Randy Newman’s original is a gritty lament while Nina casts a more a detached eye over the city in her version. Both are brilliant but for a little late night dancing it’s hard to beat Nina’s groove.
The Good Intentions Paving Company – Joanna Newsom
A killer bluesy piano stomp with daffy but deep lyrics. It’s far from a club track but it makes a lot of sense on the late night stereo.
Lady Day and John Coltrane – Gil Scott Heron
An inspirational poem to the healing powers of music and art.
Slave To The Rythym – Grace Jones
The groove, the playing, the incredible production… and then Grace comes in. Flawless.
Water No Get Enemy – Fela Kuti
One of those songs that I could never ever get tired of. It takes just about everything that I love about music – soul, spirit, space, celebration, dancing – and wraps it in an irresistible groove that seems short at eleven minutes.
We Travel – Marconi Union
One of my all time favourite electronic acts. The track builds to the most gorgeous chord change. Totally blissful.
The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
From the orchestral album where Joni sang all her back catalogue with orchestra. Wayne Shorter on the sax, Herbie Hancock on the piano and larry Klein on the arrangements. Sublime.
Doctor Wu – Steely Dan
From one of my favourite Steely Dan albums with Donald on top form in the lyric department. Plus a fantastic sax break which was the precursor to Aja.
Set the Tigers Free – Villagers
Brilliant song from one of best Irish artists to emerge in years. The whole album is great.
Useless – Depeche Mode
One of the great guitar riffs of our time meets a beautiful song with Dave Gahan in top form.
Fish Go Deep ‘Being Supreme’
(Go Deep Recordings)
Production duo Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson AKA Fish Go Deep are a well-established part of dance music’s landscape, having recorded for the likes of Innervisions, Strictly Rhythm and NRK whilst taking their DJ sets across the globe. It’s been 8 years since their debut LP, but now the boys are now looking to the release of their brand new LP ‘Draw the Line’ to be released on their own Go Deep Recordings imprint.
As part of the build up to the album’s release Fish Go Deep are dropping the excellent ‘Being Supreme’ as a single. The release features the original version, a rolling house cut that draws on Rhodes keys, bassy piano chords and chanted vocals to create an uplifting and melodic feel that is underpinned by rock solid drum programming. On the flip is the excellent ‘Dub Supreme’ that takes a stripped back approach, locking into a groove that is certain to move any dancefloor.