It’s that time of year again where we look back on a year of musical treats and pick our favourite tracks of 2013. Each of the TTK team has picked their top three…
Which three would you pick?
Less Hate – Soul Doubt
This was the opening track on Hot Since 82′s Essential Mix and it was love at first listen. I listen to it most days and still haven’t got bored. I think it’s those middle eastern sounding strings that get me.
Bodhi – Imperfection
A perfect track! I love dancing to this, it makes me so happy. I’m predicting big things for Bodhi in 2014 and excited to hear what else they’ve got.
Paul Woolford – Untitled
I had to pick this one…a future house classic! Big big tune.
Clarian & Guy Gerber - Claire
Without any doubt, this is my favourite track of 2013. I get goosebumps every time I listen to it.
Jaydee – Payback (Maceo Plex Remix)
I first heard this remix on Maceo Plex’s DJ Kicks album. It’s a beast of a track with that signature Plex sound.
Kidnap Kid – Animaux
I don’t think theres a Kidnap Kid release that I’ve ever been disappointed with. He’s a talented producer with a knack for creating feel good house.
Autechre - irlite (get 0)
A return to form for Ae, 10 mins of seriously explorative electronica, moving from dark to light, anger to joy, then back again… one of those tracks I will still be rinsing 20 years from now I sure!
Ten Walls – Gotham
Ok, yes, its been massively over played, but I love this track! Its so deep and dramatic and beautifully charming. I will never forget the first time I heard it in DC10 at Circo Loco when Jamie Jones dropped it as his set finale.
Mark Prichard – Manabadman
I was genuinely torn between this and a raft of various nasty warehouse techno tracks that I have been addicted too this past year, but ‘Manbadman’ made the cut simply because it is so insanely infectious. I dare you to not shuffle your feet to this dancehall bad boy.
Breach – Jack
If there was one track of the summer here in San Francisco, it was Jack by Breach. I remember seeing Gerd on my birthday and this gem dropped for the first time, and the club went off. For a track that garnered so much popularity, it never got old for me.
Matrixmann – Credentials
I had to go with San Francisco native Matrixxman on this one. The better Half of 5kinandbone5, and So Wavey label owner, released The XX Files EP on the burgeoning Brooklyn imprint Fifth Wall earlier this summer. The tunes is deep, dark, with a slight homage to Chicago. The energy is easy to get lost into, and is near perfect for mixing.
Vakula – New Romantic
Vakula’s sound to me is a perfect mix of light and dark tonality merged into a complex sonic palette. New Romantic is one of the best examples for his future sound that he brings forth to the table. The energy progression of this track is on another level. Weird left field techno at it’s finest.
Akkord – Navigate
I love this track, not normally my bag but the bass on this makes me go crazy! If I’m honest it makes my willy tingle.
Joy Orbison – Big Room Tech House Dj Tool-Tip
Simply because every time I listen to it I am reminded of the pandemonium on the dance floor at Space!!!
Sam Paganini – Chocolate
An out and out techno banger!! The only way to do this track justice is on a serious sound system. I was lucky enough to hear Adam Beyer play this at the Drumcode Halloween party. One of the best moments of the year.
Ninetoes – Finder
This catchy song takes me to a great place every time I hear it. Nic Fanciulli dropped this at the Social back in September and the steel drums have given me goosebumps ever since.
Pitto – You (DFTD)
Pitto and DFTD are both fairly new to me and this track is one to be heard by all. From the vocals to the elegant baseline, this song suits any mood.
Kölsch – Goldfisch
The dramatic build up followed by some rather soothing vocals and dirty baseline result in a rather delightful piece of house music.