The Hot Creations man digs in his crates to select some all-time favourites, from a downtempo French classic to the Beach Boys. Just don’t mention Ke$ha.

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The first time you remember hearing electronic music?

It was probably ‘Blue Monday’. First time I properly got into it was when I was 14 and started going to hardcore raves in South Shields. It was a proper dirty rave that was open all night till about 10am. A really horrible after-dark proper nasty night. Growing up in South Shields, that was where I spent most my teens.

Your favourite ever record?

Michael Jackson – ‘Billie Jean’. It is the most amazing record and I really love the album. It’s about the only pop act I’ve really got. He took it to the next level. Even now when I’ve heard it about six million times I still love it. It’s consistently wicked.

The guaranteed floor-filler?

Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero – ‘Tania’, an old house record, the best he did and I still play it now. I first heard it in 2003 and it still sounds cool. Nice house, good drums, good reverb. It works on every floor from a cheesy disco to the terrace at DC10 – it still goes off!

The guilty pleasure?

Beach Boys. Loads of them but probably ‘Good Vibrations’. It’s proper cheesy pop but makes you feel good.

16th October, 2013

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