Summer has come hard and fast with the peaking of this heatwave and festival season while the music production has not slowed down one bit. Continuing with our top tech-house music chart, it is time to highlight the best of June 2018. This edition is filled with big, dominant tech-house labels and a good mix of reputed DJ/producers with a splash of up & coming artists to mention.
1. ‘Buggin’ feat. Jem Cooke - Hot Since 82 [Knee Deep In Sound]
The first single from Host Since 82’s forthcoming 8-track album project. Influenced by some early nineties house music that he used to love, the result is a track befitting to an energetic dancefloor.
2. Selecao Feat Shovell - Mark Knight [Toolroom]
Toolroom founder, Mark Knight, keeps up his collaborative theme on this record and drafts in the talents of legendary percussionist, Shovell. Shovell adds live percussion over the top of Mark’s driving tech-house groove along with a flute to bolster up the Latin-flare vibe.
3. ‘Back to Funk’ - Karretero [Stereo Productions]
Stereo Productions earns its place twice in this month’s chart with two outstanding tech-house tracks. "Back to Funk" is produced by Spaniard, Karretero and released on Stereo Productions V.A. Ibiza 2018 compilation.
4. ‘Ya Foye’ - Do Santos, Willian Kraupp [Stereo productions]
Also from the Stereo Productions Ibiza 2018 compilation, "Ya Foye" is a collaborative work from two Brazilian producers. This track is an exciting treat for the dancefloors of summer 2018.
5. ‘Anonymous’ - Josh Butler [Hot Creations]
6. ‘Say Something’ - Nasser Baker [Circus Recordings]
Nasser Baker debuts on Circus Recordings with his first full, self-penned and part-sung vocal single. "Say Something" has sharp drums that carry the original vocal throughout the track, as a playful narrative. One of the best vocal records of the year so far.
7. ‘Sea La’ - Dajae, Prok & Fitch [Relief]
Hailing from the UK’s south coast, Ben Prok and James Fitch (Prok & Fitch) have cemented their position as one of the most respected and successful DJ/production outfits in electronic music. This time they come out with a stunning remix of "Sea Lion Woman."
8. ‘Reckless’ - Kurd Maverick, Eddie Thoneick [SPRS]
Another “reckless” vocal track that will blow dancefloors this summer. Maverick and Eddie Thoneick collaborate on this groovy, playful track driven by select vocal cuts and daring drums.
9. ‘Stars Wars’ - Richy Ahmed [Knee Deep In Sound]
Richy Ahmed steps up next to deliver his Star Wars EP, on Knee Deep In Sound. "Star Wars" is an exciting blend of melodic synths, bubbling bass and bright hi-hats that transport you to a galaxy far, far away.
10. ‘So Special’ - Alaia & Gallo [Glasgow Undergroung]
Alaia & Gallo go back to Glasgow Underground with this killer piece of raucous house music. Taking their inspiration from a well-known acapella, the two Italian producers, deliver the kind of thumping tech-with-soul groove that has won them so many fans over the past few years.
11. ‘Kalahari’ - Marco Anzalone [Nervous]
12. ‘Jogo’ - Joeski, Gorge [Selador]
Two of my favorite producers, join forces to release, "Jogo." This is part of the third and final installment in Selador Record’s 5 Birthday EP series with collaborations of the highest pedigree and caliber.
13. ‘Reset’ - Oxia [Diversions Music]
Oxia returns to his, and Nicolas Masseyef’s Diversions imprint with a 3-track EP that has raised the bar. A strident piece of slinky electronica that feels tangibly electrified with positivity. A true essence of groovy tech-house.
14. ‘Rocking Shoes’ - CAAL, Baum [Elrow Music]
One of the most successful Spanish acts in the tech-house scene are back with "Rocking Shoes," a groovy, steady track that starts with high energy and has a playful set of female vocals with a very danceable vibe.
15. ‘Timewarp’ - Pantheon, Nyxen [Unknown Records]
True to its name, "Timewarp" is a futuristic jam, relying on groovy sonorities to relay a dark, acid-house vibe. Pantheon’s driving production is paired with Australian darling, Nyxen’s vocals, venturing away from her pop-friendly solo work for mantic vocal passages.