In preparation for her appearance at Eastern Electrics, Laura Jones picks a selection of all-time favourites which takes in everything from Villalobos to Kenny Loggins.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
It was DJ Buck – ‘Make It Hot’. I remember finding it on eBay for £14 and it made my day as it was a track I always used to hear played at Back To Basics in the days when I started getting properly into raving and the whole scene.
The first time you remember hearing electronic music?
The first electronic music I heard was trance and progressive house, like a lot of people my age. I was only 13 and the epic melodies drew me in but if I’m honest it took me a while to discover the electronic music that really connected with me on my first trip to Ibiza in 2005, hearing people like Tania Vulcano, Dan Ghenacia, Clive Henry and Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin work their magic at DC10 and Amnesia. That’s why I feel so blessed to be a part of DC10 today and I hope I can inspire someone else to discover what I did.
Your favourite ever record?
I find this question pretty impossible to answer. I like a lot of music and don’t really think of it in terms of favourites. If I had to pick a non-dance record, it would be ‘Gimme Shelter’ by the Rolling Stones and electronically, probably ‘Dexter’ by Ricardo Villalobos.
The guaranteed floor-filler?
‘The Dark White (Juno Mix)’ by Ian Pooley. I love the contrast between the mysteriousness and darkness of the melodies and the positivity and truth of the spoken word vocal.
The guilty pleasure?
‘Danger Zone’ by Kenny Loggins. Top Gun was one of my favourite films when I was younger and still is despite all the cheesiness and the fact Tom Cruise is a raving lunatic. Go Goose!
The last track of the night?
I love playing Martyn’s Bittersweet mix of ‘Acid Bells’ by Efdemin at the end of the night. ‘The End Of It All’ by John Tejada’s a good one too, as is the amazing rave classic ‘I Wanna Give You Devotion’ by Nomad. There are too many and I rarely play the same one twice…
The best chillout record?
Whenever I have a bad day, the track that always makes me smile is Chymera’s beatless mix of ‘Umbrella’ on Ovum recordings.