REKIDS BEST OF 2021

2021 has been our best year yet for Rekids and we are hugely grateful to you all for the love & support! Here at HQ it’s been a pleasure to work with such a diverse range of talented artists, from those who are in the process of making a name for themselves to those who need no introduction. 

REKIDS: BEST ALBUMS

We’d like to take this time over the next few weeks to celebrate some of the music and artists that’ve been making us all dance this year. What better way to start off than with our favourite albums of the year!

Mark Broom – Fünfzig
Stretched across a double LP, ‘Fünfzig’ is a full-throttle display of Brooms’ funk-laden take on a wide range of electronic-inspired music, covering house, techno, disco, dub, electro, and beyond.

Joe Claussell – Raw Tones
The first album since 2008’s ‘Corresponding Echoes’ on his Sacred Rhythm Music, Joaquin Joe Claussell arrived on Rekids with a nine-track excursion through the sound of his exquisitely soulful house music.

Dustin Zahn – Gain Of Function
Channelling the groove-fuelled techno of the late ’90s and early ’00s and shaping eight powerful but funky contemporary techno tracks displaying the decades of experience under his belt.

REKIDS: BEST EP’S

Continuing on our 2021 recap we bring you our favourite EP’s of the year!

Confidential Recipe – The Bridge
Following two stand-out EPs on RSPX throughout 2021, the Venezuelan-born, Bogota-based rising star unleashed his first ever 12″ with us on Rekids earlier this month.

Alinka – Universal Motion
The Fantasy Life boss delivered four party-starters for her first release on the label and solidified herself as a fan favourite.

Mark Broom – Fast Fünfzig
A 12” of mind-altering cuts ahead of his infamous Fünfzig LP.

A Sagittariun – Mazes & Monoliths
The Bristolian producer indulged his weightier influences to deliver a release that was literally made for the label.

Cromby – Twisted Future
Heavily utilising the sound of hardware across the release, it’s a four-track EP of crisp techno cuts exploring the depths of these classic sound palettes over robust techno frameworks.

REKIDS: BEST HOUSE TRACKS

Predominantly known as a Techno label, we like to make sure we break that mould where possible and have been blessed with some seriously talented producers delivering their finest cuts to us. From Ian Pooley to Joe Claussell here are some of our favourite House tracks of the year!

Ian Pooley – Basic Juno

Joe Claussell – Break Free

Confidential Recipe – Dance

Mark Broom – Fingers

Disruptive Pattern Material – Necessary

REKIDS: BEST NEW ARTIST

We are constantly blown away by the quality of music coming out nowadays from the new wave of producers out there. Dance music has a lot to look forward to with the level of talent out there. Here are three new artists on Rekids and their respective EP’s that have been killing it recently. 

Confidential Recipe – The Bridge

KUSP ft. Pablo:Rita – Folding

Alinka – Universal Motion

REKIDS: BEST REMIXES

Don’t be forgetting the remixers. Of which we’ve been lucky enough to have many and some top draw ones at that! Here are some of our favourites from the year. 

Jerome Sydenham & Fatima Njai – Trans Afro Express (Gerd Janson ‘Dance’ Mix)

Radio Slave – Acid Dip (Emergency On Planet Acid Remix)

Disruptive Pattern Material – Necessary (Terrence Parker Remix)

Marco Faraone – No Drama (Mathew Jonson Remix)

KUSP ft. Pablo:Rita – Folding (Radio Slave ‘New Age Of Love’ Remix)

REKIDS: TOP 10 TRACKS

Can you really pick a top 10 tracks of the year? This year’s batch of releases has definitely made it hard to do so but we gave it a shot in no particular order!

Radio Slave – Variations V2

Raven – Nobody (Sudden Urges Mix)

Jerome Sydenham & Fatima Njai feat. Mario Punchard – Trans Afro Express (Vocal Dub Mix)

Cromby – Follow The Bass

Alinka – Universal Motion

Dustin Zahn – Next Level Looseness

Joaquin Joe Claussell – Break Free

Robert Hood – The Majestic

Jon Hester – Instant

Mark Broom – We Gonna Dance feat. Ella Fleur

RSPX: TOP 10 TRACKS

Last but by no means least we had to highlight Rekids Special Projects which has been lit up by some raw techno fire this year from an array of high calibre producers. Here are ten of our favourite tracks and with this we wish you all a happy new year from us here at Rekids HQ!

Confidential Recipe – Senso

Mark Broom – Inside The Rave

Philippe Petit – Lesson Learned

Flug – Sinergy

Procombo – Chi-Town

Confidential Recipe – Toolkit 2

Marcal – Cyclic Voltammetry

Anika Kunst – Constant Change

Hybrasil – Bealtaine

KUSP – Troubadour