Spin names the ‘Top 40 Deep House Tracks Of All Time’

What’s the greatest deep house track of all time? That’s a question Spin – the same publication who once named Skrillex among the world’s greatest guitarists – has gone to work answering in their list of the Top 40 Deep House Tracks of All Time, published online today. Helmed by renowned dance music journalist Phillip Sherbourne, Spin ’s list dives head-first into three decades worth of dancefloor slow-burners.

Kicking off with Steffi’s Sadness at #40, the list covers plenty of ground. With the bulk of the entries coming from the ‘80s and ‘90s, the most contemporary tracks to make the cut include Tensnake’s 2009 single In the End, Andrés’ 2012 offering New For You and Storm Queen’s original mix of Look Right Through (though the chart-topping remix isn’t without mention). The Stereosonic-bound Cajmere makes it in, Omar-S is in there twice while Romanthony, Frankie Knuckles, Theo Parrish and Moodymann all rate a mention, to cherrypick a few. And as for that all important #1? The top spot has gone to Chez N Trent for their 1994 classic Morning Factory.

As Spin very rightly points out, 2013 has been a huge year for deep house. Midway through the month, MK’s take on that Storm Queen track hit #1 on the UK charts, just as Duke Dumont’s Need U 100% did earlier this year. And from that Hitler meme to the ‘Epic Mashleg’ deep house spin off, the on-point parodies are another pretty sure sign the genre’s dominating dancefloors right now. Check out Spin ’s full list below.

Spin’s Top 40 deep house tracks of all time

40. Steffi – Sadness (2011)

39. Faze Action – In The Trees (1996)

38. Tensnake – In the End (I Want You To Cry) (2009)

37. STL – Silent State (2009)

36. Fallout – The Morning After (Sunrise Mix) (1987)

35. Axel Boman – Purple Drank (2010)

34. Omar-S – Psychotic Photosynthesis (2007)

33. Luomo – Tessio (2000)

32. The Other People Place – Sorrow and a Cup of Joe (2002)

31. Kerri Chandler – Atmosphere EP (1993)

30. DJ Koze – Cicely (2007)

29. Justin Martin – The Sad Piano (2003)

28. Andrés – New for You (2012)

27. Roy Davies Jr. feat Peven Everett – Gabriel (1996)

26. Dream 2 Science – My Love Turns to Liquid (1990)

25. Bobby Konders – The Poem (1990)

24. N.Y. House’n Authority – Apt 3A (1989)

23. Amanda Project – Cascades of Colour (1998)

22. Storm Queen – Look Right Through (2010)

21. Gunnar Wendel – 578 (Omar-S Rude Boy Warm Mix) (2010)

20. Robert Owens – I’ll Be Your Friend (1991)

19. Iz & Diz – Mouth (Brad Peep’s remix For Friends) (2002)

18. E.S.P. – It’s You (1986)

17. Romanthony – The Wanderer (1993)

16. MK feat Alana – Love Changes (Deep Mix) (1993)

15. Earth People – Dance (1989)

14. Chez Damier – Untitled (1993)

13. Cajmere ft. Dajae – Brighter Days (1992)

12. Black Science Orchestra – New Jersey Deep (1994)

11. Frankie Knuckles Presents – Your Love (1987)

10. Mr. Fingers – Can You Feel It? (1986)

9. Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Masters at Work Dub) (1991)

8. Theo Parrish – I Can Take It (2001)

7. Moodymann – J.A.N. (2001)

6. Round Two – New Day (1995)

5. Crustaticajmeon – Flame (1997)

4. Blaze – Lovelee Dae (1997)

3. Joe Smooth Inc. feat Anthony Thomas – The Promised Land (1987)

2. Pepe Badrock – Deep Burnt (1999)

1. Chez N Trent – Morning Factory (1994)