We’ve got an all-star lineup this week and thankfully all the stars have selected a few records to get you in the mood. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds.
Ian Murphy Selects –
“Sub Sub – Past – I’ve always though this was a lovely tune to play outside, especially when the Sun is setting.
Alessi Brothers – Seabird – Reminds of good times with Big L, Electric Chair @ Legends (I will him tell you the year).
Wham – Everything She Wants – Keeping with the Pikes/Wham theme and just because I fucking love it!
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy (The Justin Strauss Remix) – I was peaking last year when Blevins played this one by the pool.”
Carlo Bragagnini Selects –
“Leroy Hutson – I think I’m falling in love – Amazing 70’s soul record that i paid daft money for and was reissued shortly after (doh!) a real feel good anthem and one of my all time favourite records.
Doctor Rocket – Cafe de Flore – Genius pice of work from Matthew Herbert, kind of song you almost wouldn’t mind dying to, close your eyes, lie back and the blend of live Parisian sounds just take you away, definitely one for the sunset.
Matia Bazar – Ti Sento – Maria Bazar had many different line ups but the voice of Antonella Ruggiero on this really does give me goosebumps, amazingly haunting vocal, I’ve listened to this hundreds of times and never tire of it but after all it’s Italian and I’m biased.
Glen Cambell – Wichita Lineman – Anything that makes me play it again as soon as it finishes is worthy of my Pikes equivalent of a desert Island Discs and Wichita Lineman does it every time, a really relaxing and lovely song that I know Blev is also a big fan of.”
Brian Beezwax Selects –
“The Detroit Emeralds – Baby Let Me Take You (in my arms) – Helluva song, absolute perfection from start to finish.
Evelyn Evelyn – Love Will Tear Us Apart – So much better than you would expect, really brings out the sadness of the original song and I love the simplicity of this version.
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Don’t Leave Me This Way – I love the other versions of this, but this one has got so much soul and it’s ideal for poolside at Pikes!!
The Cure – The Lovecats – Cats are class and so is this. The first minute is a masterpiece and the way the track unfolds is brilliant…”
Hammer & Giulio Select –
“B Beat Girls – For The Same Man (Nasty Version) – Before leaving for Ibiza managed to squeeze in crate digging session together and found some gold! We decided on an old school New York theme for our B2B, this track inspired it.
Colonel Abrams – I’m Not Gonna Let – Another 80s dance favourite, dishin’ out the cocktails poolside vibe, yes please!
Sheryl Lee Ralph – In The Evening – Pure sex vibes, this has been a stand out track in our recent B2B sets over the summer, the wildest being a toss up between Giulio’s boat party in Amsterdam and Matt Bicep’s 30th birthday…
Cerrone – Supernature – This was a definite Ibiza highlight for us, Paul Woolford’s last tune at We Love… a few years back, it was a pretty special 11 minutes!”
A fine selection indeed. Many thanks to all involved. Come one, come all and see you by the pool!