Dom Dolla Picks His Top 10 House Tracks of All Time: Playlist

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Dom Dolla is quarantining in Australia, but that doesn't mean he's not keeping busy with music.

This past Saturday, the producer got behind the decks of an empty warehouse space in his hometown of Melbourne and busted out an hourlong set for Untitled's Virtual Day Party. It was a hyphy, high-energy event that got thousands of people around the world moving -- even though Dolla was the only person in the room.

Much of the music Dolla played during the show, and in fact much of the music he makes, takes inspiration from house legends new and old. Here, in his own words, the producer shares his 10 favorite house tracks of all time.

Trentemøller, "Moan" (Trentemøller Remix)

"For me, Trentemøller has always been so forward thinking in terms of sound design and musical ideas I’ve always struggled to fit his sound into a box within the dance genre. Although released in 2007 it feels like this track could slip right into 2020 and beyond. The super fast percussive delay sounds on the bass stabs in particular are spot on, it’s one of my all time favorites."

Andhim & Superflu, "Reeves"

"This record was the first record I’d ever heard by Andhim after being introduced to them by friends at party when I was 21 or so. It exemplifies what good house music is for me, a solid, feel good hook with chords and bass line evolving around it. This one was quickly followed up by their release “Hausch” from memory (another must-have Andhim classic). Great blokes too!"

Detroit Swindle, "The Break Up"

"I first heard this record at an infamous venue in Melbourne named OneSixOne back in 2013 or 2014. It was very early Sunday morning and I definitely should have been mowing the lawn not tearing up the dance floor, but I certainly discovered a lot of quality music from late night adventures in that era."

Monkey Safari, "Those Dancing Days"

"This record was a dance floor staple on the circuit the year I graduated high school, it became a Revolver (Melbourne) anthem that brought Monkey Safari back to tour in Melbourne year after year. The late, great, Ajax (rest in peace) and good friend Rob Pix also did a banging electro collaborative remix version a year or so after this came out."

Disclosure - Voices (Wookie Remix)

"Everything about this, the percussion, the chords... Sasha Keable’s amazing vocal was certainly not wasted on Wookie."

Bertie Blackman, "Town Of Sorrow" (Mic Newman Remix)

"Again, the production on this track was so far ahead of its time. From memory I first heard this at a house party back as a teenager and then proceeded to play it on the work stereo at my casual job after school, Mic Newman has since moved onto his new project / moniker  “Fantastic Man”, still making heat!"

Claptone – "Good to You"

"I think this is still my favorite Claptone record to date, it contains a classic James Brown guitar hook from 'Blind Man Can See It' that just rolls on and on but my ears just want more. I love whipping this one out while playing at show after parties. It’s just one of those crowd-pleaser tunes everybody loses their mind to… what an epic lick!"

Green Velvet, "La La Land"

"Curtis is a true gent and scholar within our scene. 'Icon' is a term I don’t use lightly, but I feel for Green Velvet it’s totally justified. We met for the first time last year at Miami Music Week when he booked me on his La La Land Pool party alongside my good friend Sonny Fodera. This record was released when I was about nine years old, but I didn’t discover it until I heard it in a friends car about 10 years later."

Crazy P, "Like a Fool"

"Crazy P have got to be on of the best live house acts around, they’ve got quite the strong following here in Australia and have had for a number of years. I was first introduced to them through friends while they were touring in Melbourne. This is a timeless record for me."

Youandewan, "1988"

"The mood this record portrays really feels like no other dance record I know; it feels so melancholy and somber but still manages to make me feel happy somehow. I think I’ve listened to it at least once a week for the past three years. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to catch the young German’s show as yet, but I’ve heard nothing but great things."

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