Top 5 Records In August

Chris Macom —  August 7, 2013 — Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALet’s listen to some music. Sharing tracks in the digital age is important because the social aspect of finding music has been pretty much removed from society. The days of frequenting a record store and having knowledgable people suggest music to you is for the most part extinct. That’s why I’d like to share some tracks with you that I’m feeling at the moment. Also, because I wish I worked a part-time job at a record store instead of selling watch batteries. Anyways, let’s get to the tracks.

First up is “Missing You” by Artful & Ridney feat Terri Walker. It is a beautifully simple track that infuses a few key elements that drive the calming, soulful vocal into perfection. It’s been a favorite of mine when I just wanna chill and wind down after a tough day. This top-notch production was created by one half of the legendary UK Garage group Artful Dodger. Yeah, they made that Craig David track, Fill Me In.

Hearing T- 1000 always reminds me of my early days in the rave scene, mostly because he was one of the fist hard techno DJs I saw. Back then he would also spin at ridiculously fast tempos which supported my energetic attitude at the time. This album is called Drums & Weapons Remixes and is dark, hard, and alien sounding which happens to be just how I like my techno. Check it.

During the Movement festival this year, I heard this one played a couple of times and each time the crowd was going nuts. It’s the Hollen remix of David Herrero’s “Together”. It is a new school sounding tech house track that is banging, and the sci-fi vocal sample is the icing on the cake. Both these producers have been putting out solid tunes with a tribal and funky Latin feel that just makes me wanna party. Very nice indeed.

This time let me return to the classics. Most of what I feature in my Top 5 are new but this next one I’ve just been jamming to constantly and I can’t remain quiet. If you came in my record store, then this would probably be playing in the background. The track,”Wavejumper” by the legendary Drexciya, is an electro, breakdance inspiring masterpiece that is part of an ancient style, long forgotten by most. If you don’t know what this is then jump on it. You too can become a transient wave jumper.

Last but not least is a 2008 release by Todd Osborn. The track is called “Downtown” and is one of my favorite tracks by him. The piano chords and organic groove paints a perfect landscape of the downtown environment. I think of Detroit when I hear this and the movement of the song makes me think of street lights, cars, and buses going about their business in a futuristic city. Definitely a swell tune.

Well that’s it folks. I hope you enjoyed my top tracks of the moment. If you have any tracks you are feeling at the moment then let us all know in the comments. Sharing is fun.

Chris Macom


Chris Macom is a DJ, producer, and writer in the Detroit Metro area. Growing up in the 90's, Chris grew fond of electronic music and started collecting vinyl and DJing. Now, as a founder of both Detroit Techno House and Lost Science, Chris hopes to share with the world his experiences through music and writing.
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