Here are what I consider to be the top 10 tunes you’ll find shaking dancefloors in my live sets.
1. Dantiez Saunderson & John Norman – Resonance [KMS]
This tune has been a part of my sets for awhile now as we anxiously awaited the full release. You can check it out as part of Kevin Saunderson’s XLR8R podcast, and it also got some play from Karotte at the Time Warp 20th anniversary in Mannheim.
2. Dandi & Ugo – Stab Me [Italo Business]
This tune is filled with a dark energy that just drives a dance floor mad, and once that screaming vocal comes in, it is pure excellence.
3. Cosmin TRG – Aurora [Running Back]
Rhythmic and blippy, this tune builds and swells just beautifully.
4. Timmo – We Beat On [Drumcode]
This track has a huge throbbing bassline and shaker combo that just sounds like a dark warehouse in the early early morrning.
5. Stefano Noferini – Mexico [Budzenbauer]
This is a re-release of Noferini’s tune, earlier seen on Deeperfect. It is on the lighter side of the spectrum as far as my techno goes, but it has a really nice driving kick to it that makes it great for those earlier moments to build the tension.
6. Reset Robot – Unprocessed Layer [Truesoul]
Truthfully, I’m digging the entire album from Dave Robertson here, but of the lot Unprocessed Layer is easily the best dancefloor cut. Quirky and dark it has a deep brooding bass line that will slam a big sound system.
7. Matt Sassari – Circu Phage (D-Unity Remix) [Unity Records]
Matt Sassari does it again, this time with D-Unity on the remix. I’m particularly loving the syncopated snare hits that turn up throughout this banger. What a tune.
8. Nathan Barato – Crazy Her [MOOD]
Fellow Canadian techno-maker Nathan Barato brings some nice heat to MOOD here. It is at once melodic and chuggy, with some beautiful space in the track.
9. Locomatica – Interrupter [LCMTC]
The staccato synth line here paired with a snappy high hat and forward drum kick makes for some serious energy.
10. Whyt Noyz – The Bay Area [Tronic]
Whyt Noyz have been making some serious waves lately, and The Bay Area is no different. There is a wide variety of sound covering a wide aural area, notably the echoes here that make for a truly enjoyable listening experience.