This week we had a talk with BETH. Hailing from Scotland, this talented DJ gave us an exciting list on her take of her favourite tunes: ”Another absolute staple house track that came out in 2012 when I went to Ibiza with my friends' family and we were only 16 but we ventured out into bossa. When I say this song was playing everywhere, it was literally playing in every bar and club we went to! Still to this day it reminds me of the first time going to Ibiza and I still play it in some of my sets!”.
Claas Herrmann, a talented musician hailing from Germany, is captivating audiences worldwide with his unique approach to music.In this collection of his favourite tunes, Claas takes us on a diverse musical journey: “Breakcore is something that always impressed me and this song (actually the whole album) in particular. I sometimes use some of the techniques used to create those breakcore drums in my own music. I love the complexity.”
We are proud to have the Scottish legendary duo, Slam, on for the 176th edition of our inspirational tunes series. They gave us a run-down of 10 tracks which they feel inspired them during their musical journey: “This tune was like a thunderbolt from heaven when we first heard it - Detroit techno had arrived”
Axel Haube is a Belgian DJ known for his unique and evocative approach to music. His sets are melodic and cosmic, taking listeners on a hypnotic journey filled with thrills and pleasures. He chose 10 tracks which capture his inspirational tunes: “One of the first vinyl records I ever bought. If you would ask me what my favorite record is from years ago”
Meet Flour, a talented young DJ and producer hailing from Naples, Italy. Flour has a diverse taste in music, ranging from techno to hip hop, and values tracks that can evoke different emotions and connect to personal experiences: “A song that accompanies me from childhood. Pino Daniele was the most important Neapolitan singer ever, my father raised me with his songs and this is his favorite song.”
This week we have the owner of Terra Novae, Chemtrailz. In our conversation we dove into the electrifying world of talented artists' inspirational tunes. The DJ and producer picked 15 tracks with flashbacks to 1997, his late highschool years and his appreciation to electronic music during his ‘first full immersion in the rave’.
Today, we are excited to introduce you to the eclectic DJ and producer, Cristian Croce, who is a well-known pillar of Milan's nightlife scene. He selected 15 tracks for this week’s inspirational tunes:”Great post punk tune from 1983, made by experimental English musician and producer Danielle Dax”
This week we have, the Berlin-based DJ/Producer, Tommy Hey. With a decade of unwavering passion for the genre, he's shed his metal roots and embraced the dark side of the dance floor: “When I went to my first ever techno party I saw Paula Temple playing live. It just amazed me so much that I became a fan of her music and this inspired me throughout my entire career.”
Get ready for some serious heat because this week, we've got two music maestros joining us! Ben and Josh, the dynamic duo behind Make A Dance have hand-picked ten tunes: “I was living in Durban about 5 years ago and heard this while taking a taxi to the beach, it will always remind me of that time in my life. Kwaito music is such a vibe and all cab drivers of a certain age out there loved to blare it loud and proud.”
Introducing Black Pomade, the electrifying DJ and producer hailing from Milan, Italy. He told us about tracks from various decade’s: “Let’s start with an oldie: there’s a book I think is a must-read for anyone who is into DJing and club culture, and that is “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life”, by Bill Brewster. I remember reading it and being particularly fascinated by the chapter about “Northern Soul”, a music and dance movement that emerged in Northern England in the late 60s focused mainly on black American soul records.”
For the past two decades, Audiofly has been making waves in the music industry. They've established three distinct record labels, each showcasing a different facet of the music they're passionate about. They told us about tracks like Time by Pachanga Boys: “What can be said about this monster other than it being an absolute work of genius. Never get tired of it.”