US producer, The Josh Craig, describes himself as a musical scientist who taps into experimental, soulful and deeply progressive styles. He is also a designer, publisher, illustrative artist, filmmaker and photographer who draws on all those disciplines and recognises the dance floor as a place for learning. Using an array of analogue tools and mixing up ambient, electro and techno he impressed with his debut album ‘Who We Are As People’. Now back and making another fine statement with his ‘MDM 2099’ release, DMCWorld goes back to mine with The Josh Craig.
Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp (Original Mix)
This track stands the test of time, I still play it constantly. The first time I walked into a night club this track was playing and watching people react on the dance floor, I knew that I wanted to be a DJ. The progression of elements and how they’re introduced is mesmerizing. The way the melody moves with the bassline grabs you immediately. It’s a work of art and one of my go to tracks to lift the dance floor.
Der Dritte Raum - Hale Bopp (original mix)
Sabb featuring Forrest – One Of Us (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
This track was my reintroduction to house music after a long time apart from the genre. It has captivating synth riffs that take you deep into the track while layered with the perfect vocals.
One of Us (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
Maetrik – Envy
This song is menacing, and explosive. All the while very versatile. It is categorized as house music but I’ve always used it in my minimal techno sets. This track singlehandedly moved me from trance to techno.
Maetrik - Envy (Original Mix)
Oxia – Domino
For me, this song is big room music; the oscillating melodic tones mixed with the perfect hi-hats always move the crowd.
Oxia - Domino
Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann – Terra (Joseph Capriati Remix)
This Capriati track is a much darker take then the Original, which was also amazing. But what got me was the removal of all of the chords giving it an after-hours dark-room feel.
Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann – Terra (Joseph Capriati Remix) | Senso Sounds
Nalini & Kane – Open Your Eyes (Extended Club Mix)
Right from the start of the track you are waiting for the drop. And when that first kick drum hits you start to see the room shake! I love the progression of this track, especially the piano chords. This is definitely a track I would love to remix one day.
Nalin & Kane - Open Your Eyes (Re-Worked Club Mix) (1999)
Boryana – Purple Noon
Over the years this one has never let me down. Dirty low-end thumper that definitely puts the speakers to work. The song’s energy is overwhelming.
I must have listened to this song 50 times in a row the first time I heard it. I missed it when it was released, but my wife played it for me one night and I’ve been playing it ever since. It has such an infective groove that gets people moving.
Zoo Brazil - Slob (Nick Curly Remix)
Fat Boy Slim vs Funkagenda – What The Fuck
Dirty, dirty, dirty! Enough said.
Fatboy Slim vs. Funk Agenda - What The F**k
Iron Curtains – Condos (Maceo Plex Remix)
This is my last choice but not by any means the least of my favorites. Over the years, Maceo Plex has been one of my go to’s for his versatility; it’s inspiring and Condos for me is a quality made track. It’s melodic, yet uplifting, and certainly a festival banger.
Iron Curtain - The Condos • (Maceo Plex Remix)
The Josh Craig ‘MDM 2099’ will be released on October 27th 2023 on Sheik ‘N’ Beik.