiful vocals. “Save Me” takes listeners on an emotional journey through lush, atmospheric production, with a heartfelt lyrical narrative that tugs at the heartstrings. Kaskade’s skillful production, combined with L’aimant’s evocative performance, results in a captivating and ethereal musical experience that is both dancefloor-ready and emotionally resonant. “Save Me” is a testament to the enduring power of electronic music to move the soul and inspire the body to move.
Henry Fong & Axel Boy – “Down Like That”
Henry Fong and Axel Boy‘s collaboration on “Down Like That” is an electrifying festival anthem that’s set to leave listeners in a state of exhilaration. The track’s bass-driven pulse, paired with edgy rave synths and punchy rap vocals, creates a sonic rollercoaster of high-energy beats. It seamlessly blends elements of bass-heavy dubstep with infectious house rhythms, ensuring that it’ll not only get your heart racing but also compel your feet to move. “Down Like That” is a relentless and alluring journey through the realms of electronic music, delivering an adrenaline rush that’s tailor-made for the dancefloor.
Camden Cox – “Touching Me”
Camden Cox’s latest single “Touching Me” is an electrifying burst of energy, delivering a fusion of vibrant pop and electronic elements that will leave you dancing from start to finish. Cox’s mesmerizing vocals effortlessly soar over the pulsating beats and infectious melodies, creating an irresistible sonic experience. “Touching Me” is a testament to Cox’s prowess as an artist and is sure to be a summer anthem that keeps listeners coming back for more.MEDUZA’s self-titled album is a captivating journey through the world of deep and melodic house music. Each track is a meticulously crafted sonic experience that showcases their signature blend of pulsating beats and entrancing vocals. With its irresistible hooks and seamless production, MEDUZA’s debut album cements their status as trailblazers in the electronic music scene.
Paul van Dyk, Phuture, D.J. Pierre – “ACID TRAXXX”
Electronic music pioneers Paul van Dyk and DJ Pierre have united to create “ACID TRAXXX.” This electrifying collaboration, set to drop on October 13th, 2023, is a thrilling fusion of classic acid house and contemporary energy, showcasing the innovative use of the Roland TB-303 and the mesmerizing beats that Paul van Dyk is renowned for. ‘ACID TRAXXX’ bridges the generational gap, paying homage to electronic music’s roots while pushing sonic boundaries. The track is a relentless journey, blending squelchy synths with uplifting melodies and driving rhythms, poised to become a highlight in the sets of both artists. The anticipation within the electronic music community is already immense, and ‘ACID TRAXXX’ promises to be a game-changer in the world of EDM.
Paul van Dyk and DJ Pierre’s collaboration stands as a testament to their enduring legacies in electronic music. The upcoming panel at Amsterdam Dance Event, titled “Evolution Of Electronic Music,” featuring these two trailblazers, offers an exciting opportunity for fans to delve into their insights and experiences. This event promises to be a night of sonic exploration, celebrating the past, present, and future of the electronic music landscape. ‘ACID TRAXXX’ is a remarkable testament to the power of collaboration and the ability of electronic music to continuously reinvent itself.
Paul van Dyk states:
Working with DJ Pierre has been a dream come true. He’s a founding member of music as we know it and revolutionized electronic music with his innovative use of the Roland TB-303. We wanted to create a track that pays homage to the roots of electronic music while pushing boundaries and taking listeners on a sonic journey.”
MEDUZA – MEDUZA
MEDUZA’s self-titled album is a captivating journey through the world of deep and melodic house music. Each track is a meticulously crafted sonic experience that showcases their signature blend of pulsating beats and entrancing vocals. With its irresistible hooks and seamless production, MEDUZA’s debut album cements their status as trailblazers in the electronic music scene.
SHADED – “Don Julio”
West Coast producer SHADED makes a sensational debut on John Summit’s Experts Only label with “Don Julio.” Hailing from Southern California, SHADED’s musical journey started amidst the vibrant rooftop parties of LA, where he cultivated his distinctive sound. Renowned by techno and house aficionados, including Tiga, The Martinez Brothers, and label head John Summit, SHADED’s remixes for artists like Boys Noize, Christian Smith, and Anabel Englund have achieved critical acclaim, earning him Pete Tong’s coveted ‘Essential New Tune’ accolade. ‘Don Julio’ doesn’t just carry on his success; it’s a club-ready banger with a pulsating rhythm and an infectious, looped hook that’s destined to ignite dancefloors. The track’s genesis, a nod to label boss John Summit’s love for Don Julio 1942 tequila, further solidifies its place as an anthem in the making. SHADED’s ability to seamlessly blend genres and create music that resonates across diverse audiences is on full display here, and ‘Don Julio’ promises to be a certified club weapon.
Troye Sivan – Something to Give Each Other
Troye Sivan‘s third studio album, Something To Give Each Other, is a dazzling celebration of the human experience. In the wake of challenging years, Sivan rediscovered the joys of human connection and dance music, and it shines through in this record. The album’s leading tracks, “Rush” and “Got Me Started,” encapsulate the infectious spirit of the album, boasting impressive streaming numbers and proving that Sivan’s return is a resounding success. Collaborating with top-notch talents like Oscar Görres, Ian Kirkpatrick, AG Cook, Styalz Fuego, and Leland, Sivan’s songwriting is nothing short of exceptional, and it’s beautifully complemented by the album’s visually stunning aesthetics, brought to life by Creative Director Gordon von Steiner. With “Something To Give Each Other,” Troye Sivan delivers a vibrant and exhilarating musical journey, inviting listeners into a world of sex, dance, sweat, community, queerness, and love.