It's late June and the British summer has finally decided to show up! But what use is the sunshine without some banging tunes to soundtrack it? Every year select tracks manage to capitalise on these good vibes and become ubiquitous from festival fields to Ibiza terraces. These are the songs of the summer.
Past greats such as DJ Koze - "Pick Up" or Midland - "Sun" will already be in your summery playlists. To find out which new tracks should be joining them this year we asked some of the amazing selectors we've got playing the club over the next few months to pick their song of the summer.
Lipelis - "Bordeaux Lovin"
Coeo: We ve been playing a lot of Lipelis' tracks in our sets recently. Especially this one puts us in the right mood for summer. Can't wait for the festival season!
Wheats - "Dip My Head In"
Tini: My track of the summer is Wheats - "Dip my head In" (Toolroom Trax). I’ve been playing this track so much over the last few weeks. It’s such a powerful track and every time I drop it I see the people are going crazy. I love the vocals and the strong groove. It’s definitely one to keep you dancing.
"All I Need" (Emanuel Satie Remix)
AD:mE: Great mid-set or end of night track. Has a blistering bass drone that puts you in a dance state. The vocals call you to that summer love you’re having at that moment.
Amine Edge & DANCE
Husko - "Stop"
Amine Edge & DANCE: We've been playing this for quite a long time, it always bangs in every place. Anytime we feel in difficulty, this track saves us to get the crowd back.
The Menendez Brothers
Daphni ft Paradise - "Sizzling"
The Menendez Brothers: Get this tune, mix it up in a glass with some ice cubes, a bit of rum and a squeeze of lime and that's a Menendez summer cocktail!
Skepta – "Love Me Not" ft B Live and Cheb Rabbi
Just Geo: This one’s a bit of a grower but it’s such a vibe, feel like it’s been overlooked compared to some of the other bangers on Skepta’s latest album but the production, lyrics, features, everything are all so on point. Been really enjoying dropping it into random sets and watching the reaction from people when it catches their ear.
Anthony Naples - "Lucy's"
Mango Haze: This track is perfect for a sunset set while people start to get into the flow and the groove.
Dennis Quin - "Heal Me"
LongPlay: This track screams summer, its full of energy, great chords, nice vocal and some brilliant drums. It's one of those tracks you see being played any time from mid-afternoon to sunrise the next day. It just fits everything. Who doesn’t love a piano track?