'Addictively easy listening...' Elisa and Izzi recommend some fun tunes.Elisa Halkes


‘Never Let You Go’ by Georgia, MK Remix

Synth-pop-house tune by London based artist Georgia gets a rework fit for the club in MK’s remix of ‘Never Let You Go’. This track builds upon Georgia’s dance credentials, with MK’s production emboldening the best aspects of the original: it’s lively, liberating, and uplifting.

‘Crew’ by RAYE, Kojo Funds, RAY BLK

This track sees three industry heavyweights collaborate on the perfect pres track; rich vocals are layered over a strong string riff. If you’re not ready to get to the club after ‘Crew’ - you haven’t listened to it enough times.

‘Take It Back’ by Toddla T

Club anthem ‘Take It Back’ deploys classic piano riffs and vocals from Shola Ama in an ode to the 90s - before bringing in J2K for a welcome change of structure. Whilst we might be missing nightlife at the moment, Toddla T does indeed take us back.

‘Techno Disco Tool’ by Mella Dee

This track sees Ryan Aitchison, aka Mella Dee, fuse its eponymous genres to great effect: sampling Sister Sledge’s ‘Pretty Baby’, ‘Techno Disco Tool’ is addictively easy listening.

‘Get Ur Freak On’ by Missy Elliott

A classic, and instant crowd pleaser: ‘Get Ur Freak On’ is just as catchy nearly twenty years on. Missy Elliott is synonymous with the vast pool of female talent shaping the music scene of the beginnings of the decade (see also: Nelly Furtado’s ‘Maneater’, and Ms. Dynamite’s ‘It Takes More’, for a few more nostalgia filled, lyrically astute noughties tunes). With a Bhangra beat and Japanese language samples, this track blends a huge range of musical influences, resulting in a melodically infectious track cemented in the musical halls of fame.


‘Hands Up’ by Vince Staples

My love for Vincent Jamal Staples will never die. Not least because he is a talented, conscious and witty young rapper – but also because he works with a diverse set of producers (Kenny Beats, SOPHIE and Hans Zimmer to name a few!) and, mind-blowingly, has the versatility to mesh well with all of them. This particular song addresses police brutality – seven years on from its release, I’m sad to say the subject matter is still incredibly pertinent. This song is badass without detracting from the vital message it delivers.

‘Weedman’ by Channel Tres

If you haven’t come across Channel Tres already, you’re welcome. He’s making the smoothest music around at the moment – soulful, funky variations on Detroit house. This track is a big contender for the Next Big Thing in stoner anthems.

‘Skippin’ by Dreya Mac

Dreya Mac is a dancer and instructor who has worked with Stormzy. This is her first release on the mic. It’s powerful and controlled, with plenty of impressive bars sung-rapped over a trap beat threaded with piano sequences.

‘Snack’ ft Kida Kudz by Ms. Banks

Ms. Banks delivers some untouchable flows on this deliciously danceable track. I’m obsessed with Kida Kudz’ voice. I dare you not to groove along. 

‘Baby Crazy’ by AceMoMa


Mountain View

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I don’t know where jungle would go apart from in the Fun playlist. This track is insane. It just about sums up everything I love about dance music. It’s brimming with twitchy, jittery energy. The choppy, disco-diva vocal sampling is stellar. The pair behind this track are separately known as AceMo and MoMa Ready, and they hail from NYC. These two are so underappreciated – they are absolutely killing it for me at the moment.