Another great month for tech-house lovers has gone by and it is time to feature some of the best new releases of October. With many must-listen compilations released for this past Amsterdam Dance Event, it was not easy selecting just 15 tunes for this chart. Attending and performing at ADE myself this year, I was able to listen and feel the club vibe of these select few outstanding tracks. On this edition of our chart, things kick off with a remix of the classic, "Theme from S'express" by Detlef. Brightening up the list are great works from Yousef, Green Velvet, Max Chapman and Gene Farris. Not to mention spotlights from huge labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Circus Recordings, Relief Records and Hot Creations.
1. ’THEME FROM S’EXPRESS (DETLEF REMIX)’ - S’EXPRESS [HOT CREATIONS]
Starting the chart off with one of the best remixes of the year so far. The original Acid House track was released in 1988 and has been a classic ever since. Detlef resurrects this vintage treasure with the addition of a booming bassline giving the oldie a new groove.
2. ’GROOVE TALK’ - TOYBOY & ROBIN [SHANGHAIED]
If grooves could talk, this would be its anthem. Toyboy and Robin do a stunning job on "Groove Talk." The track brings you non-stop dancing, with an infectious synth line.
3. ’HOW DID I GET HERE’ - YOUSEF [CIRCUS RECORDINGS]
This floor-shaking track is part of a celebratory compilation album made for Yousef's 15 Years of Circus label. Yousef presents Circus 15, was made with heavyweight DJs such as Carl Cox, Sasha, and Kerri Chandler. Yousef completes the album with "How Did I Get Here," which we premiered, a track that takes you on a delightful journey through house and techno elements.
4. ‘FOOTSTEPS FEAT. AMY DOUGLAS’ - LATMUN [HOT CREATIONS]
Hot Creations is synonyms with astounding tech-house tracks. Latmun is one of the best producers of the year and together with the label has released his first EP on the Hot Creations imprint. The first track, "Footsteps" features New York local singer, Amy Douglas. Following on the chart is "Piquant" which completes, Latmun's EP.
5. ‘PIQUANT’ - LATMUN [HOT CREATIONS]
With a similar style to "Footsteps," this dancefloor dinger rolls with a bassline groove and soulful vocals. The Footsteps EP gives you all that tech-house groove, which makes you want to never leave the dancefloor.
6. ‘FEARLESS’ - GREEN VELVET, SHIBA SAN [RELIEF]
Shiba San has teamed up with Techno legend, Green Velvet to release their collaboration Fearless EP on Chicago's Relief Records. "Fearless," the title track of the EP, speaks emotion, driven by a higher pitch with a leading bassline.
7. ‘APPLEBUM (LUCA DONZELLI & MAR T REMIX’ - DARIUS SYROSSIAN [WOW! RECORDINGS]
Mar-T and Luca Donzelli remix Darius Syrossian's new track, 'Applebum'. An energetic tech-house groover looped with tribal samples and percussive elements. This remix is part of Darius Syrossian's EP, Revolution, released on Wow! Recordings.
8. ‘LOVE STREAM’ - MAT.JOE [MOTHER RECORDS]
This track has been topping the charts in October and it could not have been left out of this one. Filled with a good vibe, classic vocal samples, and a lit sub-bass, "Love Stream" will keep you dancing!
9. ‘LOVELEE DAE’ - BLAZE, AMINE EDGE & DANCE [DEFECTED]
A timeless track, 'Lovelee Dae' will be blasting through dancefloors around the world. The French duo, Amine Edge and Dance give a new punch to this classic House track. They have been on fire and Defected Records thanks them for this special remembrance.
10. ‘EN LAS NUBES’ - MAX CHAPMAN, SECONDCITY [RELIEF]
Terrace Tales is a collaborative EP, by long-time friends, Max Chapman and Secondcity which was released via the prestigious label, Relief Records. As the third track in their EP, "En Las Nubes" is a nice atmospheric house tune with fresh bass and breezy vocals.
11. ‘I GOT THE G (BEDRAN REMIX) - PIEM [GREAT STUFF RECORDINGS]
Bedran spices up this great house track originally by Piem. The track serves rubbery grooves, chunky vocals, and textured melodies, providing a substantial vibe to a club night.
12. ‘TECHNOGOT’ - ROOG, LEON BENESTY [LAPSUS MUSIC]
Lapus Music presents a special compilation to showcase some of the artists from this past Amsterdam Dance Event. The album kicks off with 'Technogot' by Roog and Leon Benesty. A clean and modern cut with lively synths and slick drums, this is definitely a reflection of the sound of a modern house track.
13. ‘MARILYN MONROE (NATHAN BARATO REMIX)’ - TIM BARESKO, ROOM303 [CUFF]
'Marilyn Monroe' track was a hit in 2016 via Cuff Records. Now, Cuff presents a new remixes EP to give it a second life. Nathan Barato adds his signature groove to it and re-fashions the original into a sexy and uplifting track.
14. ‘VANITY FEAT THE ANGEL’ - YOUSEF [CROSSTOWN REBELS]
With great support from Damian Lazarus, 'Vanity' featuring The Angel has been played all over the globe since Day Zero in Tulum, Mexico earlier this year in January. The amazing track features entrancing vocals from The Angel, while the drums and heartbeat-like breaks deliver high impact. Certainly one of the best tracks of the year.
15. ’UNDER PRESSURE’ - GENE FARRIS [FARRIS WHEEL RECORDINGS]
Gene Farris is at the top of his game this year with numerous releases and some outstanding track work. This time, he brings another bomb released under his own label, Farris Wheel Recordings. 'Under Pressure' is a serious tech-house track that can't be missed in your set.
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