I'm not anti-social at all, I thrive on people being around me. But I also love my days alone, turning off and not having anyone around.
I've taken up a weekly gig at an amazing new gym in London, BXR. Primarily a boxing gym, there are also other facilities such as the usual gym jazz, sauna and "Sweat Rooms" - basically trainer led class rooms with trendy new machines from LA that make you climb walls and all other sorts of stuff. Gym music - it's mostly bad, techno pumping, synth overload nonsense. So I was on the quest for great, groovy tracks that still packed a punch and squat.
This led me to think of two albums in particular that made a large impact in my life. In 2005 and 2006 Ministry of Sound Australia came out with two of the best compilations that I have veer heard in my life. The Annual '05 and '06 mixed by John Course & Mark Dymanix. Track after epic track, my Sunday was soon filled with epic nostalgic songs I thought I'd long forgotten.
From beginning to end this album is just untouchable. Like a good book you can't put down, there is no off button till the last seconds fade out.
Tracks on repeat:
"Put em high" (JJ'S 12" Mix) - Stonebridge
Starsailor - Four To The Floor (Thin White Duke Mix)
Eric Prydz and Steve Angello - Woz Not Woz
Inaya - Day Nasty Girl (Full Vocal Mix)
Freestylers - Push Up
Paris Avenue - I Want You (TV Rock Mix)
Supafly vs. Fishbowl - Let's Get Down (Full Intention Club Mix)
Gaelle - Give It Back (Putsch 79 'Lectro Remix)
Aaron Smith - Dancing (JJ Flores & Steve Smooth Remix)
Lil' Love - Little Love (Club Mix)
Stereophonics - Superman (MHC Remix)
Hard-Fi - Hard To Beat (Axwell Remix)
Freeform Five - No More Conversations (Mylo Remix)
Rachael Starr Till There Was You (Pocket & Goodwill Remix)