In the Bag
Eli Brown shares his top dancefloor picks for the year

Eli Brown is one of today’s fastest-rising house artists, but listen to any of his records, and you’ll hear how broad his tastes are. Born and raised in Bristol, Brown is musically open, as influenced by his hometown’s jungle roots as he is today’s wave of harder techno. In recent years he’s proven there’s a winning formula in marrying smooth percussive grooves with harder basslines, a style that was shown best on XTC, his collaboration with Solardo that spread through Ibiza like wildfire this summer. With an upcoming date with us for White Isle giants ANTS this Friday, Brown took some time to delve into some of the dancefloor heaters that haven’t left his bag this year.

Solardo & Eli Brown – XTC [Ultra]

I had to include this tune as it’s been a massive track for me this year. Originally written in March, just in time for Miami Music Week, it was one of those tunes that started life as a bit of fun for our DJ sets and I don’t think either of us anticipated how much the track would take off. The combination of nostalgic vocals, old skool synths and big heavy bass never fails!

Sosa – DFCW [Solä]

I wanted to include a new artist in this feature and Sosa is definitely a guy to watch out for. Lee Foss actually first turned me on to Sosa and when I reached out him this was in the first batch of tunes he sent me. It’s been a massive staple in my DJ sets for months – the vocal is so catchy, and I love the raw groove on it. Sosa is set for big things, believe me!

Adam Beyer & Bart Skils – Your Mind (Will Clarke Remix) [Drumcode]

Another tune that’s been in my sets for the best part of a year. When approaching a remix for a tune of this magnitude it’s always a difficult task, but Will has nailed it with this one. I love that fact that it still retains the vibe of the original but brings a jungle and drum & bass influence to the tune. The bassline on this is disgusting, and something I’ve been using to close my sets.

Andres Campo – DaShit [Mindshake]

Slamming tribal techno vibes on this one. I love this tune as I can play it in both my more tech house sets, and darker techno sets. A proper DJ tool that’s just super fun to mix, something Andres is really good at in my opinion. I feel this tune went a little under the radar, but trust me – when I’ve played this out, it bangs so hard, and was the reason I wanted to include it in this feature.

Friday 1st November

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