South African-born house producer Jazzuelle talks us through his all-time favourites.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
This was my all-time favourite track and one of the tracks that changed the game in Mzansi! You could play this anywhere in the townships of South Africa and it brought the bash down!
The first time you remember hearing electronic music?
I can’t really remember that one as I’ve grown up with it as a little person at home. My cousins were big electronic music lovers, so it was probably when I was around 14 years of age.
THE GUARANTEED FLOOR-FILLER?
This one smashes it everywhere in South Africa right now.
The Guilty Pleasure?
A double of tequila before every set!
THE LAST TRACK OF THE NIGHT?
One of the best records from Lovebirds, it makes for a really emotional and powerful finish to any set.
A Track that’s inspired you?
This changed my life and inspired me to be different.
Best chillout record?
This is also one of the songs that’s changed my life. It inspired me to be different and to challenge myself in the studio a lot. People are still in awe when I play it at my gigs.
THE SOUNDTRACK TO A LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON?
You just have to listen to this one to understand why.
THE RECORD YOU’RE PROUDEST OF?
A track called ‘RXJ1532’, which comes from my debut LP called Circles. I’ve never ever written music so intense and forward thinking but still keeping my signature. It showed me how much I’ve grown over the years and what the music means to me and my place in the scene.
THE FUTURE CLASSIC?
Jazzuelle, Card On Spokes featuring LUMA – ‘Circles’. This one also comes from my album. We probably changed the track four times, added bits here and took out parts here and there, and in the end it was refined into a perfect piece that I’m sure will stick around for generations to come. It’s the title track of my album.