DJ Kate Monroe is gearing up to play at this Saturday’s Big Queer Nation, then for Odyssey House at Chicane on Sunday. Kate, who’s also a regular at Home, took some time out of her busy schedule to give us her top five dance tracks at the moment.
GET ON DOWNZ
This is a deep techie monster perfect for early mornings and dark rooms. It’s the follow-up to Get Ya Dub On but even funkier and more dramatic, with tweeky sounds and a big kick. Add to this a two-bar disco loop at the end just to make sure you’re paying attention.
Bobby Blanco & Mikki Motto
Disco-fuelled, bass line-driven track with great production, filtered and pumped up. It uses an old vocal sample which has almost been done too many times, but the strings and programming pull it through and make me keep this track right at the front of my box.
RELEASE THE PRESSURE
J Sonic feat. Jon Fitz & Abigail Bailey
I first heard this track when J. Sonic (a.k.a. Jason Herd) came to play at Sublime with us. I was immediately reminded of the classic Guitarra G by Banda Sonora, which has had a place in my crates for over three years. I think this could well be the new Latin guitar anthem.
IT SEEMS TO HANG ON
Full Intention have been at the forefront of dance music production forever and never fail to impress with their vocal-based soulful and driving tracks. This is a beautiful early-morning anthem with Seal-like vocals and a rolling, punchy bass line. Close your eyes, feel the beat and sing along.
BACK TOGETHER (Copyright Remix)
Hardsoul feat. Ron Carroll
The original version of this track has been in my box for ages, and with a refit by Copyright it is even more dancefloor-ready. Ron Carroll’s vocals are as beautiful as they always are, and extra bass elements pump this beautiful piece along.