Artist Favourites: Steve Brian

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19th November 2020

01: Phil Collins - Everyday

When I was six or seven years young, I got my first cassette which was full of songs by Phil Collins and Genesis. I was totally fascinated by his voice and since then I knew that it was my first favourite band/singer.

02: ATB - 9pm

Around 1998, I had my first trip to Tenerife with my family. During our flight, I tried the radio on the airplane. The first two songs I've heard were Alice Deejay - 'Better Off Alone' and 'ATB - 9pm'. I immediately fell in love with Andre's synth sounds. This when I first thought about making music myself for the first time.

03: Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is

Everyone knows this melody and this is one of the leading 80s songs to me. I also love the 90s interpretation by 2pac. I love both of them so much!

04: York - On The Beach

This is the first vinyl I bought and still a massive track that reminds me of the good old days. It's the Summer sound at its best. Years later I'm working with the producer Torsten Stenzel on a regular basis :)

05: Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy

I love a lot of music genres. Some of them are American Black/RnB/Soul and Hip Hop music, especially from the 90s and early 2000s. I feel so much creativity inside these tracks, especially one like Juicy'.

06: Blank & Jones - The Nightfly

One of the early 2000 Trance tracks which accompanied me during my youth for such a long time. I still combine this song with so many memories of my first gigs.

07: The Human League - Human

I love the 80, I can listen to music from that decade almost every day, but 'Human' by The Human League is one of a kind. I don't know why I love this one more, I think it is the chord progression and the melody. I totally love this song!

08: Aphex Twin - Xtal

Everyone who knows Aphex Twin has an understanding of his uniquely creative mind. One day, he would come with a Drum'n'Bass - Metal crossover song, and the next he would with an ambient track. I found Xtal when I first listened to his Selected Ambient Works. This song is basically heaven on earth for me :) Such a relaxing vibe that you could play during sunset or a session on your bike.

09: Paul van Dyk - Out There And Back ALBUM

I haven't picked just one track but rather the whole album 'Out There And Back' by Paul van Dyk. He mixed this album as a DJ set, so it's more of a journey to me. During my first session, when the first song 'Vega', I was surrounded by a familiar and warm atmosphere that lasted until the end of the album. The whole album is a masterpiece and the best work of his career to me.

10: Chicane - Low Sun

I think there is no other song that I have played that often. Every time I see a sunset, I turn on this song. It fits the vibe perfectly, especially when listening to it on the beach.


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