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HIGH FIVE: AUGUST

We give you five of this month's top nights
When the People Cheer - The Roots - Okay Player

Yes, yes we know, but for the purposes of this particular page we are not focusing on the title track, it’s the b-side ‘Tomorrow’ (feat Raheem DeVaughn) that we’re most interested in. There’s nothing complicated about it, nothing clever, nothing groundbreaking either for that matter. It’s just a beautiful, uplifting track moored around a simple piano hook, slo-mo hip-hop beats and DeVaughn’s super-soulful, spirited vocal.

 

Bust Out - Re-Style & Bass-D - Masters of Hardcore

Re-Style is on fire this year with one killer collaboration EP under his belt already. This next track sees him teaming up with the Masters of Hardcore legend Bass-D. It hits a great balance of upfront and fresh style, and old skool influence. Bouncy rap vocals, a progressive trancey melody and pounding 909 kicks are going to make this one a peak set monster for many hardcore DJs the world over in the coming months.

Very Exciting - Konichi - Playaz Recordings

Playaz manage to keep experimenting, to keep pushing on forward and yet manage to retain that Playaz sound. This juggling act must be intense — how to break boundaries but stay true to your sound? Astounding! ‘Very Exciting’ is very dancefloor, bouncy and bubbly — it’s got a real sense of fun, but also the classic Playaz tinge of darkness. The beat's a stepper and the synths are wobbly, giving you a torrent of shapes to throw on the floor.

Bring Your Love feat Luke Jenner - Joakim - Tigersushi/Because

The Frenchman has always surprised with an ever-changing style — from house, to disco to new wave and curious pop — and this new single release continues Joakim’s vital and brilliantly original style. ‘Bring Your Love’ is a collaboration with The Rapture's Luke Jenner, realising new experiments with late '80s-style pop music. If this wasn’t enough, then there are some excellent remixes from the likes of Young Marco, Sam Tiba and Cut Hands’ William Bennett, with a superb Liquid Liquid pastiche.