New York DJ and producer, Cheyne Christian, is a name well-known to those who were there when house music exploded in 90’s New York. He rose through the ranks alongside Erick Morillo and Roger Sanchez, and was resident at the infamous Tunnel club, aged just 17, warming up for the likes of Danny Tenaglia. After a self-imposed, 12-year hiatus from dance music, Cheyne Christian is back to pick up where he left off with house music, with new productions getting supported by Claptone, Roger Sanchez, Joseph Capriati, Jacky, Vanilla Ace, Marco Carola, David Guetta, Erick Morillo, Riva Starr and many more, together with a massive mix compilation on his Bridge & Tunnel Beats Co. imprint, ‘Sneaker Dancing Sessions Ibiza 2019’. Cheyne is back to doing what he does best.
“Arabella” Artic Monkeys
I love the whole vibe of this song, the mood, the story, the journey the song takes you on. It’s such a bad ass tune that just sets the tone that shit’s about to get serious, in a kinda sexy way. I also loved how they used the song in the final episode of Peaky Blinders Season 1.
“Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” Led Zeppelin
It’s not officially summer until I listen to this track at full blast with the windows down, day or night… The first time I heard this one believe it or not, was actually a Prince Quick (I think) no name white label house mix that I found in the crates of a NYC Record Store. The breaks are sooo melodic and almost trancey like, hits you like a warm summer breeze, and then the guitar solo…
“Alright” Red Carpet
This one will always hold a special place in my heart. My Grandfather, whom I was very close with, had a crazy battle with lung cancer. One night, he called us all over as he knew he had reached the end of his time, so he could say his goodbyes. That was one of the hardest things I had ever done, I was devastated. Leaving there I decided to drive up to NYC and hit Crobar as Roger Sanchez was playing. He dropped the track, place went dark as the break hit… pianos filter up, then the words hit “Everything is gonna be alright”. I honestly cried on the dance floor, but the track made me feel soo good inside. The next afternoon when I got home, I received the news that my Grandfather had passed in his sleep. This song always reminds me that everything is gonna be alright.
“How I Could Just Kill a Man” Cypress Hill
This may be one of the songs that was responsible for me getting into DJing. I started out as a hip hop DJ, inspired by the movie Juice. This song was in that movie, the samples, that beat. And those lyrics man, I get fired up just thinking about it.
“Sympathy for the Devil” – Rolling Stones
I love music with great stories/lyrics, and it doesn’t get better than this one. Musically amazing, it’s got a great groove, and is one of my all time favorites. The percussion, the way Mick sings it…
“All I Need” Method Man featuring Mary J Blige
90s Hip Hop and RnB at its FINEST right here. This was the stuff I grew up on. Such a tight song. Love just chillin’ and vibing out to this one.
“Everytime” Lustral (Nalin & Kane Mix)
I came across this one in the late 90’s and it never left my side. The airy moody feel of the synths, trippy vocal, groovy beat. Never get tired of listening to this one.
“Touch Me” Rui De Silva ft Cassandra
Hands down one of the sexiest songs ever made. Just reminds me of packed late night/early morning NYC after hours. Sweaty Sneaker Dancing at its finest…
“Chain of Fools” Aretha Franklin
Aside from it sounding like she is saying ‘Cheyne, Cheyne Cheyne’, the vibe of this song is dope. Great rhythm, this is one of the songs you listen to and ask yourself how you call yourself an artist 🙂