The creator himself. Released just after my 16th birthday in 1976 but still killer!
From the creator to the original masters ..Chic! Any song that has a tap dancing solo in it deserves credit. Very much part of my mis-spent youth on the dance floor.
Amazing early example of electro funk from the late and great Rod Temperton who went on to even bigger things.
Takes me straight back to the darkness, glamour and mirrorflex of the Rum Runner club in Birmingham.
Still a guaranteed floor filler, wherever you are in the universe.
We often say "there would be no Duran Duran without David Bowie" and that's absolutely true. Can't help loving Bowie's unexpected and brave excursion into Philadelphia soul, and this song has one of the greatest opening drum fills of all time.
Legendary bass player Nathan Watts and Drummer Raymond Pounds laying down an irresistible groove. Stevie... we are forever grateful!
Nearly 40 years old but this could have been released yesterday. So influential, and the wonderful 'off centre' rhythm only made sense when we saw David dance.
Our Eric knows what he's doing, and he's had some enormous 'tunes' over the last few years. This remains one of my favourite DD re-mixes of all time.
Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers, Janelle Monae and yours truly all in one room ..what more could we ask?
Put a Chaka Khan riff and Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk fame together, and genius like this is born. Started a whole movement of filtered loops and funked up bass lines.
The French had finally breached our chilly shores and our house music was duly hung, drawn and quartered by Nu House.
Soulful vocals from Thea Austin and soaring strings make this one of my fave anthems anthems of the 90's.
Bass lines like this don't come along every day. Homen Christ and Bangalter at their very best.
Both commercial and 'hipster friendly', which is no mean feat. Went a long way towards re inventing & re-defining house music in 2013.
The best thing to have come out of Shepherds Bush since 'Steptoe and Son'...their sound is described as "tropical percussion, wildlife noises, falsetto yelps and psychedelic washes mixed with badoinkin bass"..that's good with me!
Deeply inspiring 'chill' from South Africa ..perfect to wind down the dance floor.
Made for that post new year party come down..nobody understands the 'black dog' quite like Lana.
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