Jordan Peak is on fire right now, with a release schedule to be reckoned with. With releases on MOXY MUZIK, Edible, Kneaded Pains (his recent track Nymphomaniac is causing a stir), Too Many Rules, and releasing on his own Peak Trax imprint, he’s not taking his foot off the gas for a minute, which is understandable after a 7 year hiatus due to cystic fibrosis complications and the mental health effects that followed. His latest EP ‘Party Vibe’ featuring Jodie Paige is out on Peak Trax, and to celebrate, we got his Back To Mine picks…
Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug
Let’s start as we mean to go on. Pure fire live from 1975. Love is the drug and I’m addicted to this.
Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
I’ve used this as an end of night “One more tune” plenty of times. Sticking in the 70’s and proving that good music doesn’t age is this absolute bomb from Anita Ward. This puts the fun in funk.
Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
Womack & Womack – Teardrops
Picking up the bpm’s a little, Womack & Womack deliver a soulful uptempo pop classic with this. And the music don’t feel like it did when I felt it with you awesome readers of this article.
Womack & Womack - Teardrops (Official Music Video)
Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody
I’m the biggest Missy Elliott and Timbaland fan in the whole world and this comes from their amazing music brains. How is it the beat still sounds so futuristic like it hasn’t even come out yet. Rest in peace Aaliyah, thank you so much for all your music.
Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody (Audio)
Big Boss Vette – Pretty Girls
Loved this as soon as I heard it, couldn’t get that chorus out of my head for days and found myself singing it while out driving, shopping and at the gym. It’s just so catchy!
Big Boss Vette - Pretty Girls Walk
Nine Inch Nails – Closer
Possibly the sleaziest song ever created and I love it, seeing as I’ve released a song called “Nymphomaniac” you can probably tell I like a nice dose of filth and this is pure XXX rated fun from the industrial, sci fi beat to those raunchy vocals from musical genius Trent Reznor.
Nine Inch Nails - Closer (Director's Cut)
The Prodigy – Poison
One of my fave Prodigy songs (of which there are many) but this is a ‘back to mine’ and we are all about eclectic choices here so rather than going with a higher bpm stuff The Prodigy are known for, I’ve gone with their twisted take on Hip Hop. Liam Howlett (the producer & engineer who makes the music in The Prodigy) to me is a musical god in the realms of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, David Bowie, Elton John, Daft Punk etc and I don’t think he gets enough credit. One of the few people I would genuinely be star struck to meet.
The Prodigy - Poison (Official Video)
Eurythmics – Who’s That Girl
Everyone and I mean everyone knows “Sweet Dreams” but this is another big fave of mine, “Sweet Dreams” is for club/festival plays and this one for after-parties. If Stranger Things feature this in the next series like they did with Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill” expect to have another 80’s gem become number 1 worldwide years after its release.
Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - Who's That Girl? (Official Video)
Blur – Song 2
“Woo hoo” indeed! Pure energy in audio form.
Blur - Song 2 (Official Music Video)
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Under The Bridge
Ending on a slow guitar song everyone can sing along to, I consider this an American version of “Wonderwall” by Oasis in that regard. I watched the episode of the Joe Rogan podcast which featured Anthony Kiedis the lead singer of RHCP and he told the story of how this song came about. He said while working with musical icon and producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin he showed Rick this poem he had been working on when Rick asked to see what Anthony had been cooking up. “Oh this, it’s just a poem nothing special” but Rick has that magic and knew there was something extraordinary about it, the guys should turn it into a song and the rest as they say, is history.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge [Official Music Video]
Jordan Peak ‘Party Vibe’ EP is out now on his own Peak Trax imprint.