DJ Shigeki, who is playing in the Royal Hall of Industries at Sleaze on 2 October, gives us his top five dance tracks at the moment. You can also catch him playing at Stonewall on Fridays, Midnight Shift on Saturdays, Manacle on Sundays and at Queer Nation parties.
FLASHDANCE (Club Mix/Hoxton Whore Remix)
One of the hottest Ibiza anthems of the year. The original Club Mix is a rocky house monster which clocks in at over 11 minutes, but it never seems that long. The electric guitar riff is totally addictive. The original mix by Deep Dish features female vocalist Anousheh, who sings of post-breakup anger. The Hoxton Whore Mix has a more progressive feel.
DEVIL INSIDE (The Scumfrog Vocal Mix)
Young Japanese singer Hikaru Utada has sold millions of records in Japan and was considered that country’s version of Mariah Carey when she emerged in the late 90s. This first cut from her debut album gets remixed by my favourite producer Scumfrog.
ALL DAY LONG I DREAM ABOUT SEX
(Camel Riders Filthy Mix) JC Chasez
I fell in love with this song after one listen because of the catchy chorus and naughty words. Then I was shocked when I found out in a recent Sydney Star Observer article JC was one of the two lead singers in boy band N*Sync. What a fantastic transformation! This remix by Camel Riders is very sleazy.
LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY (Junior Jack Mix)
There are very few covers that are done well and this is definitely one of them. Junior Jack turned this Donna Summer classic into a modern big room stomper. It has all the right elements in it: driving beats, fat bass line, haunting vocal and the classic disco flavour. This is going to be massive.
PUT EM HIGH (The Sharp Boys Funky Fiesta Mix)
Stonebridge feat. Therese
The song has been around for almost a year now and it finally got a commercial release in the UK with brand new remixes. I heard Paul Goodyear play this Latin-flavoured remix a couple of weekends ago and got hooked on the beautiful bass line and the Spanish guitar.