DJ Shigeki gives us his top five dance tracks at the moment. You can catch him playing at Stonewall on Fridays, Midnight Shift on Saturdays, Manacle on Sundays and Gaysha at the Midnight Shift on the last Thursday of every month.
PUSH THE FEELING ON 2004 (Rosabel Anthem Mix)
This amazing classic has been updated by Rosabel, who did all the right work lifting the track into a big-room monster. When this track comes on you can’t resist bouncing your body. The dub mix takes it a little harder and has wicked vocal effects. This one will stay in my record case for a long time.
RAIN DOWN ON ME (Tiesto Remix Vocal)
I was watching DJ Tiesto’s latest live DVD one Sunday morning and this gorgeous singer appeared on stage and sang this song as part of Tiesto’s set. I instantly fell in love with Kane’s voice. This track is on the rocky side of progressive trance. If you liked the recent re-work of Mystify by INXS, you will no doubt love this one.
I AM THA 1 (T Funk 12 Mix)
Mr Timothy feat. Inaya Day
This is one of the biggest diva anthems at the moment and it’s now available locally on CD single. Her vocal is totally irresistible and the response to this track is always huge. I re-edited it to nine minutes with additional percussion samples and have been playing it every time.
TIME (Scumfrog Mix)
I’m addicted to this track. One of the hottest producers at the moment, Scumfrog takes it to the dark and rocky side of house. This song is about seeing someone new and the vocalist, Greg Stryke Chin, delivers the mixed emotions really well. While the words are very simple and have no sexual reference in them I find this song very homoerotic.
EASY AS LIFE (Tony Moran Club Mix)
Deborah currently stars in the Disney musical A? and sings this song in it. The words have been changed to suit the dancefloor and one of my all-time favourite producers, Tony Moran, turned this emotional ballad into a big-room diva masterpiece.