01. The Verve ‘Lucky Man’
This track has been a huge part of my life since it was released. A simple chord progression with gorgeous layers of guitars and rhodes sit under Richard Ashcroft’s timeless voice.
02. Bob Moses ‘Hands to Hold’ Acoustic version
I went to see this band a few years ago and knew they we’re going to become something to watch out for. They performed this song in this acoustic way and gave me hope about ‘live’ electronic music.
03. Neil Young ‘Old Man’
We used to sing this on Dirty Vegas tour bus during our tour with Moby back in 2002, we’d all sing the banjo notes and the Linda Ronstadt harmonies.
04. Tullio De Pescopo ‘Stop Bajon’
One of the most original, creative tracks i’ve ever heard. I first came across this track being played in DJ sets by Balearic legends like Alfredo from Ibiza and London DJ Tony Wilson. I forget any worries in my life when i hear this track.
05. Active Child ‘Hanging on’
Such a beautiful emotive track. The vocals on this track make tears well in my eyes, so full of emotion and yearning.
06. GAT Decor ‘Passion’
The ultimate come down tune, so many hazy memories of listening to this tune after being out to clubs of the early nineties.
07. Ottmar Liebert ‘Deep in your heart’
I first heard this track played by Danny Rampling on BBC Radio 1 way back around 92 or 93 and its another that i still play to this day.
08. The Cure ‘Lullaby’
Such a moody, sexy song from one of the greatest bands.
09. Howling ‘Howling’
Ry X has such a beautiful bittersweet voice and this remix version by Ame has been on many playlists for when Im on a plane or long car journey. It has a sense of movement that makes me imagine driving long empty roads at night.
10. The Night Writers ‘Let The Music (Use You)’
One of the definitive house tracks, mixed by the late Frankie Knuckles, this anthemic call to ‘Let the music take you to the top’ sounds cliche on paper but when sung is truly spiritual.
Steve Smith better known as the frontman and incomparable lyricist of Grammy award-winning electronic alternative band Dirty Vegas is about to release a brand new solo E.P titled ‘Union’.
The 4-track release is a collection of crafted songs that glide over delicate, pulsing rhythms. Written during a stellar year for the British singer/songwriter, that saw him perform for HRH Prince William at a star studded gala at Kensington Palace on November 10th 2016, this new release captures the vocals that have been heard everywhere from the super clubs of Ibiza to the acoustic venues of the UK and USA.
Smith has just completed a 37 date tour as the support for UK legend Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze. Tilbrook says, ‘Steve is one of the most singularly talented musicians I have had the pleasure of working with’
During a 22-year career, Smith has supported a diverse world of artists from Moby, Tears for Fears, Paul Weller, and Underworld to Groove Armada, and was the first electronic artist to perform at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Dirty Vegas were named No.6 in Billboard Magazine’s ‘Top selling Electronic artists of the 2000s’ with over a million albums in the USA, Gold Status in the UK and Italy. As a producer he has remixed Platinum selling artists such as Madonna, Calvin Harris and Justin Timberlake, and the song ‘Late Nights and Street Fights’ from his first solo album ‘This Town’ was used as the main theme for the FOX TV show ‘Standoff’, which was subsequently nominated for an Emmy. He has also taken on the role of composer, scoring the cult film ‘Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down’.
Steve Smith “UNION” will be available on iTunes worldwide.