Thomas Bangalter – Club Soda
Starting warm and French with the drinks flowing on this track from Thomas Bangalter on his Roulé imprint in 1998. I was pretty obsessed this label and his productions back in the day and still play a lot of his early stuff in my sets now.
Armand van Helden – Work Me! (Gadamit)
Samples the iconic ‘Love Is The Message’ by MFSB, this version from 1995 has a bit more energy and sass which parties back at mine usually call for.
Wilson Pheonix – Got My Man
There are so so many tracks that sample Loleatta Holloway but this is probably my favourite, I’ve been a bit obsessed with it after picking up the vinyl a while back and it often comes out during my sets and back at the after party.
Mr. Flagio – Take a Chance
One of the first Italo records I can remember, emotional and uplifting from 1983 and still sounding fresh!
Lil Louis & The World – I Called U (The Story Continues)
A house moment from one of the masters, Lil Louis back in 1990.
Divine – Native Love (Step By Step)
One of my all time favourite tracks from one of the most iconic and punk drag artists to exist. Hard to believe this was made in 1982, I still sometimes play the instrumental version now and it sounds as fresh as ever. A night out with her would have been a riot!
Kevin Aviance – Cunty (Wave Edit)
The cuntiest house anthem to cause it with the queens.
Goose – Synrise (Soulwax Remix)
Soulwax could be the ultimate house party act. So much emotion and tension in the build and when that drop finally comes the energy in the room is fire.
Tiga – Sunglasses At Night
I couldn’t do a back to mine without a classic from Tiga, who has been a big inspiration and amazing source of support signing my previous two EP’s to Turbo. The video also features another icon and sweetheart, Amanda Lepore.
Debbie Jacobs – Don’t You Want My Love?
An anthem at east London’s queer disco Savage, guaranteed to add some energy into any after party and a fitting high to leave on. Your Uber’s outside.
ABSOLUTE – Rave Against the Machine (Family Plannig)
Anthony McGinley AKA ABSOLUTE. has been relentlessly working away in the studio for the last twelve months with results to match; two Beatport number 1’s, killer remixes for the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Tiga & Steve Lawler and plenty of love from Mixmag, DJ Mag and beyond. Harnessing this momentum, and with another long hot summer just around the corner, it’s perfect timing to reveal four new weapons via his freshly minted Family Planning project. Inspired by time spent exploring the Extinction Rebellion protest in April, Anthony felt compelled to weave some of the feelings he experienced into his next music output. The EP’s title track features a vocal soundbite from an outspoken climate change figurehead, incorporated into a timeless breakbeat groove that peaks with urgent rave stabs, edgy vocals and laconic strings, a climax that Anthony felt encapsulated the energy and urgency of the climate crisis. “While the protests had an incredible carnival energy the subject matter is something that has been in my conscious for a while. Seeing Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough bringing this into the forefront feels like we have hope of creating some kind of change. I hope that people hear these words and they want to find out more about the movement. We are at crisis point, 60% of the world’s animal population has been wiped out since the 1970s, there’s more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been for millennia, sea levels and global temperatures are rising to almost unstoppable amounts, and we all need to engage in the conversation – for me music has always been the tool to do that.” The dramatic message of title track ‘Rave Against The Machine’, is echoed by the huge sounds throughout the rest of the EP. ‘The Maze’ and ‘Charge>>>’ will find champions amongst festival headliners as both burst with character and energy. Whilst ‘Alive (Hold Up)’ takes on a life of its own as the stripped down raw 808 beats build into a wall of synths to create ‘that’ moment in fields and dance floors throughout the summer season. Purposely pitched down, ‘Alive (Hold Up)’ has a brooding drama that’s fresh and hints at a wider desire to surprise us with more ABSOLUTE. music from outside of the dance…
ABSOLUTE – Rave Against the Machine (Family Plannig) Release: 28th June 2019 Cat No: FP001