Neil Amin-Smith, from Clean bandit, has found time amongst his busy schedule of recording a debut album and touring with Basement Jaxx to put together this superb Spotify playlist for us, ahead of Clean Bandit's headline slot at Sub-Sonic Live at The Garage, London, on December 20th. Listen to the list below, and read Neil's words about the brilliant tracks he has chosen.
1. Jon Hopkins - Abandon Window
I picked this one out from his album just because I've listened to it today, but this is one of those brilliant records that has to be listened to as a whole and where the order of the tracks matters.
2. SOHN - Oscillate
We supported this guy at Berghain in Berlin, and none of us had ever heard his music before but we were completely blown away.
3. EDEN - Friction
We've been playing this out recently and the 90s house vibes work every time.
4. MK - Burning (James Talk and Ridney Remix)
The original of this came out in the early 90s, but this sits so well with all the music coming out now that's derived from its ilk.
5. Maya Jane Coles - Fall From Grace
Unlike the album itself, this track seems to have been slept on a bit, but I really love the pleading, sultry vocal from Catherine Pockson.
6. Mapei - Don't Wait
I'm a sucker for heavily-layered homophonic vocals and these are perfectly executed.
7. Oneohtrix Point Never - Chrome Country
This album is quite different to what he's done before, and this track is so sectional that even on repeat listens it's difficult to see anything coming.
8. Only Real - Get It On
This feels like it should remind me of my misspent youth listening to Jamie T, but I actually spent it far too well.
9. FKA twigs - Water Me
This is lyrically beautiful - so vulnerable and intimate despite the fact that her voice is only heard through a ton of de-humanising effects.
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