DJ Ric Dreske gives us his favourite five dance tracks of all time. He’ll be playing the closing set in the Hordern at the Mardi Gras party on 4 March. You can also catch him regularly playing at Ruby, Homesexual and Toybox.

WIZARDS OF THE SONIC (Matt Darey Remix)

Westbam vs. Red Jerry

This track, released in 1988, was created by Max Lenz from Germany and it’s probably my favourite track because of its driving bass line and unforgettable melody. Also it’s a track that means a lot to me and has so many emotional attachments that it almost brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it.

ROOMS ON FIRE

Europa

Released in 2003, this is a cover of an old Stevie Nicks song. It was written by Rick Nowels, who has also written stuff for Belinda Carlisle and Madonna. This almighty remix seems to spark a connection between people so hot that everybody in the room can feel it. It brings a magic smile across the whole dancefloor. I love it.

DREAMER (2005 Bootleg)

Livin’ Joy

Livin’ Joy are a house music group from Italy. This gem was released in 1994 and was one of a trio of huge club hits for the group (the others were Don’t Stop Movin’ and Where Can I Find Love). For those who danced the night away under the mirror ball back then, this slammed-up remix brings all those memories flooding back.

LOST IN SPACE

Kinetic

An amazing piece of music released in 2004, this track is to die for. It has a great intro of peaking synth stabs that eventually rolls into the melody and keeps building like a skyscraper the whole way through. Add on that vocals that make you shine and it’s a great peak-time track.

TIMERIDER

DJ Quicksilver

This great instrumental was released in 1998 by the duo DJ Quicksilver, made up of Orhan Terzi and Tommaso De Donatis. This track (with the help of a Lange remix) just gets the whole floor jumping. It has two great breakdowns that hardly give you a chance to get your breath.

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