ARCHIE Hamilton is devoted to his craft.
Honing his expertise in London among the many notorious FUSE crew, he noticed his profession start to sky rocket final yr with the discharge of his album, Archive Fiction on his personal label Moscow Information. This was a hard-earned second and got here after years of releases on a few of the coolest imprints round together with Crosstown Rebels and Cuttin’ Headz.
Earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic struck, Archie had firmly established himself as one of the crucial thrilling DJs to emerge from the UK in latest occasions alongside the likes of his friends Enzo Siragusa and Seb Zito enjoying in all places from Circoloco at DC10, Ibiza to Amsterdam’s DGTL competition final yr, so it was nice to see him lining up alongside the likes of Sven Väth, Luciano, Adriatique and extra at one in all Europe’s few dance music occasions to happen this yr, Caprices Festival in Switzerland final weekend. Following the strict rules in place, the competition has been heralded as one of many pioneering dance music occasions up to now to have taken place up to now through the Covid period.
We caught up with Archie and requested him for a playlist of inspiring music. You possibly can catch him on October seventeenth in Maidstone, Kent for one of many socially distant occasions happening on the Social Chill Bar within the county city.
Gregory Isaacs – Oh What A Feeling
“Some of the wonderful voices in dub music for me, and the epitome of enjoyable in the summertime solar.”
Mark Rae – Thoughts, Physique And Soul
“Completely love the bassline, and the angle within the vocal pattern on this report. A should for any Rae and Christian fan.”
Beastie Boys – (You Gotta) Battle For Your Proper (To Occasion)
“Feels very apt proper now with every thing happening with the world.”
The Dynamics – Transfer on Up
“A Reggae interpretation of the well-known Curtis Mayfield report, and it simply works so very nicely.”
Nina Simone – The Solar (Francois Okay Remix)
“Tremendous trippy and emotional rework by Francois Okay of the inimitable Nina Simone.”
Khurangbin – Time (You And I)
“I’m obsessive about this band, and it is rather laborious to select a favorite from their again catalogue. For those who don’t know them already, go and test them out.”
Liam Bailey – When Will They Be taught (Chase And Standing Remix)
“Not what you’d often count on from Chase & Standing, however this remix is such a stunning shock.”
Sonia – Simpler To Love
“I like the model of manufacturing on these information, the vocal attracts you in, and sounds unimaginable. An awesome rework of the sister sledge unique.”
Unfastened Ends – Don’t You Ever Attempt (To Change Me)
“Only a nice, soulful hip-hop/soul crossover report.”
Huge Assault – Be Grateful For What You’ve Obtained
“Completely seminal report. Clearly it’s Huge Assault, who’re an unimaginable affect as a band, however this report has at all times been a stand out for me.”