DJ Beaker reveals her favourite five dance tracks at the moment. You can catch her behind the decks at Rubber Ball and Biversity Unleashed, which are both on this Saturday 26 February.
Another big one from the Plumpsters. With a relentless bass line and big beats, this track is definitely grind material. As the name suggests, the fat analog bass grabs you like a bullet and doesn’t let up.
From the moment the mean bass line creeps in, you’re hooked. This progressive breaks number has all the right elements in place. The arrangement is well thought out and utilises robotic vocal lines and keyboard hooks aplenty. All this adds up to a well-written tune that builds and adds something new as the track progresses. Very cool.
FLASHDANCE (Meat Katie Remix)
This tune has been around for a while and is still doing the circuit at the moment, and deservedly so. I love it. With a persistent guitar riff and a very catchy vocal line, you’ll find this track in many a DJ’s record box. UK producer and DJ, Meat Katie, waves his magic breakbeat wand over an already awesome song. I’m playing this track so much I’m starting to wear out the grooves of my record.
OUTHOUSE (Main Mix)
This electro-flavoured track is very beautiful and atmospheric. The main melodic line which dominates the entire song has a dark and eerie feel about it and it is this hook which sets the mood.
BURMA (Sasha Remix)
Lostep is Melbourne DJs Phil K and Luke Chable, who have written and produced a gorgeous song which has been given the remix treatment by progressive house legend Sasha and is included on his Involver album. This is a beautiful slice of progressive house heaven. Very intelligent and emotive.