Back to Mine with Pausepushers (aka Francis Hylton from Incognito)

Debuting in early 2020 with the infectious ‘Real Talk’, North London’s Pausepushers (aka Francis Hylton from Incognito) brings something fresh to the House scene with a soulful, funky and quirky sound, that features live instrumentation and punchy production. Pausepushers has released singles including a collaborations with Bluey (Incognito), Sulene Fleming and Pete Simpson and has also remixed tracks on Good For You label for Paul Costello, JollyJ and Kane Lane and label boss, Kenny Summit. As his lush deep house single, ‘Love Me’, drops on BIG Speaker Music, DMCWorld goes Back To Mine with Pausepushers.


Pausepushers  – Love Me  – BIG Speaker Music

Premiere: Pausepushers - Love Me - BIG Speaker Music

I don’t smoke anymore. But if I did, this is the track where everyone starts nodding their head and singing along without realising.

Johnny Hammond – Tell Me What To Do – Fantasy

Lush Mizell classic, one of many that would do the trick. From a brilliant album.

Manuel Göttsching – E2-E4 – InTeam

Sublime, time-travelling anachronism of a record. Don’t interrupt side one, you know we’re getting deep if we flip it over to side two as well.

Black Magic – Freedom (Make It Funky) (Color 1-On And On Strong Vocal Mix) – Strictly Rhythm

The full talky-intro version if we’re at my place. No apology for having Lil Louis blessing two tracks on my list.

Lil Louis & The World – I Called U (But You Weren’t There) – FFRR UK

Genius record. The music fits the dialog so well and I keep coming back to it decades after it came out, which is nuts when I think about it.

The Todd Terry Project – Just Wanna Dance (Club Version) – Fresh Records

From such a creative period in House music. Back when the samples were raw. This track combined what I loved about both House and Hip Hop at the time.

Luther Vandross – Are You Using Me? (Masters At Work 12 Mix) – Virgin

Luther Vandross - Are You Using Me (Masters At Work 12" Mix)

I already knew Luther was badass but when I heard his voice on this track I was blown away by how perfectly it sits in a House groove. Class!

Khruangbin – First Class – Dead Oceans

Khruangbin - First Class

Love this band, perfect bass, to-die-for drums and sensitive guitar and the combination is magical. I don’t smoke anymore, but if I did…

Jazzanova – LOVE & You & I – JCR

Jazzanova - L.O.V.E. And You & I

When Jazzanova’s In Between album came out, they had already been smashing it with their remixes, so the expectation was high and this opening track is just epic.

Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson – We Almost Lost Detroit – Arista

Gil Scott-Heron - We Almost Lost Detroit

First heard this in a club in Austria in the mid 90s. Not a club tune at all, but it made me seek out the album which became my favourite Gil and Brian release to this day.

Pausepushers ‘Love Me’ will be released is out now BIG Speaker Music.