The Lebanon based artist, Nesta, talks us through his top tracks.
WHAT’S THE FIRST RECORD YOU EVER BOUGHT?
Being raised in a very musical family and my older brothers being hooked on progressive and classical rock, one of the first records I bought was ‘Come Hell or High Water’. I was 8 or 9 years old at that time.
THE FIRST TIME YOU REMEMBER HEARING ELECTRONIC MUSIC?
The first time I listened to electronic music it was psytrance and goa trance but I didn’t quite understand it. I think it was Dragonfly.
But the first time I actually enjoyed it I was 12 years old and it was Paul Van Dyk’s masterpiece album ‘Out There and Back’ and James Lavelle’s ‘Global Underground#23: Barcelona’. My brother was driving me to a snowboard session in the mountains and it was in his Audi A3 car, we listened to both albums on the way up and it was some breaks madness!
YOUR FAVOURITE EVER RECORD?
Hats off to one of the best hip-hop albums of all times: IAM – ‘l’Ecole du micro d’argent’. Partly produced by RZA from Wu-Tang-Clan
THE GUARANTEED FLOOR-FILLER?
Dino Lenny & Doorly – ‘The Magic Room’ (Dino Lenny & Seth Troxler Re-Edit)
THE GUILTY PLEASURE?
Bruno Mars – ’24 K’. I love this tune. At least it’s a quality commercial track.
THE LAST TRACK OF THE NIGHT?
Playground – ‘Behind the weel’ (DJ kicks Electroca$h mix) A great edit of Depeche Mode’s ‘Behind the weel’ and a guaranteed hook and closing banger.
THE BEST CHILLOUT RECORD?
Timeless, Sade – ‘Paradise’.
THE RECORD YOU ARE PROUDEST OF:
Nesta – ‘Piece of mind’ feat. Alko B. This track is part of my new album and originally released by Sheik n Beik’s sub-label: Eye Spy.
THE BEST RECORD FOR A FAMILY PARTY?
Michael Jackson – ‘Don’t stop ’til you get enough’. A guaranteed boogie.
THE SOUNDTRACK TO A LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON?
Eryka Badu – ‘Baduizm’. Perfection, soulfulness and class.
Nesta’s ‘Eclectic Electric – Daylight (CD2)’ is released October 12th via Fantome de Nuit records.
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