Top 100 House Artists of 2015

2015 has seen some of the strongest house music releases in years. As more and more producers are getting to grips with their own style and sound, it’s a great time to not just be a DJ, but basically just a fan of good music.

With the competition to fill the world’s dance floors fiercer than ever, here is our Top 100 Artists of 2015 and remember…

You gotta have house music, ALL NIGHT LONG!

100: Cup & String
98: Dcup
97: GotSome
96: Ian Carrera
95: Qubiko
94: Yves Murasca
93: Josh Butler
92: Alfred Azzetto
91: Vanilla Ace
90: Roger Sanchez
89: DJ Mes
88: Bronx Cheer
87: Klement Bonelli
86: Tian Karl
85: Crackazat
84: Phil Weeks
83: AndMe.
82: Ted Nilsson
81: Scott Diaz
80: The Deepshakerz
79: Rhythm Masters
78: Boris Dlugosch
77: Mark Knight
76: ATFC
75: Dennis Ferrer
74: Jamie Lewis
73: Dirty Secretz
72: Mousse T
71: Soul Divide
70: Gary Tuohy
69: Stuart Ojelay
68: Audiowhores
67: AM2PM
66: Javier Penna
65: Greg van Bueren
64: Milk & Sugar
63: Mateo & Matos
62: Husky
61: Kiko Navarro
60: Stefano Mango
59: Joey Negro
58: Demarkus Lewis
57: Jazzman Wax
56: SanXero
55: Rae
54: Simon Adams
53: Crazibiza
52: Iban Montoro
50: Roland Clark
49: Rich Pinder
48: Alex Herrera
47: DJ PP
46: Ben Delay
45: AS I AM
44: DJ S.K.T
43: Jay Vegas
42: Dantiez Saunderson
41: Grant Nelson
40: Teenage Mutants
39: HR & SKI
38: Curtis Gabriel
37: Full Intention
36: Joeski
35: Mr. V
34: J Paul Getto
33: Harry Romero
32: David Penn
31: John Stoongard
30: Butch
29: The Shapeshifters
28: Onsra
27: Mansur
26: Chuck Daniels
25: Kenny Dope
24: Sandy Rivera
23: City Soul Project
22: Detroit Swindle
21: Kenny Summit

20: Sonny Fodera

Australia’s favorite house music export, Sonny Fodera has had a storming 2015 with releases on Cajual, Soul Heaven, Visionquest and his base camp, the mighty Defected. His remix of GotSome’s ‘Just a Feeling’ was a killer and his re-rub of Janet Rushmore’s ‘Joy’ brought a classic track to the ears of a whole new audience. Quality stuff.

19: DJ E-Clyps

DJ E-Clyps certainly told the world he was here in 2015 with his stunning album picking up love from all corners of the house music world. His remix of Kenny Dope’s ‘On and On’ brought some real bump n hustle to the table, whilst ‘Shake’ on Simma Black added a tough yet funky edge to the sets of Low Steppa, Cajmere and more.

18: Mattei & Omich

Italian duo Mattei & Omich spent the whole of 2015 pushing their own inimitable take on house music with huge success. With releases on Metropolitan, MHD-Underground and House Place, the boys recent ‘Groovin’ You’ track was a great way to end what was an outstanding year.

17: Man Without a Clue

Man Without A Clue’s ’Booty’ on Clueless Music really made the house music scene stand up and take notice this year. With releases on King Street, Phoenix Music, In House and Toolroom, his remix of Soul Divide’s ‘Catch the Light’ hit all the right places for the more discerning house heads.

16: Golf Clap

Detroit’s Golf Clap pushed out some serious sounds in 2015 via Country Club, Simma Black and Phoenix Music to name just a few labels. Their collab ‘Pick You Up’ with Mike Millrain was a big hit across the world’s dancefloors, whilst their recent remix of Todd Terry’s ‘It’s Alright’ was a superb way to see in the festive season.

15: Franky Rizardo

One of Holland’s favorite exports, Franky Rizardo has quickly become one of the world’s most in demand DJs. He’s no slouch in the studio either, with a plethora of heavy hitting tracks on Defected and Azuli. ‘True Love’ on his own label LTF Records was a real stand out in 2015.

14: Quinten 909

2015 saw Quinten 909 slam out the tracks like a beast! With releases on Moonbootique, D33pr, D-Vine Sounds, East Project and Loulou Records, you could barely make a move on the floor with a Quinten 909 joint being mixed in. The standout track was his remix of ‘S.O.S’ on Sam Divine’s label D-Vine Sounds.

13: Bicep

Belfast duo Bicep have had a great 2015 with releases on First Choice, Strictly Rhythm, Aus Music and of course their own label Feel My Bicep. Their sublime ‘Just’ was one of the biggest tunes of 2015 with serious support from the likes of &Me, Brame & Hamo and Andy Daniell, whilst the ‘Only Love Can Set U-Free’ track sent audiences into a spin across the globe. These boys just get it. The end.

12: Gianni Bini

One of house music’s true stalwarts, Gianni Bini showed no sign of slowing down in 2015. With a slew of releases on his own imprint Ocean Trax, Gianni’s ‘Nine Clouds’ garnered support from the likes of Toddy Terry, The Shapeshifters, Kings Of Tomorrow. Be sure to check out his recent release ‘Funky Music’; it does exactly what is says on the tin!

11: Electronic Youth

It’s been a great year for London duo Electronic Youth, with their productions and remixes turning up in the playlists of such luminaries as Maceo Plex, Fatboy Slim, Chicken Lips and Skream. We loved their ‘Dirty Money EP’, whilst their take on the old rave classic ‘We Are E.Y.’ on Lapus Music had a few old school heads doing the running man as soon as the vocal kicked in!

