DA’s Sunday Morning Medicine: Volume 71, Progressive House Edition
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
The true meaning of progressive house seems to be lost these days. While it has always held something of a fluid definition, back in 2008, it came to stand for a more relaxed approach to production with an emphasis on chord progression and longer track structures. Though its roots can be traced back to the 90’s (probably even farther), for a three or four year period, progressive house experienced something of a golden age with artists like deadmau5, Adam K, Dinka, EDX and Pryda releasing stunning compositions on the regular. Our latest edition of Sunday Morning Medicine is an ode to this age.
1. Of all the beautiful tracks on deadmau5’s 2008 opus Random Album Title, “Brazil (Second Edit)” does not get the attention it warrants.
2. While these days he dabbles in everything from festival to deep house, EDX used to make some of the best progressive house out there. “Embrace” is a Toolroom classic.
3. When Adam K & Soha come together, amazing things happen. “Who Cares” is a perfect example of their progressive house prowess.
4. Dinka’s tunes never disappoint. “Constant Sorrow” is originally from 2010 but it still bangs.
5. We wrap things up with one of the biggest progressive house tunes of all time: Pryda’s “2Night.”
Need some more therapy? Catch up on your Sunday Morning Medicine.