HMWL Winter Sampler – Brighter Days 2023 (Weekend Heroes, Touzani & Sofiya Nzau, Laroz, Badani & Gidor, Wassu & Birch (UK)

Artist(s): Various Artists (Weekend Heroes, Touzani & Sofiya Nzau, Laroz, Badani & Gidor, Wassu & Birch (UK)
Title: Brighter Days Winter Sampler 2023
Record Label: House Music With Love
Release Date: 20th January 2023

1) Weekend Heroes – U Remind Me
2) Touzani & Sofiya Nzau – Ouria Deka
3) Laroz, Badani & Gidor – Gunie
4) Wassu – Lissu
5) Birch (UK) – Play

Swedish tastemaker label House Music With Love kicks off 2023 with Brighter Days. It is a superb Winter Sampler which celebrates one month since the Winter Solstice, the darkest night of the year, and signifies the move towards spring and summer not too far away.

This fine compilation gathers five melodic and organic house tracks to get you warmed up and ready for the year ahead. Weekend Heroes from Israel, the duo behind Anjunabeats Top 1 selling track “Left to hide”, kick off with the smooth electro inspired U Remind Me. Moroccan artist Touzani teams up with Sofiya Nzau – who is Kenya’s fastest rising vocalist of 2022 – for the brilliantly organic and moving Afro house gem Ouria Deka complete with Swahili vocals. Ouria Deka got supported by Black Coffee and added to his Track Ids playlist on Spotify. 

Tel Aviv’s triple tag team of Laroz from Diynamic and this label, plus Badani & Gidor, all come together for the organic house banger Gunie complete with hypnotic drums and mesmerising Afrikaans chants. Anjuna’s talented Wassu brighten things up even more with the masterfully melodic Lissu, which the NYC artist says he’s been rinsing on late-night dancefloors the past year. Last of all, Birch from the UK offer Play, a spine tingling cut with lush synths and dreamy pads.

This is a great way to bring some warmth and sun into your life this winter.