Celia Cruz – La Vida Es Un Carnaval:
Salsa music as well as most Latin music runs deep through my veins thanks to my mother who since I was in the womb was blasting these vibes all over the house!
Moloko – Sing It Back:
The vocals leave shivers down your spine in this one, love how repetitive the beat is yet it never gets old. Watching this clip of them performing this song live always cheers me up.
Moby – Porcelain:
One of my all-time favorite records. I believe the first time I heard it was in the movie “The Beach” which makes sense as that’s one of my favorite movies 🙂 They fit this song into the movie phenomenally!
Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto and Stan Getz – The Girl From Ipanema:
Probably one of the most relaxing songs you can listen to on earth, an absolute gem!
Salt-N-Pepa – Shoop:
The groove in this record is unbelievable not to mention the flow! Every time i hear it I go off! Proper hip hop record!
Sandy B – Make The World Go Round:
A long while back I was watching clips on youtube from an old MTV show called “The Grind” & this track was playing, I lost my shit & had to have it! This song is House.
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless):
Being a 90’s baby how could I leave out a proper 90’s vibe, the lyrics are captivating! This isn’t just a record, it’s a story.
Quantic & Nickodemus Feat. Tempo & The Candela Allstars – Mi Swing Es Tropical:
This track I luckily stumbled upon many years ago and it hasn’t left my side since! Es Que mi swing es tropical 😉
Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin Something:
When I want to envision a house groove, I envision this record.
James Brown – I Feel Good:
Come on baby, as if I need to explain this one to you. James motha f*ckin’ Brown in the building! Never leave out the Funk.
Dateless – Lady Make Me See / Instajam (VIVa MUSiC)
Los Angeles-based producer Dateless returns to VIVa MUSiC with a rhythmic two-tracker entitled ‘Lady Make Me See / Instagram’ featuring remixes from Sirus Hood and Shadow Child. Over the last few years, Dateless has been on an upwards trajectory that’s been difficult to ignore, performing all across the USA, Canada and Australia, whilst releasing music on key labels like Solid Grooves, Hottrax, Dirtybird, and Snatch! First appearing on remix duties to reimagine James Organ’s ‘Substance’ last year, he later dropped his debut release on VIVa MUSiC: his four-track ‘Funky Levan EP’ in tribute to the legendary Paradise Garage resident. Returning to the label again, ‘Lady Make Me See’ is a stripped-back cut with rattling hats, murky low-end, and otherworldly bleeps as a soothing vocal operates throughout, whilst Sirus Hood’s take ups the ante with sturdy kicks, funky bassline and a twisted techno-inspired melody. ‘Instajam’ is next with its swinging rhythm built on intricate percussion – occasionally broken up by well-timed breakdowns – and catchy lyrics, making way for Shadow Child’s Acid Funk Mix which concludes the package with pounding drums, filtered claps and evolving squelchy 303 lines.
Out now Dateless – Lady Make Me See / Instajam (VIVa MUSiC) – Cat No: VIVA168 Format: Digital