1. Dusky – Songs of Phase
Some pulsing techno from Dusky. These guys can seemingly do no wrong, and they are still so young. The amount of exploration they do across all genres of electronic is consistently astounding. Few people are on their level, production-wise, in 2016.
2. NineFive – The Curve
Classic breakbeats over a tech-house bassline, this shit is primed for the dancefloor.
3. Second Storey & Appleblim – Levying Rooks
A super fun, wacky collab from UK producers Second Storey and Appleblim, off R&S Records (always a good time). That’s some refreshing techno.
4. Boddika & Joy Orbison – Severed Seven
When these two collaborate you know it’s gonna be good. They go full industrial on this one, with acid-style synths, an unforgiving beat, and a massive, hollow sound that’ll fit in perfect in some grungy warehouse party.
5. Reinier Zonneveld – Things We Might Have Said (feat. Cari Golden)
6. Sailor & I + Eekkoo – Letters (Lower Case) (Noir Remix)
Noir is making some of the best deep tech house. Beautiful + heavy, great rework of the original.
7. Charlotte Cardin – Faufile (CRi Remix)
CRi is my breakout artist of the year, just gorgeous shit from them all summer long.
8. Recondite – Capable
It’s pretty astounding how he can achieve so much with so little. Massive song (turn up the bass), yet minimal to the extreme.
9. Theo Kottis – Running Nowhere
Another artist who has gained a lot of respect from me this year, Theo Kottis delivers again with this deeeeeeeep groove.
10. RÜFÜS – Innerbloom (Lane 8 Remix)
I had a panic attack when I saw this today. My favorite producer remixing my favorite track? YES PLEASE 😍