Back To Mine with Denney

Denney has long been one of the UK’s most assured house servants. His is a classic tale of rising through the ranks from local North of England legend to internationally renowned artist. He has held key residencies at some of the country’s finest clubs and landed on all the key labels from Crosstown Rebels to REKIDS, Nothing Else Matters to 8Bit Records. As he makes his debut on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth label with ‘Smoke’, DMCWorld goes Back To Mine with Denney.

Mike Monday – When The Rain Falls

This record had to go in this list, I’ve always loved it and played it to death; it’s deep, melancholic but uplifting at the same time. I remember hearing this played in Ibiza many years ago, the sun was setting and it was one of those proper “Ibiza moments”.  A beautiful track, I just wish it was longer than 3 minutes 23 seconds!

When The Rain Falls

One Dove – White Love (Guitar Paradise Mix)

The One Dove album is an absolute gem, and for me, it’s Andrew Weatherall’s best work as a producer which gets over shadowed by “Screamadelica”.  Through my residency at Back to Basics in Leeds, I became friends with Andrew; once, we sat for over an hour at a bar together and discussed it at length, a memory I cherish.  This track is such a journey of sound, it makes me happy and sad at the same time, he is dearly missed.

White Love (Guitar Paradise Mix)

Andy Cato – Abbey Road Jam

I am a huge Groove Armada fan, but Andy’s self released solo album from 2013 “Times and Places” is probably my most listened to album whilst on the road over the last decade.  Every track and the way it flows is unbelievable, it is exactly as an electronic music album should be in my opinion. This track is just one of 18 belters, I could have picked any off the album as I love them all.

Andy Cato - Abbey Road Jam

Miles Davis – Human Nature

My dad was a drummer, so I grew up listening to Jazz because of him. He had a ‘Miles Davis: Live in Paris’ video and this was the opening track of the concert.  This is actually one of my earliest memories as a small child being sat with him watching and listening to this, I didn’t actually realise it was a Michael Jackson cover until years later when I was older and got into him myself, I’ll always choose this version over MJ though.

Human Nature (2022 Remaster)

Sunjunkie – Fever

Out of all the music I’ve ever made or been involved in, my ‘Sunjunkie – Two Decades’ album is by far the work I’m most proud of and this track is one of my favourites from it.  I wrote the album during lockdown and it’s incredibly personal, taking influences from so many parts of my life; this record means a lot to me.

Oasis – The Masterplan

Like so many kids growing up in the 90’s, Oasis was the soundtrack of our generation and Noel Gallagher is still one of my heroes to this day.  This is his greatest moment as a songwriter in my opinion and blows my mind it was a B Side.  The video is amazing also!

Oasis - The Masterplan

Prodigy – Your Love (Remix)

‘Experience’ by The Prodigy is the reason I got into Dance Music at 10 years old.  With this album I never really listen to one track off it at a time, always from start to finish in its entirety.  This version of ‘Your Love’ however beats the single version in my opinion.

The Prodigy Your Love (Remix)

Cleo Sol – Promises

I can listen to this track on loop and never get sick of it, Cleo Sol is absolutely class and the groove of this track just locks you in.  Her partner/producer Inflo is the man behind the amazing “Sault” and you can hear the similarities in this; they are a powerhouse songwriting / production duo.

Burial – Archangel

An amazing record from an incredible, iconic album. I’m so fascinated by Burial’s production techniques, he makes his music in a way that I have never heard anyone else do so.  He has created a sound and a body of work that’s mind-boggling; I’m a huge fan.

Burial - Archangel

Nuyorican Soul – It’s Alright, I Feel It

There is no way I could compile this list without including something from Nuyorican Soul.  For me, their self titled album is one of the best albums ever. Every track is a masterpiece and Jocelyn Brown absolutely kills it on this track too!

JOCELYN BROWN with NUYORICAN SOUL. "It's Alright, I Feel It". 1997.12" extended version.

Denney ‘Smoke’ drops on February 23rd 2024 on Last Night On Earth.