Another great year for dance music has gone by and it is time to name Magnetic Mag's 15 Best Tech-House tracks of 2017. It is always difficult to stipulate the best ones amongst so many great productions that have filled our charts throughout the months. 2017 was rewarded with many up and coming artists, notorious producers and acclaimed labels. This year we saw the rise of Camelphat, the British duo who had blasted through the top of the charts with their hit, 'Cola' which had become the number one dance music track of the year across the board. In this special edition, I have spotted 15 phenomenal industry icons that collectively have made it one of the best years for the tech-house music scene.
‘LA FIESTA’ - MAX CHAPMAN [HOT CREATIONS]
Let’s get this party started with this uplifting, feel-good tune. ‘La Fiesta' has all the attributes of a flawless tech-house track. A cheerful vocal rolling up with bouncy baseline and solid drums creates a foolproof, splendid Balearic song.
‘I CANT STOP’ (DARIO D’ATTIS REMIX) - SANDY RIVERA [DEFECTED]
‘YA KIDDING’ - FISHER (OZ) [DIRTYBIRD]
‘Ya Kidding’ is a robust tech house tune where the vocals describe it all, ”Movin’ on the dancefloor!"
'JAYDEE' - DETLEF [RELIEF]
Detlef is one of the artists of the year. His track Jaydee comes with fiery vocals driven by a punchy baseline. It is a track that will make you wanna jump.
‘THE HOOD GIRL’ - BILLY KENNY [RELIEF]
'The Hood Girl' has a well-crafted blend of heavy bassline and unforgettable vocals. Your audience will not resist singing the lyrics and dancing to the chords.
‘POPPIN’ - SKAPES [ARMADA SUBJEKT]
Skapes crafts up cuts like a dance music veteran. This track is a deep bass driven track with some shots of groovy vocals. A tech groove tune that will make the dancefloor shake.
"THRILLSEEKERS (CHUCK DANIELS)" - ANDY TOTH & BILLY LOVE [PLAY IT SAY IT]
This is a great remix from Chuck Daniels highlighting soulful vocals, protuberant drums, and a great rhythm. A single that stood out throughout the summer, this was one of the highlights of the year.
“YOU KNOW” – JCMB & D-MICE [GREAT STUFF RECORDINGS]
One of the best features of a tech house track is its bassline and “You Know” by JCMB & D-Mice has one that puts your body into motion.
‘FOOTSTEPS' FEAT. AMY DOUGLAS - LATMUN [HOT CREATIONS]
Latmun, one of the best producers of the year, along with New York singer, Amy Douglas released this infamous tune.
‘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. The third track in their EP, "En Las Nubes" is a nice atmospheric house tune with fresh bass and breezy vocals.
‘BE SHARP SAY NOWT’ - PATRICK TOPPING [HOT CREATIONS]
The label's prodigy artist, Patrick Topping, brings another 'hands up in the air' tune. "Be Sharp Say Nowt" has Topping’s signatures bassline along with a playful rise driven by a great female vocal. No doubt it leads up to be one of his best tracks of the year.
‘SHAKE YOUR BOOTY’ - GIANNI BINI & THE RITUALS [DTFD]
This full vocal track is another banger on the DTFD label. Packed with bass driven energy it will not only “funk” your booty but also make you wanna put your hands in the air.
“LISA” - JOE RED [KASSETTE MUSIC]
Joe Red may be unknown to some people but he has numerous outstanding tracks under his belt. His tracks have been played by big talents such as Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, and Green Velvet…and ‘Lisa’ won’t be any different.
‘WANCLUST’ - SYAP [CAJUAL]
SYAP is a French producer based in Marseilles. His productions are filled with compelling beats, mesmerizing vocals, and powerful bass. "Wanclust" has all these ingredients, resulting in an irresistible prime club release.
‘COLA’ - CAMELPHAT & ELDERBROOK [DEFECTED RECORDS]
Technically labeled as house music, 'Cola' has topped all the dance music charts and couldn't be missed even in this one. The track demonstrates the full strength of CamelPhat’s unique style and takes them into the upper echelons of today’s finest producers with help of Elderbrook, of course on this one.