The Biggest House Tracks of Summer 2017

Words by: I Voice
Posted: 2/11/17 13:37

We have packed away the swimwear, thrown the suncream in the bin and pored over the iPhone for the best pictures we took - now what else can we use to reminisce? Ah yes - the music!

Below is the Ibiza Voice guide to the ten biggest records that soundtracked the Summer season in Ibiza, your favourite festival and way beyond.

 

1

Objekt ‘Theme From Q’ (Objekt)

You say potato, I say Chicago. Objekt's massive summer track isn't strictly four to the floor house. It has elements of breakbeat, and electro but it united all sorts of different DJs throughout the summer, often being heard played at the same time at parties, by different DJs.

 

2

Bicep ‘Glue’ (Ninja Tune)

The Northern Ireland duo came to the boil in a big way this Summer. Their album came out on Ninja Tune to much acclaim and lead track 'Glue' was massive everywhere.

 

3

Digwah ‘Something Else’ (Digwah)

The sample on this huge, minimal house tune was unauthorised on its original release in December 2016. That's why its writer, a DJ for a well known London party crew, chose an anonymous alias to release it under. Despite the low key launch, it took the world by storm and has bubbled around dancefloors ever since and was naturally, massive in Ibiza, Croatia and Romania's Sunwaves festival to name a few.

 

4

Gerd Janson & Shan ‘Surrender’ (Regraded)

The disco revival surged ever onwards and after editing arguably the biggest disco track of last year, Midland released this monster on his label by Running Back boss and regular, Gerd Janson and Shan.

 

5

KH ‘Question’ (Text)



Four Tet had a massive year peaking with his album release in the Autumn. This housier, sample based tune appeared in the Summer under his KH alias and as ever, did the business.

 

6

Karizma ‘Work It Out’ (Lumberjacks In Hell)

Marcel Vogel's Dutch label scored big with this Gospel sampling edit by Baltimore house legend Karizma. 

 

7

Unit 2 ‘Sunshine (KiNK Remix) (Running Back)

Another biggie that came out last year but snow balled into a massive Summer track. The feel good piano break was always destined to be a day time summer smasher and was reconstructed to maximum effect by KiNK.

8

Partrice Baumel ‘Glutes’ (Afterlife)

The melodic techno brigade had a big year with Giegling, Afterlife and Innervisions duking it out all Summer long with big tracks. Glutes pipped it for us.

9

Konstantin ‘Sun My Sweet Sun (Konstantin Sibold Afro Tech remix)’ (Giegling)

Summer 2017 may remember Giegling boss Konstantin for the storm around his sexist comments. But despite the controversy, he was ever present on the summer circuit, in particular Circoloco, and scored a big tune in the melodic techno world with this track.

 

10

Nomad ‘Devotion (Pangaea’s Edit) (Hadal)

Pangaea's cheeky bootleg was so well received it was signed for a proper release by the label that released the orginal version of the track. This was massive with everyone  playing Hessle Audio style techno.

Top photo courtesy of Destino Ibiza. To see more click here.


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