1. Grace Jones  – Hurricane 

Grace Jones is my absolute favorite premier, avant-garde diva. Adore all of her records but Hurricane has a fresh energy, cutting-edge spirit that really captivates my senses.

2. Bebel Gilberto  – Aganju

Gorgeous, sexy, positive vibes and grooves! The remixes are exquisite and evoke warmth + smiles from me.

Bebel Gilberto - Aganju (Latin Project Mix)

3. Serge Gainsbourg – Love on the Beat

Compelling, provocative & sophisticated overtones. Always enjoy his diverse, artistic output.

Serge Gainsbourg - Love on the Beat - 1 Love on the beat

4. Eartha Kitt – Where Is My Man

My ultimate choice for fun; the most iconic vocal on Eartha!

Eartha Kitt - Where Is My Man (12" Version)

5. David Bowie – Fashion

100% the most influential artist on me. Love all of his work but Scary Monsters has a particularly fascinating dark, dense, funky, pioneering sound

David Bowie - Fashion (Official Video)

6. Lisa Marie Presley – Turbulence

Love & identify with her profound, moody vocal style. I deeply connect with her and she always transports me to the epicenter of my own psyche.

7. Bryan Ferry – Don’t Stop the Dance

Elegant, moody and intoxicating tones & rhythms. Seductive on many levels.

Bryan Ferry - Don't Stop The Dance [Official]

8. Soulsearcher – Can’t Get Enough

True classics of beautiful soulful, house that I can’t get enough of! J

Soulsearcher - Can't Get Enough [Official Music Video]

9. Chambao – Ahi Estas Tu

Chill Flamenco music blended with electronic sounds & outrageously divine vocals…

Chambao - Ahí Estás Tú (Video)

10. Cheba Zahouania – Ya Laolid

I was always a huge fan of pop Rai Music. The fusion of old-world Algerian music combined with modern synths and drum machines – singing about culturally risqué, rebellious topics. Female singer Zahouania’s intense, haunting voice has a force like no other that truly resonates with me. 

Chaba Zahouania - "Ya Laoulid" (with Cheb Khaled)

ISSA (US) feat. Thea Austin – 4:18 AM (ISSA Music)

Landing on ISSA’s own ISSA Music in July, ‘4:18AM’ sees the producer/songwriter who has worked on cuts from the likes of Whitney Houston, Erykah Badu and Paulina Rubio during her career, deliver a clipped, tight piece of funk-laced and jacking house. Heavy ‘on the one’ beats and honeyed vocals, both spoken and sung, from legendary songstress Thea Austin, as well as ISSA herself, makes for a powerful, purple-tinged track. Russian-born, Canada-based Soledrifter known for output for the likes of Peppermint Jam and King Street retains the original’s swagger while adding a weighty dose of electronics into the track’s DNA via prominent bleeps and moody tones.

ISSA (US) feat. Thea Austin – 4:18 AM (ISSA Music) Release: 29th June (Traxsource) / 13th July Cat No: ISSA015