Dec 31, 2017

Best electronic albums of 2017: heaps of house music

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Here are some house music albums that didn't quite reach this year's top 20.

Nick Höppner's second album Work (Ostgut Ton) very nearly made my final 20 because it liberally sprinkles its house aesthetic with lashings of intelligent techno. Also worth a nod are the rich armchair instrumentals of Bonobo's Migration (Ninja Tune) and a nicely-chilled debut in the form of adopted Welshman Dauwd's Theory of Colours (Technicolour).

Four Tet took a meditative turn on New Energy (Text Records): only he can create fluffy chill-out with such heft. DJ Octo Octa explored the process of transitioning to a new gender with some superior house music on Where Are We Going? (Honey Soundsystem Records). And Fred P gave us some smooth club cuts on FP-Oner's 7 (Mule Musiq).

If you're in the mood for some Nordic dub disco, then opt for Bjørn Torske and Prins Thomas's Square One (Smalltown Supersound). DJ Python's debut Dulce Compañia (Incienso) impressed with some almost military reggaeton. And the absolute legend Robert Hood kept things predictably - and pleasingly - minimal on Paradygm Shift (Dekmantel).





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