Guru – Feel the Music
One of those timeless tracks by the unmatchable Guru (RIP). ‘Times like this make me clench my fist, then I’m caught up in the midst of this musical bliss.’
Rob Mehl – House on the rock
I actually discovered this one by a friend of mine playing it at my place during a late night listening session. It was on a double vinyl compilation by Psychemagik called ‘Magik Sunrise’. Instant love.
Compro Oro – Greetings From The Colony
A project by Ghent based vibraphone player Wim Segers who I’m working with on a regular basis for my own tracks. This is a track of their latest record ‘Bombarda’ which came out April ’17. Put on the heater and grab a rum.
Marc Moulin – Into The Dark
Can’t leave Marc Moulin out of this list. Classic track by one of the great pioneers (RIP).
Raw Instinct – De La Bass
The one and only.
Maxim Lany – Going Smooth
I got the vinyl from Maxime when I invited him to play at a club night in Ghent back in 2015. Those nights were 10 days in a row and this track brought peace to my head when coming home at 7/8 in the morning. Classic house cut, thanks man.
DJ Spinna – Ladbroke Groove
This groove is sick. And I’m in love with that solo. A classic I can keep on listening to over and over again.
PLK – Go (feat. Frisy)
I discovered this one on an awesome radio station in Paris – of which I unfortunately forgot the name – while driving back to Belgium with my girl last summer. Windows open, sunshine in.
Mathew Jonson – Marionette
Just a lovely trip.
De Groote Faes Duo – Uitzicht
Beautiful one to close off the night and dream away.
Various Artists (Disco Town, Mark Lower, Sue Avenue) – Nervous Brooklyn Sessions – Vol 1 (Nervous NYC)
New York’s Nervous kick-starts 2019 with a four track Various Artists compilation from Disco Town (Angelo Ferreri & Moon Rocket), Mark Lower and Sue Avenue entitled ‘Nervous Brooklyn
Sessions – Vol 1’. Throughout its respected 27-year history, Nervous has cemented its reputation as one of dance music’s most iconic labels, releasing pivotal output from house legends like Louie Vega, Kenny Dope and Todd Terry, not to mention fostering numerous emerging talent from New York and beyond. This year Nervous rented and hosted Angelo Ferreri, Moon Rocket, Mark Lower and Sue Avenue at a studio in Williamsburg for three full days. These were open for 24 hours with invitiations extended to local talent – the result is ‘Nervous Brooklyn Sessions’. Volume 1 inaugurates the series, featuring a collaboration between Angelo Ferreri and Moon Rocket, French producer Mark Lower, as well as Nite Grooves artist Sue Avenue joined by New York’s DJ Romain. Disco Town kick things off with infectious disco samples, jazzy chords and uplifting strings in ‘Got What You Need’ before Nurvous regular Mark Lower’s ‘I Wanna Be With You’ delivers funk-infused grooves, a luscious sax line and resonating kicks. Sue Avenue – a project by Belgium’s Pieter Santens – offers up smooth flute waves, warm low end and revitalising keys in ‘Brooklyn By Night’ before closing the EP with a delicious house cut by means of ‘Let There Be House’ featuring New York’s DJ Romain which delivers soulful atmospheres, indulgent sound design and enticing vocals throughout.
Various Artists (Disco Town, Mark Lower, Sue Avenue) – Nervous Brooklyn Sessions – Vol 1 (Nervous NYC) Release: 1st February 2019. Cat No: NER24532 Format: Digital