Top 10 July essential tunes with Andrew Wowk

Our resident selector Andrew Wowk looks back over the top 10 essential tunes for July

#1. Sonny – Be 4 Me [Les Yeux Orange]
Warm, spacious house that layers multiple layers of melody over rolling percussion and a punchy bassline.

#2. Pjontus Björland Feat. Love Karlsson – Limits (DJ Lily Mix) [BROR Records]
A dark, hypnotic slice of heads-down techno. Watch out for the killer claps and warbled percussive hits.

#3. Chevel – Mercurial [Enklav]
If up-tempo, grimy, bassline-driven, futuristic beats are your thing, this is as good as it gets.

#4. Forriner – Jenny’s Hall (Ian Blevins Remix) [Forriner Music]
A beautifully low-slung balearic track that blend elements of nu disco, electro, and downtempo house into a heady concoction of snappy beats, warm basslines, and reverbed guitars.

#5. Rebekah – Eighties With You [Soma Records]
Brutal, industrial-tinged techno that injects elements of experimental sound design into a stomping four-to-the-floor groove, with the only respite coming in the form of a vicious breakdown.

#6. Lord Of The Isles – Irafas [Lone Romantic]
Delicious deep electro sounds from the Scottish producer more readily associated with wiggly, freeform house rhythms. Stylistically different from his usual output, but still packing all the melody and soul you’ve come to expect from the Scotsman.

#7. Serena Butler – Globular Hymen [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
Subtle, fluttering melodies float over the top of a driving, aggressive groove in this techno cut perfectly suited to big warehouses.

#8. Black Loops – Like A Feather [Sisyphon]
The masters of jacking, jazzy house deliver another slice of wonky beats, soulful rhythms, and classic samples.

#9. Kasper Bjørke – Dark Dancer [Biologic Records]
Don’t let this track’s relatively low BPM fool you – it’s packed full of tension and energy thanks to some clever drum programming, haunting synths, and a gritty bassline.

#10. Dukwa – Thanks Daddy For The Groove [Bosconi Records]
Punchy, up-tempo house that simultaneously channels New York, Chicago, and Berlin with jacking drums, cut up vocal stabs, and funky keys.

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Andrew is a DJ, producer, and writer from Sydney, Australia. He loves a wide range of underground electronic music, and loves talking about it as much as he does listening to it. He might have strong opinions, but they're formed on the basis of years of experience and the depth of knowledge that comes from them.

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