This week's top ten house music chart features a score of artists well-versed in the deeper side of the genre such as System2, Riva Starr, Shadow Child, and even the one and only Ron Bacardi, who we all know best as the techno don Ben Sims!
1. 'EMOTIONAL CONTENT' - ALEX & STEVE [MIOLI MUSIC]
Hailing from Belgrade, Serbia the production duo Alex & Steve sign onto the San Francisco based imprint Mioli Music for an emotionally driven two-track EP aptly entitled, Emotional Content.
2. 'EVENUE' - CHAMBRAY [UNKNOWN TO THE UNKNOWN]
Andre Rost AKA Chambray makes a scorching debut on DJ Haus' Unknown To The Unknown label with a jacking, ghetto-house heater.
3. 'SOUL VALLEY' - ADRIATIQUE [CITYFOX]
Swiss duo Adriatique flex their creative production muscles with their latest epic creation on the highly-lauded Cityfox imprint.
4. 'GLOMDE (LOVE OVER ENTROPY REMIX)' - NANDU FEAT. TYRA [OFF RECORDINGS]
The Dutch electronic music wizard known as Love Over Entropy strips down Nandu's 'Glomde' ever so slightly and the resulting outcome is a hypnotic affair that will keep you begging for more.
5. 'DIPPIN' SIDE' - RIVA STARR [HOT CREATIONS]
If there's one thing that Italian dance music maestro Riva Starr knows how to do, it's creating devastatingly effective dance-floor bombs. Here he is doing just that on Jamie Jones' Hot Creations imprint.
6. 'NEED SOMEBODY (BORROWED IDENTITY REMIX)' - BEN SIMS PRESENTS RON BACARDI [HARDGROOVE]
Ben Sims gives his house music alias, Ron Bacardi another go with the Need Somebody EP, out now exclusively on vinyl.
7. 'THE STREAM' - SYSTEM2 [ROUSH LABEL]
After being available strictly on vinyl for the last six months, System2's The Stream EP finally gets a digital release.
8. 'HYPNOTIC VIBRATIONS' - DAVIDE RANDAZZO [KX]
Kompakt's label offshoot, KX starts off the year with this stylishly slick production from Italian producer Davide Randazzo.
9. 'WORK' - SHADOW CHILD [FOOD MUSIC]
Shadow Child's latest EP, Waves & Shapes features this charming dance-floor tune.
10. 'HEARP (J. ALBERT REMIX)' - BESSIEKAT [FLUMO RECORDINGS]
Bessiekat's Tribe EP features this deep and wonky remix of "Hearp" by J. Albert and the release is only available on vinyl so enjoy what you can here.
Stream the entire top ten as a playlist below: