1) Aphex Twin - Digeridoo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5UBYOv1G9A This was one of the first ‘hardcore’ tunes I remember. It got me into taping music off the radio endlessly. I guess that pushed me into a dance direction
2) Goldie: Sea of Tears - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY37izMpcscI played this album on repeat when my mum and dad broke up. Sea of Tears was fitting at the time.
3) Lenny Fontanna ft Beverly T Spirit Of The Sun Renegade Business Mix by Steve Gurley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnV7_f6M-UYBagleys - Garage Nation August 1998. I can still see the room, the bar was to my right and I was doing a little dance by the wall. You ever sung a song in a record shop and they knew it and were bored of hearing it? This tune, so huge.
4) US Alliance - All I Know (Da Grunge Mix) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAeSwFB5F04This probably sounds like noise, all I can hear is the space. Every sound that is out of place makes me move. DEM2 will always be my heros
5) NECRO - “ALL HOTTIES EAT THE JIZZ” (INSTRUMENTAL) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zTg7yj_BfQIf I was on an island, alone, Id like to remember all the girls in my life and this one would do that. No words from Necro needed, Ill just loop this for an hour and Ill be nice. Thanks girls
6) Kelis - Little Suzie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3EZrDZ60KoThings I love. Kelis. Chad Hugo. Pharell. Korg Triton sounds. So fuck it, from Kelis’ most slept on album a 8 minute opus of everything Neptunes. Win.
7) NBA Street - Raw (Instrumental) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFqvBz8yM-UThe hours Louis and I spent playing this game and wiling out to the soundtrack. These sort of tracks are what got me into the whole beat thing from LA. Thank you JUST BLAZZEEEEEEEE
8) Flying Lotus - Pet Monster Shotglass - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on_E-RADnUsI was 26, the music I had love, Garage had died. Funky didnt do it for me and I wasnt going to go back to drum and bass. Grime was in the shit so I was lost. But Kode9 brought this guy over from LA and they did a radio show and set ay plastic people. I wasnt there that night but this saved me. From getting this album, I searched every one making this stuff.
Sorry to all the grime tracks I left out. Timbaland, the jazz records or songs I know. To the rock music I couldnt rememeber or the early part of my life where I was well into Iron Maiden and metal. But this stuff is from me growing into the man I am now.