Back To Mine With Fordal

Born in the northeast of England and now based just outside of London, Forensic Records co-owner and DJ/Producer Fordal (Les Dales) continues to be a beacon of authenticity in the Progressive House space. Championing the sounds of Prog’s golden era in the nineties, inspired by the likes of Sasha, John Digweed, Nick Warren and many others, his inclination for timeless electronic cuts is now also something that bleeds heavily into every Fordal production and set. Fordal prides himself on a resume that boasts performances at The Arena, Purple Onion, The Cornerhouse, Ministry of Sound, and EGG London, among others. As his new single ‘Alleviate’ hails the first Forensic Records release of 2024, DMCWorld goes Back To Mine with Fordal.

Massive Attack – Protection

It’s an all-time classic, and I still love that Tracy Thorne vocal; it is stunning,

Massive Attack - Protection

Mario & Vidis – Changed (Andre Lodemann Remix)

The original mix is fantastic, too, with stunning vocals, but the bass changes halfway through this mix – wow.

Changed (Andre Lodemann Remix)

Hans Zimmer – Time (Tale of Us Edit)

Hans Zimmer nails it every time, and this Tale of Us edit is what 6am sunrises are for!

Hans Zimmer - Time (Tale Of Us Edit) [Free Download]

Spooky – Orange Coloured Liquid

Absolutely perfect for chilling out after a night in the club; I loved Spooky from all the way back!

Spooky - Orange Coloured Liquid

Echomen – Substance

What can I say? It is perfection and a classic from Forensic’s very own Chris Scott and Anton Fielding. Still sounds amazing.

Echomen - Substance (Original Mix)

The Sabres Of Paradise – Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix)

Incredible piece of music from the late great Andrew Weatherall. Still gives me goosebumps. End of the day, that’s what it’s all about!

The Sabres Of Paradise - Smokebelch II (Beatless mix)

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations

One of my favourite pop tunes of all time! The production for the (any) time was incredible – Brian Wilson is a total musical genius.

The Beatles – Baby, You’re a Rich Man

If I’m having a Beach Boys, I gotta have a Beatles track. A lesser-known track from the Magical Mystery Tour album and featured at the end of the movie Social Network’. This always gets a play.

Baby, You're A Rich Man (Remastered 2009)

Ulrich Schnauss – Knuddelmaus

Beautiful chill-out; it used to get played A LOT at parties of mine in the early noughties. This one, like many of his, has the ability to take you somewhere else as soon as you hear. Stunning.

Ulrich Schnauss - Knuddelmaus

Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

What covers this track is some of my earliest memories of being on a dance floor, but for Back to Mine – it has to be the Weatherall remix. No more words are needed.

Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Andrew Weatherall Mix)


Fordal ‘Alleviate’ is out now on Forensic Records.