Xin – Myopia [Subtext]
Thoroughly disorientating and magnificent, I've started a couple of memorable sets in different continents with this song. It certainly calls for attention and sets the stage for what's to come.
Giant Swan – 55 Year Old Daughter [Keck]
This is the lead track from Giant Swan's debut album and exemplifies a lot of what I love about disruptive dancefloor music. Choppy and foreboding, its bassline builds this eerie sense of dread at the same time as ramping you up for the rave – it's a beauty.
Wilted Woman – Lon Lon Night Vision [Phantasy Sound]
Super fun and off-kilter, this track always seems to induce some wonderfully zany moves and freshen up all the gremlins, so of course I love to drop it whenever I can tell the dancefloor needs a little spruce.
Photonz – Ode to Nuit [Dark Entries]
Photonz is a prolific artist who has really mastered so many different energies within his productions. This deep and driving anthem really holds the focus of the room and lets them know you're ready for business (techno). It's great to drop after you've warmed up and are about to take a left turn into darker territories.
Miiia – Hal:trephes Mass: in My Dream [Kepler 452b]
Crashing electro drums juxtaposed against dreamy synths and spoken vocals make this track tough as nails and euphoric all at the same time. I much prefer music that isn't prescriptive, which is probably why I'm so drawn to this.
Ciel – Cyber Script '93 [Orphan]
Ciel has to be one of the most talented artists to emerge in recent years; her mixes highlight her deep understanding of music and her productions are wonderfully singular – she's in her own lane for sure. To me, this track sounds like an avant-garde take on UK funky, and I'm 100% here for it.