2013-01-11T11:18:28+00:00 2013-01-14T15:50:26+00:00

The Club – Best of 2012 (Part 2/2)

And here we are with our picks for the best in deep house, techno & tech house from 2012. This will be the last best of list that you'll see for another 11 and a half months so enjoy it. A slightly different take on the best of the year, make sure to check out our top 100 countdown for a taste of the darker side of dance music and have a listen to the best of 2012 mix to get you warmed up and excited for another year of The Club.

With their addictive garage house sound, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence aka Disclosure exploded in 2012. Supporting the likes of Hot Chip and SBTRKT on tours throughout the calendar year, the duo also performed at numerous popular music showcases, including Bestival. With a debut studio album slated for release in March 2013, we can expect big things from the Lawrence brothers. Featured here along with the original is the pair's grimy VIP version of their remix of Jessie Ware's massive June 2012 hit "Running", as taken from their Boiler Room set a few months ago (just to get you excited).

      A---125---Jessie-Ware---Running-(Disclosure-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)

      A---129---Jessie-Ware---Running-(Disclosure-VIP-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure VIP Remix)

      A---121---Viadrina---Spellbound-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Viadrina – Spellbound (Original Mix)

      A---158---Chris-James-feat.-Ria-Moran---Song-For-Her-(Audiojacks-Dub-for-Ra)--EM0113
Stream:Chris James feat. Ria Moran – Song For Her (Audiojack's Dub for Ra)

      A---118---Climbers---2-Come-Back-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Climbers – 2 Come Back (Original Mix)

      A---122---Tensnake---Mainline-(feat.-Syron)--EM0113
Stream:Tensnake – Mainline (feat. Syron)

      A---122---Noir-Audio-Junkies---The-Pretender-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Noir & Audio Junkies – The Pretender (Original Mix)

      A---124---02_The-Giver-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Duke Dumont – The Giver (Original Mix)

      A---120---01-Inspector-Norse--EM0113
Stream:Todd Terje – Inspector Norse

      B---128---NE1BUTU--EM0113
Stream:Scuba – NE1BUTU

      A---118---Ben-Clarke---Down-Below-(Original-Mix--EM0113
Stream:Ben Clarke – Down Below (Original Mix

      A---119---Mat.Joe---Heart-To-Find-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Mat.Joe – Heart To Find (Original Mix)

      A---119---Chromatics---Into-The-Black-(Voxels-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Chromatics – Into The Black (Voxels Remix)

      A---128---DJ-Hyperactive-Wide-Open-Len-Faki-DJ-Edit--EM0113
Stream:DJ Hyperactive – Wide Open Len Faki DJ Edit

      A---125---Trevino---Backtracking-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Trevino – Backtracking (Original Mix)

      A---125---David-Amo-Julio-Navas-Robert-Gaez---Intense-Flavour-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:David Amo & Julio Navas & Robert Gaez – Intense Flavour (Original Mix)

Sasha has come a long way since his appearance on the cover of Mixmag in 1991, the first ever DJ to be given the honor. With an ear for tech house, progressive house and deep house, Sasha has no problem keeping your feet moving from start to finish at any club or festival. His DJ skills are undeniable matched only by his talent as a producer. His remix of Hot Chip’s “Flute” is another testament to his musical talents; even after a career that spans over two decades he still has new sounds to bring to the table. His consistency as one of the most recognizable names in dance music has been nothing short of remarkable and we look forward to seeing his dominance continue this year.

