Audiojack - A Few Favourite Things
Tech-house purveyors Audiojack run 3D through their all-time top ten albums, favourite live set and current favourite mix.
The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die
The Prodigy got me into dance music and will always stay close to my heart. I don’t listen to music that raucous normally anymore so I let the Prodigy fuel my gym workouts.
The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing
A great feel-good album that has a kind of ’80s electro feel to it yet is still very current. It’s an album that doesn’t have a bad track on it.
The Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible
This was the last album made before genius songwriter Richey Edwards famously disappeared, never to be found. It’s full of aggression and teen angst and was a classic for me growing up that I still listen to all of the time.
Mos Def – Black on Both Sides
I love real hip hop that talks about real stuff and not how much bling you have or what you did to your hoes last night, and this is one of my favourites.
The Cinematic Orchestra – Man with a Video Camera
This is chill-out and music you can lose yourself in at its best – lovely to relax to in the candlelight (if you know what I mean).
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – The Barbarian
This is an album I grew up on as my father was a pianist and got me onto a lot of piano music. It is progressive rock a little more obscure than the likes of Pink Floyd but a firm favourite and regular player on my iPod.
Field Music – Tones of Town
These guys talk about real things you can relate to nowadays and along with a soundtrack that is so musically clever that I am always so impressed by it, changing keys and tempos throughout. It’s an inspiration to explore the different ways you can twist up music.
NWA – Straight Outta Compton
Pow, in your face gangsta rap and although I hate the stuff being released in this genre of music these days, these guys pioneered it and Dr Dre’s beats are so damn funky on this LP that you can’t help but bop to it.
FAVOURITE LIVE SET
D’Julz live at Womb, Tokyo 11 January 2009. My favourite tech house set of recent times.
Mark Crumbs – House To Me. The set I listen to most full stop. Download it from purehousemusic.net.
WHAT: Plays Lost Baggage at The Cross
WHEN: Thursday 9 April
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