Top 100 Deep House Artists of 2015

Put the words ‘deep’ and ‘house’ next to each other and suddenly the whole world starts to debate the very nuances of the genre. Everything had a ‘deep’ in front of it in 2015, but some artists really understand exactly what the term means.

Deep house is supposed to be about top quality music though, not a never ending debate! So here’s our run down of the Top 100 Deep House Artists that we felt really brought something fresh to the table in 2015.

100: James Benedict
99: Marsupials
98: Boogie Rapture
97: Local Options
96: Bas Roos
95: Mathew Anderson
94: City Soul Project
93: Ivan Latyshev
92: Deep Active Sound
91: Joss Moog
90: Chris Stussy
89: Kinky Movement
88: Da Sunlounge
87: Rocco
86: Soul Minority
85: Demarkus Lewis
84: Culoe de Song
83: Deeligent Soul
82: Julius Papp
81: BiG AL
80: Leigh D Oliver
79: Jordan O’Regan
78: Deeplomatik
77: Charles Webster
76: Jacob Bech
75: Soulphiction
74: Frederick
73: Frankey & Sandrino
72: Joyce Muniz
71: The Checkup
70: Rodriguez Jr.
69: Karol XVII & MB Valence
68: Uffe
67: Jazzuelle
66: Kruse & Nuernberg
65: Borrowed Identity
64: Clavis
63: Adesse Versions
62: Cubase Dan
61: Sek
60: Eli Escobar
59: Proper
58: Scott Diaz
57: Mark Farina
56: Soledrifter
55: Prunk
54: Roland Nights
53: Rishi K.
52: Steve Bug
51: Andy Hart
50: Medlar
49: Purple Velvet
48: DJ Koze
47: Sonny Fodera
46: Lay-Far
45: Kerri Chandler
44: Manuel Tur
43: Glenn Astro
42: Pezzner
41: Kollektiv Turmstrasse
40: Tim Deluxe
39: Soul Clap
38: Audiojack
37: The Revenge
36: Eric Ericksson
35: Kyodai
34: Harvey Sutherland
33: Atjazz
32: Steve Mill
31: Frits Wentink
30: Pete Dafeet
29: Studioheist
28: Vince Watson
27: Kevin Yost
26: Black Loops
25: Shur-I-Kan
24: Sebb Junior
23: Catz ‘N Dogz
22: Tigerskin
21: Detroit Swindle

20: HNNY

Swedish producer Johan Cederberg aka HNNY had a fantastic 2015 with a string of successful tracks and remixes for labels like Local Talk, Fata Morgana, Studio Barnhus, Lets Play House and Pets Recordings. Check out ‘HNNY Edits’ on Local Talk for a true taste of HNNY flavor.

19: Giom

One of the most consistant house producers on the scene, you can spot a Giom production from a mile away. 2015 has been a superb year, with releases on Supremus Records, Guesthouse and Milk and Sugar. Check out the chugging magnificence of ‘The Message’ and the superb remix of Saison’s ‘Please Don’t Go’.

18: Nachtbraker

Dynamic producer Nachtbraker has had a prolific 2015 with a slew of releases on Dirt Crew Recordings, Heist, Hudd Traxx and Apparel Music. Big tunes included ‘Backstabber’ and the zoned out, jazz infused sounds of ‘Zachtjes’. Top producer.

17: Miguel Migs

A man that needs no introduction; one of house music’s true pioneers, Miguel Migs. 2015 was a great year for the Salted Music boss, pushing out killer tracks like ‘The Melody’, ‘Falling’ featuring Lisa Shaw and ‘So Good’ on his own imprint. The producer’s producer.

16: Deetron

Swiss producer Deetron is a name that is synonymous with hard hitting remixes and productions. This year he threw out serious releases on Lazy Days, We Play House and Defected, with his recent remix of Jose Padilla ‘Blitz Magic’ a real slice of hypnotic sonic soundwaves. His remix of Fred Everything’s ‘Searching’ was also some seriously next level business. Check it.

15: Coeo

Dynamic German duo Coeo had a superb 2015 with releases Toy Tonics, Gomma and Lagaffe Tales to name just a few. Their superb remix of Munk’s ‘Cartoon’ really turned some heads at the start of the year, whilst the recent ‘Neuhausen’ on Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse ensured they finished 2015 in fine style.

14: youANDme

The bouncing Berlin beats of youANDme filled the world’s dance floors thoughout 2015. With heavy releases on Finale Sessions, Cocoon and, it was the massive ‘Take Away’ on Loco Dice’s Desolat Music that really cemented their place in our Top 20. More huge release and big things are expected in 2016 from this superb production team.

13: thatmanmonkz

Sheffield’s very own ‘thatmanmonkz’ slayed 2015 with heavy releases on Classic Music, Razor-N-Tape, City Fly and Delusions of Grandeur. His collab with Pete Simpson on ‘In Bed With You’ was a truly unique cut; blending a heavy backing track with one of the sweetest vocals of the year. A real stand out moment for us in 2015.

