Italian DJ and producer Francis De Simone recently made his debut on Lee Foss and Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations with a four track EP by the name of ‘London Bass’. Having built a solid back catalogue in recent years, his first Hot Creations release embodies the dynamic sound of the Palermo-born artist, channelling chunky tech house and disco-flavoured melodies. Following the release of ‘London Bass’, we invited Francis to pick out some of his favourite tracks, enjoy! 

 

1. Francis De Simone – Efdies

This is a track that represents me, it was created in a bad time in my life and I took refuge inside the music, trying to create positive vibrations, lightness and happiness.

 

2. Robin S – Show Me Love

This one is part of my childhood, my father always made me listen to it in the car, I think it is one of the most beautiful tracks ever made.

 

3. Jamie Jones & Darius Syrossian – Rushing

What about this track, percussion is just amazing; the groove is crazy!!!

 

4. Nirvana – Smells Like In Teen Spirit

This was my first track that I learned to play with drums… memories…..

 

5. Roberto Surace – Joys

Roberto is a great person, and a great producer, and with Joys he shows all his talent.

 

6. Chiqito – Phantom Of The Opera

The right combination of electronic music and classical music, AMAZING!!

 

7. Bass Ibellini – That’s Right

I found this track from a dj set of The Martinez Brothers and I fell in love with it right away, recalls a very underground sound. Simple basslines, simple groove, have made this track for me a masterpiece.

 

8. Djaimin – Open The Door (DJ Shorty’s Zanzibar Stomper Mix)

This track is simply BRILLIANT.

 

9. Kerri Chandler – Atmospheric Beats

Another track that was transmitted to me by my father. Kerri I think is a god of house music, this track excites me in a special way. I love it!

 

10. Tony Esposito – Kalimba De Luna

Tony Esposito….. a great Neapolitan percussionist!!! With it I’m back to my origin.

 

Francis De Simone ‘London Bass’ is OUT NOW on Hot Creations. 

Buy / Stream it here: https://lnk.to/HOTC197