Ibiza's Biggest Tech House Tracks of the Summer

Words by: Susan Howard
Posted: 11/10/17 18:13

We asked the audience, pestered the DJs and scoured the internet to compile this list of Ibiza's biggest tech house bombs this season.

It’s been another massive summer for tech house in Ibiza. From Music On to Paradise and El Row to Labyrinth, the sound ruled all of the island’s biggest players.  

If your ideal night out involves fizzing snare crescendos, walloping sub bass and being thrashed to pieces by an ice cannon in a breakdown, then these tracks will have formed your soundtrack to your summer.

 

1

Max Chapman ‘La Fiesta’

 

Making one big track is hard enough. But the true test of being a big DJ is following them up and Chapman does it again with this latin house bomb that has been one of the Summer’s biggest Beatport hits.

 

2

CamelPhat & Elderbrook ‘Cola’

 

This UK DJ duo have been around since 2008, but this has been a massive year for them scoring a Beatport hit with 'Cola' and also scoring big with ‘Hanging Out With Charlie’ and ‘Drop It’ earlier in the year.

 

3

Mark Jenkyns ‘Sirens' feat. Mizbee

 

Mark Jenkyns is one of the Paradise’s crew’s original heads and all round much-loved Geordie legend. He’s come close with big tracks before, but 'Sirens' is the first to nudge him onto the top of Beatport’s house charts.

 

4

Denney ‘What’s Going On’

 

Repeat the sentence from the first paragraph and swap the name Denney for Chapman. Denney broke through with 'Low Frequency', in 2015, and has proven himself a few times now as one of the sound’s biggest anthem writers.

 

5

Age of Love ‘The Age Of Love (Solomun Remix)


The German titan of the emo tech house vibe ruled Sundays at Pacha and reminded us why this iconic 90s trance anthem deserved to be resurrected.

 

6

S'Express ‘Theme From S'Express (Detlef Remix)

 

A stone cold dancefloor killer gets a rerub by one of the genre’s hardest working producers.

 

7

Amine Edge & DANCE vs Blaze (Kevin Hedge)  ‘Lovelee Dae (Original Mix)’

 

It’s hard to not smile when this classic house track washes over a daytime crowd. It’s back again with a tougher tech house skin courtesy of Amine Edge & Dance.

 

8

Jamie Jones ‘Sound of Music’

 

The boss marks 100 releases on Hot Creations, a cornerstone of the tech house sound, with a vocal house track that reminds us of 90s feel good house jams and Goldie’s pianos from 'Timeless'.

 

9

Heaven 17 ‘Play To Win’ (Martinez Brothers Edit) 

 

It’s been another massive year of relentless touring for the Bros and this edit of a synth pop, nu-wave classic sent the geeks into a frenzy.

 

10

Denney ‘Back To Basics’

 

Another from anthem for the Radio 1 favourite, this time no doubt, a homage to one of the club’s responsible for putting Denney on the map, Leeds’ Back To Basics.

 

11

Solardo ‘On Corner’

 

Solardo have been one of the year’s hardest touring tech house acts, coining it in all summer and holding their own with big tracks like this.

 

12

The Drums (Din Daa Daa) ft. George Kranz [Latmun Remix] 

 

Another tech house grafter, Latmun has blasted through to the top of the scene. This is a remix of a classic 1983 track from Berlin artist George Kranz, brought back into the mix by Ricardo Villalobos and later Claptone and Latmun.

 

13

Ninetoes ‘Bonita’

German producer Özgür Yelmen blew up in 2013 courtesy of another Ibiza anthem ‘Finder.’

14

Route 94 ‘House & Pressure' (Original Mix)

 

Another star from the class of 2013 weighs in with this tough, bouncy tech house groove.

 

15

Daniel Stefanik ‘Deep Inside’

 

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like the original 1992 classic ‘Deep Inside’ by Hard Drive so a re-rub, courtesy of one of Germany’s stars of the 2000s, was always going to be a shoo-in.

 

16

Thick Dick 'Welcome To The Jungle (Andrea Oliva Remix)'

 

Brought back into contention by The Martinez Brothers, it fell to the hands of Italy’s Andrea Oliva, a master of the tech house bomb, to take this Subliminal classic back into dance music’s peak time.

 

17

Alexis Raphael ‘It's Kinda Jazzy (Original Mix)’

London tech house mainstay Raphael helped initiate the scene’s modern day tech house scene in the city with his Creche party and getz jazzy on this summer biggie.



18

Mihalis Safras ‘Phenomenon’

 

Another track that takes a hit from yesteryear and carves a new space for it on the 2017 dancefloor. Armand Van Helden’s ‘Funk Phenomena’ supplies the sample.

 

19

Kerri Chandler, Josh Butler 'Can't Deny' (Nick Curly Remix)

 

 

Nick Curly bookmarks another year of consistent gigging with two solid entries to his big tune account: 'Amnezia', which was hammered by Sven Väth and this killer remix on Butler's Origins label.

 

20

Darius Syrossian 'Moon Buggy'

 

The people’s champ of tech house is never far from a Beatport chart and delivered two of the biggest tracks this summer. This one goes for the wonky angle.

 

21

Claptone ‘The Music Got Me (Darius Syrossian Remix)'

 

The second cut from Syrossian in this list takes the more melodic, hands-in-the air approach, riding on the back of the Beatport smash act, Claptone.

 

22

wAFF ‘Wormhole' 

 

Tech house’s favourite cheeky chappie loves a good stomp on the dancefloor and this heads-down belter invites visions of his infamous rave toad pose.

 

23

Patrick Topping ‘Let’s Go’

 

Another new school giant of the tech house world with gigs seemingly dropping out of his every pocket and crease. Topping is in the big time in tech house courtesy of his knack of making tracks like this.

 

24

Click Click ‘Sundaze' (Waifs & Strays Remix)

Bristol’s favourite tech house act drops the rave horns to add to his long line of big tech house releases.


25

Riva Starr, Dennis Cruz & Gene Farris 'Play'

Two tech house big draws combine with a house legend to create this early Summer sizzler. 


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