DJ Sveta gives us her top five dance tracks at the moment. She plays at The Sly Fox Hotel every Wednesday, Arq on the second Saturday of each month, and Phoenix on Fridays (from 7 May). You can also catch her at Inquisition on 15 May and Gurlesque on 16 May. Find out more at www.djsveta.com.
BORN TOO SLOW (Erik Morillo Mix)
The Crystal Method
This track is a spellbinding electro-house monster which builds and builds relentlessly as the vocals howl. The vocal is reminiscent of AC/DC or Guns N’ Roses. I love watching the kids rock out to this one.
TRICK ME (Adam Freeland Mix)
This Kelis song is a great follow-up to the ?-catchy Milkshake. The Adam Freeland remix transforms it with a hypnotic tribal feel that isn’t too dancefloor-friendly on its own but definitely taps into some basic primal rhythms that are good to mix with. Freeland is a very clever remixer -“ his breakdown of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army was my favourite track at this year’s Mardi Gras party.
C’EST ROBOTIQUE (Original Mix)
This track has a steady, repetitive, grinding bass sound generated over a house beat. The vocal is delivered via a computer except for a few subtle sexy sighing sounds in the breaks. You can definitely lose yourself in its rhythms. The track has the kind of great bottom-heavy production that makes people want to copulate.
SHE WANTS TO MOVE (Original Mix)
Her ass is a spaceship that I want to ride -“ she’s sexy! This song has great sexy lyrics, Pharrell Williams’s sexy voice, crowded instrumentation that sounds amazing on a good sound system, plus a cover photo that almost makes the track worth buying for the image alone. N.E.R.D. is made up of the boys behind the Neptunes, the talented producers who sexed up the sounds of Kelis, Britney and Justin and gave a ton of cool acts a dynamic, lush and punchy production. It’s great to hear a bit of rock creeping into dance sets now.
SOUND IS CRIMINAL (Tamy Voice Mix)
DJ Nukem and DJ Stephen S
A mesmerising tribal sound and vocal. I like it -¦ what more can I say?