St. Germain – Thank U Mum (4 Everything You Did)
When it comes to classy house music, ready for home listening, you can only think of St. Germain. This is probably my favorite song of his.
Jazzanova – That Night
The early Sonar Kollektiv days, provided us with many pioneering records. This tune is for sure one of them.
Stereo Nova – New Life 705
The group that defined greek electronica, with a song that stays with me since my teenage years.
Four Tet – There is Love In You
Four Ten was crucial in my development as a dj with his versatility in his dj-sets. His 2010 album is a standout.
Fela Kuti – Shuffering and Shmiling
21 minutes and 36 seconds of musical genious. This song’s message is still relevant to this day.
Arthur Russell – This Is How We Walk On The Moon
A song that will always take you on a trip to your happy place.
Damon Locks – Rebuild A Nation
It may be only 2 years old, but I’m certain it will stay in my playlists for quite some time.
Westbam – You Need The Drugs
The perfect soundtrack to a great documentary on how Berlin was formed to the place we know today, and a song I always return to.
Vangelis – Let It Happen
Balearic as hell, by one of the best Greek composers and one of the most important figures in electronic music history.
LCD Soundsystem – New York I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down
I could choose the whole album, but this one feels like the proper closing for a list like this.
Atsou – Sleepwalk Town EP (connected)
DJ, producer and Madorasindahouse team member Atsou steps up for his first release on connected with the ‘Sleepwalk Town’ EP, backed with remixes from Jenia Tarsol and Armonica. Atsou has been there since the early days of preaching the Afro house gospel in Greece. Since then, he has played in well-respected venues around Europe (Watergate in Berlin, Djoon in Paris and Raspoutine in Rome to name a few), developing his sound with different takes on the modern house sound.
A unique take on house music, combining funky basslines and driving synths, the original ‘Sleepwalk Town’ is a foot stomper, paying tribute to Afro-American culture that shaped the music of today. It has heart and soul to spare and will infuse any set with real character. First to remix is Tel Aviv artist and Blue Shadow Records co-founder Jenia Tarsol who deconstructs the arrangement, keeping the absolute basics in place and delivering a deeply hypnotic version. Finally, wrapping up the fine package, the Armonica duo use their trademark Afro elements to turn their remix into a melodic funky banger. This is another cultured house offering from the vital connected label.