We take a look at the top 10 tunes doing the rounds this year in Ibiza, judged purely on what we've been hearing, with a little bit of personal preference too. We couldn't even choose between the two tracks for the number 10 spot, so we had to have them both. Remember this is the best 10 or the best selling 10 or even our favourite 10, it's a combination of all of them but mainly just the tunes you're most likely to hear doing the rounds on the island this summer.
10 b. Noir & Haze - Around (Solomon Remix)
Unbelievably only just making into the top ten, it's one of our favourites this summer, the magician that is Solomon gets to work on remix for this cracker.
10 a. Andre Lodemann - Where Are You Now?
An old track, originally released in 2009, but one which has had a new lease of life thanks to a new edit (possibly?) or if not, simply the fact that the likes of Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom are rinsing this at their gigs. A mindf*ck of a track that amounts to a total assault on your sanity, there is no better place to hear this track than the Terrace of DC10. Listen and lose yourself in the moment.
9. Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey - Coming Home (Dirty South Remix)
The trance track of the summer (if we've got the right remix that is), hands in the air, pure melodic bliss, under the ice cannon, going off. Nice one brother!!!!!
8. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Eric Prydz Remix)
An Ibiza top 10 tracks chart just wouldn't be the same without an Eric Prydz effort and this time it's remix duty for the Depeche Mode classic. Getting plays, again across the board, from trance DJs at Cream through to back rooms and warm-up DJs alike, it's a total chameleon of a track that provides that bit of sing-a-long anthem everyone loves so much from their Ibiza experience. Not a patch on Johnny Cash's version if you ask me.
7. Danny Daze - Your Everything
Apart from having pieced together one of the funniest videos for this track, Hot Creations have done it again with hot property Danny Daze serving up his immediately recognisable breakthrough track. The slow pounding and grooving bass is accompanied by the distorted vocal, all of which makes it easy pickings for a DJ, whether they be by the beach, by the bar or in the club.
6. Disco Gnome - Thug Fucker (Tale Of Us remix)
Been around for a while, since last year in fact, but it's still getting played and has surged again to become the anthem of Sasha's Never Say Never parties at Ushuaia. The only thing more certain than how ridiculous the artist name is, is the amazing job Tale of Us have done on the remix, not for the first time recently.
5. Osunlade - Envision (Âme Remix)
One of those tracks you hear and despite desperately trying, probably never find out what it is, well here we explain. Another vocal track courtesy of Osunalde and re-pieced together by the genius hands of Âme. Infectious vocal, the purest of house soul and rockin good times only. It might not be the most inescapable, but we reckon it's the best.
4. Cassius - The Sound of Violence (Franco Cinelli Edit)
The original by Cassius is a sunny, compilation friendly track from 2007 that has been transformed in a Franco Cinelli edit that is currently the most sought after record on the underground. Ricardo Villalobos has been playing it at Cocoon, Seth Troxler has been playing it everywhere, including for one of the most epic sit-downs at DC10 I can remember in recent memory, and it's still relatively exclusive as you can't even find a version of it on youtube. Deep, warbling, throbbing house with a vocal you just connect with, top vibes. "I feel like I wanna be inside you, when the sun goes down"....
3. Martin Solveig - Hello
You'll have heard this. You'll probably hate this. In fact, you'll probably hate that you actually like this. A super-catchy anthem with easy sing-a-long vocal to it, this has become one of the most demanded and played tracks across the more commercial parties, think Swedes at Pacha or Cream at Amnesia.
2. Oliver$ - Doin' Ya Thang
Beatport Number One for several weeks back in the early part of the season, this catchy, funky effort from a new artist on the scene has also been proving really popular across all size and shape of dance floors. Containing the instantly lovable chatter of Moodymann at a previous gig of his, a bass line and several "motherf*ckers" later and you've got a Beatport chart topper. Still doing the rounds heavily on the island.
1 Azari & III - Hungry For The Power (Jamie Jones Remix)
You know you're onto a winner when you hear a track being played at Cocoon, Carl Cox, We Love, Cream and Defected all in the space of one week.....and it's Jamie Jones' remix of the Azari & III track that is currently that winner. Taking the original and adding his trademark funk n bump to proceedings, you're likely to hear this one in every shop, bar and cab all over the island but simultaneously, almost universally across all dance floors. We've desperately avoided trying to make this a Jamie Jones related top 10.......but it's not been easy (check below to see more of his that are currently storming the island).
Jamie Jones and Lee Foss - Forward Motion
Luca C, Brigante Feat. Ali Love - Morals (Clockwork Remix)
DJ T. feat James Teej - Sense (Tale of Us Remix)
Clockwork - It's You Again (Lee Foss meets Robert James in the Art Department Remix)
Green Velvet - Flash (Jamie Jones Mix)
Seuil - Ultravision
Florence and the Machine - You've Got the Love (Mark Knight remix)
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