I’ve put together some of my favourite records featuring anatomical references and body parts. Fair warning, I’ve been quite liberal in testing the limits of this, some links are tenuous like.. “call you BACK”…
1. TCTS – Do It Like Me (Icy Feet) feat. Sage the Gemini & Kelis
When I wrote this I wanted to make a club record with a bit of swagger, as I’d just bought myself some new trainers and felt my feet looked good – hence Icy Feet. For it to turn into what it has, and to now feature these two artists is mad.
2. MANT – Bodywerk
This is getting a lot of play in my sets at the moment. I’m a big fan of these guys, and their new record on Salardo’s Sola? imprint is huge.
3. Ninetoes – Finder
In my opinion this is a modern classic. One of my favourite DJing memories from last summer is playing this on the terrace of Amnesia, it’s always such a switch up and always gets a warm reaction.
4. DJ Funk & Will Clarke – Booty Percolatin’
A typically fun and tongue in cheek record from Dirtybird mainstay Will Clarke and DJ Funk, I’m always reaching for this one.
5. Rene Amesz – Mind, Body & Soul
This guy has such a good sound, all his records are really chunky and groovy. Thankfully one of them included an anatomical reference so I could put him in the list!
Claptone has had a big few years, and this track is a remix of one from his album. I started getting really into Kyodai after hearing one of their tunes in a Laurent Garnier boiler room, and this is a great example of what they do.
7. Josh Butler & Bontan – Call You Back
Super tenuous link, however I was determined to squeeze it into the list. Both these guys are incredibly talented musicians, and this collab was never going to disappoint.
8. Lovebirds – Want You In My Soul ft. Stee Downes
For the sake of this exercise the soul is a part of the anatomy. This is an Ibiza sunrise tune, its very sexy.
9. The Bucketheads – The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) (Armand Van Helden Re- edit)
Another classic record, just a total party vibe. Written by Kenny Dope and reworked by AVH, it’s a pretty hefty slice of house royalty on one record. Also worth checking out is Federico Scavo’s ‘BUG’ which samples the horn type sound, and also gets heavy rotation in my sets.
10. Laurent Garnier – The Man With The Red Face
Laurent Garnier is one of my heroes, and this is a masterpiece. Those keys chords, and that saxophone solo.
Frankie Knuckles – Your Love
Armand Van Helden – Wings
Emanuel Satie & Roberto Rodriguez – Ride Your Body (Sabb Afterdark Remix)
Tiga – Blondes have more fun (Jonas Rathsman remix)
Scuba – Hardbody
Lauren Lane – Diary of a Madwoman