Selects is the playlist series on Apple Music where we ask our favourite DJs to delve into their record bags and curate a playlist that showcases the new ones rocking the dancefloors and the classics that always bang. This week, Groove Armada step up.
Anyone who's been into electronic music over the last two decades will be familiar with the sounds of Groove Armada.
The UK duo are a force to be reckoned with and made the crossover into the mainstream with monsters like 'Superstylin', 'I See You Baby' and 'Paper Romance'.
Over the last five years or so, Andy Cato and Tom Findlay have delved back into the underground with releases on Hypercolour, an album via Moda Black and a continuous stream of gigs at the best club spots in the world.
The pair have just dropped another landmark release by entering the Fabric hall of fame with their latest FabricLive 87 mix CD. Tracks by Chez Demier, Nicole Moudaber and Reset Robot pound their way through the compilation and the session truly sums up just how far their sound has progressed.
To celebrate the release of the CD and the launch party which takes place tomorrow at Fabric, Groove Armada have compiled a Selects playlist that covers the news ones banging in the club, and the classics that have never left the bag.
If this doesn't get you excited and riled up then we're not sure what will.
FabricLive 87 by Groove Armada is out now, grab tickets to the launch party at Fabric here
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'AM' (Original mix) Id Ensemble
On a nice sunny day this is a perfcet party sarter, big expansive pads and a bassline thats built to last…
'Phantasy' Deejay Astral
We’re joined on stage by Waze and Odyssey, and this killer track is from their very excellent Street Tracks label, lo-slung, super cool, wicked vocal.
'Dippin Side' Riva Starr (Joseph Capriati mix)
Riva Starr having a real purple patch right now, I love the original but Joseph Capriati’s bassline is the real deal….wicked groove.
'Don’t Know Why' Leon Vynehall
Everything he does is dope, but I love this one from a few years back…..another perfect party starter, that’s the first tune sorted.
Always impressed when some has a ‘sound’ and Cuartero has that. Always ends up in dancefloor pandemonium.
'Superstylin' Groove Armada
Because we have to, and because we have a special edit of it no one else has, and no one else will ever have.
An oldie but a goodie, house music minimalism at its very best.
'Fantasy' Marquis Hawkes
Taken from Marquis Hakwes genuinely excellent and exciting new album, he knows how to put soul into a track without it sounding cheap.
'Late Night Stevie' Groove Armada
Released on Hypercolour a few years ago, but a track we come back to time and time again. Done in one long late night session, and it sounds like that.
'Move On' The Black 80s
For me this is the best vocal house tune of the last 10 years or so, I just love the voice, I think it’s Hollis P Monroe, utter bliss, but it’s got bollocks too.
'Make you High' JT Donaldson (Sebo K Edit)
Robsoul just flying as a label, finding some unique niche in between disco, jack and acid house, this is a prime example. Ridiculously funky.
'Isuly' (Emanuel Satie Remix) Spencer K & Matt Sassari
The sample says House music again and again, and yet it still feels fresh! Satie is my favourite new producer, he’s on fire.
Feels like they’re owning 2016, they know how to make house records that make people go nuts. A useful skill.
'On Your Knees' Reset Robot
This track also features on our Fabric comp. Works peak time or right in the thick of some deep grooves, vocal just drills into your brain, and the production is classy.
'Binky’s Groove' Mr G
Mr G knows his way round a bassline, and how to milk it to perfection, just love how this tune moves through the gears.
'Intersellar Cake' Acid Mondays (Richie Ahmed Remix)
Acid Mondays been on fine form for some time now, this Richie Ahmed mix is acid at its best and it slays the floor.
'Yello' (Dub) Matt Tolfrey
Skream’s label OFUNSOUNDMIND really killing it, I don’t think they’ve put out a duff release and this is right up there.