12: Art of Tones

Ludovic Llorca / Art of Tones has never failed to surprise and delight in his 10-year production career and 2015 was no different. His track ‘The Rainbow Song’ on the ever reliable Local Talk, was one of those super dope tunes you heard coming out of festival tents all summer long. ‘Don’t Need No More’ featuring Laetitia Dana was also sent from heaven. A big year from Art of Tones!

11: Homero Espinosa

You have to really know what you’re doing if you are releasing music on King Street, Papa Records and Moulton Music in the same year. Well that’s exactly what Homero Espinosa did in 2015, with his Mark Farina collab ‘Work Groove’ a stand out, alongside his Unreleased Jazz Mix of ‘ Blues In A Rose’.

10: &Me

Keinemusik stalwart &ME was the name on the lips of house music’s most forward thinking connoisseurs in 2015. Stand outs for us were the sublimely hypnotic ‘Woods’ and of course his remix of Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons ‘Vermillion’.

9: Nils Penner

This year saw support from Steve Bug, Fred Everything and Fish Go Deep for Nils Penner’s ‘I Can Be’ on Freerange Records. With further releases on Dessous, Moodmusic, Soul and Gomma, other stand outs for us included the deep, dark vibes of ‘Mustang’ and the uplifting goodness of ‘Signs’.

8: Till Von Sein

German producer Till Von Sein released his second LP ‘Precious’ this year, which featuring 10 tracks of intriguing house-based music whilst taking in some hip-hop, disco and techno influences along the way. With further releases on Empore Music, Dirt Crew, Classic and Moulton Music, it’s pretty fair to say Von Sein has been a busy boy in 2015!

7: Dario D’Attis

Swiss producer Dario D’attis slammed 2015 with a slew of releases on the likes of Papa Music, Strictly Rhythm, Safe Music and Defected, with one of the best being the ‘Diss in Minor EP’ on Hive Audio. A track that perfectly compliment 2015’s dark basements and beyond. Don’t sleep on his remix of the Boris Dlugosch classic ‘Keep Pushin’. A re-rub of outstanding quality.

6: Session Victim

German duo Session Victim come storming into our Top 10 Deep House Artists of 2015 with releases on Delusions of Grandeur and Toy Tonics. We loved ‘The Most Beautiful Divorce Ever’ at the start of the year whilst their recent remixes of Toby Tobias’s ‘Slofiava’ and Kapote ‘Fuck Music’ are absolutely off the smoothness scale. Have a listen. You can thank us later.

5: Adam Port

Adam Port’s 2 track EP ‘I Never Wear Black’ on Keinemusik was caned all summer by DJs worldwide, with both the title track and the ‘E Sound Edit’ receiving worldwide acclaim. 2015 has seen further releases on Pet Recordings, Kompakt and Moon Harbour, who have all been gobbling up Adam’s unique disco-infused techno that is always blended with irresistible flair.

4: Fouk

Fouk consistently dropped heat throughout 2015 with a slew of releases on Z Records, Moda Black, Heist Recordings, Room With A View and Local Talk. Big tracks this year included the funk fuelled ‘Kill Frenzy’ and the totally sublime ‘Lefty’s Bar’. Don’t sleep on ‘Hotshot’ either. In fact, don’t miss anything they release. It’s that simple!

3: Fred Everything

Fred Everything impressive release schedule in 2015 featured tracks and remixes for all your favourite labels. His Shur-I-Kan collaboration ‘Common Ground’ (check the dub, its deep!) has been tearing up the dancefloors all year, as his own Lazy Days imprint continued to go from strength to strength. Special releases for us were the subtle tones of ‘Gentle as the Sun’ and his latest release ‘Searching’.

2: Jimpster

Freerange boss Jimpster had a great 2015, with his output of releases as strong as any year in his two decades career. Alongside the fire on his own imprint, he still found time to release tracks this year on Suol, Avida Music and Apersonal . Stand outs included ‘English Rose’, ‘Head Spin’ and his sublime remix of Till Von Sein’s ‘Booty Angel’. A REAL Deep House legend.

1: Brame & Hamo

An absolutely massive year for the eclectic Deep House duo Brame and Hamo! With releases on Heist Recordings and Dirt Crew, 2015 was also the year they launched their own record label Splendor & Squalour.

Having made the big move from Sligo in Ireland to Berlin, they dropped 2 big EPs this summer. First up, ‘Lamaj’s Secret’ EP; four tracks of deepness with a smooth Andy Hart remix. Second, their ‘Parish Rumors’ EP on Heist Recordings which did some serious damage this year and was supported by the likes of Fred Everything, Detroit Swindle and Till Von Sein amongst others.

Other big tracks in 2015 included ‘Triple Threat’ and their remix of Fouk’s ‘Lefty’s Bar’ which saw serious support from Black Loops, Fouk, Kraak & Smaak and thatmanmonkz. Their new imprint Spendor & Squalour has seen two tight EPs pushed out by the boys themselves. Both are completely eclectic in taste and flow, with blends of music including jazz influenced house, hip hop and real underground jackin flavors.

This is without question one of the most unusual and exciting record labels of to launch this year and we can’t wait to see what else Brame & Hamo have in store for us in 2016, as they continue to push the boundaries with their eclectic deep house style.

Brame & Hamo releases on Traxsource.