1 – Nina Simone – Feeling Good
The kind of song that will always be with you, your thoughts and your feelings
2 – Pino Daniele – Yes I Know My Way
My favorite italian artist, the one who mixed our roots with funk, soul, blues. Legend
3 – Minnie Riperton – Every Time He Comes Around
This masterpiece makes me feel good. Soul vibes and kind of classic Quentin Tarantino’s atmospheres.
4 – The Roots – The Seed
The Roots have everything. Their sound is a fusion of hip hop, soul, reggae. And The Seed is their anthem.
5 – Daft Punk – Giorgio By Moroder
Daft Punk and Moroder mean just quality. Their visions are a continuous inspiration for all of us.
6 – Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy
The black president and the president of my heart
7 – Jamiroquai – Corner Of The Earth
A funk master. But this song, particularly, is part of my life
8 – Kings Of Tomorrow – Finally
Finally is my classic tune. Never out of my dj bag. And time marches on..
9 – Emmanuel Jal – Kuar (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
MUSIC. If you don’t like this song, you don’t like music
10 – The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin Beats
Pure energy to begin your day, or end it properly
Ayala – Ecoute/ Primal (inc. Quatri and Rancido remixes) Loot Recordings
Loot Recordings kicks off their 2020 by introducing a fast rising new talent, Ayala, backed with remixes from Quatri and Rancido. Ayala debuted with a fine EP on MoBlack in 2019 and showed off his knack for peaceful grooves, blissful music and a careful mix of ethnic atmospheres, jazz, disco and pure four-four rhythms. He opens this EP with the tribal beats of ‘Ecoute,’ a busy, jostling track that makes you shake your limbs as the toms, shakers and rubbery kicks all bring real looseness. When the spiritual synths arrive, you’re transported to an African plain and lost in the moment. The more driving Quatri remix is warm, chord-laced deep house for cosy backroom dancing that is another fine offering from the Frenchman who is a master of melody.
The excellent ‘Primal’ is a more cosmic tune with twinkling keys up top and crisp drum work down below. Earthy and organic, it has a very human feel with plenty of thoughtful pads that make a lasting impact. With releases on labels like Innervisions and Connaisseur Recordings, Rancido has showcased his modern organic techno many times before and here does so again with an absorbing late night mix that is perfectly heady and finished with delightfully delicate pads.