Soda Stereo – En La Ciudad De La Furia (MTV Unplugged ft. Andrea Echeverri)
This song is from one of the best Spanish rock bands ever. And this specific version I like even more due to the addition for Andrea’s amazing voice, who was the lead singer of another good Colombian rock band, Aterciopelados. The use of the delay on the guitar, the keys, Cerati’s voice. Just go ahead and listhen:
Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven
I don’t think there is much to say about this song besides is just one of the best rock songs ever. Jimmy Page’s guitar playing of the double neck guitar is legendary. Each time I listen to this song I get goosebumps.
Robert Miles – Children
I think this could have been the first electronic type song I’ve ever heard. Robert’s piano is beautiful. This song is the subtle beginning of me getting into electronic music.
Underworld – Born Slippy
When I heard this song for the 1st time in Trainspotting, I had to get my hands on this one. The melody, the beat, it just takes me to many places, and it never gets old.
Massive Attack – Three
This massive attack song I just love. I like the lyrics, her voice, the arrangement, and programming.
Nina Simone – Sinner Man
I really like Nina Simone, but as I can only choose 10 songs, I will go with Nina’s Sinnerman. The piano, the lyrics, her voice, she is one of the best Jazz, Gospel, R&B musicians in history.
DJ Vadim feat. Sena – Talk To Me
This for me is a sexy, sensual, groovy song, with the use of keyboard, soundscape and great vocal. I can hear this track over and over, and each I just want to grab my girl and dance with her.
Joe Arroyo – La Rebelion
Joe Arroyo is one of the salsa legends. He is from Colombia, so I’ve been listening to this song since I can remember. In my opinion, Rebelion is one of the best salsa songs ever recorded. His piano playing with the combination of the percussion and brass section just wants to make you get up and dance.
Silicone Soul – Right On
This is easily one of my favorite house tracks ever recorded. Each time I play this, people always start smiling and dancing. The guitar, percussion, strings and the mix make this a great production that tells a great musical story. In my opinion, this has been one of Silicone Soul’s best work.
Faithless – Insomnia
This song just takes me everywhere, dramatic, euphoric, dark, etc… His voice is one and only. And it also brings many great memories.
Andrés Velilla – Shades of Groove (NoiseFloor Records)
Colombia’s Andrés Velilla brings the heat on the second NoiseFloor Records release with a top house tune that is backed with remixes by Deep Spelle and Nat Barrera.
NoiseFloor label boss Velilla has spent time in Miami and Montreal, always picking up influences along the way to add to the richness of his sound. He’s also held down DJ residencies, booked talent and played the likes of Stereo and Piknic Electronik, so is an established artist with a fully formed sound.
His ‘Shades of Groove’ here is a steamy house cut with slow burning pads and slippery synth lines that all work to a mid-point peak that will have the ‘floor in raptures. When the tune drops, it carries you away on a breezy late-night vibe that is truly sensuous. An Instrumental removes the warped vocal to focus more on the intoxicating grooves.
Remixer Deep Spelle is doing a fine job of establishing himself as a quality deep house producer after tracks on legendary label King Street Sound and here flips the original into something low down and supple, with loose rhythms and subtle tonal coloration adding to the lushness.
Last of all, Argentina born, Montreal based Nat Barrera uses his formal production and engineering skills to cook up steamy drums and interweaving synth lines that are deliciously drawn out and alluring.