DJ Mandy Rollins gives us her top five dance tracks at the moment. You can catch her playing at the Phoenix on Saturdays, the Colombian on Sundays, the Hellfire Club at Icebox and the Queer Nation and Indulgence parties.
FORGET THE WORLD
John Creamer & Stephane K
A massive tune! Forget The World opens with this duo’s trademark deep and sexy tribal percussion elements before the kick drum takes over, followed by the dubbed out vocal sample. A dark and sexy progressive house backdrop, menacing synths, throbbing bass and tight beats back this. One for all the backroom punters.
Drax & Gooding
This quality track is one for the Hellfire Club dancefloor. It has a strong vocal encouraging you to start working it, strut a little harder and play a little dirtier. This is truly for the bump and grind in all of us.
This has something for every dancefloor, and while it’s not something you’d expect me to play, I just love it. The latest single to be lifted from Goldfrapp’s Black Cherry album, it has plenty of big guns called in for remixing duties including Victor Calderone, Ewan Pearson and Peter Rauhofer, as well as the stomping Benny Benassi on the UK version. I prefer the more electro mixes but dropped the Calderone mix in at the Phoenix a few weeks ago and it just about lifted the roof off.
This particular record has been doing the rounds at every venue I’ve played in for the last five weeks. It’s a tech house monster with the funkiest bass line I’ve heard for years. The production value of this track is flawless. A quality tune that gets them on the dancefloor every time.
Icom is a driving house track off Joe Montana’s latest EP, Disko Eskimo. I also love the other two tracks on the album -“ Zagreb, which changes the pace with a laidback, dubbed-out bass line and some late-night jazziness for all the deep house heads, and Sexfid, a minimal techno-flavoured groove with clicking beats and metallic synths. Overall a very versatile EP for all dancefloors.