Whilst the whole planet seems to be in the ever-tightening grip of a pandemic the dance community is proving, once again, that it remains a beacon of joy & hope. Whether you are locked up taking a cat nap in the early spring sun, working from home and trying to keep the economy ticking over or one of our heroes in the NHS! These mixes will get you through the difficult days.
Calvin Harris – Love Regenerator Livestream
This is 1 hour and 20 minutes of ecstasy. Nothing more. Nothing less. With the Love Regenerator guise on Harris is able to melt and mix his way through an energetic and pulsating set that would be the perfect background to any home workout. Look out towards the end for when he mixes in Skream’s ‘Ectogazm’ – it’s a euphoric highlight in a simply brilliant set.
Disclosure – Kitchen Mix (Self-Isolation F.M.)
A mix that transports you globally. The influences that Disclosure manage to infuse their music with are on clear display throughout a beautiful and balmy mix. Spring radiates from the selection and when 2020’s best bassline, Tondo, bolts into around the 50 minute mark you are dragged out of isolation and onto your feet.
Darius Syrossian – Live @ Defected Virtual Festival
The first of two standout sets from last Friday’s virtual festival. Syrossian stepped up with bold and beautiful selections that encouraged escapism. His own mix of Heller & Farley’s ‘Ultra Flava’ proved to be a real highlight in a set that was brimming with excitement. Keep an ear out for his forthcoming track ‘Voices’ – it’s a stomper.
Monki – Live @ Defected Virtual Festival
Defected boss Simon Dunmore’s festival was a shining light in what was a dark end to last week. Throughout its 12 hour marathon many, many sets stood out & to single those DJ’s out seems wrong as all contributed to such a wonderful experience. However Monki’s set was everything that Dunmore described the day as in his closing speech. Monki moved through the gears of house of disco with an onslaught of certified hits. Listen out for the double dose of Barbara Tucker 40 minutes in as the set builds to a cinematic climax.
Words By: Tom Wiltshire