In this series we’ve decided to go back down memory lane and reminisce on all the tracks that laid the foundations for the music we all love today.
Every week we’ll dig up four classics that will bring you right back to the early days of raving.
This week DJ and Four Four Magazine news editor Jordan Kinlan takes us through his classics. Picking up DJing at the young age of 11 with his mother’s passed down vinyls, he knows his fair share of classics. By his teen years he was playing some of Dublin’s pirate radio stations and getting involved in the club scene at an early age. Now a resident of Hangar and Dublin house brand Strictly Deep, he has major experience for someone aged just 21. Check out his selects below.
It’s almost impossible for me to pick four tracks, never mind keeping it to one genre. So I’m going to go ahead and pick four that mean something to me personally and have stories behind them.
Ken Doh – Nakasaki (1996)
First up has got to be the first ever vinyl I got. My parents went to Dublin raves in the early 90s and my ma would collect records. So I was lucky enough to have some rare classics at my disposal when I first bought turn tables. Although it took me a while to figure out I needed an amplifier for my two channel mixer (idiot), hearing Ken Doh – Nakasaki on my shitty speakers will be something I’ll never forget.
Joey Beltram – Energy Flash (1990)
R&S will always be one of my favourite labels. As a kid I use to go into Abbey Discs digging for records and look out for the iconic horse logo. Energy Flash will always be one of my favourite tracks of all time, and I still play it to this day. The story behind it is also very cool. Joey thought he was just making house music but when it hit the UK and Ireland it was branded as Techno.
The Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea (1991)
This one gives me the chills! That bass line and vocal, along with fx, it is a masterpiece. It reminds me of drinking cans down the fields with my mates as a teenager, haha!
Stardust – The Music Sounds Better With You (1998)
Although this one has been over played way to much, I couldn’t leave it out. My ma told me ever since I was a young kid, I would be amazed at the video of this track and run around my house dancing to it. It’s one of my oldest childhood memories and I will always have a soft spot for it.