Back to Mine with Sam Holland

UK artist Sam Holland looks to connect Heart + Mind with his new label and inaugural ‘All Night Long’ EP. Holland has quickly emerged as a solo house artist to watch over the last two years. His quality productions came on the likes of Richy Ahmed’s FourThirtyTwo, Melé’s Club Bad label and two standout outings on Knee Deep In Sound. He has received BBC Radio One support from Pete Tong and Danny Howard, DJ support from Hot Since 82, Richy Ahmed and Eats Everything and plenty of media interest. Question pop pickers? Is this the most diverse Back To Mine we have ever had…?

Khruangbin – Cómo Me Quieres
Cómo Me Quieres is one of my all time favourite home listening records and perfect for Sunday mornings with a cuppa. If you don’t know about Khruangbin, get to know. This record is from their album ‘Con Todo El Mundo’ and is up there as one of my favourite albums.
Khruangbin - Cómo Me Quieres (Official Video)

Love Unlimited Orchestra – Love’s Theme
Another one of my favourite records. This was one of the very first disco songs that went to #1 in the pop chart and broke out in the clubs because the radio would not touch it, proving the power of the DJ!
Love Unlimited Orchestra ~ Love's Theme 1973 Disco Purrfection Version

St Germain – Montego Bay Spleen
Another favourite artist of mine is St Germain, I even got the pleasure of seeing him live a few years ago in London. Montego Bay Spleen is the perfect record to put on after a long day at work. This record is from the album Tourist which again, is another fantastic album that can be played from start to finish.
Montego Bay Spleen

Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love
Released in September 1978 – this song has been covered and sampled a number of times including by 2Pac in the 1988 hit ‘Do For Love’.
What You Won't Do for Love

Elton John – Song For Guy
I love this song so much I had to learn it on the piano. This song was written and then named after Guy Burchett, a 17-year old messenger boy who died in a motorcycle accident at virtually the same time Elton was writing the song.
Elton John - Song For Guy

John Lennon – Imagine
An absolute masterpiece. Nothing else I can really say about this song…
IMAGINE. (Ultimate Mix, 2020) - John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band (with the Flux Fiddlers) HD

The Rolling Stones – Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
Mick Taylor was the lead guitarist for The Stones at the time. This was one of his earliest songs with the band – he replaced Brian Jones, who died in 1969. In 1979, Taylor said: “‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ is one of my favorites. (The jam at the end) just happened by accident; that was never planned. Towards the end of the song I just felt like carrying on playing. Everybody was putting their instruments down, but the tape was still rolling and it sounded good, so everybody quickly picked up their instruments again and carried on playing. It just happened, and it was a one-take thing. A lot of people seem to really like that part.”
Can't you hear me knocking- rolling stones

Ludovico Einaudi – Elegy for the Arctic
Ludovico Einaudi performs this original piece “Elegy for the Arctic”, on the Arctic Ocean to call for its protection, on June 17th, 2016.Through his music, the acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi has added his voice to those of eight million people from across the world demanding protection for the Arctic.
Ludovico Einaudi - "Elegy for the Arctic" - Official Live (Greenpeace)

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto No.4 in F minor, Op.8, RV 297, ” L’inverno ” Allegro Non Molto

Antonio Vivaldi’s 4th Concerto – From his Most Famous Work and Masterpiece, The Four Seasons, ” Le Quattro Stagioni ” – Winter or ” L’inverno”.  This piece expresses unmeasurable beauty and passion along with the power and style of Vivaldi’s Baroque Strings.

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto No.4 in F minor, Op.8, RV 297, " L'inverno ", Allegro Non Molto

Karin Borg – Norrsken
Another piece of beautiful classical piano music. I recently discovered this on Spotify and have been obsessed ever since.

Artist: Sam Holland
Title: All Night Long EP
Label: Heart + Mind
Release: 27th May Beatport, 10th June Global
Cat No: HM001
Format: Digital