Hong Kong DJs Top House & Techno Tracks of 2012


Humdrum asked nearly 20 of Hong Kong’s house and techno DJs to share their five favorite tracks of 2012. Below are the year’s big tunes, secret weapons and floor-fillers that defined the sound of Hong Kong’s electronic underground in a year that it diversified and accelerated greatly.

Listen and navigate on the embedded YouTube playlist below, or view the full playlist on YouTube.

While browsing, click on the song title or album artwork to listen to any track, starting the playlist at that point.

Hong Kong DJs Top Tracks of 2012

Ocean Lam
[Humdrum / Foxtrot]

Martin Dawson & Glimpse
Our Friends
[Pets Recordings]

Ben La Desh
You Gotta
[Dirt Crew Recordings]

Genius Of Time
Tuffa Trummor Med Röst (soundcloud)
[Aniara Recordings]

Kid Culture
Visions feat. Rene Engel

Radar (Michael Mayer Remix)
[FatCat Records]


Casey Anderson

Matthew Dekay & Lee Burridge
Lost In A Moment (Dixon Rework)

Deniz Kurtel & Tanner Ross
I Knew This Would Happen (feat. PillowTalk)
[Wolf + Lamb]

Tin Man
Futurist Acid

Todd Terje
Inspector Norse
[Smalltown Supersound]

Maceo Plex
Under The Sheets
[No. 19 Music]

Honorable Mention
Barker & BaumeckerSchlang Bang [Ostgut Ton]



Matthew Dekay and Lee Burridge
Fur Die Liebe
[All Day I Dream]
A duo who’ve produced some forward-thinking dancefloor material, and the strings on this track get me every time.

Ry Cumin & Frank Wiedermann
Howling (Âme Remix)
I don’t usually go for big vocal tracks, but there’s something quite stirring about this guy’s singing – plus the track comes to a pretty powerful conclusion.

It was always fun watching the crowd when dropping this weird little number. Geffen is really nothing more than a beat and a fun little octave-driven synth line, but it drove people crazy every single time.

The Poem
[Ellum Audio]
I still prefer the stuff Eric Estornel produces as Maetrik over his Maceo Plex guise, and this track really sums up why: rib-shaking beats and simple but devastating basslines. Massive.

Ian Pooley
CompuRhythm (Dixon 4/4 Treatment)
Have such good memories of catching Dixon at Barcelona in Sonar this year, and he’s fast become one of my favourites. This is his best remix yet, maybe after the 2011 Singing rerubs.


DJ Ball

My Time (Beatport)
[Overall Music]

After Dark (Beatport)

Thomas Gandey & Zeb Wayne
[Southern Fried Records]

Lee Curtiss feat. Debbie Rennalds
Body Twitch

Francesco Grant
Everybody Love Me (Soundcloud)


DJ Darka

Hot Chip
Flutes (Sasha Remix)
[Last Night On Earth]

LCD Soundsystem
You Wanted A Hit
[DFA Records]

Dark Soul Project & Solar Sphere
Sunshine Night (Santiago Garcia Remix)

[Stil Vor Talent]

Tomomi Ukumori
Scenario (Henry Saiz‘s Cerulean Tower Tokyo Hotel 34th floor Remix)
[Humble & Radiant]


Dee Montero
[Montero Grooves/fmr. KEE Club]

Pachanga Boys
[Hippie Dance]

Feel The Presence
[Hot Creations]

Ry & Frank Wiedermann
Howling (Âme Remix)

Raining Again

The Poem
[Ellum Audio]


Frankie Lam

Nicolas Jaar
Mi Mujer
[Wolf + Lamb]

Nina Kraviz
Love or Go (Kink mix)

Kasper Bjorke
Lose Yourself To Jenny (Rebolledo Remix)
[HFN Music]

Nice Day (Kreons Extended Reconstruction) (Soundcloud)
[Resopal Red]

What Ya Doin’

Honorable Mentions
Alex NiggemannStreet Therapy [Poker Flat]
HrdvsionRight and Tight [International DeeJay Gigolo]
DosemReplicants [Suara]
Davide SquillacePieces of You [Manifesto]
Death On The BalconyThem 3 Words (Eat Everything More Than Friends Remix) [Pets]


