DJ Richard Weiss gives us his favourite five dance songs at the moment. You can catch him playing regularly at Slide and at the dance party Azure on Sydney Harbour on 26 February.

SLY

White Label

This is a fantastic, phat floor-rocking percussive bootleg that samples Sly and the Family Stone’s 70s classic Dance To The Music.

CAN I HAVE IT LIKE THAT

Pharrell Williams feat. Gwen Stefani

Over this slice of crotch-grabbing, subsonic hip-hop, Pharrell and Gwen pull out a smooth and sexy call-and-response vocal. It makes the air vibrate.

WANDERING EYE

Fat Freddy’s Drop

Here’s a slow-burning, ska-inflected, infectious standout track from the album Based On A True Story by New Zealand group Fat Freddy’s Drop, which in my mind is perhaps the most complete album of 2005. New Zealand rules -“ apparently!

PETER GUNN THEME (Max Sedgley Remix)

Sarah Vaughn

Sarah Vaughn adds a sexy, sassy vocal to this classic theme. This is a funky, chunky remix by Max Sedgley, whoever he might be.

CALIFORNIA SOUL

Marlena Shaw and DJ Food

Marlena Shaw is one of the great unheralded voices of soul. This subtle reworking by DJ Food stays true to the original masterpiece from her classic album Spice Of Life, recorded back in 1969.

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