Techno may be all the rage these days but house music is still alive and well according to my top 10 house chart. Deep ones from Mr G and Daniel Jacques, a disco jam from Illyus & Barrientos, and even a few prolific ones including the top tune from Paul Woolford, are all clear indicators that house music is here to stay and producers are still finding ways to be innovative.
1. 'MOTHER & CHILD' - PAUL WOOLFORD [HOTFLUSH RECORDINGS]
Paul Woolford continues his dance floor dominance on the Hotflush imprint with his nearly perfect composition curiously titled 'Mother & Child.'
2. 'PRECIOUS CARGO (MR GS OUT DUB)' - MR. G FEATURING BLONDEWEARINGBLACK [DEFECTED]
One of the realest producers in the game steps up to the coveted Defected imprint with an ambitious E.P. that features this ridiculously deep dub by none other than the man himself.
3. 'SHELTER 4 KATE' - GUY PRESTON [HOUSE GROOVES]
I'm not really that keen on dance music sampling classic rock but it's hard to ignore how well The Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter' works with a backing house track. The story goes that Guy Preston was playing this edit of his at a house party where Kate Moss was in attendance and she absolutely loved it! Thus, a 'Shelter 4 Kate' was born!
4. 'STRINGS' - ILLYUS & BARRIENTOS [GLASGOW UNDERGROUND]
The always consistent Glaswegian duo, Illyus & Barrientos churn out what could be their biggest single to date, 'Strings.'
5. 'POLYHYMNIA (JOBE EDITION)' - AFFECT! & MAXIMILLION [CHAPTER 24 RECORDS]
Newcastle based producer, JOBE has excecuted an incredible remix of 'Polyhymnia' and it's out now via Chapter 24 Records on both Beatport and itunes.
6. 'PAYS TO BE PUSHED' - LMYE [APRON RECORDS]
Vinyl only releases such as this one from Bristol duo, LMYE (Lend Me Your Ears) not only keep the sound true and genuine but the vinyl medium also keeps the pop industry's dirty paws off of our beloved genre.
7. 'CASSETTE 7' - BLACK LOOPS [TOY TONICS]
German duo, Black Loops' newest EP Cassette features this ridiculously infectious house choon entitled 'Cassette 7.'
8. 'THE GROUND (JORIS VOORN REMIX)' - FLORIAN KRUSE & HENDRIK BURKHARD [GREEN]
Green label boss, Joris Voorn adds his ethereal touch to the already brilliant tune by Florian Kruse & Henrik Burkhard, 'The Ground.'
9. 'ASTRONOMY' - DANIEL JACQUES [JADAC RECORDINGS]
Featured on the fourth edition of Daniel Jacque's vinyl only series, Discovery Change is this balearic beauty entitled 'Astronomy.'
10. 'CHROMATIC DREAMS' - AMIRALI [DARK MATTERS]
Last but most certainly not least is Amirali's latest outstandingly epic electronic composition entitled 'Chromatic Dreams.' Enjoy this surreal accompanying video to go along with this magnificent tune.
Stream the entire top ten chart as a playlist below: