Ok, to be fair, Silent Duck, Jehova, Clubbing and Funqualise are ok. But it's all so formulaic, generic and dull. Same old trancey sounds, as nic would say, too much dubsteppy aggressive bollocks in others and incredibly rigid, soulless drum programming overall (plus that same fucking snare sound that's been around for ten years or so just won't go away). There is nothing earth shattering or innovative going on there.
As I've said many times before, a lot of the better tunes with breaks in them can be found outside of the usual breaks circles, imo anyway.
Yeh, I do agree a lot of good tunes can definitely be found if you have a good look around.
Jahova is one of my favourites this year I think, as is Society Suicides..not so big on clubbing though. Apart from that one they'd pretty much all make it into my sets at some point..which is something I couldn't say about previous top 10's.
Listening through I do agree the drum programming is quite rigid, but on a plus note this makes it easier to mix with other genres. I think long gone are the days where really interesting and intricate hybrid/bt esque drum rythms are going to be popular purely because they don't leave any room for a big beefy bass which, love it or hate it, is what most dance music is about now.
Basically what Im getting at is everything is heading towards one bigger picture, a genre of bass driven music where anything goes. Breaks or not I'm really enjoying the concept of that.