MELLA DEE 'FEEL IT OUT' (MANUCCI'S MISTRESS)
FLOATING POINTS 'KING BROMELIAD' (EGLO)
ROCKWELL 'I NEED U' (SHOGUN AUDIO)
DUSKY 'YOOHOO' (POLYDOR)
MIDLAND 'DUSTER' (AUS)
BICEP 'LYK LYK' (FEEL MY BICEP)
FRACTURE 'LOVING TOUCH' (EXIT)
LV & JOSH IDEHEN 'IMMINENT' (KEYSOUND)
DAN BEAUMONT 'TRIPPY PUMPER' (CLASSIC)
There are few tracks that have reached the ubiquitous heights of Patrick Topping’s ‘Forget’. With a deft combination of catchy melody and underground swagger, ‘Forget’ has captured the imagination of both the European party jetset and the hard-nosed UK clubber, shredding dancefloors all the way from London to Ibiza.
There’s no doubt that Ibiza is where Topping’s signature track triumphed most, dominating more ‘Most Shazam-ed Track’ features and Beatport playlists than you could poke a stick at, thanks to his residency at DC10 with island champs, Hot Creations. Back on home soil, it's still near impossible to set foot in a club without hearing the cut, with Topping’s name quickly becoming synonymous with the sound of new school tech house in 2014.
Patrick Topping's rise to prominence has been both steady and rapid. At the tender age of 24, the producer released his debut EP ‘Walk On’ on Hot Trax, after Jamie Jones pricked his ears at a self-submitted demo from the Newcastle native. Striking a balance between club-ready rawness and slick studio finishing, 'Forget' embodies Topping's “all killer, no filler” approach to production that has allowed him to rocket into the spotlight in 2014, transporting the sound of the UK underground to the White Isle in his wake.
With three Beatport No.1s tucked under his belt — ‘Forget’ joins other smash hits ‘Get Beasty’ and ‘Voicemail' — the only way for Topping seems to be up. The brains behind Hot Creations are keeping the hit maker close to their chests, with more EPs planned on the label for 2015, as well as a hectic touring schedule set to help extend Topping’s reach. An apt conclusion to a truly stellar 12 months, ‘Forget’ has slayed the polls to take out DJ Mag’s Best Tune — the cherry on top of Topping’s charmed run.
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