With influences ranging from R&B, soul, gospel, Detroit House, disco and funk, Hot Chip rarely discriminate when it comes to genre. And neither do their record collections. To further your knowledge of European bedroom producers with barely pronounceable nicknames, we asked crate digging lead singer Alexis Taylor to share his top ten favourite jams of all time. Turn your speakers up to eleven and follow along below…
1. BASEMENT PARTY by MOODYMANN
Kenny Dixon Jr’s latest, he always strikes a nice balance between many different genres and sounds.
New Build – Mercy (Sam Lawlor Remix) by newbuild
2. MERCY (SAM LAWLOR REMIX) by NEW BUILD
Great remix of a track by my other band New Build by up and coming house music producer Sam Lawlor. We’re planning on releasing more of his very fresh sounding tracks on New Build’s own label “Lanark Recordings” in the next few months.
Pittsburgh Track Authority – Monongahela Rainforest (Preview) – AA – Pittsburgh Tracks – PGHTRX 001 by InTheMachineAge
3. MONONGAHELA RAINFOREST by PITTSBURGH TRACK AUTHORITY
Old fashioned electronic principles but fresh sounding tracks, these guys are great producers.
4. WAYNE COUNTY HILL COP’S (OMAR S MIX) by OMAR S
Rightly getting some recognition, Omar S is one of the best and most interesting producers around, with a raw, back to basics sound and an ear for hypnotic grooves.
5. WALL STREET (GUI BORATTO REMIX) by BATTLES
Gui Boratto makes tracks that work really well in DJ sets!
Clone Jack For Daze 011 Alden Tyrell ft Mike Dunn – Touch The Sky by clone records
6. TOUCH THE SKY by ALDEN TYRELL feat MIKE DUNN
Nice squelchy acid bass line and some ice cool vocals.
7. CRUISING (LONG RIDE ORIGINAL 1990) by VINCENT FLOYD
One of the originals and still sounds great.
8. THE ARCH by PETAR DUNDOV
His new album is quite surprising, with some really nice synth pieces, of which this is one. Nice balance of Moroder-ish energy and melancholy melodies.
9. NTOMBI YA MUGAZA by BURNT FRIEDMAN Meets ZINJA HLUNGWANI
Weird sounding rhythms and a nice collection of sounds and instruments.
10. A WRONG CHANCE by MASSIMILLIANO PAGLIARA
Great disco / house producer with a beautiful name.
Hot Chip’s new album ‘In Our Heads’ is out June 8 via Domino. Pre-order now via iTunes.