Top 10 Albums July 2018


Abode Ibiza 2018

ABODE is fast becoming one of the world’s most hyped and in vogue party brands of the decade. Starting out as a small events company in Maidstone, ABODE has now become international with its “ABODE On The Rocks” three day festival in Malta, “ABODE In The Park” in London and the recently announced Ibiza residency at super club Amnesia with guaranteed sell out parties all summer long.
‘ABODE Ibiza 2018’ reflects the sounds of the artists playing throughout the residency with 50 of the finest Tech House and House tracks from a wealth of artists including Solardo, Amine Edge & DANCE, Steve Lawler, Skream, Nic Fanciulli, Sidney Charles, Max Chapman, Sante, East End Dubs, Franky Rizardo, Nathan Barato, Mark Jenkyns, Secondcity, Sonny Fodera, Yousef and many more.


Melvo Baptiste – Glitterbox This Ain’t No Disco (Glitterbox Recordings)

Compiled for the first time by Melvo, Glitterbox – This Ain’t No Disco turns disco conventions inside out. Rejecting nostalgia in favour of incredible music that resonates on dancefloors in the here and now, Melvo makes his impressive first contribution to the revered Glitterbox series.




Ralph Lawson presents Back To Basics – Rare Classics Volume 1

The 12-track album follows the monthly release of a series of four limited edition 12” Vinyl EPs selected and compiled by the DJ who played the first ever record at the club – Ralph Lawson.





Saytek – Live Stories Album (Detone)

Since he exploded on to the scene with his acclaimed “Machine Jams” album on Cubism 2 years ago, Saytek’s live output has been hugely prolific with highlights including multiple E.Ps on Superfreq, Kevin Saunderson’s KMS and Darren Emerson’s Detone label.. Now deemed to ramp up the heat for 2018, the live Techno pioneer is back with another colossal album for the label titled ‘Live Stories’. By far his most innovative work to date.




Café Del Mar Ibiza Playlist (Spotify/Deezer/Apple Music)

Although no longer available to buy in physical form, the Café Del Mar playlists are available to download digitally or to stream on the major streaming platforms. Since opening in 1980, Café Del Mar are famous for the sunsets and their chilled-out soundtracks. There’s a huge selection of playlists curated by the Café Del Mar team including Terrace Mix, Chillhouse, Sunset Sessions and many more.




Spinnin’ presents: Ibiza Mix 2018

Summer’s right around the corner and what better way to kick off than with an hour-long mix filled with the hottest and deepest house tracks. Enjoy the Ibiza vibes and lots of new & upcoming music on this one!


Ibiza Underground 2018 (Toolroom Records)

Continuing our journey to the underground dancefloors of the party capital, this year’s ‘Ibiza Underground’ broaches new genres, discovering fresh talent, and edging further into Melodic, Lo-Fi and Leftfield, alongside the usual selection of Deep House, Tech House and Techno.




Wearmada Ibiza 2018 (Armada Music)

Nailing the Ibiza vibe with no less than forty top tunes, ‘WeArmada Ibiza 2018’ emerges to provide dance music fans with a selection of tracks that will keep them going well throughout the summer. Including crowd favorites from world-class artists such as Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, ARTY, Cedric Gervais, Fedde Le Grand, Lost Frequencies, Loud Luxury, Thomas Gold and W&W. Armin Van Buuren returns to Privilege every Monday with his A State Of Trance brand.




The Sound Of Whartone Ibiza 2018 (Whartone Records)

Sonny Wharton’s Whartone Records imprint returns for this season with another selection of 25 exclusive tracks that will not disappoint. His albums have always showcased a mix of many up and coming producers, as well as established artists including tracks from Sonny himself.





Chicane – The Place You Can’t Remember, The Place You Can’t Forget (Armada Music)

From the ethereal opening of ‘Running To The Sea’ and the pure exuberance of ‘Nirvana’ to the coolness of ‘Ten Deep’, the plaintive ‘I Came Here For You’ and the poignant memories of heartbreak in ‘Fear I Must First Let You Go’, ‘The Place I Can’t Remember, The Place I Can’t Forget’ has something for all emotions. It resonates with the Chicane of old and the Chicane of now, and will prove a truly memorable and unforgettable offering able to withstand the test of time whenever it comes knocking.

Words: Paul Sawyer