1. Mr X And Mr Y
Something that is just so easy to listen to & also reminds me a little of being in a club. The classic 80s synth line never gets old.
2. Chic – Le Freak
This record is like a instant pick me up, everyone knows it, everyone loves it!
3. Todd Terry – House Is A Feelin’ 1991
Proper groover! Love listening to cool cuts like this where the record is swinging all over the place.
4. Roy Ayers – Running Away
Funky feel good music usually played deep in the afters when you’re waiting for a bit of a change up
5. Chemise – She Cant Love You
Top 5 favorite of the 80s for me, nothing really beats this track, flows incredibly.
6. MAW FT India – To Be In Love
Absolute classic, brings back many great memories from previous summers!
7. Roy Davis JR FT Pevan Everett – Gabriel (Live Garage Mix)
Soon as those trumpets come in it instantly grabs you. Perfect for any afters ha!
8. Angie Stone – Wish I Didn’t Miss You (Pound Boys Stonface Bootleg Mix)
So much of a classic that I even heard Carl Cox play it for his last ever tune at Space Ibiza back in 2016
9. New Order – Blue Monday
Another top 5 80s record for me & probably my favorite from New Order. When doesn’t this get played at the afters ha!
10. Donna Summer – I Feel Love
A track that never stops progressing throughout. An all good summer feel.
Usually at the afters the same 2 hour mix eventually gets boring and these records come into play.
Wheats – In Your Head (Hottrax)
Bursting onto the scene as a wide-eyed 18-year-old, Wheats received early support from Kerri Chandler who played two of his tracks in his set moments after hearing the demo. Soon after Wheats was signed to Chandler’s MadTech and since then he’s gone on to release on labels like Kaluki, Saved, Circus and VIVa, with support from Calvin Harris, Nic Fanciulli, Hot Since 82, and Jamie Jones. He now joins the latter’s Hottrax imprint with a pair of wonky productions that see him in fine form.
With its rumbling bassline, piercing snares and squelchy acid licks, ‘You Know’ is a dark and menacing cut from the word go. Meanwhile, ‘What You Do’ is all about a rhythmic groove built from layers of intricate percussion whilst delayed stabs, snare rolls and distorted vocal samples generate a trippy aesthetic throughout.