House music has a million little mutant variations, and right now G-house, or gangsta-house, is really scratching my itch. Made up of rap and R&B snippets and guttural, upfront basslines, G-house was introduced a couple years back by French producers Amine Edge & DANCE—and it's already gone global. The beat-making monsieurs have frequently headlined parties in Brazil, Miami, and London with their badman blend of house music, and this summer will see them take on the big one: Sankeys in Ibiza.
When news surfaced that the duo were to become residents at the esteemed venue, I'm pretty sure my jaw wasn't the only one on the floor. Sankeys, as a nightclub chain, has been known to stay well clear from all forms of shuffle-inducing house (they even banned Bieber from their Manchester branch for doing the move), so having Amine Edge & DANCE on the bill is a sign that management is opening up to house music's various vibes.
Amine Edge had this to say: "We're so, so, so happy and excited for our first residency in the island at the legendary Sankeys, as they always push for new music and innovation. Every Thursday with all of our CUFF soldiers; it's going to be hype! Underground, and hype. It's our music, our game, our rules, our world. Come and see us!"
Along with their new CUFF residency at Sankeys, this year also sees Amine Edge & DANCE turning their hands to A&R, signing acts (and releasing their own music) under their own upstart imprint, CUFF Records. The boys from the Marseillan hood are doing good! Here's an exclusive G-house mix they made for THUMP. Enjoy!
Amine Edge & DANCE – Came Around
Amine Edge & DANCE – Next To You
Amine Edge & DANCE – Put it in Your Ass
Amine Edge & DANCE – The Nine, the Zero, the Motherfuckin' Nine
Amine Edge & DANCE – Halfway Crooks
Flex B – Baby I'm a Boss
Anthony Toga – Bogus
Lucas Arr – We Catch
Clouded Judgment – Give Us An E
Tim Baresko & Tee Dunky – In The Morning
Dayne S – All The Things
Joseph 'JP' Patterson is a UK-based music writer and radio host. He's on Twitter - @Jpizzledizzle