MY RECORD BAG: JOSH DEMELLO
A new day welcomes a new feature on my record bag. This time we welcome a brand new selection of tracks from Ruckus24 promoter & DJ, Josh Demello.
Theres so much we could mention about Josh, with an impressive CV from his long standing residencies in Ibiza including Amnesia and Café Del Mar to his annual sets at the worldwide recognised Creamfields, he’s grafted his way to the top.
Nowadays Josh’s efforts are spent on building up the emerging Ruckus24 which have welcomed parties in Leeds with guests including Steve Lawler, Julian Perez and Tristan Da Cunha.
Voices From Beyond – City Of Light
I’ve been playing this out loads and I keep getting asked about it, I’d been after it for years and stumbled across it whilst shopping at Hard Wax records in Berlin. It was a big Back To Basics track back in the day and I was so buzzing to get my hands on a copy..
Doubt this will leave my bag for a while. Big wobbly bassline with trippy sounds over the top.. perfect!
Sounds Of The Suburbs – Won’t Stop
Incredible release from the legendary Swag records.. I often wonder if people are sick of me playing this as I’ve not stopped playing it for years and I don’t think i’ll ever get fed up of playing it… Guaranteed dance floor stomper!!
Doublet – Tee’s 5
Great track by Tomoki Tamura and Tuccillo under their ‘Doublet alias on one of my favourite labels Holic Trax.
I picked this up in Ibiza a few years ago and it’s not left my record bag since. Skippy claps and a crazy bassline, really gets the dance floor grooving with this one.
Per Hammar & Okain – Ritterfunk
Dark groovy goodness from the get go, a perfect example of less is more with this. Picked this up from Tribe records as soon as it came out last year. The label Constant Sound has quickly become one of my favourite labels with this being my favourite release.The whole EP is class but this is the one i reach for.
Per Hammar & Okain both individually some of the best in the business so with this link up it was a guaranteed banger.
Liz Toress – Can’t Get Enough
Had to finish off with a classic.
This is one of my favourite records ever, I’d heard it when i was younger but never knew what it was until I heard Tamo Sumo play it at Panorama Bar a few years ago.
I’d already been in Berghain for 24 hours and walked upstairs and this came on so it was straight to the dance floor and my head pretty much fell off haha. Catchy thumping basslines and melodic trippy vocals is sometimes all you need.. If played at the rite time this goes off!
Intro – Mikey McMahon
Main – Josh Demello
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