Every week when I put together what I consider the ten best new tunes in house music, I am plagued with ten tracks that don't really sound very similar to each other. This is often the case due to the fact that the genre itself has grown into something very dynamic and compelling. It can vary greatly both stylistically and rhythmically. In essence, it's really just a feeling provoked by a pulsating groove that we somehow magically all fall in sync with when we dance.
So without further ado, let's get on with ten of the best house tracks this week in this ever changing and evolving genre, shall we....
1. 'TRIP' - CAMELPHAT [TOOLROOM]
The mysterious UK production duo known as Camelphat scored a Summer hit last year with "Constellations" and it appears that they are about hit it big with their latest belter called "Trip" both in Miami next month and in the Spring festival season as well.
2. 'WORKOUT (PALACE REFIXXX)' - MERIMELL [UNKNOWN TO THE UNKNOWN]
I've been yearning for this rough and ready ghetto house banger ever since Deejay Astral AKA Palace uploaded a teaser of it to Soundcloud a long six months ago.
3. 'GEMINI' - ENZO SIRAGUSA [FUSE LONDON]
The latest underground gem from Fuse London label boss Enzo Siragusa goes very deep. It's called the Sanctuary EP and the tune "Gemini" as featured here is only available on its vinyl counterpart.
4. 'BLACK WALLS' - KOLETZKI & SCHWIND [STILL VOR TALENT]
Still vor Talent label-heads Oliver Koletzki & Niko Schwind team up for a powerfully dramatic tune entitled "Black Walls."
5. 'ESSENZA' - ANDY BROS [DIYNAMIC]
Solomun has been caning this one for quite some time and as of this past Friday, it finally sees the light of day on his own well-lauded imprint, Diynamic.
6. 'THE SHAKEDOWN' - SCOTT DIAZ [SIMMA BLACK]
Scott Diaz makes his return to Low Steppa's Simma Black imprint with this well-crafted soulful house banger entitled "The Shakedown."
7. 'POLYESTER SKIN (TUFF CITY KIDS REMIX)' - JACOB BELLENS [HAFENDISKO]
The Hamburg based label Hafendisko thought it would be a swell idea to compile four of their favorite remixed release for a vinyl-only EP and of course the Tuff City Kids' ravey re-rub of "Polyester Skin" made the cut.
8. 'DON'T LET LOVE PASS YOU BY (D'JULZ EDIT)' - MASTER C & J FT. LIZ TORRES [BASS CULTURE RECORDS]
Bass Culture head honcho D'julz touched up Liz Torres' 1992 Chicago house classic "Don't Let Love Pass You By" for a low tempo punchy affair. Also include on the release is an exclusive remaster of the original!
9. 'YEAH' - ADRIAN HOUR [TOOLROOM TRAX]
This mighty tech-house floor-filler by Argentina's Adrian Hour is out now on The Funkiss EP via Toolroom Trax.
10. 'FONDLE' - MODERAT [MONKEYTOWN RECORDS]
Moderat's prolific new Radiohead-esque single "Reminder" features this equally amazing b-side entitled "Fondle."
Stream the entire top ten chart as a playlist below: