Scott Pullen, resident DJ at Smooch on Sundays and at The Colombian every second Friday, gives us his top five dance tracks at the moment. Scott also plays Queer Nation and you’ll hear him at the upcoming Big Queer Nation on 12 June.
HOME (Ben Watt Remix)
Zero 7 is the UK’s answer to the French band Air. Here the soulful female vocals get reworked by house DJ, producer and legend Ben Watts, bringing style, grace, depth and warmth. If you don’t feel this track you’d better check your pulse.
THE JOBURG THEME
This track has the dirtiest bass line (think deep in the jungles of Africa) and it doesn’t change throughout the whole song. There are no vocals or instruments except for beautiful strings that build tension by swirling over the bass line. These strings carry you on a journey, continuously building tension, until finally you arrive where you belong.
IT AIN’T EASY
This track just oozes the old school soul charm of an Aretha Franklin classic. It has a great dirty, minimal bass line and garage rhythm guitar rockin’ over a very funky house groove. Add to this the raw vocal talents of soul sista Jazmina and you’ve got a modern day soul classic.
This tune rocks! Leaning towards the progressive side of house, the sax takes on a riff that hooks you in and just won’t let go. Phat beats, big production and a rumbling bass keep you in the groove as the sax takes on a life of its own. This track has an effect that I can only describe as something spiritual.
I FEEL LIKE
I must admit I like Kaskade. There’s always plenty of room in their tracks, lots of depth. They’re intelligent and melodic but not at all cheesy. I Feel Like has crisp production, a wicked bass-line and great vocals. I’m always smiling when I play this track.