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Hot on the rise and gaining support from the likes of Laurent Garnier and Carl Cox, London based Hilit Kolet is turning heads across the scene. With a packed calendar including gigs at UK’s The Warehouse Project and more, we felt it a perfect time to invite Hilit to pick out 10 tracks that she’s been feeling recently. Listen and enjoy and be sure to keep up to date with her over on Instagram and SoundCloud.
1. Honey Dijon feat. LATASHÁ – Don’t Be Afraid
My favourite track at the moment, new from HRH Dijon. Raw and sexy and charged and explosive, love the pulsating bass, love the fierce vocals (as well as the vocal processing), damn this is good.
2. Sally C – The Way To Do It
Sally C brought hip house back into our lives and it feels so fresh and soooo good. This is a proper lil heater; I opened my Elrow set at Printworks with it a couple of weeks ago – the dramatic intro got so many screams, winner.
3. Terry Farley & Wade Teo feat. Kameelah Waheed – Why We Dance
Absolute house anthem. This record from *put your hands up* legend Farley and rising London talent Wade Teo has it all – hypnotic low end, teasy piano, on-point lyrics and a fierce vocal performance from Kaneelah. Oh, and I was just asked to remix it! Keep an eye out.
4. Lyric – Let Me Tell U
I had the honour of closing Koko in London after Lyric and her dad Robert – or Floorplan, as they’re better known – and it’s only made me a bigger fan of their funk-fuelled techno. This is a Lyric’s own cut, and it’s taking Lolleta’s famed vocals for a walk in a pretty dimmed alley. Powerful stuff.
5. STOUT – Energy (Demuir’s Playboi Edit)
Jackin, raunchy, slapping proper, I’m here for this and for pretty much anything else that Demuir has been magicking out. One of my favourite producers at the moment.
6. Chloé Robinson + DJ ADHD – Pax
I’m really sorry to keep it simple and scream ‘this is a banger’ but… this is a Banger with capital B! Solid 909 workout that sounds huge in the club. Weapon.
7. Avision feat. Strafe – Party Started (Set It Off)
Killer, one of my faves to play out this year. Punchy, striking, bold. Been loving Avision, he’s got the groove.
8. Green Velvet – Thoughts (Rebūke Remix)
This Rebuke remix for the Green King was released earlier in the year but I’m still on it. Tight as F, I like the drum programming and the FM synthesis lead on this.
9. Denney – Repeat To Specify
New heat from the groove machine that is Denney, who just launched his label ‘Totemic’ with his own double A-Side. Rolling with addictive congas, a touch of acid and twisted vox on top, drop this at 4am and stand right back.
10. J.O.S.H.U.A – DEM JUST
I love how cheeky the reggaton vocal is compared to the har- slapping beat, it creates such a good contrast. Proper madness this, you can just imagine it ruining a dancefloor. Defo dropping this at the Warehouse Project later this month.