The first in our DJs Of Sleaze series is Mike Kelly, who gives us his favourite five tracks at the moment. Mike regularly plays at Midnight Shift Club, Stonewall, Mars Lounge, Lord Roberts and Civic. The day after Sleaze he’ll be performing at Indulgence and Fag Tag.
WOZ NOT WOZ (Version One)
Eric Prydz vs Steve Agnello
A massive, drawn-out build-up kicks into a stomping techie electro house beat and sets the room on fire. I pretty much jump every time I play it and can’t wait to drop this at Sleaze. Version Two is also amazing. It features a string element that adds a classy touch and strangely evokes the image of a large dancehall waltz circa 100 years ago.
GOT TO RELEASE (Ian Carey & Eddie Amador Club Mix)
Saturated Soul feat. Miss Bunty
A love-at-first-listen track. The bass line is driving, in a Junior Jack/Kid Creme kind of production style. Wiggle, jump, bump, stomp -“ whatever you do, this one is a total killer. The vocal is diva-ish but doesn’t require you to know which diva you’re listening to to enjoy it, and takes this hit firmly into the realm of camp anthem.
FEEL THE VIBE
Axwell’s brand of floor-rocking funky house is at its best here. The rushy vocal, simple melodic guitar and huge bass line spell out a big room slammer. This is euphoric, pumping and right at the front of my box.
FIND (Andy Moor Remix)
Ridgewalkers feat. El
One of the most beautiful progressive numbers of the past few years. If you were a fan of Delirium’s Silence you will no doubt love this too. El’s vocals are lush, warm and delicious, the beat is surging and the spatiality in the production is superb. This is like one of those steamy eyes-lock-across-the-room moments which have a strangely mesmerising and adrenalin-loaded effect on you.
TEST-TUBE BABY (Raul Rincon Workout)
Raul Rincon is churning out some amazing tracks at the moment. Test-Tube Baby is funky and uplifting with party breaks that work anywhere.