2012 was a great year for House, Tech House & Techno music and there are many tracks that could have easily been in my Top 10 for this year. Below are some of the tunes which were major players for me in 2012, and even taking us into 2013.
1. What I Might Do (Club Edit) – Ben Pearce – MTA Records
Deep and Soulful, this track has been ace since I first heard it back in October. Smooth. Sexy. Deep House.
2. Let Love Decide Feat Roland Clark (Art Department Remix) – X-Press 2 & Roland Clark – Skint Records
This one turned up early in the year, and was a major player in my live sets, especially summertime in London. Top tune.
3. Knee Deep In Louise – Hot Since 82 – Moda Black
Easily one of the best track titles ever, Hot Since 82 nail it with this no nonsense deep house banger. Hot indeed.
4. Skeksis – Alan Fitzpatrick – Drumcode
Is a description really necessary? Picture a dark warehouse, around 4am. Everyone is off their nut and then this gem drops. Pure techno love.
5. Lost In Music (David Hererro Ole Mix) – Chus & Ceballos, Cevin Fisher – Stereo Productions
This is another one from early in the year which has featured heavily in my sets. A nice jackin beat. And who hasn’t been lost in music at least once?
6. Pufarine – Luca M – Area Remote
I am fully obsessed with this tune. Quirky, dark, lovely.
7. Heart Of Flesh – Technasia – Cadenza
I have really been feeling Cadenza’s sound throughout 2012, and this tune stands out as top for me. Nice tech house driving bounce, and a great vocal.
8. London Town – John Norman – 7 Stars Music
Had to include what I consider my top tune of the year – it was one of my first releases in 2012, and was the catalyst to a stellar year of gigs, music, connections. And the tune is pretty solid, if I do say so myself…
9. Friends (Audio Junkies Remix) – BaAus – Lapsus Music
Loving this tune (and it is probably my wife’s favourite of my tracks at the moment). Has a nice dark brood to it with the synth line and choppy robotic vocals. Solid.
10. My Father – Felipe Puertes – Go Deeva Recordings
This tune was huge for me in 2012, and I can definitely see it sticking in the repertoire through 2013 as well. No nonsense tech house.