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 12 months with the discharge of his album, Archive Fiction on his personal label Moscow Data. 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 vital thrilling DJs to emerge from the UK in current instances alongside the likes of his buddies Enzo Siragusa and Seb Zito taking part in all over the place from Circoloco at DC10, Ibiza to Amsterdam’s DGTL pageant final 12 months, so it was nice to see him lining up alongside the likes of Sven Väth, Luciano, Adriatique and extra at one in every of Europe’s few dance music occasions to happen this 12 months, Caprices Festival in Switzerland final weekend. Following the strict laws in place, the pageant has been heralded as one of many pioneering dance music occasions to date to have taken place to date through the Covid period.
We caught up with Archie and requested him for a playlist of inspiring music. You may 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
“One 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 perspective within the vocal pattern on this file. A should for any Rae and Christian fan.”
Beastie Boys – (You Gotta) Struggle For Your Proper (To Social gathering)
“Feels very apt proper now with all the things occurring with the world.”
The Dynamics – Transfer on Up
“A Reggae interpretation of the well-known Curtis Mayfield file, and it simply works so very effectively.”
Nina Simone – The Solar (Francois Ok Remix)
“Tremendous trippy and emotional rework by Francois Ok of the inimitable Nina Simone.”
Khurangbin – Time (You And I)
“I’m obsessive about this band, and it is vitally onerous to select a favorite from their again catalogue. When you 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 anticipate from Chase & Standing, however this remix is such a beautiful shock.”
Sonia – Simpler To Love
“I like the model of manufacturing on these information, the vocal attracts you in, and sounds unbelievable. A fantastic rework of the sister sledge authentic.”
Unfastened Ends – Don’t You Ever Strive (To Change Me)
“Only a nice, soulful hip-hop/soul crossover file.”
Large Assault – Be Grateful For What You’ve Received
“Completely seminal file. Clearly it’s Large Assault, who’re an unbelievable affect as a band, however this file has at all times been a stand out for me.”