Matter is an Australian producer and DJ who made some top notch tunes in 2014. His track Spore has been released on the premium Aussie label FutureForm Music and is very atmospheric. Love it!
Mocca Sunset has a great tribal feel with a melody that you will enjoy having stuck in your head. Simos Tagias has been at the top of my list of ones to watch recently, and his Counting the Days is a dark and driving piece of music that will really get you moving. It’s just so damn groovy.
Crossroads is another beautiful tune from the now legendary Andre Sobota. He’s used some distorted sounds to great effect and the lead is to die for. Monojoke’s remix of Eternal Sky features the hypnotic ambience and percussion he is well known for, with a subtle vocal that complements the song well. This one is a really solid production.
Jelly for the Babies worked up a lovely version of 3 Bridges, by Greek producer Josel. This is one of two tracks from Suffused Music that I’ve featured this month. It’s a great label and you can listen to their whole catalogue in full on YouTube.
Disclosure is a stunning, ambient soundscape and a bit of a departure from the dance floor fare. So is Qoob’s remix of Via Lactea. It sounds like something straight out of the Metroid Prime soundtrack, a Nintendo game I’m very fond of.
F-Act has put together a gorgeous piece with his take on Another Evolution, also on Suffused Music.
As the name suggests, Fusion Field could be mistaken for industrial techno until you hear the melody and that bass line come in. Irishman Cristior has done a really good job on this original and it’s a nice way to finish my top 10 for September.
01. Matter – Spore [FutureForm Music]
02. Mike Griego & Stas Drive – Mocca Sunset [Flow Vinyl]
03. Simos Tagias – Counting the Days [Massive Harmony Records]
04. Andre Sobota – Crossroads [Mesmeric]
05. Pavlin Petrov & Graham Lloris feat. Miwa – Eternal Sky (Monojoke Remix) [Never Too Late]
06. Josel – 3 Bridges (Jelly for the Babies Remix) [Suffused Music]
07. Hugo Ibarra & Uvo – Disclosure [E Sound Records]
08. Tech D – Via Lactea (Qoob Remix) [Magic Room]
09. Platunoff – Another Evolution (F-Act Remix) [Suffused Music]
10. Cristior – Fusion Field [Lowbit]
These albums from September are also worth checking out:
As you can see, after much delay I decided not to go with the seasonal chart. It was impractical due to how much music I add to my Beatport cart and I also realised I did not feel good about charting less music!
I’ll try to catch up with my monthly charts as quickly as I can. Rest assured there will be many brilliant tunes featured.