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All time top 5 house sets

Written by: 3 December 2009 18 Comments
Well not really the all time top 5 – because that would be far too hard to decide. While listening to Dixon’s Body Language 4 for the umpteenth time I started thinking about those go-to sets that you seem to thrash but yet still give you that great sense of comfort and enjoyment years (or hundreds of listens) later.
For me, without doing it consciously, I keep finding I go back to :
  1. Joris Voorn – Resident Advisor Podcast #62
  2. Dixon – Body Language 4
  3. Dennis Ferrer – Essential Mix 27-09-2008
  4. Jackmate – mnml ssgs mx07
  5. Wolf & Lamb – Ibiza Podcast

So what sets do you find yourself coming back to over and over again – even years later?

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  • Bob said:

    argh…. *puts thinking cap on*

  • The Ninja said:

    I don’t even know if these are actually my favourites………its just that I seem to listen to them a lot.

  • wayde webster said:

    i haven;t heard the bottom 2, gonna need to fix that

    Prins Thomas ra
    quiet villlage ra
    Daryl mead mix from earlier in the year hs been hammered

  • The Ninja said:

    yeah that Prins Thomas RA is my 6th most played.

    Need to get of copy of Daryl’s mix – remember loving it at your last summer

  • wayde webster said:

    also my fave of the year this year will get played till i die

    xlr8 podcast – Brennan Green

  • wayde webster said:

    also there was a couple i had lived and loved by 3 foreign djs, but now i hate them, hate them heaps for ruining my goodtime

  • Dominik said:

    2 to 5 in no particular order:
    Ian Pooley – Live @ L’Enfer.mp3
    Carl Cox – Live At Space, Miami 2001.mp3
    Fatboy Slim – Breezeblock – 2001-08-20.mp3
    Richie Hawtin & Ricardo Villalobos @ Tresor Closing Party [Berlin, 17.04.2005].mp3

    #1 forever…this set is fantastic:
    Richie Hawtin & Ben Sims – Electro Tramp.mp3

  • Benny said:

    Only house!?

    I’d probably find some links if I weren’t lazy and drunk. Maybe later

    Cassy@DEMF 2008/
    Guillaume Coutu Dumont@ DEMF 2008
    Both mainly because I was there, great sets of house in the sun in the 313 🙂

    Michael Mayer @ Fu 2005
    Another set which holds special memories for me, Mayer played an amazing set which kind of set the tone for my next few years of musical enthusiasm.

    Dixon – RA mix
    To me this heads off his Body Language mix a bit and possibly is my favourite RA podcast though its very hard to call (Prins Thomas one may top it!). Some great rnb and deeeep house, I can always go back to this one!

    Shed – mnmlssgs 04
    This one might surprise you if you are more familiar with the dour (but good) techno that is more often on offer over at mnmlssgs.. Shed throws down an hour of old school house. Vocals, piano’s, wailing horn sections – it’s all in there. If I’m ever a bit depressed I listen to this, it is an undeniable party.

    Seth Troxler – bunker podcast
    It is really hard to pick one troxler set – his ibiza voice, save the cannibals, RA sets are all amazing too. I could listen to this guy mix all day.

  • The Ninja said:

    the troxler bunker podcast is indeed awesome.

  • Bob Daktari said:

    Luciano – Welcome To The Future
    Andrew Weatherall – Land Of Oz 1988
    Graeme Park & MikePickering – Hacienda NYE 1989
    Websta – Stinkfinger Sunday Lounger (startling)

    can’t think of a fifth

  • wayde webster said:

    andrew Weatherall did that house one…
    was released on a doble cd with somebody vegas on the other side…


    that is a great mix!

  • Bob Daktari said:

    I’ve got that CD in my collection… LOL

  • wayde webster said:

    me too, same deal….

    best we just download it

  • Mick said:

    Any time you want me to go through a box of your CD’s Bob, i can do this. Prefably the box with Flying Nun, Nurture and old Kog. The boxes are labeled right? 🙂

  • Bob Daktari said:

    labelled… well some are with such precise titles as Punk and German Shit but most not

    I’ll show you the many boxes when you come over here, its not a task any sane man would take on

  • Mick said:

    BMP xmas at Bob’s then? A box each?

  • wayde webster said:

    bags the uplifting trance hits box!!

  • The Ninja said:

    need/want the weatherall.

    need more mediaz

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