Collide Mag picks the best from the year
In a year dominated by bouncy tech house, here are the top ten tunes that held their own with distinctive ingredients, devastating dancefloors and evoking crowds to cry out for more.
Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons – Vermillion (&ME Remix)
Storming project from Damian got the &Me seeing to. It was love at first drop.
Howling – ‘Signs’ (Rødhåd Remix)
Careful listening is rewarded with a minuscule changeup to catastrophic effect.
Frankey & Sandrino – Acamar
Home listening doesn’t always do it justice, but when those keys hit in a mix…
Dubspeeka – Outland 1
An impeccable arrangement, showing moody techno can still encompass groove.
Jamie XX – Gosh (Tale Of Us Remix)
First hearing this dancefloor refit in DC10 dropped my jaw to the ground. Ta Âme.
DJ Koze – XTC
Intriguing spoken passage with cosmic pads and tinkers following. Instant classic.
Adesse Versions – Pride
All about those powerful chords matched with a whopping vocal. Fully-fledged tune.
Monkey Safari – Walls (Guy Gerber’s Office Sex Remix)
Israeli weaves fluttering beats into the vocal, at almost 10 minutes long it fails to tire.
Bicep – Just
When this dropped we all bathed in a breath of fresh air with the faint whiff of breaks.
Sven Väth – Ritual Of Life (Adam Port 108 Mix)
Remix of 1993 track encapsulates Cocoon and is worth every inch of the clear vinyl it’s pressed on.
Runner-ups because indecisive
2015 wouldn’t be the same without:
– Michel Cleis & Klement Bonelli – Marvinello
– Aphrohead – Let’s Prance (Radio Slave & Thomas Gandey Last Communication Remix)
– Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Sorry I’m Late