Ahead of his set at Drumsheds this weekend, and fresh off the news that he's been nominated for DJ Mag's Breakthrough DJ Award, the italo house and disco-inspired mixer selects us 10 essentials.
'Beyond Control' by Fantastic Man
Fantastic Man is one of my favorite producers at the moment and I think this is my favorite track from 2023 (that isn't on Semi Delicious of course). This track bops along so well and gives me early Orbital vibes.
'I Know This' by Laidlaw
Laidlaw is a producer I've recently become a fan of and is part of the Gottwood Festival family. This track is a fun roller from a couple years ago. I like to speed it up a bit in my sets!
'Free Your Mind (Fantasy Mix)' by The Trip
The Trip has been putting out some seriously strong releases of late and this one on Tessellate is no exception. I've been playing it in every set and the electro bassline always surprises the dancefloor.
'Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn)' by India, Hardrive and Louie Vega
I love a track that resets the mood. If I go too far off in one direction and I want a change I need a track like this one to help the transition. It's by India, Hardrive and Louie Vega released back in 1994, timeless.
'UK Gary' by Jive Talk
This is a release from our first Semi Delicious VA back in early 2020 and is another track that can switch a mood so quickly. It's called 'UK Gary' and is produced by my good friends Jive Talk who have also just had a great EP out on The Ghost's label.
'All I Need' by Demi Riquísimo & Michelle Manetti
This is a shameful plug from myself but a track I still play in every set. I co-produced it with Michelle Manetti at the end of 2022 and we will definitely be playing it at our B2B at Drumsheds on the 2nd Dec for False Idols.
'Namaste' by Cromby
I can't stop playing this track by Cromby. It's fast, energetic, percussive and is full on Electro. Love it.
'Dream Universe' by Hiver
This is a tough italo hitter from Hiver. It has a lovely progression and works so well at the right moment.
'Corrado - Trust [??? Edit] ' by Maslow Unknown
This is an early 90s prog track that works very well in the peak time. This unknown edit I can confirm is actually by myself!
'Euphoria Dance' by Nyra
This is one of my most played tracks this summer and is by Adonis resident Nyra. The synth melodies and the vocal work so well together over the arpeggiated bassline.