By now, if you're into house music, you'll be familiar with Patrick Topping and if you're not then where the hell have you been hiding? Over the last few years, the shining star from North Shields has gone from small-time promoter to worldwide selector and his legion of adoring fans have been with him every step of the way. His early releases via Jamie Jones' Hot Creations helped him carve a name for himself and from there, releases via imprints like Truesoul, Repopulate Mars and Kaluki have only strengthened his name.
His chunky, fun but always stomping brand of tech-house is about as distinctive as it gets and his gig schedule is one of the busiest in the business. In our recent cover story we found out about his favourite "war stories", how he managed to turn his career from bedroom to big room and what he's got coming up next.
You've read the feature, now it's time to hear the mix and Topping has crafted an hour of sheer, unrelenting power. It's geared for the dancefloor and although it's never too serious, we have no doubt it's going to get you in the mood to dance, and he doesn't either.
Check out the mix and tracklist below.
1) Elliot Adamson Alphabet Song
2) Leroy Burgess, Reflow This Is How We Do It (Tiger Stripes Remix)
3) Super Flu Shine
4) Chicago Hustlers Better Dayz
5) Marquis Hawkes Sealion Woman
6) DJ Pippi, Pasion Flamenca ?Fatal Fatal! (Rawtal Mix) (Patrick Re-Edit)
7) Pachanga Boys Black Naga
8) DJ Duke Tribal Journey (Sun Mix)
9) Big Miz The Bomb
10) Patrick Topping Dr. Vibes
11) MATRiXXMAN Simulation (Creepy Autograph Translation)
12) Henrik Schwarz Not Also You
13) Akzidenz Grotesk Isbjorn
14) Big Miz Good Thing
15) Abe Duque Champagne
16) Elliot Adamson Need Somebody Interlude
17) Digital Justice Theme From It's All Gone Pear Shaped
18) wAFF Elise