Burial – Archangel
From the first time I heard Burial, I was sold! Obviously the whole story about Burial is amazing, but for me the production just got me. Still to this day I can listen to this track and hear something new.
Jamie xx – Gosh
Jamie xx is a beast! But this track is so cool its stupid. And the video is most likely one of the best videos ever. Its been watched 16 mill times on youtube. 15 mill is me!
Slipknot – Duality
I’m a sucker for Corey Taylor. The dude demands my attention, and I give him every time. I really don’t listen to that much metal anymore but Slipknot has always stuck with me, and is perfect for workouts and just when you’re kind of in a shitty mood.
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
I love classical music. Everything from Mozart, Chopin to Debussy. I think it came from when I watched Amadeus with F. Murray Abraham for the first time, I was so drawn to the drama and stories behind it all. Those dudes were the producers of their time.
Hans Zimmer – Time
I won’t lie. I’m a total movie buff. But not only for the movie but also for the soundtracks or scores. Hans Zimmer is for sure one of the big ones for me, but also Howard Shore from Lord of The Rings, John Williams for Star Wars and many many others.
Hozier – Take Me To Church
THAT VOICE! Need I say more?
Kashmir – Rocket Brothers
A song that played a big part of my youth and for some reason til this day still gives me the chills.
Clutch – Electric Feel
Sometimes you just need some good ol’ rock and roll! If you don’t know Clutch you’re very welcome!
RL Grime – Stay For It
The melody is crisp! The production is crisp! Everything about this song is everything EDM should be.
Melanie De Biasio – Gold Junkies
A cab driver was playing this track after a gig many years ago. I was super tired and couldn’t wait to get back to my hotel, but this song woke me the fuck up!
Christian Nielsen – Love Struck EP (Ellum Audio)
The four-track EP continues a strong start to 2020 with releases from Raxon and Avision and, true to the label’s form, is all about weighty, characterful cuts from Nielsen, an artist who has previously chalked up releases for the likes of Kompakt, Of Unsound Mind and Play it Down. The titular opener of ‘Love Struck’ is a swaggering, low slung affair with a growling bassline underpinning a pitch-shifted vocal refrain and piercing rave stabs – a mutant beast which fuses techno, Garage and raves aesthetics in anthemic style. The skeletal rhythms and gritty acid flair of ‘For Myself’ follow in a track that, through some nifty builds, manages to pull off a big room energy as much as it does a basement vibe. ’Switch’ is next up and, with a rock solid groove, vocal sample and subaquatic tones displays just how well Nielsen can create a monster with few elements. The heaviest track, ‘Pulse’, rounds off ‘Love Struck’ with a huge, padding kick drum and resonant percussive lead doing the heavy lifting while counterpointed by judiciously employed warm, cossetting jazz flute licks.