James Soutar, resident DJ at Homebase
As told to Natasha Stokes
1. Freak Emotion (Sonny Fodera remix) - Mark & Stevens
I'm sure Rick James' Super Freak is a major influence on this track. A very funky modern bass line drives it along and the vocal is uncanny.
2. Drama Mamma - Nate Laurence
A nice mash-up of a hip hop vocal with a female disco vocal on top and a classic house bass line makes this an essential warm-up track on cold nights.
3. Disco Biscuit - Sonny Fodera
The spoken-word lyrics may be alarming at first, but all is forgiven when the disco house hook kicks in.
4. Casablanca - Strict Border
One of my top tracks of the moment, perfectly capturing what quality funky underground house should sound like. It's a great track to segue into the tougher later part of a set.
5. Whippersnap (Alex and Flip remix) - Russell and Maxi Valvona
A building, driving track that alternates between dirty electro and ethereal trance. It gets hands in the air at peak time from new and seasoned clubbers alike.