Top 50 dance tracks of 2015 | Soundspace

Top 50 dance tracks of 2015

Soundspace, Top 50 tracks of 2015, house, electronica, dance tracks, techno, chart
 

2015 has been an incredible year for dance music, with countless singles, EPs, albums and downloads flooding our feeds for our ears to enjoy.

We look back through the calendar to share 50 dance tracks that have kept their place amongst our office playlist.

With an eclectic list of techno, house, bass and electronica, not every choice will be everyones cup of tea, but you can’t fault the quality behind each and every selection below.

 

Prev1 of 10

 
50 / 50
Montel – Out There
Label: ALiVE Recordings
Release date: 13-07-15

 
Soundspace, Top 50 tracks of 2015, house, techno
 

We start off our top 50 tracks of 2015 with a brilliant house gem from Belfast DJ Montel.

Released via Tom Budden’s ALiVE Recordings, the two-track Out There EP brings ‘Out There’ and ‘It’s Like That’.

Making our list is title track Out There, Montel does a flawless job of combining modern tech weight with old-school chords and nostalgic dance rhythms, it’s a perfect balance of raw character and clean cut finesse.

 
[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/213783003″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”160″ iframe=”true” /]
 
 
49 / 50
Kerri Chandler – Who’s Afraid Of The Lights
Label: Kaoz Theory
Release date: 22-06-15

 
Soundspace, Top 50 tracks of 2015, house, techno
 

You don’t break 50,000 SoundCloud followers or become known as an icon of house without knowing a thing or two in the studio. #49 from Kerri Chandler shows exactly why this man has done both.

Coinciding with the launch of a new imprint from Chandler, Kerri’s addition for his Kaoz Theory sampler is a beautiful sonic cut titled ‘Turn Off The Lights’.

The track is a deep meets tech production of melodic percussion, filtered synth chords and a motivating vocal hook that rinses throughout the arrangement.

The compilation album also hosts names such as Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers and Detroit Swindle, bringing house grit to the masses.

 
[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208753239″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”160″ iframe=”true” /]
 
 
48 / 50
Woz – SIBS
Label: Zoo Music
Release date: 06-11-15

 
Soundspace, Top 50 tracks of 2015, house, techno
 

One of UK’s most promising outputs comes in the form of Bristol talent Woz. Pushing a unique aesthetic of rustic bass and tech, this young Bristolian is getting some serious attention.

Coming via Monki’s Zoo Music label – a label that has previously seen Applebottom, Kalyde and Karma Kid -, SIBS is accompanied by ‘One8Five’ for a two-track player.

Having been given the nod from top acts such as Rudimental, Charli XCX and now Monki; Woz comes in at #48 with SIBS.

The production carries a tunnel-vision-like rawness that combines metallic stabs, throw-back vocals and a real ravers attitude.

 
[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/230658733″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”160″ iframe=”true” /]
 
 
47 / 50
Nachtbraker – Gurl
Label: Heist Recordings
Release date: 29-06-15

 
Soundspace, Top 50 tracks of 2015, house, techno
 

Premiered on Soundspace earlier this year, one track that has been a consistent feature in our office playlists and SoundCloud spotlight is Nachtbraker’s ‘Gurl’.

Detroit Swindle served the track via their Heist Recordings imprint, a label which has stayed true to their vision with players from Brame & Hamo, Frits Wentink and Max Graef (among many others).

Gurl comes with squeaky acid lines, intelligent synth harmonies and a pulsating house bass that warms even the coldest of winter nights, an authentic blend of house, funk and disco; presented in a dutch package of sonic gold.

 
[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/211609645″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”160″ iframe=”true” /]
 
 
46 / 50
Adesse Versions – Wash My Soul
Label: Local Talk
Release date: 11-12-15

 
Soundspace, Top 50 tracks of 2015, house, techno, Adesse Versions
 

British DJ Adesse Versions comes in at #46 with Wash My Soul. Coming as the title track on his three tracked player for Swedish label Local Talk.

The Chester born artist – who has a monthly show on Rinse FM – joins Mad Mats’ & Tooli’s label in style, bringing expert grooves and harmonising guitars.

The label has previously hosted HNNY, Art Of Tones and Kyodai, but Adesse Versions impresses us with a sonic ability like very few others.

Just when you think you’re satisfied, Wash My Soul will go ahead and interrupt your moment of fantasy with it’s beautiful synth work and washy hi-hats.

 
[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/224437359″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”160″ iframe=”true” /]

Prev1 of 10