      A---126---Flutes-(Sasha-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Hot Chip – Flutes (Sasha Remix)

      A---123---Metodi-Hristov---Nobody-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Metodi Hristov – Nobody (Original Mix)

      A---125---Get-Ready-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Jay Lumen – Get Ready (Original Mix)

      A---127---Secret-Life-Of-Machines---Astronotes-(Joris-Voorn-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Secret Life Of Machines – Astronotes (Joris Voorn Remix)

      A---124---Nick-Curly---Underground-(Dennis-Ferrer-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Nick Curly – Underground (Dennis Ferrer Remix)

      A---126---Swedish-House-Mafia-feat.-John-Martin---Dont-You-Worry-Child-(Joris-Voorn-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don't You Worry Child (Joris Voorn Remix)

      B---136---Pearson-Sound---Untitled--EM0113
Stream:Pearson Sound – Untitled

      A---126---Tom-Novy---Walking-On-The-Moog-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Tom Novy – Walking On The Moog (Original Mix)

      A---124---Kolombo-Loulou-Players---Dont-Go-Away-(Zombie-Disco-Squad-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Kolombo & Loulou Players – Don't Go Away (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)

      A---120---Nicone---Why-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Nicone – Why (Original Mix)

      A---122---Video-Games-(Joris-Voorn-Edit)--EM0113
Stream:Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Joris Voorn Edit)

      A---126---A1-Bassline-Daft-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:A1 Bassline – Daft (Original Mix)

      B---125---Talk-Torque--EM0113
Stream:Scuba – Talk Torque

      A---127---04-Bang-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Hobo – Bang (Original Mix)

      B---123---03-Svinx-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Matador – Svinx (Original Mix)

      A---127---Sharam---Radio-G-(Night-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Sharam – Radio G (Night Mix)

      A---125---Joe-Brunning---Now-let-me-see-you-work_Original_Mix--EM0113
Stream:Joe Brunning – Let Me See You Work – Original Mix

      A---125---XTC-(MMM-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Boys Noize – XTC (MMM Remix)

UK based dj/producer Daley Padley, the aptly named Hot Since 82, had an unbelievable 2012. With a debut release on "Noir Music", a label widely known for its consistent production of quality house music, Hot's gritty, bass heavy music is perfect for late nights in a packed club. No stranger to the underground house scene, Padley has been playing shows for over a decade, headlining such famed venues as Pacha NYC and Ministry of Sound, and attracting the attention and support of accomplished artists such as Jamie Jones and Audiofly. With a reputation for playing intense, extended live sets, Hot was booked for a number of major events this past year, such as Sydney's High Tide Boat Party. To end off an amazing twelve months, in December, the diversely talented producer released a two single project on “Get Physical Music”, which included the synth heavy "Like You", a great followup to his recent remixes of Sivesgaard's "In The Night", and Yousef's "Beg".

      A---123---Hot-Since-82---Like-You-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Hot Since 82 – Like You (Original Mix)

      B---120---Sivesgaard---In-the-Night-(Hot-Since-82-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Sivesgaard – In the Night (Hot Since 82 Remix)

      A---122---Yousef---Beg-(Hot-Since-82-Future-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Yousef – Beg (Hot Since 82 Future Mix)

      A---124---01-The-Giver-(Tiga-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Duke Dumont – The Giver (Tiga Remix)

      A---126---Mulder-(Nl)---Natural-High-(Joris-Voorn-Edit)--EM0113
Stream:Mulder (Nl) – Natural High (Joris Voorn Edit)

      A---121---Astral-Projection-(KiNK-Instrumental)--EM0113
Stream:Strip Steve – Astral Projection (KiNK Instrumental)

      A---120---Tube-Berger-Milan-Euringer---Lovebreak-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Tube Berger & Milan Euringer – Lovebreak (Original Mix)

      A---126---Stefano-Ritteri---The-Rules-Of-Control-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Stefano Ritteri – The Rules Of Control (Original Mix)

      A---126---Goodbye-Fly-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Joris Voorn – Goodbye Fly (Original Mix)

      A---122---Danic---Rej-(Danic-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Danic – Rej (Danic Mix)

      A---120---A.N.D.Y.-Nyemiah-Supreme---Pump-It-Up-(Instrumental)--EM0113
Stream:A.N.D.Y. & Nyemiah Supreme – Pump It Up (Instrumental)

