“Floating Points is a genius. Period.” Paris Green’s Mitchel Kelly picks his all-time favourites.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
It was probably Traffic Signs – ‘The Big Fake’ and Roman Flugel – ‘Geht’s Noch’ in the pre-CDJ era.
The first time you remember hearing electronic music?
It probably was in this club we used to go in our hometown where they had an area playing old-school classics, breakbeat and hardcore. You would hear tracks like The Bouncer – ‘Kicks Like A Mule’, DJ Seduction – ‘Hardcore Heaven’ and Speedy J – ‘Something For Your Mind’ to name a few. Stuff we still go back to quite often!
Your favourite ever record?
Masters at Work ft. India – ‘To Be In Love (MAW Mix).’ It just gives you this joyous feeling.
You can check out Attack’s analysis of the distinctive deep house chords in MAW’s ‘To Be In Love’ in our previous Passing Notes feature.
The guaranteed floor-filler?
Percussions – ‘KHLHI’. The transition from the sample to the part where you get sucked back in the groove is genius. We’ve seen it do dancefloor damage often enough to know that it just simply works.
The guilty pleasure?
Basement Jaxx – ‘Red Alert.’ It’s a brilliant record that you shouldn’t even feel guilty about, but it’s completely worth mentioning. It destroyed the dancefloor during Call Super and Objekt’s B2B at Dekmantel 2017.
The last track of the night?
Octave One – ‘Black Water.’ It’s a true masterpiece that will reassure you’ll leave the party with that special feeling.
The best chillout record?
Slum Village – ‘Fall in Love.’ Ooff… It’s so damn mellow. And there is a beautiful live version of it as well.
The record everyone loves but you hate?
Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’. The track is just repetitive in a really annoying way. But a lot of people would disagree on that.
The best record for a family party?
Cheryl Lynn – ‘Got To Be Real’. Fun for all ages!
The soundtrack to a lazy Sunday afternoon?
Miles Davis – ‘Kind of Blue’. This album is a classic for a reason. Must’ve heard this one a hundred times, but it’s still amazing.
The worst record you’ve ever heard?
Kygo – ‘Firestone’. This tropical, flute, anti-swing genre of music is just harmful.
The record you’re proudest of?
‘You Got To Try’. This record laid the foundation for our sound.
The future classic?
Floating Points – ‘Elaenia’. Sam is a genius. Period. The record is also a great way for listeners to discover new musical genres. The whole record blends post-rock, jazz and electronic music in such a brilliant way.
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