Whether it's for playing out at a club or listening at home, DJs and producers typically have an encyclopedic hoard of music, new and old. In The Last Record, they tell us about the last three songs or albums they've purchased, and why these were important additions to their music collection.
This week, we spoke to Detlef, who released his Swagon EP earlier this year. The producer also collaborated recently with house legend Green Velvet on a two-track EP, Groove Nation, on Green Velvet's label, Relief Records.
Cassius - "Go Up feat. Cat Power & Pharrell Williams" (Butch Remix)
This is an amazing remix of Cassius's "Go Up" by Butch that I got in November of last year and I'm still playing it a few tracks before the end of my set six months later. What made me love the track is that it has a really dramatic break and an interesting combination of contrasting musical parts. It is really a magical track.
Armand Van Helden - "You Don't Know Me"
I bought this record the first day it appeared in my local record store in Greece back in 1998. "You Don't Know Me" is one of my all-time favorite records. What attracted me instantly was that unique beat and when I heard the musical part with the vocals, I could feel it was a really special track. I played this for a few years after it came out, but its one of those records that you can still play out today. Itt has the same amazing impact on the crowd as it did when it was released. It's definitely one of the best classic records out there in my opinion.
Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby"
I was really young when it came out, but I feel that this record was one of those that lead me into dance music. But I also feel like this record inspired so many other classic dance records too. Everyone loved "Ice Ice Baby" because of that [ed note: stolen] bass line and the electronic beats, but it's a difficult track to play in a dance set. After a long night of dance music, it's great to listen to something classic like this and people always get very excited when the bass line kicks in.