      A---122---Clayton-Steele---Distorted-Point-of-View--EM0113
Stream:Clayton Steele – Distorted Point of View

      A---124---03-Soul-Provider--EM0113
Stream:MIKRON – Soul Provider

      A---118---Fantastic-Man---Its-Essential-(Original)--EM0113
Stream:Fantastic Man – It's Essential (Original)

      A---123---02.-Justin-Martin---Ruff-Stuff-(Eats-Everythings-Reruff)--EM0113
Stream:Justin Martin – Ruff Stuff (Eats Everything Reruff)

When this remix was released on YouTube in early 2012, no one knew how much it was about to blow up. Starting off as an Internet sensation to becoming a regular play on Annie Mac's radio show in such a short space of time, Cyril Hahn's remix of this R'n'B classic is nothing short of genius. The track has been turned upside down, with its pitched down vocals and catchy tones making it's reinvention infectious. The success of this remix has resulted in many more edits from Cyril, and a European tour in Spring. If you still don't have this mix it is still on his sound cloud for free!

      A---117---83-If-You-Only-Knew-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Finnebassen – If You Only Knew (Original Mix)

      A---122---Him_Self_Her---Calling-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Him_Self_Her – Calling (Original Mix)

      A---118---Candi-Staton---Hallelujah-Anyway-(Larse-Vocal)--EM0113
Stream:Candi Staton – Hallelujah Anyway (Larse Vocal)

      B---124---Kolsch---Der-Alte--EM0113
Stream:Kolsch – Der Alte

      A---118---Tiago-Schneider---Do-It-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Tiago Schneider – Do It (Original Mix)

      A---117---MAM---Happyness-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:MAM – Happyness (Original Mix)

      B---122---Monkey-Safari---Hi-Life-(Cheeky-Bold-Cover)--EM0113
Stream:Monkey Safari – Hi Life (Cheeky Bold Cover)

      A---124---Guy-Gerber-Jaw---Steady-feat.-Jaw-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Guy Gerber, Jaw – Steady feat. Jaw (Original Mix)

      A---118---Miguel-Campbell---Not-That-Kind-Of-Girl-(MAM-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Miguel Campbell – Not That Kind Of Girl (MAM Remix) [Hot Creations]

      A---121---Express--EM0113
Stream:Kink – Express

      A---120---Monkey-Safari---Roule-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Monkey Safari – Roule (Original Mix)

      B---125---WAFF---Joolz--EM0113
Stream:WAFF – Joolz

      A---126---Eric-Sneo-Chris-The-Voice---Shut-Up-Dance-(Pleasurekraft-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Eric Sneo & Chris The Voice – Shut Up & Dance (Pleasurekraft Remix)

      A---125---On-Fire-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Round Table Knights – On Fire (Original Mix)

      A---123---01-Dont-Go-(Dusky-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Justin Martin – Don't Go (Dusky Remix)

Julio Bashmore, the fresh faced Bristolian producer, has had one hell of a year. After the success of the club favourite 'Battle For The Middle You', its easy to think, how is he going to come back from that? The deep house, heavy bass roller track 'Au Seve' was the best comeback an underground house DJ like Bashmore could have. The simple technique of call and response he uses, combined with the fast paced hi-hat beat, has a huge effect on the track, which gives it the grimey yet classy underground house vibe. To cap the year off he released Pelican, showcasing yet again why we've had Julio in the top 5 on the top 100 two years straight.

