DJ Stephen Blomfield will be playing in the retro space at Sleaze on 2 October. Stephen, who performs at retro events including Retrosexual at Arq and the retro room at Mardi Gras, reveals his five favourite retro tracks of all time.

I IMAGINE (Eddy Fingers Mix/Motiv 8 Mix)
Mary Kiani

Released in late 1995, this is my all-time favourite dance track. It’s rare for there to be two completely different remixes of a song that one can love so much, but in the case of this track that statement certainly applies. I Imagine was so popular in its time. It was a standard dance party track for many years and still to this day I hear it played at larger events.

SKY HIGH (Pete Hammond Remix)
Jigsaw

Originally released in the early -˜70s this song got a dance rework in 1989 when Pete Hammond from the Stock Aitken Waterman stable gave it this classic remix. All over again it became a huge crowd favourite with a guarantee to get hands in the air every single time.

FINGERS & THUMBS (Tin Tin Out Mix)
Erasure

I’ve always been a huge Erasure fan and loved all the stuff they did in the -˜80s. I thought their well was starting to run dry from 1990 until this little gem showed up in 1995. It’s one song where the vocals really can mean a lot if you take the time to listen to them.

A RED LETTER DAY (Motiv 8 Mix)
Pet Shop Boys

Released in 1997 this track quickly became one of my signature tunes for a number of years. In my opinion it’s one of the finest moments from the Pet Shop Boys, a band that certainly deserves the tag of gay icon. I’m expecting this Sleaze to be a real red-letter day for everyone!

LOVE’S ABOUT TO CHANGE MY HEART (Club Mix)
Donna Summer

How could you not have a Donna Summer single in an all time top five list? This 1989 track was a favourite of mine when a lot of DJs wouldn’t play her material due to a gay boycott of her songs. People who know me well will remember this was my closing track at my first ever Mardi Gras gig.

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