Here’s my very personal list of gems for you pleasure! I hope you like the music and maybe there is something in it you don’t know 😉
1. Cypress Hill – I Want To Get High
Well… in these days and with ongoing lockdown it’s the right way to go… let’s chill….
2. Air -La Femme D’argent
In my opinion one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written…huge fan of Air generally, but this one stands out. I always played that to my older daughter when she was a baby… she instantly relaxed.
3. Fat Freddy’s Drop – Hope For A Generation
Heard this for the first time on an incredible festival in New Zealand very early 2000’s (Alpine Unity)… got a CD with the song on back then from that festival and had it on repeat for years… great piece of music, great band too! I am a fan since…
4. Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
I discovered the original “Superfly” only after Ice-T released a remake with Curtis Mayfield back in 1990… both versions are still incredible soul/funk , the so called “real shit”… here’s the original by the man himself.
5. Johnny Cash – Personal Jesus
Another cover version of the famous Depeche Mode song. Rick Rubin produced this version with the legend Johnny Cash, probably the most intense song i ever heard… I always get goosebumps when I hear it…
6. Senor Coconut – The Robots
With this project Uwe Schmidt aka Atom Heart, aka Atom TM set a whole new level of how you can translate electronic music in a complete different way, but with endless charme… His Album with his latin/salsa/chacha versions of Kraftwerk’s biggest hits is an absolute alltime classic for me… super unique and amazing.
7. Jan Turkenburg – In My Spaceship
This was created for a school project by the teacher Jan Turkenburg in the Netherlands in 2004. An instant classic for me, vibey as hell and i wish I would have had music teachers like this when I was young…
8. Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love
Tom Tom Club was a side project of the great Talking Heads, which they wrote in 1980… as well as their main project, TTC was and still is infectious as nothing else… “Genius of love“ has been sampled in many hiphop tracks over the years and the album still sounds super cool and strange… love it!
9. Mark Mothersbaugh Ping Island – Lightning Strike Rescue
What an amazing piece of music…taken from the soundtrack of “The Life aquatic of Steve Zissou”… Mothersbaugh is a very famous film music composer… here he combines the influence from electronic and classic music in a very unique way.
10. Maze – Twilight (Bonus Track)
Very good example for the music that influenced me so much in the 80`s up to early 90’s… I payed a fortune for the vinyl of it and was so super proud to finally have it after years of hunting… still sounding sooo fuckin good.
LOADS more of songs obvs after nearly 40 years DJing, but I hope you like my little selection
Timo Maas feat. Rottler – Utopie (remixes) (Stripped Down Records)
Timo Maas has been a constant presence on the electronic music stage since the mid Nineties, rocketing to global super stardom off the back of his hugely popular ‘Dooms Night’ remix. Season’s on the white isle, a constant touring schedule and a raft of releases for some of the best labels followed, with music dropping on the likes of Perfecto, Bush, My Favorite Robot, Mobilee and of course his own Rockets and Ponies imprint. The Hannover based artist joined forces with Stripped Down Records in the summer for the excellent ‘Utopie’ which featured vocals from Rottler. The record receives broad critical acclaim, with Djs including Alexi Delano, Nick Warren and Stacey Pullen getting behind it. Now the label have put together a fresh set of remixes that take the record is a multitude of different directions. The package kicks off with Turkey’s Murat Uncuoglu who reworks the original into a deeply atmospheric and spacious version full of electronic intensity. Next up label boss Claudio Ricci steps up, turning in a heady and sparse mix that is a surefire winner. Hungarian duo Secret Factory join forces with their label associate SouveQ for a rolling affair with a killer breakdown and Aenon completes the remix offerings with a melodic and entrancing remix with layer upon layer of subtle melodies. The package is tied up with the original, which appears here for any who missed in last time around.
Timo Maas feat. Rottler – Utopie (remixes) (Stripped Down Records) Release: 29th January 2021 Cat No: STRD018