      A---124---Au-Seve-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream: Julio Bashmore – Au Seve (Original Mix)

      A---123---02-Pelican-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream: Julio Bashmore – Pelican (Original Mix)

      A---123---You-Wont-Find-Love-Again-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream: Breach – You Won't Find Love Again (Original Mix)

      A---122---Claptone---Weekend-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream: Claptone – Weekend (Original Mix)

      A---122---02-Round-Table-Knights-Animal-Trainer-Pique--EM0113
Stream: Round Table Knights & Animal Trainer – Pique

      A---117---John-Talabot---So-Will-Be-Now-feat.-Pional-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:John Talabot – So Will Be Now feat. Pional (Original Mix)

      A---120---Kolombo---My-Own-Business-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Kolombo – My Own Business (Original Mix)

      A---123---Dusky---Flo-Jam-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Dusky – Flo Jam (Original Mix)

      A---121---Maceo-Plex-Odd-Parents---Get-Enough-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Maceo Plex & Odd Parents – Get Enough (Original Mix)

      A---123---02-sharam_jey_night_talk-lies_(original_mix)--EM0113
Stream:Sharam Jey, Night Talk – Lies (Original Mix)

      A-or-7A---126---South-London-Ordnance---Pacific--EM0113
Stream:South London Ordnance – Pacific

      A---128---01-In-Circles--EM0113
Stream:Kevin McPhee – In Circles

      A---128---02-Diffraction--EM0113
Stream:Truncate – Diffraction

      A---124---01-Push--EM0113
Stream:October – Push

      A---124---Christian-Rythmique---My-Pheelings-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Christian Rythmique – My Pheelings (Original Mix)

      A---123---Audiojack-Kevin-Knapp---These-Days-(Jimmy-Edgar-Implication)--EM0113
Stream:Audiojack & Kevin Knapp – These Days (Jimmy Edgar Implication)

'Levels' is without a doubt one of the most remixed, re-edited, and overplayed dance track of the past two years. Every remix still has that unmistakably cheesy synth, with the Etta James sample still intact, however the bootleg from Harvard Bass takes the track to a different level. The deep house, bass pumping beat for a start gives it a unique twist. The recognizable vocals are chopped up and used in a way no other edit has had. Yet this was only the beginning of what would end up as a very impressive 2012 from Harvard Bass, releasing his collaboration with Green Velvet called "Lazer Beams", an acid techno bomb with just the perfect amount of lazer that will force a smile on anyone who hears it.

      A---127---Green-Velvet-Harvard-Bass---Lazer-Beams-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Green Velvet & Harvard Bass – Lazer Beams (Original Mix)

      A---123---Remain-Populette---discomfort-(chloe-mix)--EM0113
Stream:Remain & Populette – discomfort (chloe mix)

      A---130---Alex-Frada---That-Sounds-Of-Music-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Alex Frada – That Sounds Of Music (Original Mix)

      A---123---Eats-Everything---Vertigo--EM0113
Stream:Eats Everything – Vertigo

      A---125---01_noir_-_satisfied_(instrumental_mix)--EM0113
Stream:Noir – satisfied (instrumental mix)

      A---125---Majed---Jacob-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Majed – Jacob (Original Mix)

      B---126---Kontrolfunktion-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Koen Groeneveld – Kontrolfunktion (Original Mix)

      A---126---Chris-Lake---Secrets-In-The-Dark-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Chris Lake – Secrets In The Dark (Original Mix)

      A---128---03-Amynl--EM0113
Stream:Jensen Interceptor – Amynl

      A---126---Its-All-Sorted-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Billy Mason – It's All Sorted (Original Mix)

      A---126---04-Gsnrsn-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Asykan – Gsnцrsn (Original Mix)

      A---127---Alter-Ego---Rocker-(Prok-Fitch-vs.-My-Digital-Enemy-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Alter Ego – Rocker (Prok & Fitch vs. My Digital Enemy Remix)

      A---127---Get-Down-(Original-Club-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:D.Ramirez – Get Down (Original Club Mix)

      A---128---Nothing-Matters-(Original-Club-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Mark Knight feat. Skin – Nothing Matters (Original Club Mix)

      A-or-12B---128---Everybody-(Koen-Groeneveld-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Christian Cambas – Everybody (Koen Groeneveld Remix)

      A---128---Khainz---That-Simple-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Khainz – That Simple (Original Mix)

