We delightfully invite Spanish DJ & producer Arodes to our Fresh Picks series this month, to hear which deep and melodic house tracks he’s been feeling good about over the past few weeks.
His selections include a kaleidoscope of both house and progressive as he lists rhythmic percussion, colourful synth melodies, and warm bass grooves from names like Nandu, Fideles, Mind Against, and Tayllor.
Previously Arodes has released his own music on record labels such as Rose Avenue, Abracadabra, MoBlack Records, and Monaberry, and 2023 saw him play to crowds at top clubs like Brooklyn Mirage, Pacha Ibiza, and Hï Ibiza.
Get the full list – including words from Arodes himself – below.
WhoMadeWho – Children (Mind Against & Dyzen Remix)
Label: The Moment
Release: January 11th
“It’s amazing how WhoMadeWho integrated the children’s choir into this track. Then Mind Against brighten up the remix to the next level. I love to play this track when closing a set or in a sunrise set and then just watch how everyone goes crazy for it. It really does bring some magical moments to the dancefloor.”
Moeaike – Mala Fama
Label: MoBlack Records
Release: January 5th
“The first time I heard this track was in Ibiza, when Rüfüs Du Sol played it in one of their DJ sets. I loved it and since then it has become a secret weapon in my sets too. Moeaike have become one of my favourite producers of the moment and definitely one for you guys to check out if you haven’t listened to already.”
Tayllor – Talking Drums
Release: December 8th
“The groove and the drums on this track are next level. It’s perfect for the peak time and good enough to play it in front of any crowd. I always love the stuff on this label but this is particularly special and one I absolutely love and shall most definitely be playing a lot over the coming months.”
Bedouin – Love and Hate (Nandu Extended Remix)
Label: Human By Default
Release: January 26th
“Nandu is such a special artist who always delivers his unique sound to any production he lays his hands on. I already loved the original from the Bedouin guys, but this remix really tops it off and makes it such a special, special track! If anyone hasn’t heard Nandu yet, please check this guy out, you won’t regret it.”
Ajna ft. bukeka – Anahata
Label: Magnifik Music
Release: January 26th
“I love the vibe of this one. Ajna & his partner Samm became a big discovery for myself in the last year, everything they do is top quality and this sums them up perfectly. Just a beautiful track that you can’t help but love, they’re definitely talented artists. They have a very special future ahead of them.”
Fideles & Re-Type – Are We Dreaming
Release: January 12th
“This track is perfect to play when you have the crowd on fire. The melody is so powerful and the beat delivers again and again. I shall be playing this all through 2024 as I just love the energy it brings to the crowd and the way it creates such a perfect atmosphere!”