I’ve been getting back in to the first wave of trance and one of the king kong labels of that time was Sven Vath’s Harthouse imprint. They were known for the dark, 303-laced trance of the time, with streaks of techno, house, breaks and downtempo. Some of the greatest names recorded for Harthouse from 1992-1997 like Hardfloor, Alter Ego and Oliver Lieb (under several guises). Harthouse has now been back longer than its original tenure and the BPMs are slower but still with that same top quality so I thought I’d throw down a Top 5 Past and Present from the top udda dome.
05 Spicelab – We Got Spice (Spicelab Remix)
04 Hardfloor – Mahogany Roots
03 Alter Ego – Soulfree
02 Planet Jazz – Monster!?
01 Arpeggiators – Discover Your Innerself
05 ADJD – Where Are We Going?
04 Joel Mull – Body Rhythms
03 Hardfloor – We Did Something Very Bad With Your Toothbrush!
02 Hans Bouffmyhre – Dirty Faces
01 Electric Rescue – Maximal Party 2010by