Fresh Funky S
[Now Is The Time]

Crazy (Nôze Remix)
[Get Physical Music]

Adana Twins

Monkey Safari
Hi Life (Ole Biege Remix)

Maxxi Soundsystem
Regrets We Have No Use For feat. Name One

Charles Ramirez & Stan Garac
The Pianist
[Hall of Fame Records]


Imai Fukutaro
[Intermix / Synchro Records]

Calumet Pass

Marvin & Guy
[Let’s Get Lost]

INTRO 2010 (DJ Sodeyama Remix) (Beatport)
[Acupuncture Records]

Levon Vincent
Stereo Systems
[Novel Sound]

Imai Fukutaro
The Invisible Dog


Jacko Joao

Distant (Magda Remix) (Soundcloud)
[Kill The DJ]

DJ T. feat. Khan
Leavin’ Me (Clockwork Remix)
[Get Physical Music]

Nina Kraviz
Aus feat. King Aus On The Mic

Claustrophobia (Soundcloud)
[Tools & Stuff]

Reset Robot


DJ Jeremy
[This Is Music]

Guy Gerber
The Mirror Game


Paperclip People
Throw (Slam’s RTM Remix)
[Planet E Communications]

Catz ‘N Dogz
They Frontin’ feat. Monty Luke
[Get Physical Music]

Hot Chip
How Do You Do? (Todd Terje Remix)


Juan Martínez Gregorio
[Deeper Sounds HK]

Yellow Sunset (Robag Wruhme Stoylago Edit)

Asaf Avidan
One Day/Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix) (Day Version)
[Four Music]

Cio D’or

Sonnenblut am Platz der Perlen
[Laut & Luise]

Kollektiv Turmstrasse
Lapacha (Alex Q’s Wir Geben Nicht Auf Mix)
[Musik Gewinnt Freunde]

Honorable Mentions
Norken & DeerRemember That Feeling [Laut & Luise]
Nu & Jo KeWho Loves the Sun [Bar25]


Kerri Monk

Vincenzo Battaglia
Darkness Island (Soundcloud)
[Prisma Record]

[Avenue Recordings]

Johnny S
Get Down

Xavi Dee & David Sure
Black Mamba (Clem Remix) (Soundcloud)
[Electrofraise Records]

Eat The Flow (Maitycally Remix) (Beatport)



Shadow Dancer
It’s The Everything
[BNR Trax]

Craig Pettigrew
Allergy (Beaport)
[Zenbi Recordings]

Ricardo Esposito & Michael Nadje
Vivantes (Beatport)

Replicants (Edu Imbernon & Coyu Remix)

Ryoh Mitomi
Suzunari (Soundcloud)


Miko Van Chong

Hold On
[Young Turks]

Todd Terje
Inspector Norse
[Smalltown Supersound]

Latch feat. Sam Smith
[PMR Records]

Tensnake feat. Syron

Nina Kraviz
Ghetto Kraviz


Simon Templa
[Now Is The Time]

Oliver $
Doin’ Ya Thang
[Play It Down]

Zakes Bantwini
Wasting My Time (Franck Roger Remix)
[Realtone Records]

Luis Radio & Raffa Scoccia
Organismo (Traxsource)

Maceo Plex
Can’t Leave You
[Crosstown Rebels]


Wendy Wenn
[Small & Tall / W2 / Foxtrot]


Worthy & Eats Everything
Tric Trac

Dream 2 Science
Breathe Deep
[Rush Hour Records]

Luca M
[Area Remote]

David Labeij
Rolling Back


Top Artists


1st: Maetrik / Maceo Plex (a.k.a. Eric Estornel)

2nd: Dixon, Barnt, Nina Kraviz, Todd Terje

3rd: Âme, Hot Chip, Matthew Dekay & Lee Burridge, Ry Cuming & Frank Wiedemann


Top Record Labels


1st: Innervsions

2nd: RekidsCómemeGet Physical Music

3rd: Visionquest, Wolf + Lamb, Ellum Audio


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