Andy Warhol - Portrait Of Debbie Harry On An Amiga (1985)
Starting off with house legend Romanthony on Bangalter's Roulé label (which is pretty much all flawless releases). As much as I love the housey vibes of the original, the R&B mix is where the tune really shines.
Romanthony - Hold On (R&B Vocal) [click to download] |HTML5|
Normally I associate the Massive lads with their distincly moodier outputs post-Mezzanine, but their debut has some more upbeat tunes to it, from Hymn Of The Big Wheel to the cult classic Unfinished Sympathy there's a fair few. This one is by far and away my favourite though, good cover to boot.
Massive Attack - Be Thankful For What You've Got [click to download] |HTML5|
Playing us out is a tune from Apparat that's seen me through some tough times. Like all of Walls, the buildup on this one is pretty intense and the production overall is just gorgeous. The last quarter of the track is a definite highlight I'd recommend checking out the album if you dig this, it's easily one of my all time favourites.
Apparat - Headup [click to download] |HTML5|
-Claude Van Foxbat