DJ Tim Blanshard gives us his top five tracks at the moment. Catch him playing at Manacle on Saturdays, Odyssey House at Deckbar on Sundays and Fusion at Midnightshift Club, also on Sundays. He’s currently promoting and DJing at NYE party Resolution at The Metro.
WATCHIN (Vox Mix)
This is Freemasons (a.k.a. James Wiltshire and Russell Small) on their newly conceived imprint Freemaison. The Latin-tinged piano riff and some incredibly strong feel-good strings turn this tune into a nostalgic floor-filler. Fat funky house the way it should be. Gold!
TIME 2 TURN AROUND (Club Vox)
Young Rebels vs Dennis & Jerry
Huge track for me, this one. Been in my box for over a year now and it’s showing no sign of leaving. With feel-good piano and driven beats, the dancefloor always accelerates when I drop this tune. Great spacey midway break with echo-like piano, leaving plenty of room for a cappella overlays.
The Cyclone Rangers
Tall Paul goes under disguise. Was released on a White Label but it’s sure to be signed soon. Starts with an intro proclaiming: Back to the old skool, and that’s exactly what it does. Funky vocal house with unlimited energy.
FLASHBACK (Groovehunter Slammin’ Remix)
Homegrown tunes from Melbourne-based Nathan G, released on Vinyl Pusher with a dark electro feel to it. It has a bass line to kill for and some serious funk in there, and diva-style vocals. Flashback -¦ get your fix.
GREEN MANGO (Congaman Remix)
Released on Fragile Records, this track has it all. Deep, dirty, searching bass lines, breaking into conga madness before a killer piano riff and some beautiful melancholy strings hit. Tune!