DJ Tim Blanshard gives us his favourite five dance tracks at the moment. He can be found playing at Stonewall’s cocktail bar on Thursdays, Manacle on Saturdays and at the Odyssey House deck bar on Sundays. He’s also on the DJ line-up for the Pride party this New Year’s Eve, where he’s playing in Stage 11.
POWER OF MUSIC (Bongoloverz Dub Mix)
Bongoloverz feat. An-Tonic
This track came out on Soulfuric, one of the biggest Latin-inspired house labels of the last couple of years. Filled with bongo madness and percussive beats, it’s a nice warm-up to get you in the mood. Head for the Dub. This is for all the lovely house kids and soul children.
WILL I (DISCOVER LOVE) (Mediterranean Vocal Mix)
DJ Chus & David Penn
Chus and Penn’s latest offering, I bought this tune in London and heard it three times that night. Ibiza-style summer vocal house not to be missed, it’s released on Azuli. There is also a Spank remix with a more tribal progressive feel to it.
Robin M & DJ Fedde Le Grand feat. McGee
Sure to be one of this summer’s big tunes, it has a wicked, infectious, driving bass line with some great breaks asking you to remember the days of 89. This is one of the biggest tunes in my box at the moment.
BLUE WATER (Original Mix)
Warm stabbing synths gives this tune a slightly Big Love feel, a kind of end-of-night, feel-good track with nice dreamy vocals and a very addictive hook after the first break. Play it loud.
THE WEEKEND (Main Mix)
This needs no introduction I am sure -“ this is a floor filler every time. The most requested track this last month, it is deep, funky vocal house at its best with some nice vocals to match. I can’t wait for the weekend to begin -¦