Like most people, DJs and producers have specific songs tied to events throughout their lives. In Crate Expectations, we extract a playlist from their memories to tell their story. This week's subject: Eva Shaw.
THUMP: What's the first song you ever loved?
Eva Shaw: I was crazy for "Everybody Dance Now" by C&C Music Factory.
What are the first two songs you ever mixed together?
It was probably something like Chocolate Puma's "Touch Me" the Bart B More remix. So good. I don't remember exactly what I mixed [with it], but I remember playing "Killer When the Lights Go Out" by Jean Elan very early.
What is your worst guilty pleasure song?
I have a thing for that Ariana Grande track, "Problem."
What song have you had on repeat in the last month?
Joe Stone's "The Party (This Is How We Do It)" featuring Montell Jordan.
Which track of your own do you love the most?
My next one, I just finished it and I'm about to sign it! I also always love playing "Space Jungle."
What track of your own do you hate the most?
The only thing I hate about my tracks is the desire to fix something on an old release. You always grow and sometimes you look back and says, 'fuck, I wish I made that kick better' or something.
What track are you most excited to drop in a set?
I just finished a new remix and I haven't played it out yet. I'm really excited for it! I also love playing Ummet Ozcan's new track "Lose Control." It's so weird and cool.
What's your favourite track that you wish worked in a set?
You can work almost anything into a set! Well, maybe "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley. I also love The Ataris version of it.
What's the last song you want to hear before the lights go on?
Tiesto & Sneaky Sound System, "I Will Be here" remixed by Wolfgang Gartner. I've played it at some crazy hours and I always love hearing it. I never get tired of it. I don't get to hear it out often.
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July 10: Electric Love Festival in Salzburg, Austria
July 11: Vegas Dance Club in Krienz, Switzerland
July 12: Balton Sound 2015 in Zamardi, Hungary
July 22: Wet Republic Night Swim in Las Vegas
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