10: Doorly

Doorly makes house that garage DJs can play and UK G that house DJs play! ‘Its About The Music Man’ finds him in fine eclectic form, mashing up old school breaks, sparse synths and Chi-town beats to great effect. With releases on Moon Harbour, Onelove, Toolroom and Hot Creations just to name a few, it’s safe to say that Doorly was one of the real success stories of 2015.

9: Sam Divine

Wow, what a year 2015 was for Sam Divine! With gigs all over the globe, host of Defected’s In the House radio show and her new label D-Vine Sounds. Her remix of the old school Garage classic ‘Flowers’ by Sweet Female Attitude sent the dancefloors absolutely wild. With support from DJs such as DJ Meme, Audiowhores, Man Without a Clue and Sonny Fodera, her re-rub has to be one of the best remixes of the 2015.

8: Tim Deluxe

House music legend Tim Deluxe had a storming 2015. Let’s face facts, ‘Tryin’ Find a Way’ on Defected was one of the stand out tracks of the year with support from Ralf GUM, Kevin Yost, Kenny Dope, DJ Spinna, Joey Negro, CJ Macintosh, Purple Disco Machine; the list is endless. Tim’s album ‘The Radicle’ brought REAL music back to the dancefloor and it took serious self believe to throw out a project that may not have been appreciated. But it was. BIG TIME. Maximum respect.

7: The Checkup

The release of ‘Can’t Get Enough’ by The Checkup really turned a few heads in 2015, notably Todd Terry, Golf Clap and Vanilla Aces. The rest of the year saw further releases on Nite Grooves, Milk and Sugar, Toolroom and Simma Black. The recent ‘It’s True’ on Electronic Reeds is off the scale. Seriously, go and check it out. You can thank us later. Big things expected from this Brussels based producer in 2016.

6: Enzo Siffredi

What a year for Enzo Siffredi; the man was basically shooting fire from his studio! Releases on Defected, King Street and Tachno saw Enzo rise up the rankings on the world’s house music scene. His track ‘Sometimes’ was our #1 track of 2015.

5: Todd Terry

House music legend Todd ‘The God’ Terry has smashed 2015 with top table tracks, remixes and international DJ dates aplenty. His own ‘Inhouse’ imprint continued to release top quality material all year, though we totally fell in love with his remix of Hercules & Love Affair’s ‘Do You Feel the Same?’ on Defected. His remix of Daniele Sexxx’s ‘Lift Me Up’ was pure vibes and it’s safe to say Todd’s music and tireless work ethic has enamoured him to a new set of fans who weren’t even born in 1990!

4: Robosonic

Since their groovy chart topping ‘Worst Love’ and ‘The Edge’ release, the German duo of Robosonic have been working on some brilliant collaborations this year. Stand out track from their ‘RPMD’ EP ‘Viel Fein’ with Purple Disco Machine and the recent ‘1UP’ featuring Jeru The Damaja on Simma Black. Their hip hop collaborations with the likes of KRS-ONE really brought something fresh to the table this year and we look forward to what’s in store from Robosonic in 2016.

3: Oliver Dollar

Berlin’s Oliver Dollar could do no wrong in 2015. ‘Shout Away’ with Chuck Daniels was a dance floor bomb that picked up support from the likes of Kevin Saunderson, Cajmere and Joey Negro to name just a few. With further releases on Defected, Azuli, Cajual and Relief, his recent remix of Boris Dlugosch’s ‘Keep Pushin’ brought a real zesty freshness to the house classic and don’t sleep on his remix of Gene Farris’ ‘Move Your Body’ on Cajual.

2: Low Steppa

Low Steppa is a real breath of fresh air in house music. His no nonsense approach to DJing and production is what you want to see from a man that is totally on top of his game. His UK Bass productions have popped up this year in the playlists of Grant Nelson, Zane Lowe and Huxley. The recent ‘Kontrol’ with Martin Ikin was our kind of rough, tough and wicked stuff, whilst his re-rub of the 90s classic ‘Deep Inside’ brought the old school NYC flavor to a brand new set of fans this years. Low Steppa, we salute you.

1: Purple Disco Machine

It’s been another stellar year for Germany’s very own Purple Disco Machine. With releases on Peppermint Jam, Defected, Get Twisted Records, Love Inc, Nurvous, Kitball just name but a few, PDM is the name on everyone’s lips in 2015.

His ‘L.O.V.E.’ collab with Boris Dlugosch is an absolute killer slice of disco infused house, whilst ‘Song for O’ was one of of the biggest tunes of Ibiza 2015.

A quick skim thorough PDM’s discography shows a rapid rise from his first releases in 2011 to quickly achieving #1 chart placings when his ‘My House’ (OFF Recordings) went big in 2013. Remixes for the likes of Hercules & Love Affair and Harry Romero soon followed, with his production work cropping up on Kittball, Gomma, Mother, OFF, Southern Fried and more.

PDM proudly wears his disco influences on his sleeve and produces warm, sun-kissed tunes; all glitter balls, soft melodies and tight production. Released on London’s Get Twisted label at the end of August and featuring the soul vocal of Natalie Conway, ’Soul so Sweet’ had classic summer anthem written all over it. With its uplifting chords and crowd-noise breakdown, it’s been a massive track at many of the world’s festivals this year.

If 2015 had a shape and a sound, it would be a Purple Disco Machine.

Purple Disco Machine releases on Traxsource.