DONNA SUMMER – “I Feel Love”
“One of the most influential tracks of its era, ‘I Feel Love’ paved the way for EDM in 1977 with its arpeggiated bassline, constant key changes and 4/4 kick drum”.
STRAFE – “Set It Off”
“This track was nostalgically chosen if I’m honest. It’s the track that made me want to make House as a kid. Electro meets Afro-beat. Love this!”
RAZE – “Break For Love”
“One of the most iconic basslines in the history of House drops in at around 1:00 over a classic Linn Drum styled replica of Evelyn Thomas’ ‘High Energy’. This actually made the concept of borrowing beats kinda cool”.
THE BUCKETHEADS – “The Bomb”
“I love producers like Kenny Dope who didn’t seem to get the memo. You know, the one about Hip Hop and House parting company in the 80’s. Gritty, sample-based House. Just how I like it”.
CRYSTAL WATERS – “Gypsy Woman”
“One of the best chord progressions period. Still rocking dance-floors after 27 or so years! One has to take one’s hat off right?”
TODD TERRY – “Jumpin”
“The same Kenny Dope sentiment applies to Todd Terry. This is basically a Hip Hop producer’s approach to making House. You’ll hear 8 to16 bit samples being triggered here with slightly offset programming. An electronic sound with a human feel”.
NITRO DELUX – “This Brutal House”
“Where are my breakers at?!! Electro at its coolest!”
THE HOUSEMASTER BOYZ – “House Nation”
“As basic as this may seem on your first listen, its melodies will stay in your head for a very long time, which is probably the reason why it’s considered to be one of the most iconic House tracks ever made”.
A*M*E – “Need U (100%)”
“I love this clip, it shows how cool a stripped down version of a dance track can be. A good song is a good song regardless of what genre it’s represented by”.
SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA – “One”
“There are lots of cool things about this production, from creating harmonies of Pharrel’s vocals to the progressive layering of the chords. It also has one of the coolest intro’s of any dance track to date. Quite simply a banger!”