      A---128---Ahmet-Sendil---I-Still-Have-A-Dream-(Chris-Lawyer-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Ahmet Sendil – I Still Have A Dream (Chris Lawyer Remix)

If there’s one name you should remember from our top 100 list it is Jamie Jones, Lee Foss,and Hot Natured. Yes, I realize that’s three names, but together these two producer-DJ’s are known as Hot Natured. You’ll find tracks from all three in our top 100 as they’ve dominated the 2012 house scene with their record label Hot Creations. The recent craze over the Hot Natured track “Benediction” featuring Ali Love has been so explosive it cracked the UK top 40. This wave of mainstream popularity encouraged Jones to release a reassuring statement to his underground music fans to negate rumors that these two are selling out. Jones’ dedication to the underground house culture has lead to his launch of a new Hot Creations sub-label called HOTTRAX, targeting the production of more underground dance tracks.

      A---120---hot-natured-feat-ali-love---benediction-dub--EM0113
Stream:Hot Natured Feat Ali Love – Benediction (Dub)

      A---116---hot-natured-feat-ali-love---benediction--EM0113
Stream:Hot Natured Feat Ali Love – Benediction

      A---122---Jamie-Jones---No-Rush--EM0113
Stream:Jamie Jones – No Rush

      A---123---02_Latch-(Jamie-Jones-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Disclosure – Latch (Jamie Jones Remix)

      A---124---Percolator-(Jamie-Jones-Vault-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Cajmere – Percolator (Jamie Jones Vault Remix)

      A-or-5A---115---Lee-Foss-Marc-Kinchen---Electricity-feat.-Anabel-Englund--EM0113
Stream:Lee Foss & Marc Kinchen – Electricity feat. Anabel Englund

      A---124---Maceo-Plex---Filthy-Mama-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Maceo Plex – Filthy Mama (Original Mix)

      A---124---01-Infinity-Ink-Infinity-(Claude-Vonstroke-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Infinity Ink – Infinity (Claude Vonstroke Remix)

      A---125---Luciano---Rise-Of-Angel-(Andrea-Oliva-Remix)--EM0113
Stream:Luciano – Rise Of Angel (Andrea Oliva Remix)

      A---124---Eats-Everything---Doldrums--EM0113
Stream:Eats Everything – Doldrums

      A---120---True-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:<Monte – True (Original Mix)

      A---118---Karol-XVII-MB-Valence-ft.-Lazarusman---Whispers-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Karol XVII & MB Valence ft. Lazarusman – Whispers (Original Mix)

      A---125---Thomas-Schumacher---Fangbanger-(Original-Mix)--EM0113
Stream:Thomas Schumacher – Fangbanger (Original Mix)

      A---119---01-Sweat--EM0113
Stream:Greymatter – Sweat

      A---126---10-Red-Dancers--EM0113
Stream:Martyn – Red Dancers

      A---125---02_paul_kalkbrenner_-_der_stabsvoernern--EM0113
Stream:Paul Kalkbrenner – Der Stabsvцrnern

Make sure to support the artists you enjoy by purchasing their tracks at an outlet such as Beatport, Itunes, Juno, Boomkat or other. Contributions to this post from Becky Parker, Julia Martineau & Dustin Kennedy.

 

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Deep House · Feature · Lists · Techno

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  • Amazing amazing selection Earmilk. You guys nailed my favourites from this year and left me with enough new treats to discover. Well done.

    scammertime January 11, 2013 11:41 AM Reply
  • Great article thanks

    just a guy January 13, 2013 9:38 PM Reply
  • Where are the downloads guyz ????

    guest January 14, 2013 5:19 AM Reply
  • whoever compiled this has an impeccable taste in dance music

    gαrrєtt dσylє January 15, 2013 2:47 PM Reply
  • wheres new wobble wednesday and mashup mondays

    coldninjapro January 19, 2013 2:22 PM Reply

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