Every week we ask one of our residents to choose a selection of tracks following a theme. This week, looking ahead to the May bank holiday, we asked Shane Patrick to give us his "essential bank holiday beats". Over to you Shane!
Daft Punk - "Face To Face"
Shane: I think there is no better way to kick off a bank holiday weekend than with a bit of Daft Punk! These guys have a lot of great tracks to choose from, but I’m going to pick one from there Discovery album called "Face To Face". It's not their most famous track, but certainly my personal favourite and it always puts a smile on my face. I even play it now, but only on very special occasions and usually as the last track of the night .
Layo & Bushawacka - "Love Story" (Tim Deluxe Remix)
No bank holiday weekend would be complete without a visit to a nightclub and this track reminds me of when I first started sneaking into them as a teenager, back in Ireland. "Love Story" was by far and away the biggest track in the clubs back then and I would usually hear it multiple times in the same night. When that Saxophone comes in, it's sure to send any club into a frenzy. The original version by Layo and Bushwcka was great, but Tim Deluxe brought it to another level with his remix. He was on fire back then, everything he did was amazing.
Sasha - "Xpander"
Many years ago I went to a warehouse style venue with about 8000 clubbers in Dublin on a bank holiday Sunday night. Sasha was playing and doing his usual progressive style - really telling a story with his set, as only he can. It was coming to the end of the night and all 8000 clubbers were waiting for that one track which was of course "Xpander" and when he played it the crowd went crazy! I have been to loads of dance events all over the world, but nothing will come close to that moment for me and this is still my all time favourite dance track.
EBTG vs Soul Vision - "Tracey In My Room"
Every Bank Holiday is sure to have at least one afterparty and Erick Morillo’s Subliminal Sessions 1 CD was definitely the most played at any afterparty I was attending. It's my favourite mix compilation of all time and has some amazing tracks on it, but the one that kept getting put on repeat was always EBTG vs Soul Vision - "Tracey In My Room". The vocal by Tracey Thorn is as good as any I have ever heard. I have also had the pleasure of hearing it many times in Ministry of Sound over the years, mainly when Erick Morillo was on the bill as he always seems to play it at some stage during his sets.
Air - "All I Need"
At some stage over a Bank holiday you're going to need to chill out and there is no better album to do that to than Moon Safari by Air. There are so many great tracks on this album, it's really hard to pick one but I’ve always loved "All I Need" - a perfect way to wind down your Weekend.
Get to know more about Shane, over on his Residents Page.
30 Apr 2014