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Another Monday, another boat load of new electronic music, and another day I had marked on my calendar for a Pryda Friends release. I’m really quite amazed at how much we’ve been writing about Norwegian DJ/producer Fehrplay over the past several months but I don’t think it can be debated how much he deserves it. When we interviewed him leading up to his performance at Wavefront Music Festival, Fehrplay was excited to talk about the impending release of “Monte” and “Talk To Me”. He said:

The new single coming on Pryda Friends in July is a double A side – ‘Monte’ and ‘Talk To Me’, really can’t wait for that to drop. It’s more in a deeper style (like previous release “Nightride”) but it’s still really hooky and made for the floor so It’ll be really interesting to see the response!

“Monte” starts out like a sunrise track – something soft and gentle with melodic licks and deep, classic House drums. Around 1:30, however, the track gets a little darker and we can see what Fehrplay means by “made for the floor”. The listener is treated to some vocal samples throughout the song which, as a whole, is a fantastic production. Beatport classifies “Talk To Me” as a Tech-House song but I think it remains just as Deep, if not deeper, than “Monte”. This tune uses synths with more of those old school House vibes and it definitely has more drive than “Monte”. We hear less vocal work but we do see a repeat of stellar production value.

I really can’t beat the drum enough for Fehrplay: his productions are top shelf, his mixes are dynamic, and his live sets truly take you on a journey through many different phases of House sub-genres. Make sure to show Fehrplay plenty of love and support and make sure to GRAB THE EP ON BEATPORT!

Fehrplay – Monte
Fehrplay -Talk To Me

BONUS:
In keeping things Deep I wanted to call attention to Defected Radio’s latest radio show released today. There are lots of gems on this one and it’s topped off by a guest mix from, as Copyright say, “The Godfather of House”: Frankie Knuckles. *Track list after jump!*

Copyright are in the hot seat once again bringing you the finest in House music from across the Globe. This week they’ll be spinning you tunes from the likes of Gorge, Ninetoes, Terrence Parker, Trevino, The Martinez Brothers and many more. We also have an exclusive Guest Mix from ‘The Godfather of House’ Frankie Knuckles

TRACKLISTING – 29TH JULY

Sure Thing – Holding you Tight (Extended Dj Edit) – Defected
Rachel Row – Follow The Step (FCL Gentil Mix) – Defected
Wallflower – Say You Won’t Ever (Larry Heard Remix) – Defected
Tooth Faeries – Dust & Ashes (Crooked Ashes) – Classic Music Company
Gorge – Makena (H.O.S.H Remix) – 8bit
Ninetoes – Finder – KlingKlong – Kling Klong Records
MOST RATED TRACK
Terrence Parker – Finally (Louie Vega Dance Ritual Mix) – Planet E

ALBUM OF THE WEEK – Peven Everett – King Of Hearts
Peven Everett – Don’t You Want To Funk – Makin Moves

Dennis Ferrer feat. Janelle Kroll – Mind Ur Step (Dub Mix) – Defected
Bendetto & Farina feat. Robert Owens – Relight The Stars – Inkfish Recordings
Pipes – Crooked Love (Trevino Remix) – Defected
G.Logan – How Did We Get Here (Jovonn’s Deeper Deep Mix)
D’julz – Da Madness (The Martinez Brothers feat. Phil Weeks Edit) – Bass Culture Records

FOR THE LOVE OF HOUSE
C.J. Bolland – Sugar is Sweeter (Armand Van Helden’s Drum ‘N’ Bass Mix)

GUEST MIX – Frankie Knuckles
Spencer Parker & Dan Beaumont – The Look (Director’s Cut Signature Mix)
The Shapeshifters – Back To Basics (Director’s Cut Signature Mix)
ATFC – When The Needle Drops (Summatime Mix)
The Furniture Crew – Bring It Back
Chus & Ceballos – That Feeling (Tuccillo Remix)
Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut starring Inaya Day – Lets Stay Home (M&S Epic Klub Mix)
Kathy Brown – Not This Time (Director’s Cut Signature Mix)
Lil Louis – Fable (Director’s Cut Unreleased Dub Reprise)
Joe Smooth – We Gotta Love (Director’s Cut Signature Mix)

FINAL CUT
Drums of Death feat Yasmin – True – Black Butter