2017 In Review: Tracks of the Year 40-21

Words by: I Voice
Posted: 26/12/17 13:12

Sven Väth at Cocoon, Ibiza. Photo by Phrank.net

For the next instalment in the Ibiza Voice selection of 2017's best AND biggest tracks we bring you highlights from Floating Points, Call Super, Solomun and Goldie. 

The rundown of the year's hottest tunes continues. Our algorithm for deciding the year's best tunes came down to a formula that was simple in theory but highly difficult in application. We restricted our selection to what were in our opinion the year's best tracks, offset by the year's biggest tracks that kept within what we deemed to be the lines of quality, forward thinking music. 

To allow the music to breathe, we're counting down to number one in blocks of twenty and this next selection captures entries from Call Super, Shanti Celeste, Floating Points, Goldie and Solomun.



Sakro 'No Time To Explain' (Raum Musik)

Dorian Paic's long running label has a much deserved reputation for reliable house bombs and this wonky B-side was hammered by an impressive spread of DJs. 


Calibre & DRS ‘Sunrise / Broken Wings’ (Signature)

Drum’n’bass' most enigmatic producer had a busy year with an album on Craig Richards' The Nothing Special label and this sublime collaboration. 



Radio Slave 'Children Of The E (KiNK Sp1200 Remix)' (Running Back) 

KiNK set his rave gun to maximum to blast this massive remix.


Mark Jenkyns ‘Sirens’ (Hottrax)

An original member of Jamie Jones' Paradise/Hot Creations crew, Jenkyns found fans in DJs like Villalobos and Luciano with this latin house bomb that had Ibiza written all over it. 



Mall Grab ‘Pool Party Music’ (Hot Haus Records)

The Aussie 24 year old breakout star added another big track to his discography with this rough and ready house tune.


Max Chapman ‘La Fiesta’ (Hot Creations)

Chapman scored his second Beatport number one hit to reassert his credentials in the world of tech house.


Talamanca System ‘Transatlantique’ (International Feel)

One listen to this and you’re transported to a hazy night at Amnesia in the mid 1980s and wondering what they put in that punch.  



Cristi Cons ‘Aural’ (Meander)

Cons finished the year as one of Romania's most vital producers and performers and this was one of the biggest tracks of the year for the elusive minimal house scene emanating from his home country.



Shanti Celeste 'Hinoki' (Dekmantel)

Celeste had a massive year with her Boileroom set at Dekmantel proving one of many highlights and this release proved she's still on fire in the studio as well as the DJ booth.



Goldie Vs Ulterior Motive Feat Natalie Williams ‘I Adore You’ (Metalheadz)

The drum’n’bass superstar strode back into the spotlight with one of his best long players in years and this was the track that shone brightest.



Beatrice Dillon and Call Super ‘Fluo’ (Hessle Audio)

Two of the UK's most forward thinking producers collided on a massive EP for Hessle. 



Patrice Baumel ‘Glutes’ (Afterlife)

Track of the year for the desert techno massive scored by a humble hero on the rise.



Shanti Celeste ‘Make Time’ (Idle Hands)

Another entry in the list from Celeste this time on the label behind the Idle Hands record shop in Bristol where she worked before DJ stardom beckoned.



Errorsmith ‘Superlative Fatigue' (Pan)

Erik Wiegand crafted much of his album with Razor, a soft synth he designed himself and this was one of the release's most bonkers entries, welding techno with dancehall.  



Tessela 'Hackney Parrot (10_ton_mix)' (Poly Kicks)

Ed Russell revisited his biggest track which originally came out in 2013 but dominated techno dancefloors this year via is 10_ton_mix. 



Shanti Celeste ‘Selector’ (Peach Discs)

The Bristolian Chilean announced the arrival of her new label Peach Discs in 2017 with this sumptuous summer house bomb. 


Age Of Love ‘The Age Of Love (Solomun Renaissance Remix)’ (Renaissance)

The German superstar presided over another big Ibiza season and scored heavily with this remix of one of the defining trance classics.


Marquis Hawkes ‘The Basement Is Burning’ (Aus Music)

No one else made house as big and brash as Marquis Hawkes in 2017.



Call Super 'Fluenka Spoke' (Dekmantel)

The unstoppable Englishman delivers once again, this time for Dekmantel's ten year anniversary compilation.



Floating Points 'Ratio' (Pluto)

Sam Sheperd scored one of the biggest tracks of the year in with 'Nuits Sonores' in 2014 and he was back on similar form with this melodic moment.

To hear some more tracks of the year, click here.  


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