With all the usual unoriginality so prevalent in house music, the best of what the genre had to offer came from the deeper end of the spectrum. A select few chart-toppers made it to the list but the majority of the best tunes were deeper, darker, and dreamier.
1. "DRE" - SOLOMUN [DIYNAMIC]
The backbone of this magnificent #2 track on Solomun's latest may be electro but it can surely camouflage it's way into a proper house set.
2. "TINIRI (MATTHIAS MEYER REMIX)" - SABO & AMINE K [SOL SELECTAS]
The incomparable Matthias Meyer casts his magical remix spell on this very interesting production which features authentic Moroccan instruments.
3. "ON AND ON" - MARTIN EYERER & MARKUS HOMM [CULPRIT]
4. "DOPAMINE MACHINE" - CAMELPHAT & ALI LOVE [DEFECTED]
5. "M.E.A." - ILLYUS & BARRIENTOS [TOOLROOM]
A classic vocal hook meets a mighty snare build on this massive Illyus & Barrientos production worthy of the peak of your Saturday night.
6. "EVERYBODYS ROBOT" - STELIOS VASSILOUDIS & NILS NUERNBERG [TENAMPA]
Greek producer, Stelios Vassiloudis and Germany's Nils Nuernberg got together and created this ethereal piece of music they call "Everybodys Robot."
7. "FLY LIFE (FLASHMOB 2018 REMIX)" - BASEMENT JAXX [GLASGOW UNDERGROUND]
Now I'm not one for remakes but I'm going to go out on a limb here because Flashmob's snazzy new update of "Fly Life" definitely rivals the original.
8. "GRAVITY FALLS (RAW DISTRICT REMIX)" - ANTHONY MIDDLETON [AKBAL MUSIC]
9. "BAROHA" - MODD [AKBAL MUSIC]
Modd has nearly mastered the ethereal daytime vibes on this most recent outing on Akbal Music. A second placing on this month's chart for the label.
10. "THAW" - ADISYN [KINDISCH]
After just a six month break, Miami-producer Adisyn returns to Kindisch with another package of shimmering tunes perfectly suitable for that laid-back Summer day.
11. "THE SOLUTION" - CAMELPHAT [CIRCUS RECORDINGS]
Camphat's "Dopamine Machine" may be the radio tune but it's "The Solution" which you will probably find yourself getting down to in the wee hours of the morning.
12. "UPSET" - VERNER [QUARTET SERIES]
Italian producer, Verner lands #4 on the coveted Quartet Series with seven mega-quirky numbers including this funker he's titled "Upset."
13. "SUNRISE AT ES CUBELLS" - DARIUS SYROSSIAN [8BIT]
Darius Syrossian's newest outing on 8Bit features the appropriately titled, "Sunrise At Es Cubells." A tune which at first may sound like it deserves a play at the southern end of Ibiza but the meat and the bones of it tell us a different story as it surely deserves some solid plays within the confines of the likes of Amnesia.
14. "TOMORROW IS ANOTHER NIGHT (ANTHONY MIDDLETON MANDOSES REMIX)" - M.A.N.D.Y. FEAT. JIMMY VALLANCE [GET PHYSICAL MUSIC]
This stellar collab with Bob Moses' Jimmy Vallance gets a full remix release which is led off with this ethereal interpretation from Anthony Middleton.
15. "SHILA" - BOG [MONABERRY]
The underground's next star, BOg wraps up the chart this month with a tune that expertly blends organic and electronic elements. A combo that will surely translate well on the dance-floor.
Stream the entire top 15 chart uninterrupted via the playlist below: