Having worked together for a little less than 5 years, the pair embrace their similarities and distinctions to great effect. Tomson with his trippy garage DNA and Benedict with his chuggy, tracky, chord led constitution, blend together into the kind of house, garage and techno they are known for.
1) Basic Black – Don’t Make Me Fall In Love
Tomson: Classic end-of-the-night house music from 1991! Raw, powerful and full of soul.
2) Mos Def – Umi Says
Tomson: You can hear that Mos Def put his heart and soul into this and left everything on the record. Gets better with every listen.
3) Toots and the maytals – 54-46 was my number
Benedict: A perfect soundtrack to a hazy morning in a deck chair with a heavy head. The main man Hibbert is an absolute dude as well.
4) Masters at Work ft India – Backfired
Benedict: This track represents a time in my life when I was switching on to proper house music. I was about 14 and every Saturday would DJ at a skate shop in my home town of Stoke-on-Trent. It’s a MAW track I’ve never tired of and isn’t overplayed like many MAW productions.
Benedict: This lad can do no wrong my eyes. I’m not a dubstep fan per say but when he makes it, it has a certain edge. This remix isn’t a dubstep remix, but it is an example of the art of remixing at its most creative and imaginative
6) Jessie Ware – 110%
Benedict: I’ve liked Jessie’s stuff for a while now and hearing this track being played amongst the mainstream tracks on radio 1 still shows that good music will be recognised with or without the backing of Simon Cowell
7) October Song- Amy Winehouse
Benedict: My favourite Amy Winehouse track, full of optimism. She’s undoubtedly the best female artist to have come through in my generation
8) Nuyorican Soul & George Benson – You Can Do It (Baby)
Tomson: Masters At Work collaborating with an artist i grew up with in George Benson, on an album that changed everything for me
9) Roy Davis Jr Ft Peven Everett – Gabriel
Tomson: Two mavericks from Chicago getting down on a uk vibe. Cross-genre magic that lives on
10) Curtis Mayfield – Right On For The Darkness
Tomson: From the first guitar strum to the start of orchestra, a lesson in composing a song from one of music’s true geniuses