L'Tric Send Our Nostalgia Into Overdrive With Their Top 10 Tunes
Ivan Gough and Andy Jaimes each give us five old skool tunes...
When we heard Australian dance acts Ivan Gough and Sgt Slick (aka Andy Jaimes) had joined forces to form L'Tric, we got excited. Then when we heard their track 'This Feeling' we got very excited.
Perfectly timed for the summer, their piano-led house track with strong 90s vibes, got us all nostalgic for the feelgood dance tunes of days gone by. And then they went and gave us this playlist of songs that went into the musical making of them both and sent our nostalgia into overdrive. Check 'em out...
Ivan Gough's Picks
Lil’ Louis - 'French Kiss'
"This record changed everything for me. The track's groove just repeats and repeats forever, and gets to you in a place you didn't even know you had! I remember it coming on the radio and I ruined the speakers in my mum's car turning it up too loud!"
Bomb The Bass - 'Beat 'Dis'
"Tim Simenon went out, bought a drum machine and a sampler, and this was the result. Another key moment in my head as he demonstrated that ANYONE can have a go at making a house record."
Leftfield Ft. John Lydon - 'Open Up'
"One of the only 90's UK progressive house chart hits, this record fused indie vocals with progressive beats to create one of the finest club records ever made."
Underworld - 'Dark And Long (Dark Train)'
"The boys took the original version and messed up the vocals, then threw them over a dark repeating groove to create a track that summed up 90's UK dance music. Timeless, and a record that I still play in my car almost daily."
Vangelis - 'Chariots Of Fire'
"Not a dance record I know, but the first record that stopped me in my tracks. This piece of music was like a bomb going off in my head, and once I heard it I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life."
Andy Jaimes' Picks
Soulsearcher - 'Can’t Get Enough'
"Everyone remembers the big tunes from their favourite holidays, and for me this one was playing everywhere the first time I went to Miami. It was the week of a very early Miami Music Conference and big vocal tunes like this were blasting out of all the clubs. The fact that this one was produced by a local house music legend (Marc Pomeroy) on one of the best house labels ever (Soulfuric Records) made it even more special."
Tori Amos - 'Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden Remix)'
"I’d bought a few Armand tracks before this and played his stuff in my DJ sets, but when this one came out it just blew everything else away and pretty much created it’s own lane of funk fuelled house music. Still remember dropping the needle on this in a record store and being blown away by the sonics and that bad ass bass line!"
Kelis - 'Bossy (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Mix)'
"I don’t even know if the original version of this was a hit or not, but this Alan Braxe & Fred Falke remix was my ‘get out of jail’ record while DJing from about 2006 - 2010. Full of juicy 80s synthy vibes on this remix, and I’ll always remember it because every time I played it I'd end up with a dancefloor FULL of girls, which was never a bad thing!
"Some of the youtube vids are wrong, it’s this one":
Skee Lo - 'I Wish'
"Had to throw in some old skool hip hop. This one always brings a smile to the dial... it’s about a short guy who wishes he was taller so he could get more girls. This came out of LA in the 90s when everyone else was rapping about drugs and violence, so it really stood out from the crowd as just a fun, good time record."
Michael Jackson - 'PYT'
"I’m listening to it right now, and it’s still got so much swag and the production is absolutely popping. Would expect no less from MJ and the team that produced one of the greatest albums ever, but for me this track stood out on Thriller as something even more magical than the rest. Can’t put my finger on why… just listen and appreciate!"
L'Tric's 'This Feeling' is released 14th August.