Through residencies at Somewhere? and Hidden Agenda, support slots with the biggest names in dance music and 10-hour festival sets, DJ Deece has established himself as one of Ireland’s most in demand selectors.
To celebrate his upcoming ‘All Night Long’ party in District 8, Deece takes us through the records that never leave his bag. Some hidden gems and bonafide classics from the main man. Click here for tickets to his extended set on January 28.
Air Power – Be Yourself [AVI Records] – 1979
An infectious piece of 70’s disco from Air Power. I don’t much about these guys other than this record, but both sides are killer, and it never fails to put smiles on the dance floor.
Zanzibar Chanel – Drunk At The Jazz Club EP [Home Loan Records] – 2014
I got lucky with this one and picked it up on a pre-order before it sold out. Don’t think they’ve done a repress so it’s ended up being mega rare! A1 on this ‘Drunk At The Jazz Dub’ is my go-to tune to switch from warm up vibes to party time.
Bileo – You Can Win/Let’s Go [Athens Of The North] – 2015
Originally released on MTU/Watt City records in 1979, this one picked up serious heat after its reissue on Athens Of The North a couple years back. Once MCDE dropped it in his infamous Dekmantel set, all hell broke loose with people trying to get their hands on this one.
Massive disco banger on each side for peak time energy.
Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love [All City Records] – 2010
Killer record from the big guy. The HudMo remix is one that I don’t think will ever leave my bag. Always fun to turn to near the end of a set with that killer piano riff. Massive!
Daniel Wang – The Look Ma No Drum Machine EP [Balihu Records] – 1993
The most money I’ve ever spent on one record and it was so worth it. Disco House way ahead of it’s time.
I had no clue this was released in 1993 until I bought the record, and had always assumed it had come out in the mid-late 00’s. ‘Like Some Dream (I Can’t Stop Dreaming)’ is the key track from this one. Never fails!
Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie – KVK 800 [Karlovak] – 2014
To be fair, there are about four Tophat & Alfie records that never leave my bag, but this one is probably most assured of its place.
These guys create incredible house grooves, and their use of samples is always so clever. I think I’ve played ‘Limehouse Afternoon’ in almost every peak time set I’ve done in the last couple of years. Magic stuff!
Omar-S – Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Part 2 [FXHE] – 2013
‘Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself’ is one of the best dance records ever made – simples. It can never leave the bag. It won’t ever leave the bag. Get familiar with this one asap if you’re not already!
Various – BD01 [Big Doint] – 2013
Three great disco house tunes on this record, but B1 ‘Big Doint 1’ gets most of my attention. The breakdown and drop in that one are worthy of any dance floor. Banger!
Todd Terje – It’s The Arps EP [Smalltown Supersound] – 2012
Obviously – it has Inspector Norse on it! It’s gas how lots of lads now think it’s cool to hate on Inspector Norse, when in reality it’s one of the best records ever made. It will always be cool.
Kyle Hall – The Water Is Fine EP [Moods & Grooves] – 2010
Kyle Hall is a dude that rarely puts a foot wrong, as is shown on this record. B1 ‘Tomorrow Is The Day’ is the track I play the most from this one. Killer beat with a nice filtered sample – a recipe for dancing. Always have people asking me what this one is when I play it!