The Underground Solution – Luv Dancin’
Staple early 90s deep house from Roger Sanchez, with elements of an underground New York Loose Joints classic. The vocal version is fire as well.
Quentin Harris ft. Margaret Grace – My Joy
Something we play out all the time. Such a well made track. Another Strictly Rhythm classic.
52nd Street – Tell Me
One that we grew up on. Our parents put us all onto soul from a young age.
Jamiroquai – Little L
Another one that we grew up on. Real timeless funk.
Omar S – Set It Out
The vocals are from an old Midway track from 1984. They’ve been used by loads of artists but Omar S’ take on it is definitely our favourite. Such a vibe.
Miilkbone – Keep It Real (Instrumental)
One of the best and most influential hip hop instrumentals of all time. So many different artists have used it, including that legendary Big L and Jay Z freestyle from 1995.
Michael Jackson – P.Y.T.
Think MJ is top 5 for all of us, and this is one of our favourite tracks of his. Pop-funk at it’s best. It’s impossible not to bop to this.
Roy Davis Jr. ft. Peven Everett – Gabriel
Could argue that this is the best garage track ever made. One of those classic tracks from when we were kids that’s stood the test of time.
The System – You’re In My System (Kerri Chandler Remix)
Real authentic house from Kerri. Proper feel good music.
Junior Reid – One Blood
I grew up around my dad’s reggae sound system and this is one of the first tracks I remember him playing. The bass line hits differently on a proper system. Classic from Junior Reid, one of my favourite tracks from him as a solo artist.
Mason Collective – Art Is Long (Play It Say It)
New school house tastemakers Mason Collective make a big bang with their explosive Play It Say It label debut. Mason Collective are a red hot outfit blowing up the house scene right now. The trio of DJs and producers hail from Manchester and next to their robust club tracks on labels like Whippin Records, Loco Dice’s Desolat and HotTrax, they also promote their own hugely popular – and always sold out – MVSON events. Their no-nonsense style is here for all to see from the off; ‘That’s Gas’ has a superbly programmed and tightly woven groove that is infectious and propulsive. Sci-fi sounds, filtered vocals and skewed synths peel off the urgent groove and demand you dance. The warm and rubbery ‘Ready to Work’ echoes Chicago great Gemini with its paranoid bass and vocals as well as high speed sense of house funk. The wonky titular track shows another side to the collective: it’s a freaky late night jam with daubs of melody, unhinged and wispy synths and a kinetic minimal house groove. This most expressive EP finishes with the slick tech and driving drums of ‘Steezin’, which has a flurry of 909s, taught bass and chopped up vocal sounds that will set any dance floor alight.